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University of Nottingham Student Accommodation

When you book student accommodation near University of Nottingham with Student.com you will be getting safe, social and stress-free living in the heart of ‘The Queen of the Midlands.’

Some of our Nottingham University accommodation options are located near Radford and Lenton’s buzzing student communities and amidst the independent art galleries and boutiques of the trendy Lace Market and Hockley area. 

Enjoy student living with great amenities and unbeatable access to the university’s campuses and the perks of a city centre filled with interesting museums, shops, cafes and bars right at your doorstep. 

For further information on different properties, room types and any other questions you may have, just contact us through live chat or give us a call. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!

Where is the University of Nottingham located? 

The University of Nottingham is located in Nottingham, in the region of Midlands in central England, United Kingdom. Nottingham, the home of the legendary folk hero Robin Hood, is one of the most dynamic cities in the UK.

With one of the youngest populations in the country, Nottingham is one of the best student cities in the world. What makes Nottingham special is its balancing act, blending a rich legacy of intriguing history with the vibrancy and dynamism of a modern city.

It combines historic with modern buildings from ancient pubs to contemporary art galleries. It is also young and vibrant but modest and cultured at the same time, a town where the excitement of big-city life meets the serenity of multiple green areas.

Nottingham is a great place to live and learn for domestic and international students alike. It is one of the best student cities in the UK and it shows in the world university rankings. It’s ranked as the 6th best city in the UK and places inside the Top 50 in the QS 2021 Best Student Cities rankings, coming in at number 48.

The city is popular with students, receiving a high score in the QS Best Student Cities student view indicator ranking (30th). And it’s not hard to see why. The city has a huge student population and a lot to interest and entertain them.

If you choose Nottingham as your study destination you will never be short of things to do and see. There are a host of venues and events to attend across the city from museums, theatres, art galleries, multiplex and art-house cinemas, literature events, music festivals and more.

If you live and study in Nottingham you can experience great nightlife, thrilling live performances, and cutting-edge art in awesome venues.

Studying at the University of Nottingham

If you decide to study at the University of Nottingham, you’ll be studying at a highly ranked, top-performing international university.

It consistently ranks highly in university league tables in the UK and internationally. It placed inside the UK's Top 20 Universities in the 2021 Complete University Guide, and in the Top 30 in 2021 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

While internationally, it was ranked as the 99th best university in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.

A university of academic excellence

One of the main reasons for Nottingham University’s high ranking and great reputation is its high standard of education. A member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group as well as the Universitas 21 global network of research-intensive universities, the University of Nottingham has a long list of academic achievements.

That list is headed by Peter Mansfield's 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine award for his work in the application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The university’s alumni have won the prestigious award in two other categories, Sir Clive Granger in 2003 for economics, and Andre Geim in 2010 for physics.

University of Nottingham had 81% of its research classed as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2020 Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the UK’s definitive guide to research quality and excellence.

Global alumni community

With almost 45,000 worldwide students (34,000 in Nottingham) from 150 countries and campuses in China and Malaysia, the university has strong connections across the globe.

The University of Nottingham experience does not end when you graduate. Instead, you’ll join a wide global alumni network of over 280,000 people. Within the vast alumni network, there are several individual groups and societies that organise regular events worldwide.

The networking potential of the alumni programme, which spans a wide range of areas including professional development and careers related events, can provide valuable guidance and opportunities, especially in launching your career. Moreover, the university’s award-winning Careers and Employability programme offers continuous support for planning and career development after graduation.

Student living at the University of Nottingham

A beautiful main campus with world-class facilities that sits just outside a city centre that is full of life and buzzing with culture, sport and nightlife, makes for a wonderful student experience.

The university is made up of three city campuses and one rural site. University Park campus, with historic buildings and a lake, is the main hub of student life at the University of Nottingham.

When not in class or studying, there is plenty to get your attention whatever your interests are and whichever campus you are based on. You can enjoy pub quizzes, live music, club and comedy nights, speed dating nights, catch a play from the award-winning cinema and theatre group, check out the Farmers' Market, or get involved in one of the multiple societies or sports clubs.

The university was named Sports University of the Year by the 2021 Complete University Guide for a reason. There are over 70 sports clubs with everything from dodgeball to croquet.

Student’s Union

You can access these clubs through the University of Nottingham Student’s Union.

You’ll have loads of opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities outside of sports including societies (more than 200), volunteering projects (over 100) and a diverse range of student-run groups and networks including University Radio Nottingham (URN), Nottingham Student Television (NSTV), Nottingham New Theatre and Impact Magazine.

Enrolling at a new university, especially if you’re coming from abroad, can be quite challenging. The University of Nottingham understands this and has in place a free welcome programme every September for new international students.

Any form of support needed, the Student’s Union Advice team will be there to help.

History of the University of Nottingham

The university traces its origins back to an adult education school founded in 1798, and the University Extension Lectures, which were introduced by the University of Cambridge in 1873. The actual foundation of the university is regarded to have happened in 1881 when the University College Nottingham was established. Back then, the goal of the university college was to prepare students for University of London examinations.

In 1928, after the First World War, the College relocated to its current main campus thanks to a generous gift of 35 acres of land at Highfields from Sir Jesse Boot. The University Park campus was officially opened by King George V and attracted high-profile visitors such as Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and HG Wells in its early days.

The college became The University of Nottingham and gained the power to issue degrees in its own name after being granted a royal charter in 1948. The School of Agriculture was then established with a merger with the Midland College of Agriculture at Sutton Bonington.

In 1970 the university established the UK’s first Medical School in the 20th century before forming its School of Nursing with the merger of the Mid-Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery.

It then spread its wings internationally at the start of the new millennium with the opening of its purpose-built Malaysian campus in 2000, before making history in 2004 as the first foreign university to establish an independent campus in China with its purpose-built campus in Ningbo.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near the University of Nottingham

Why should I choose to live in private accommodation instead of university halls?

There are many good reasons for choosing to live off-campus in a PBSA (purpose-built student accommodation). You can choose to live in an area of Nottingham you like, whether you want to stay right next to the university or in another part of the city.

Many PBSAs also offer great amenities for their occupants, including in-house gyms, dedicated study spaces as well as cinema and games rooms.

You can also choose the room type you like, whether you prefer to share with flatmates or live in a self-contained studio property without having to share with anyone.

How do I apply for Nottingham University accommodation?

Booking University of Nottingham accommodation is easy with Student.com. 

You can find convenient student living by comparing properties by things like price, size, amenities and location.

After selecting a property you like, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. Then choose the type of room you’d like to live in and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will then contact you to answer any further questions you may have and take you through the next steps in the booking process.

What are the different student room types you offer?

We offer three different types of student rooms including en suite rooms (rooms with a private bathroom).

Booking a Shared Room gives you a bedroom that you share with a roommate. Other living spaces will be shared with tenants from other rooms.

Booking a Private Room gives you a private bedroom that you won’t have to share with anyone else. In some properties, you may also get a private bathroom. However, you’ll ‘have to share other living spaces with other tenants.

Booking the Entire Place gives you a fully self-contained studio property. This means you won’t have to share anything with anyone, as you’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette for cooking meals.

Do you offer student accommodation for both undergraduates and postgraduates?

Yes, as long as you’re a full-time student, you can book any student room that we offer.

My friend and I are both going to the University of Nottingham. Can we live together?

Yes. After you’ve completed your application, log into your account and go to the tab where it says ‘manage your preferences’. There you can add a note saying you’d like to live with your friend. Make sure your friend also does the same and adds a note saying they would like to live with you.