Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a public university located in the UK city of Nottingham. With the motto ‘shaping futures’, NTU is one of the largest universities in the country, with more than 28,000 students. It has a diverse international community, with students from over 100 countries. Courses are spread over three campuses: one in the city centre, another four miles away in Clifton, and a third in the Brackenhurst countryside, about 14 miles out of town., overseen by nine different academic schools.
The university prides itself on its global outlook, with almost 7,000 of its students studying overseas at partner colleges and around 2,600 international students enrolled at its Nottingham sites Additionally, the university hosts a Global Week event each year that celebrates cultural diversity in a five day festival of food, music, dance, cinema and drama. NTU has invested more than £350m in its three campuses over the past decade. This includes £90m on the regeneration of two grade II listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright, which include a glazed centre court with walk-round balcony, cafes, deli-bars and student services at the heart of the City site. This development has won multiple awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Their green-estates strategy has also helped them rank as the most environmentally friendly university in the country.
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The quadrangle on campus, located next to the building where silicone was invented by Frederick Kipping, provides a quiet space for students to work and relax. The university has close links with more than 6,000 employers across the world; most courses are vocational and many students spending up to a year on work placements. The employment rate is excellent, with 94% of graduates employed or in further study six months after leaving. Outside of the university grounds, Nottingham is a vibrant city known for its shopping, rich culture and history, nightlife and sport. It has something for everyone, there is a wide range of independent boutiques as well as all the major chains. The newly built Nottingham Contemporary has hosted exhibitions from major players such as David Hockney and, in 2011, was chosen to open the British Arts Show. There are two major theaters, a handful of cinemas, a wide variety of professional sports teams, and some of the UK's best nightlife and live music venues.
Matt Berry (BA Contemporary Arts 1997) – actor, writer, comedian and musician, who appears in The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, and the Toast of London comedy TV series.
Jon Burgerman (BA Hons Fine Art 2001) – international artist, and NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2016.
Crista Cullen (BA Hons Business Studies 2007) – Team GB Olympic hockey player, who won bronze in London 2012 and gold in Rio 2016, and was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
Sam Fell (BA Hons Fine Art 1990) – Oscar and BAFTA-nominated director of animated films, including Flushed Away, and the 2016 Sainsbury’s Christmas advert.
Selasi Gbormittah (BA Hons Economics and Financial Services 2008) – semi-finalist on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2016.
Paul Kaye (BA Hons 3D Design – Theatre, 1987) – star of Game of Thrones and soon to appear in the ninth series of Doctor Who.
Hannah MacLeod (PhD 2009) – Team GB Olympic hockey player, who won bronze in London 2012 and gold in Rio 2016, and was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
Christian O’Connell (BA Communication Studies 1995) – comedian, author, and multiple award-winning breakfast show presenter for Absolute Radio.
Frances Quinn (BA Hons Textile Design 2006) – winner of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2013.
Simon Starling (BA Hons Photography 1990) – won the 2005 Turner Prize for his Shedboatshed (Mobile Architecture No 2) installation, and was NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2007.