Study abroad in Nottingham, UK, an authentic student city, and follow top quality higher education programmes at high British standards. With universities focusing on centuries of tradition in academic study methods, as well as cutting-edge practical experience, you will benefit from complete training in your chosen higher degree programme. A culturally diverse and vibrant city, Nottingham is a rich source of interesting stories.
The main industries that sustain Nottingham’s economy are digital media, life sciences, financial and business services, retail and leisure.
Important company names based in Nottingham include: Alliance Boots, Chinook Sciences, Pedigree pet food company, Chinese-made automobiles Changan, EON UK, Imperial Tobacco, Bell-Fruit-Games, Siemens, Speedo, Capital One, aircraft engine-maker Rolls Royce.
Universities in Nottingham have created internships, collaborating with local companies and encouraging students to gain work experience that will help their future employment opportunities.
Nottingham is a vibrant and lively city where you won’t get bored. You can visit museums and art galleries, engage in different sports activities, or see live concerts. From the numerous places you can go, the most popular are: the Broadway Cinema, the Savoy Cinema, the Gothic revival St Barnabas' Roman Catholic Cathedral, Nottingham Castle, Green's Windmill and Science Centre, Nottingham Natural History Museum, City of Caves, or Wollaton Park. In Nottingham you will also find smaller theatre venues such as the Nottingham Arts Theatre, the Lace Market Theatre and New Theatre.
The city has live music venues, including the Nottingham Arena and Rock City, both of which host local British as well as international artists. You can attend two music festivals annually - Dot to Dot, which takes place in city centre venues over a weekend in May, and Splendour, in Wollaton Park, each July.
Nottingham is home to two professional football clubs: Notts County and Nottingham Forest, and a rugby team, Nottingham R.F.C. You can also enjoy cricket matches at the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
Nottingham has one of the fastest growing ethnic minority population in the UK. You can interact with people coming from China, India, Pakistan, Ireland, Italy or Poland. Nottingham locals happily celebrate and promote the multicultural diversity of the city. Each year numerous festivities mark and embrace different religious occasions, ethnicities and social groups. In Nottingham, you won’t feel like a foreigner, and the fact that the largest portion of the population is aged between 16 and 24 will certainly help you adjust easier.
Nottingham has an oceanic climate, typical for all British Isles. Summers have moderate warm temperatures; the averages are 19-22 °C (66-71°F). In winter, average temperatures are 2-5°C (35-41°F), with light snowfall.
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Nottingham is not a cheap city to live in, but its prices are in line with most cities in the United Kingdom. The monthly expenses for an average student could go around 1,100- 1,600 GBP including accommodation, food, transport, and going out. You should consider public transportation in Nottingham, as it has the best public transport service outside of London. The price for a bus fare is 2 GBP. Local supermarkets are affordable and monthly food bills are around 120 GBP. For a meal in an inexpensive restaurant, you would have to pay from 5-7 GBP.
The University of Nottingham has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia and hosts a truly global academic community in all three countries. It is described by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 as ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university'. The University is placed 70th in the world and in the top 1% of universities internationally by the latest QS World University Rankings (2015).
Nottingham University Business School is an international leader in finance and management education and a research pioneer in entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. We are ranked sixth in the UK for research power which reflects the quality and influence of our research.