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Our Highfields campus centre is the home to our engineering and electrical courses.

This is quite fitting seeing as it is located in the heart of the Nottingham Science Park and on the edge of the University of Nottingham campus which has an international reputation for engineering. 

It’s a modern centre with huge, industrial size manufacturing, lathe and milling workshops, robotic machinery, fabrication and sheet metal workshops, electrical training bays, CAD and other design software on high end PCs, 3D printers and other design and manufacturing machinery, as well as a popular café/​refectory, student communal spaces and a well-stocked library and learning resource centre.

The Centre sits on the edge of a nature reserve and rain water is harvested on the site and released into the reed beds on the nature reserve, in order to reduce water waste. 

There’s parking on site and the tram runs right outside, as well as major bus routes connecting Derby, Beeston, Chilwell, Toton and Wollaton with Nottingham city centre.

Contact Information

Nottingham College
Science Park
Jesse Boot Avenue

Telephone: 0115 9 100 100

Head of Centre: Kirsty Walsh

Highfields has a refectory serving hot and cold food, drinks and snacks.

The library is open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm and has a range of books related to the courses you are learning. So make sure you pop into the library to find out more. We have a large collection of reading books for pleasure and dvds you can borrow.

We have desktop PCs, equipped with the Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet for use on a drop-in basis, all our PCs are bookable up to three weeks in advance. You can even borrow items such as boardgames, charging cables and headphones!

Free WiFi is also available throughout our Library along with scanning facilities. The Printers are colour and black and white for printing and photocopying.

There are study spaces and whether you need independent study space, a group working area or quiet/silent study options, we have something that suits your learning style.

Our qualified and experienced staff are on hand to help you with your day-to-day studies, including help with finding information, researching a topic, using the PCs, creating documents and presentations, compiling bibliographies and reference lists. We also demonstrate how you can use and search our range of online resources, in 1-1 or group sessions. Make sure you check out our On-Line Resources we have thousands to meet your needs and help you to succeed!

What’s more, these extensive collection of online resources are available for access 24/7!

By bus

There are bus stops a short walk away, and the site is easily accessible by the majority of Nottingham's bus routes.

By tram

The University of Nottingham stop is about 5 minutes walk from the Highfields campus.

By rail

Nottingham Train Station is approximately 25 minutes away by car or taxi. For further information on train times please check the East Midlands Trains website.

Travelling by car:

Car parking is available for which there is a charge of £3 per day or £1.50 per half day. There are parking machines on site or you can pay using the Ringo app.