A three-year degree isn’t the only option when considering university level study, there are lots of other alternatives available which are both flexible and affordable.
When it comes to choosing where to go to university there are lots of choices. For some, the idea of moving cities and entering a large university can be daunting and expensive.
Many students are now opting to reap the benefits of staying local, choosing to study for a university qualification in a college environment. We outline some of the advantages, and how you could reap the benefits too by opting to stay local and study a university level course at Nottingham College.
We offer a cost-effective solution to studying higher education, and our fees are set at an affordable level that’s lower than those set by most universities.
By choosing to stay local you are also saving money on university accommodation. In Nottingham, Halls of Residence can cost upwards of £8000 a year!
Immerse yourself in Nottingham's student culture
Many of our campuses are based in the city centre and Nottingham is the perfect student city. It’s big enough to keep you busy but small enough to get around easily. By day, it’s bustling with shoppers and workers and by night the numerous bars, restaurants and clubs give it an eclectic, buzzing atmosphere, with plenty to suit student budgets. It’s a city of diverse cultures and religions, with a strong historical identity.
Supportive study environment
Studying at Nottingham College offers a unique form of Higher Education where everyone can maximise their potential. Unlike mainstream universities, we offer smaller teaching groups, easier access to your tutors and intensive academic support to enable you to achieve success.
We are able to offer flexible ways of learning on a full or part-time basis with foundation degrees, BA (hons) top-up programmes and HNC programmes available many different subject areas.
Great industry links and experience
Our HE courses combine the right mix of academic study and vocational experience. We have worked in partnership with various organisations from Disney World® to Capital FM to Nottingham Playhouse, to ensure our programmes reflect the realities of the workplace and our facilities remain relevant and up to date.
Hear from University level student Sofia on how the facilities at college have helped her progress.
Industry Standard Facilities that rival universities!
- A brand new £1.2m science and innovation centre will open in September 2022, offering purpose-built higher level technical facilities for students studying in the fields of biology, chemistry, forensics, pharmaceuticals and dental technologies.
- A suite of brand new industrial grade machinery and equipment, including a bench-top NMR scanner, a high performance liquid chromatogram, UV, IR and Mass spectrometers, and for Forensic Science, bespoke ‘crime scene houses’, a blood spatter room and state-of-the-art finger print analysis equipment, have been made possible thanks to a grant from the Office for Students of over £1m.
This is a huge investment in science-related facilities and resources and ensures our science students have access to the very best, industry-leading equipment and tools available.
Our performing arts courses boast some of the best facilities of any performing arts degree provider in the country!
Our 200 capacity theatre built in 2019 is our showpiece but it’s the sprung floor dance studios, rehearsal rooms and intimate performance spaces that enhance our offer to our performing arts students.
Our show season attracts audiences from across the city and beyond and our rolling programme of visits and performance workshops from some of the industry’s most prominent and talented artists means our students get lots of hands-on training and a unique insight into the varying career pathways in performing arts.
If you’re already on a university-level course but you’re not sure it’s right for you, don’t worry, there’s still time to join us. Take a look at our range of course options, which can be studied part-time or full-time.
Immerse yourself in student life
Studying locally doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the social aspects of student life either. When you join us you automatically become a part of Nottingham College’s Students Union. Run by students for students, the Student Union aspires to ensure all members get the most from their total student experience, and offer the chance to take part in numerous events and activities throughout the year.
When you complete your course you are invited to our graduation ceremony which takes place, where you can gather with friends and family and celebrate your success.
You can join us in 2023!
If you are looking to secure a place to start in 2023 there’s lots of ways to get in touch!
- Take a look through our current courses and apply through UCAS
- Get in touch with our friendly HE team
- Call 0115 838 0610
- Get in touch via email email@example.com