Are you wondering if you can get a degree-level qualification without moving to another city and paying a huge fee, only to be one of thousands at university?
At Nottingham College, we offer many more options to make higher education (HE) accessible for you. With us, you can stay local whilst completing accredited courses. Our fees are lower than most universities, we have smaller classes with plenty of one-to-one support, industry-standard facilities, and great industry links for your post-HE life.
Here are 8 advantages of studying HE with us:
1. Low Fees
We offer a cost-effective solution for higher education, with our fees set at an affordable rate, much lower than those charged by most universities.
Staying local also helps you save money on university accommodation. In Nottingham, Halls of Residence can cost upwards of £8000 per year.
Nottingham is an excellent place for students, and at our dedicated University Centre, you’ll study in the historic Adam’s Building. The Adam’s Building, located in the heart of Nottingham, was a former lace factory in the 1800s and is now home to our University Centre.
It is well-positioned in the Creative Quarter of Nottingham, surrounded by a wealth of cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars.
3. Supportive Study Environment
Nottingham College offers unique higher education with smaller teaching groups, easy access to tutors, and academic support. We provide full-time and part-time flexible learning in 16 subject areas with foundation degrees, BA (Hons) top-up programmes, and HNC programmes.
4. Accredited Courses
Our courses are validated by The Open University and Nottingham Trent University and nationally recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). We offer Foundation Degree and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Top-up Degrees, as well as Higher National programmes (HNC/HND) accredited by Edexcel.
5. Great Industry Links
Our Higher Education courses provide both academic study and practical experience. We have partnerships with top organisations like Disney World®, Capital FM, and Nottingham Playhouse to ensure our programmes reflect the realities of the workplace and our facilities remain modern.
After graduation, 96% of Nottingham College alumni either found employment or pursued further studies within six months.
Studying my degree at Nottingham College helped me to secure a job before I even finished. We did a lot of work with graphic design companies, including a company that I now work for. They prepared us for going into the industry and the college’s connections to local businesses can help you get into it from the ground level.A former FDA Graphic Design and BA Art and Design student at Nottingham College — Pippa Turner-Rowe
6. Excellent Student Satisfaction
Nottingham College is one of the top-rated colleges in the UK, especially in the East Midlands. It offers a friendly and lively learning environment with small class sizes and nationally recognised student support. Many students credit Nottingham College for helping them attain a university degree.
7. Immerse yourself in student life
Studying locally doesn’t mean missing out on university social life. Join us and become part of Nottingham College’s Students Union. They organise events and activities throughout the year to enhance your student experience.
After completing your course, celebrate your success with friends and family at our graduation ceremony held at a prestigious location.
8. Industry-standard Facilities
We have invested millions to offer brilliant facilities, including a brand new £1.2m HE science and innovation centre with industrial-grade machinery and equipment, rehearsal studios for performing arts, forensic science simulations, a digital media hub and a roof-top observatory.