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News: Ben­e­fits of study­ing a degree-lev­el course at Not­ting­ham College

Nottingham College Students at their Graduation in 2021
Nottingham College Students at their Graduation in 2021

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 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 to study­ing high­er edu­ca­tion, with our fees set at an afford­able rate, and much 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. 

2. Loca­tion

Not­ting­ham is also a fan­tas­tic place for stu­dents, and at our ded­i­cat­ed Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre, you’ll study in the his­toric Adam’s Build­ing. The Adam’s Build­ing was a for­mer lace fac­to­ry in the 1800s locat­ed in the heart of Not­ting­ham 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

Study­ing at Not­ting­ham Col­lege offers a dis­tinc­tive form of High­er Edu­ca­tion to empow­er every­one to max­imise their poten­tial. Unlike main­stream uni­ver­si­ties, we offer small­er teach­ing groups, eas­i­er access to your tutors and inten­sive aca­d­e­m­ic sup­port to ensure you achieve success. 

We are able to offer flex­i­ble ways of learn­ing on a full-time or part-time basis with foun­da­tion degrees, BA (hons) top-up pro­grammes and HNC pro­grammes avail­able in 13 sub­ject areas. We still have places avail­able for this aca­d­e­m­ic year, take a look at our course pages and clear­ing infor­ma­tion to find out how you can apply. 

4. Accred­it­ed courses

The cal­i­bre of our high­er edu­ca­tion pro­vi­sion has been nation­al­ly recog­nised both by the Qual­i­ty Assur­ance Agency for High­er Edu­ca­tion (QAA) and Not­ting­ham Trent Uni­ver­si­ty, who val­i­date the Foun­da­tion Degree and Bach­e­lor of Arts (Hon­ours) Top-up Degrees. The Col­lege is also an accred­it­ed Edex­cel cen­tre for the deliv­ery of High­er Nation­al pro­grammes (HNC/HND).

In 2012 Not­ting­ham Col­lege was incred­i­bly proud to be award­ed the Queen’s Anniver­sary Prize for High­er and Fur­ther Edu­ca­tion, at a cer­e­mo­ny held at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

5. Great indus­try links

Our HE cours­es com­bine the right mix of aca­d­e­m­ic study and voca­tion­al prac­tise and 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 mod­ern. In addi­tion, 96% of Not­ting­ham Col­lege grad­u­ates were in employ­ment or fur­ther study six months after graduation.

6. Excel­lent stu­dent satisfaction

Not­ting­ham Col­lege was again ranked in the top 20% of UK col­leges (and the top-rat­ed col­lege in the East Mid­lands) for stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion in a recent Nation­al Stu­dent Sur­vey. The Col­lege is also known for offer­ing a friend­ly and live­ly learn­ing envi­ron­ment with small class sizes and nation­al­ly recog­nised stu­dent sup­port. Many stu­dents say that they wouldn’t have attained a uni­ver­si­ty degree with­out doing HE at Not­ting­ham College.

7. Immerse your­self in stu­dent life

Study­ing local­ly doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the social aspects of uni­ver­si­ty life either. When you join us, you auto­mat­i­cal­ly become a part of Not­ting­ham College’s Stu­dents Union. The Stu­dent Union ensures all HE learn­ers get the most out of their stu­dent expe­ri­ence by run­ning plen­ty of events, socials and activ­i­ties through­out the year. 

When you com­plete your course, you are invit­ed to our grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mo­ny which takes place at Nottingham’s pres­ti­gious Roy­al Con­cert Hall, where you can gath­er with friends and fam­i­ly and cel­e­brate your success.

8. Indus­try-stan­dard facilities 

We also have bril­liant facil­i­ties to help stu­dents reach their full poten­tial while study­ing with us. These include a brand new £1.2m HE sci­ence and inno­va­tion cen­tre, with indus­tri­al grade machin­ery and equip­ment, a new the­atre as well as spring floor dance and rehearsal stu­dios for per­form­ing arts and a brand-new dig­i­tal media cen­tre with future ready tech­nol­o­gy to equip you with all the hands-on expe­ri­ence and skills you need.

Published on:
  • 12th August 2022 (12:00 AM)
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