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News: Blog: Advan­tages of Col­lege vs. University

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In a time of constant change and uncertainty, it may feel daunting heading off to a city away from home to study at university - and expensive too!

It’s rea­sons like this why many stu­dents are now opt­ing to reap the ben­e­fits of stay­ing local and study­ing for a uni­ver­si­ty course in a col­lege environment.

Already started a course at uni but unhappy with your choice?

Don’t wor­ry, there’s time to swap. We’re still accept­ing HE appli­ca­tions, and here at Col­lege you’ll receive safe face-to-face teach­ing, enabling you to have the learn­ing expe­ri­ence you deserve.

Here are a few more ben­e­fits to consider: 

Save Money!

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We offer a cost-effec­tive solu­tion to study­ing High­er Edu­ca­tion (HE), and our fees are set at an afford­able lev­el that’s low­er than most uni­ver­si­ties. Plus, by choos­ing to stay local you’re also sav­ing mon­ey on accommodation. 

Small class sizes

Student in classroom environment

Unlike main­stream uni­ver­si­ties, we offer small­er teach­ing groups, eas­i­er access to your tutors and inten­sive aca­d­e­m­ic sup­port to enable you to achieve suc­cess. You can feel assured that you’ll receive safe, face-to-face teaching.

Supportive study environment

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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 in 13 sub­ject areas. 

Location, location, location

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Our fan­tas­tic city cen­tre loca­tion, in the icon­ic Lace Mar­ket, is a great place for stu­dents. You’ll study in beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings, in our grade 2 list­ed Adams Build­ing, at our ded­i­cat­ed Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre — just a stone’s throw away from every­thing Not­ting­ham city cen­tre has to offer.

Accredited courses

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The cal­i­bre of our HE 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).

Industry Links

Our HE cours­es com­bine the right mix of aca­d­e­m­ic study and voca­tion­al expe­ri­ence. We have worked in part­ner­ship with var­i­ous organ­i­sa­tions, includ­ing Dis­ney World®, Cap­i­tal FM, and the Not­ting­ham Play­house, to ensure our pro­grammes reflect the real­i­ties of the work­place and our facil­i­ties remain rel­e­vant and up to date.

Immerse yourself in student life

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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, and there’s always plen­ty to get involved in.

We still have places available for this academic year, click the buttons below for our course pages and clearing information to find out how you can apply.

Published on:
  • 8th October 2020 (2:23 PM)
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