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News: Blog: Advan­tages of Col­lege vs. University

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Blonde student with long hair sitting a desk

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.

Here are a few more ben­e­fits to consider:

Save Money!


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

Access Pre

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

Adams Building

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


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.

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  • 28th January 2021 (10:00 AM)
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