Nottingham is a city that welcomes students. With two excellent universities – the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – and some of the most innovative new student accommodation in the UK, it is a city that commands attention.
Student life in Nottingham is set against a backdrop of ancient legends and stunning buildings. The name Robin Hood is synonymous with the city and known around the world, while the Sheriff of Nottingham and Nottingham Castle are inextricably interwoven in the tale. Plenty of local cultural attractions allow students (and other visitors) to explore the legend further.
Against that historic backdrop lies a city packed with modern-day adventure. Sherwood Forest’s Adrenalin Jungle offers everything from blindfolded 4x4 driving to assault courses and jungle warrior activities. For those who prefer more sedate recreation, the city is an excellent retail centre, with all the contemporary fashion and homeware brands that a student could wish for.
When it comes to Nottingham student accommodation, NOVA is one of the most exciting options on the market. Residents get to enjoy an on-site gym, cinema, party room with DJ booth and bar, table games and a cold store, as well as a range of stylish working and casual socialising areas. There are even study hammocks for hitting the books in seriously contemporary style!
Nottingham has a host of options for those taking a quick break from the books as well. Eateries like Aubrey’s Traditional Creperie, Tamatanga, Cape and Bagel Nash are popular student haunts. The city is awash with options for those who like their food, from gourmet cafés to an impressive choice of Michelin starred restaurants.
After hours, Nottingham has an elegant party scene, which is perfect for those who like to get glammed up for a night spent sipping cocktails in stylish locations. Coco Tang, Market Bar and Saltwater are three not-to- be-missed bars for uber-cool cocktails. The Orange Tree, The Horn in Hand and Spanky Van Dyke’s offer a more sedate but equally enjoyable evening out – think good pints, decent snacks, live sport on big screens and pub quizzes.
For those who prefer to hit the dancefloor as part of their Nottingham student lifestyle, the Pryzm and NG1 superclubs have plenty to offer. There’s also the student-only Ocean offering music to suit all preferences, plus the eerie Pit and Pendulum for those looking for an interesting evening.
Of course, student life in Nottingham isn’t just about eating, drinking and dancing. There are also plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy. The Nottingham Contemporary is well worth a visit, as is the New Art Exchange. Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall also offer up a wealth of entertainment options to those looking to get the best out of this fantastic, student-friendly city.
Book your September 2017 Nottingham student accommodation today and look forward to student life in this fabulous city.
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