Year of foundation: 1992
Approx. number of students: 30,000
Period of study: Mid September-Mid February; Early January-End March; Early April-Early June
MCI partner since: 2014
Nottingham is a city in the ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands of England.Nottingham is known for its links to the legend of Robin Hood and for its lace-making, bicycle and tobacco industries. It was granted its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
In 2013, Nottingham had an estimated population of 310,000[ and the wider urban area, which includes many of the city's suburbs, a population of 730,000. Nottingham is a tourist destination; in 2011, visitors spent over £1.5 billion - the sixth highest amount in England.
Nottingham has the largest publicly owned bus network in the UK and is also served by Nottingham railway station and the Nottingham Express Transit tram system. East Midlands Airport is thirteen miles south-west of the city.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a public university. It was founded as a new university in 1992 from Trent Polytechnic (later Nottingham Polytechnic). Its roots go back to 1843 with the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design which still exists within the university today. It is one of the largest universities in the UK with around 28,000 students split over three different campuses.
In 2008 The Complete University Guide named Nottingham Trent the "top post-1992 University" in the country.The university has "one of the best employability records of any university in England and Wales". It maintains close ties to over 6,000 businesses and 94% of students progress to full-time employment or further education within six months of graduating.The Guardian calls Nottingham Trent "the most environmentally friendly university in the country". In 2009 it was awarded the title of "the most environmentally friendly university in the UK", by The People & Planet Green League (the only independent ranking of British universities' environmental and ethical performance). Also since 2009, 100% of the university's electricity has been generated by renewable sources.
The university has a strong research arm with, in 2008, 74% of the university's research considered of "international status" and "an impressive 8% ranked as world-leading"