University of Nottingham

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Nottingham’s first civic college was opened in the city center in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. An anonymous benefactor had offered £10,000 for a college on condition that a suitable building be erected by the Council and that the college should be provided with £4,000 a year.

After the First World War, the college outgrew its original building. A generous gift by Sir Jesse Boot, of 35 acres of land at Highfields, presented the solution and in 1928 the College moved to what is now the main campus, university pack Initially, it was accommodated in the elegant Trent Building and was officially opened by King George V in November of that year.

Even in its early days on this site, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and HG Wells.

In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham, now able to award degrees in its own name. During this period the School of Agriculture was established when the Midland College of Agriculture at Sutton Bonington merged with the University. They also have campuses in Malaysia and China.

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University of Nottingham

Why study here

✓In the top 25 in the UK's three major league tables: The Complete University Guide 2020; The Guardian University Guide 2020; The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
✓Ranked as a world top 100 University by the QS World University Rankings 2020
✓96.5% of undergraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation*
✓96.6% of postgraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation*
✓Through internships, placements and research projects, you can benefit from our collaboration with key names across a range of industries
✓With the Nottingham advantage programme you can discover a diverse portfolio of modules to further enhance your employability
✓Additional support is available to postgraduate students and early career researchers through the Graduate School – with dedicated facilities and a range of development opportunities including training courses and placements
✓The Researcher Development Programme also delivers training to help develop your research skills as well as career management workshops

Featured programmes

Accountancy , Aerospace Engineering , Architecture , Biochemistry and biological chemistry , Biotechnology , Computer Science , Engineering , Medicine , Nursing , Pharmacy

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