Student Accommodation in Nottingham

Nottingham is a vibrant city rich in history and is home to two universities: Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent. Our student accommodation in Nottingham city centre gives great access to both – Bard House, in particular, is optimum Nottingham Trent accommodation – it’s less than five minutes away! The nightlife is great no matter how you like to spend it, with everything from traditional pubs to high-end cocktail bars and student-only clubs.

Nottingham is home to a wide range of cultural attractions including comedy clubs, music venues, theatres, and galleries. It’s also famed as a shopping location with independent stores scattered across the city, as well as shopping centres full of high-street favourites – we’d recommend Intu Victoria! Head a bit further afield and you can explore the Peak District National Park and Sherwood Forest – you might even meet Robin Hood along the way!

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Student Living in Nottingham

  • How easy is it get around Nottingham?

    Nottingham is a culturally diverse and vibrant city located in the East Midlands. It is just 2 hours away from London via train.

    Nottingham Express Transit provides a quick and easy way to get across the city. It travels as far as Hucknall and Clifton and had five stops in the city center.

    The cost of a Nottingham Express Transit ticket is £2.50 for a student. However, you can save more in the long run by buying a three-month season pass for £109.

    Stagecoach offers a bus ticket to students, with prices starting from £80.

    Nottingham is also great for exploring by foot or bike, whether that be getting to University or visiting Nottingham’s rural spots.

  • Which universities and colleges are based in Nottingham?

    Nottingham has two main Universities: University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Another popular place of study is New College Nottingham.

    Each university has a Student Union, which offers a range of activities:

    University of Nottingham Student Union: A Cappella, Cake Society, Dance, Badminton, Boat Club and Caving.

    For all activities: https://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/

    Nottingham Trent University Student Union: Comics, Cartoons and Creatives, Debating, Drama, Drone Society, Burlesque, Canoeing, Cricket and Cheerleading.

    For all activities: https://www.trentstudents.org/

  • What is the student nightlife like in Nottingham?

    What is student nightlife like in Nottingham?

    Nottingham is diverse when it comes to its nightlife; traditional pubs, secret bars, nightclubs, and live music venues can all be found in abundance. With Nottingham being  student influenced city, there is a clear focus from venues to focus on the student population – some of our favourite places to enjoy are:

    Ocean

    Ocean is one of Nottingham’s most renowned nightclubs, and only students are allowed entry. The club opened 13 years ago and has been pumping out pop, dance, R&B, indie, 80’s and 90’s ever since.

    The club has two University-affiliated nights – Wednesday is for Nottingham Trent University students where they encourage fancy dress and societies to join them late into the night – Friday is for the University of Nottingham students where queues regularly start forming at 9pm for a legendary night of dancing and non-stop hits.

    It’s important that you remember your University iD, otherwise, you might be left disappointed and denied entry to one of Nottingham’s best nightclubs.

    Coco Tang

    With an entrance based on a Hong Kong alley, the underground Coco Tang club has been serving cocktails to students since 2008 and has a club-style vibe the later the night goes on.

    The venue has a Vietnamese styled roof garden which is great for a short break away from the house, funk & old school music in the basement.

    Student night at Coco Tang is every Wednesday, where students get discounted entry and cheap drink deals. You can also grab a deal in their happy hour between 8pm-10pm every night of the week!

    Pryzm

    The super club should be familiar to students across the UK as a must visit for a good night! The Nottingham venue spans across six rooms, which includes the huge main room, intimate urban space and retro room with a vinyl dance floor.

    The student night at Pryzm is called TAPE and takes place every Tuesday – playing house, garage, grime, R’n’B and Hip-Hop all under one roof. You can buy tickets in advance or pay on the door, but remember not to forget your student ID!

    Despite the super club experience, you won’t need to spend a fortune either – selected drinks are just £2 for TAPE events. However, if you visit on a weekend, expect to pay a premium.

    Rescue Rooms

    Rescue Rooms has something on every night of the week, from club nights, to live music events, through to karaoke nights.

    A student favourite night is Pressure – which takes place every Tuesday from 10pm. The venue offers students free entry and 2-4-1 drinks all night long. When inside, you will have a choice of alternative songs in the downstairs bar or hip hop upstairs.

    There is also a karaoke night every Wednesday for those who love a singalong, and live gigs from up and coming local artists regularly taking place.

    Pom Pom

    Spanning across 12,000sq ft, Pom Pom is one of Nottingham’s largest clubs since opening in October 2016. It boasts two rooms, both playing the latest hits and old school classics.

    Students congregate towards the venue every Friday night for Lost in Space – whilst the rest of the clubs put their prices up for the weekend, Pom Pom offers £2 drinks all night and free entry if you get yourself on the guest list.

    Rock City

    If you love to dance the night way to alternative/indie hits, Rock City is the place for you! They host club nights from Wednesday – Saturday every week, with great drink deals on offer each night.

    Crisis Wednesday is the official night for Nottingham University students and is in its 5th year – the venue claim that 2,500 students pack into the three rooms each week to enjoy chart, cheese, R’n’B, indie and student anthems.

    Tuned Thursday’s claims to be the biggest party in town, with 2,000 people partying across three rooms and 2-4-1 drinks all night.

    Friday’s ‘Get Lucky’ is Rock City’s latest event, with free entry before 11pm and £2.50 cocktails all night. You will be dancing away to the latest chart music with some classics in between – you’re guaranteed to have a good night!

    If you’re on a budget, we would recommend avoiding Saturday night’s where the prices rise for ‘Hey Hey Hey’. If you don’t mind spending a bit more than usual, you can expect a busy club with a huge variety of music in their three rooms.

  • Where are the best places to shop in Nottingham?

    Nottingham is diverse when it comes to shopping; from its popular storefronts to its secret side streets, where you will find the most unique places to shop.

    The main place for leisurely shopping in Nottingham is the intu Victoria Centre, where you’ll find all the main high street names such as JD Sports, Pandora, Boots, Topshop and more – it’s open from 9am-6pm daily, and 11am-5pm on Sunday’s.

    Inside the shopping centre is Victoria Centre Market – Nottingham’s largest indoor market. There are stalls selling a variety of products, from fresh food, meat, and fish, through to books, jewellery, and textiles.

    If you want to stay away from the high street retailers and shop at one of Nottingham’s many independent shops – the Nottingham Independent Shopping Trail app was launched in 2017 to help people find the stores: https://goo.gl/WCDAqT

    If you are living in the city centre, the best places to grab your groceries will be the Tesco Metro in the intu Victoria Centre. If you are lucky enough to have access to a car, there are ALDI and Sainsbury superstores located just outside of the city centre too.

  • What are the job opportunities for students in Nottingham?

    Unitemps at The University of Nottingham advertise a range of part time and temporary assignments, across a variety of areas such as marketing, hospitality, events and translation work.

    Carrying out an assignment as a student, whilst studying at the University allows you to gain accreditation for your part-time job through and Award.

    For more information: https://www.unitemps.com/Nottingham-homepage

    You can also find part time jobs at Intu Shopping centres; available jobs are posted on their website.

    https://intu.co.uk/victoriacentre/jobs

  • What else is there to do in Nottingham?

    Nottingham is the home of Robin Hood; a heroic outlaw from an English folktale. For a day out there is a ‘Robin Hood Tour’ where you can view Robin Hoods County.

    If you’re looking for an adventurous day out why not try Adrenalin Jungle? They offer a variety of outdoor activities such as paintball, quad biking, 4×4 off road, archery, assault courses, blindfold driving and many more.

    Nottingham is also renowned for its goose fair, which is one of the world’s oldest fairs. It dates back to more than 700 years ago and visitors can enjoy more than 500 attractions, including Roller Coasters, Water Rides, Giant Wheels, Bombers, Dodgems, Twists and Waltzers (no geese though!).

    A fun fact about Nottingham, it’s known for HP sauce (also known as brown sauce). HP sauce was invented by Frederick Gibson Garton, which he named after the Houses of Parliament when he heard they had begun serving it there.

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