Aerial view of The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus
Aerial photography of The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus

Is The University Of Nottingham Good?

Jasmyne Jeffery November 22, 2022

All prospective students want to know if their desired university is considered good. And who better to ask than students past and present and some academics too? Let’s have a look at whether they think The University Of Nottingham is good.

What people think of your desired university always helps to make your decision or not. Whether it’s about teaching, accommodation or student life, opinions matter. And the best opinions come from those who went! We take a look at what students think of the University of Nottingham, and some academics’ opinions too for good measure.

Is The University Of Nottingham Good?

On Student Crowd, the university scores a very commendable 4.17 out of 5, with all its subcategories having 5 out of 5 stars too. One student, who studied a postgraduate course there had some very high praise indeed:

“UoN’s MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course is outstanding and the only one of its kind in the world. The skills and techniques I’ve learned throughout this program have helped me land my dream job.

“UoN has been communicative and supportive of their students and the campus is beautiful offering amenities not only for students, but for the wider Nottingham population.”

With words like outstanding thrown into the mix, it’s clear that this student thought the University of Nottingham was more than good.

Students rank it 36 out of 140 UK universities and think it’s better than both Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics and Political Science. However, it isn’t quite as good as the University of Edinburgh or King’s College London.

Looking at what academics think, QS World Rankings place the university at 114 in the world which is well into the top fifth of universities worldwide. Althogh similar, Times Higher Education ranked the University of Nottingham at 130 in the world, which is still definitely a good position.

Altogether, it seems both students and academics alike think that the University of Nottingham is a good university to attend.

Is Nottingham A Russell Group University?

Though it scores highly amongst students and in world rankings, the University of Nottingham is not in the Russell Group.

Skyline of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Courtesy of getty images

Here are the universities that are:

Is Nottingham Trent A Good University?

Like the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent isn’t Russell Group either. However, that doesn’t mean that its not a good university.

In fact, the university actually appeals more to students. On Student Crowd, NTU scores 4.31 out of 5, which is not only better than the University of Nottingham but also more than Oxford!

In world rankings, NTU scores much lower than its competitor. In THE, Nottingham Trent ranks 501-600. Unfortunately, it scores even lower according to the QS Top University world rankings, placing at 801-100.

However, one student left the following review about NTU:

“My first year at NTU has been fab. So many places to explore both in the city and on campus, however, I do wish I did more of this, and intend to do it in 2nd year. The facilities are incredible for all courses, both online and in person, there’s always something or someone that can help support you.”

So, it seems that students and academics can’t agree on whether NTU is good or not. However, we always think a student’s opinion counts for a little extra as they’re the ones that have experienced it themselves!

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Hello! My name is Jasmyne and I’m a soon-to-be graduate of English and Creative Writing at the University of South Wales. Originally from North Devon, I now love living in Cardiff. I’m really into my movement; an advocate for joyful movement. I spend my free time either reading, at the Wales Millennium Centre, or running around the city.