Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a research university in Nottingham, England. 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 the 6th largest university in the UK (out of 169) with 35,785 students split over five different campuses.

Rankings and Reputation

National Rankings
Complete (2022) 45
Guardian (2022) 55
Times / Sunday Times (2022) 70
Global rankings
ARWU (2021) 701–800
QS (2022) 751–800
THE (2022) 601–800

In 2008 The Guardian said Nottingham Trent University was “one of the top places in the country for graduate employment”, with 94% of students progress to full-time employment or further education within six months of graduating.

It was ranked 600 globally by the QS World University Rankings in 2013.

In 2015, WhatUni ranked the university 12th in its ‘Student Choice Awards’. In the same year, the Times Higher Education ranked the university as 31st out of 113 universities in the country for student experience. In November 2015, Nottingham Trent received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in the Science and Mathematics category, repeated in 2021 for projects involving digital imaging of architecture and heritage sites.

The university held a Gold rating in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework for June 2017.

Nottingham Trent University was awarded University of the Year in 2019 by The Guardian. It was ranked number 12 in the UK by The Guardian in 2020.

Nottingham Trent University achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for good practices towards the advancement of gender equality in 2019.

Trent has also received a five-star rating on the QS World University Rankings for universities within the 801-1000 category.