University of Nottingham Study Abroad & Exchange
Student Life

Students are generally placed in residence halls on campus.  There is a meal plan for three meals a day in the cafeterias.  Housing placements spread the American students across campus to facilitate meeting British and other international students.   Most students live in a single room with a shared bathroom.  Residence halls feature a dining hall, TV/game room, library, sitting room, and pub. Resident tutors and hall staff provide advice and assistance for any problem or question. 

While the on-campus residence halls provide the most economical housing option, self-catered residence halls in nearby off-campus neighborhoods are another possible housing option for students who prefer a more independent setting.  Students who choose this option generally live in apartment-style housing with other international students and cook their meals in shared kitchens.  For more information about the housing options, visit the Nottingham Accommodation website.

Nottingham has ample and up-to-date computer and library facilities.  The Students’ Union on a British campus is a very active organization—-much more so than its American counterparts. Nottingham’s Union sponsors many societies, clubs, and competitions and the union building includes banks (HSBC), a bookstore, a pharmacy, a convenience Store, a chapel, student support and counseling services, an insurance agency, a travel agency, event spaces, a cafe, a dining hall and a pub. The Nottingham Exchange Student Organization, which is made up of international and British students, organizes many excursions on weekends at very low cost to students.  Intramural sports include rugby, hockey, football, squash, canoeing, rowing, badminton, tennis, and cycling. The athletic facilities on campus feature fitness classes, a gym, and basketball and squash courts.

The International Office at Nottingham provides basic student support services including Pick-up service from nearby airports to the University at the beginning of each semester,orientation activities,academic support, walk-in advising hours, and organized day trips.

Long breaks, especially during the spring semester, provide opportunities for travel and exploration in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Last Updated: 8/21/14