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  • The University of NottinghamSelf-guided campus tour


    For general undergraduate enquiries please contact:

    The Enquiry Centret: +44 (0)115 951 5559e: undergraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.ukw: www.nottingham.ac.uk

  • The University of Nottingham Self-guided campus tour


    Welcome 03The University of Nottingham a history 04

    University Park Campus 06Tours of University Park Campus 08Map of University Park Campus 10

    Jubilee Campus 12Tour of Jubilee Campus 14Map of Jubilee Campus 15

    Sutton Bonington Campus 16Map of Sutton Bonington Campus 18

    Our other campuses 19

    The city of Nottingham 20Refreshments 22How to find us 23Useful contacts 23

    The University of Nottingham Self-guided campus tour


    This self-guided tour booklet is designed toassist you in walking around The University ofNottinghams three UK campuses UniversityPark Campus, Jubilee Campus and SuttonBonington Campus highlighting keybuildings and places of interest you may wishto visit during your time with us. Our award-winning campuses are packed with interestingthings to see. Why not use our information onkey attractions later in this guide to make sureyou dont miss anything?

    While on the self-guided tour, you can wanderinto most of the main buildings to look at generalareas, although you will not be able to enterprivate offices, laboratories, computer resourcerooms, teaching rooms or the farm at SuttonBonington Campus.

    If you wish to view a particular school orspeak to a member of academic staff regardingsubject-related queries, please contact theacademic school directly to arrange a suitabletime. For contact details of all academic schools,please visit our website: www.nottingham.ac.uk

    With a few exceptions, all buildings areaccessible to wheelchair users. If you wouldlike specific information or have individualrequirements please contact the EnquiryCentre on +44 (0)115 951 5559.

    We hope you enjoy your time with us andget a real feel for what its like to be a student atThe University of Nottingham.

    Contents Welcome

    Front cover image: Relaxing by the lake on University Park Campus.

    Mark Tobolweski's New Paintings and Drawings: Continuum inSymmetry exhibition in the Djanogly Art Gallery at Lakeside ArtsCentre, University Park Campus.

  • The University of Nottingham Self-guided campus tour


    The University of Nottingham Self-guided campus tour


    Nottinghams first civic college was opened inthe city centre in 1881. After the First WorldWar, the college expanded rapidly and outgrewits original building. A generous gift from SirJesse Boot, of 35 acres of land at Highfields,presented the solution. The land was to bedevoted to the college but was also to be aplace of recreation for the people ofNottingham, a value that is still held today asvisitors freely enjoy the landscaped woodlandsand parks that were created on the expanded300-acre site.

    In 1928, the college moved to what is nowUniversity Park Campus. Initially it wasaccommodated in the elegant Trent Building, withits distinctive tower, and was officially opened byKing George V in November of that year. Anendowment fund was set up to support the furtherdevelopment of the site and to provide newcourses and scholarships.

    Even in its early days on this site, the collegeattracted high-profile visiting lecturers includingProfessor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi andHG Wells.

    In 1948, the college was awarded the RoyalCharter, becoming The University of Nottingham,with the ability to confer degrees in its own name.During this period, the Institute of Education wasfounded, and the School of Agriculture wasestablished when the Midland College ofAgriculture at Sutton Bonington merged withthe University.

    Since then the University has continued to grow.The Medical School, the first to be established inthe 20th century, opened in 1970 and in 1995,the School of Nursing was formed, following themerger of the Mid-Trent College of Nursing andMidwifery. The 50-million phase-one JubileeCampus development opened in 1999, andsubsequently the prestigious National College forSchool Leadership has been co-located on the campus.

    Since then, developments to Jubilee Campus have included a research and innovation park and Aspire, the UKs tallest freestanding publicwork of art.

    Other developments in the UK have included theestablishment of a Graduate Entry Medical Schoolin Derby in 2003, and the opening of the Schoolof Veterinary Medicine and Science at SuttonBonington Campus in September 2006.

    Away from home, the University has launched two overseas campuses, in Malaysia and China, confirming its reputation as an international institution.

    The University of Nottingham a history

    University Park is often regarded as oneof the most attractive campuses in the UK.

    Our award-winning campuses integratebeautiful parkland and countryside withimpressive traditional and modern architecture.

    Nottingham is the first and only foreignuniversity to establish and run a campusindependently within mainland China.

    Studying on University Park Campus.

  • The University of Nottingham Self-guided campus tour


    The University of Nottingham Self-guided campus tour


    The University of Nottinghams 330-acreUniversity Park Campus is set in extensivewoodland, parks and playing fields withimpressive traditional and modern architecture.

    As one of the largest and most attractivecampuses in the UK, University Park Campusfeatures contemporary teaching facilities, 12 hallsof residence, a conference and exhibition centre,an award-winning library and excellent indoor andoutdoor sports facilities. The campus is the socialand academic base for most of our 32,000 UK-based students. Visitors are welcome to enjoy thegardens, walks and trees you can pick up aguide from the Trent Building reception.

    Key attractionsTrent Building(building 11 on map)The Trent Building is the oldest building onUniversity Park Campus and its Great Hall hasplayed host to many important visitors includingAlbert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi. Walk intothe central courtyard where you can appreciatethe splendid architecture of this stately structure.

    Mooch (in the Portland Building 15 on map)Mooch, the Students' Union bar, is a modern, lightand airy bar which serves food and snacks andopens out onto a terrace.

    The University boating lake(in front of the Trent Building)A large section of University Park was landscapedinto a lake and parkland for the people ofNottingham to enjoy in addition to the studentswho study here. Members of the public arewelcome to wander around the lake and enjoyboating in the summer months.

    Lakeside Arts Centre(building 34 on map)The Lakeside Arts Centre houses the acclaimedDjanogly Art Gallery (free entry), one of the finestsmall gallery spaces in the country. This hosts avaried programme of exhibitions throughout theyear, in addition to the Djanogly Recital Hall, whichprovides an intimate venue for professionalperformers. The Universitys purpose-built artscentre offers a pleasant environment in which torelax, unwind and enjoy the views of the lake.

    The Portland Building(building 15 on map)At the hub of student life on University ParkCampus is the Portland Building, housing theStudents Union, which is one of the largest andmost active in the UK. Here you will also find theStudents Union Shop, Boots and BlackwellBookshop, along with HSBC and Natwest banks.There are numerous restaurants in the building,along with the main bar, Mooch.

    The Millennium Garden(behind buildings 6 and 7 on map)The Millennium Garden was designed as a secretgarden, a quiet and reflective area for staff andstudents to enjoy, study and relax amid the hustleand bustle of University Park. Based on the themeof time, it is bold and exciting, fusing the vibranceof seasonal blooms with the calming trickle oflandscaped water features and fountains.

    Halls of residence(12 in total, highlighted in purple on the map)There are 12 catered halls of residence oncampus, each with its own charm and aestheticappeal. These provide meals for residents threetimes a day and are located within a short walkingdistance of all academic buildings on UniversityPark Campus. Self-catered accommodation islocated off-campus, but is still within easy reach of lectures.

    Creative Energy Homes(to the left of the sign marking the NorthEntrance on the map)This project is a showcase of seven innovative,energy-efficient homes of the future which arepowered by renewable energy. The project aims tostimulate sustainable design ideas and promotenew ways of providing affordable, environmentallysustainable housing.

    The Hallward Library(building 9 on map)The Hallward Library houses the collections in artsand humanities, law and social sciences. Recentlyrefurbished, Hallward has been acclaimed sinceits opening in 1973 as one of the finest librarybuildings in the country. It offers first-class studyconditions with a high proportion of individualworking places and a coffee bar. The librarysLearning Hub provides some of the mosttechnologically advanced flexible study resourcesin Europe.

    The Sports Centre(between buildings 1 and 3 on map)The University has outstanding sporting facilitiesfor both indoor and outdoor activities. The SportsCentre offers a grass training area, floodlit astro-turf and 3G rubber crumb pitches, facilities forbadminton, volleyball, basketball, five-a-sidefootball, netball, hockey, cricket and archery.Practice rooms are used for martial arts, tabletennis, dance, aerobics and circuit training. Thereis also a snooker room, squash courts and anultra-modern specialist fitness centre containingcardiovascular and resistance machinery and afree weights area. Direc