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Living in Nottingham as a student
Nottingham isn’t just for the Robin Hood fans; this city in the East Midlands is home to over 321,000 residents and two universities: the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Together, these universities have around 60,000 students attending classes at a city known as the UNESCO City of Literature.
Nottingham is known for a series of historical locations, from Nottingham Castle (named in the legend of Robin Hood), to the City of Caves under Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, to some of the oldest pubs in England. From Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, to Ye Olde Salutation Inn in Maid Marian Way, and The Bell Inn in Old Market Square, pubs in Nottingham have caves that were used to store beer and water during medieval times, and there are currently over 300 pubs, bars and restaurants that will keep students occupied during the night. Nottingham’s strong literary community has also inspired many writers, from pets Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence, to novelists Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Emmett, and Keith Mansfield. Nottingham has a number of theatres, including the Theatre Royal, and museums including the National Videogame Arcade, the Nottingham Castle Museum, Green’s Windmill and Science Centre, and the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery.
The University of Nottingham, ranked 84th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, has its main campus at University Park, to the west of Nottingham city centre. Nottingham Trent University, with roots all the way back to 1843, has three campuses, with the City campus north of city centre, which was opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2011. In terms of student accommodation and living options, most students going to the University of Nottingham tend to choose areas such as Lenton and Dunkirk, while students from Nottingham Trent University like the city centre and the Arboretum.