By Maddy Rogers
The University of Nottingham has a number of different campuses and before coming to here and choosing my accommodation, I found it confusing to understand where you need to be. Here are the main three:
University Park – the main and largest campus at around 300 acres, this is where the majority of university halls, libraries, teaching departments, administrative buildings and sports facilities are located. If your subject is taught on this campus and you want to be in the heart of student life, this is probably where you’ll want to be. It is also just beautiful parkland – wait until it snows and join the whole student body sledging on the downs!
Jubilee Campus – much smaller and about a 20 minute walk away from university park, this is where the business school is located, so the two halls on campus have a high concentration of business students. A lot of international students seem to be located here too. Along with a spiral shaped library in the middle of a lake which is rumoured to be sinking with the weight of all the books, there is some pretty interesting architecture and you are closer to the town centre. There are also loads of 3rd party university halls nearby if you fancy being in self-catered accommodation.
Sutton Bonnington – if you are studying to become a vet or doing biosciences, this is where your teaching will be and as it is a little way from University Park, you will most likely want to live here too. The university has its own farm here and it is more in the countryside than the other campuses. It does operate a little separately from the other campuses with its own societies but I have heard from friends it is a really fun community and there is still loads going on.
The university also has campuses in Ningbo, China and in Malaysia and you can apply to do a semester abroad there.