Nottingham Student Housing
Nottingham has an easy to navigate, compact city centre, with a range of different cultures found in its variety of restaurants. Home to The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University the student life is a buzzing one, with an abundance of clubs, bars, pubs and gigs at affordable prices right under your nose. As well as great student housing, Nottingham is also home to numerous festivals are available right in the city – from the Caribbean Carnival featuring a sensational event of dazzling colours and dance, the Nottingham Mela Festival which celebrates the dance, music and culture of Asia, and the famous Nottingham Gay Pride Festival (which is a fun day out for anyone regardless of their sexuality).
With both Universities close to the city centre, there is always a load to do at close range. When it comes to student properties the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent distance themselves in different directions, but both areas have a lot to offer.
Nottingham Student Properties
City Centre student properties are great for people who love the buzz of the city and require keeping busy (or distracted from work!). At night, you’re only a stone’s throw away from the legendary Rock City, Oceana and The Boedega to name a few. In the day, there are loads of cafes and restaurants to soothe those hangovers. The rent may be higher, but it’ll be fun, that’s for sure.
Dunkirk is great if you would prefer housing that’s closer to the University of Nottingham’s Student Union. There’s a cinema, a sports centre and a multitude of pubs in close proximity. Cheap for shared properties, Dunkirk is great for your pocket and great for your social life.
Lenton is also great for University of Nottingham students, with its student village housing 10,000 of you every year. The community spirit is great in this area, possessing a large recreation ground, the places like the lovely Crocus Café.
Radford, Forest Fields and Hyson Green are multicultural areas located just outside the city centre. At middle of the price range, properties here would be great for those who want to be 10 minutes away from the action without paying too much. Closer to Nottingham Trent, there are a diverse range of food and retail outlets and a leisure centre that offers loads of activities. These areas are also great for students wanting to find a part of Nottingham that is more community-focused.
Clifton is another ideal area for those based at Trent. With a bus dedicated for students, it’s easy to drag yourself to lectures after a night out. Rent is fairly cheap (around £50 a week), and you’re never too far from the action.
Beeston has all the merits of an independent town; combined with the 20 minute walk to the University of Nottingham, the bustling high street of Beeston creates a cosy and accessible place to live. This area is very popular with postgraduate and international students. For somewhere more laid back and separate from university life, Beeston is a good choice.
Aboretum is on the doorstep of Trent’s city centre campus, meaning there’s no need for travel expenses. There are some great parks and recreation grounds, perfect for resting that hungover brain on weekends. If you want to live independently, there are many student flats around Aboretum, but there are also plenty of more economical four-bed shared houses.
Wollaton is great for a quieter living experience. With all the parks and student amenities found in the other areas, the area lacks nothing but the raucous lifestyle of the city centre. Only a 20 minute walk from the Jubilee Campus, the museums and family-run stores of Wollaton make the student living experience that little bit more rewarding.