Life in Nottingham

Nottingham is one of the most popular student-friendly cities in the UK and home to over 65,000 students! There’s a whole lot going on – from a vibrant nightlife to a city full of secrets, there’s more than meets the eye.

Studying at Confetti means you’re just a stone’s throw away from the unique character and atmosphere of the Creative Quarter, which is centred around the historic Lace Market and Hockley area. Famous for its independent retailers, it’s a hotbed of culture and home to many of the city’s vintage stores, bars and restaurants.

In 2016, Nottingham was one of The Guardian’s ‘Top 10 happiest cities to work in the UK’, and with one in six graduate jobs in the UK coming from the creative industries, your career could be right here on your doorstep. Not only this, but Nottingham Trent University has won the Guardian’s ‘University of the Year’ in 2019, and was placed 12th in the Guardian’s University League Tables in 2020.

Explore our guides below to discover what makes Nottingham one of the most popular student cities in the UK.

Whether you’re visiting the setting for Wayne Manor at Wollaton Hall, cheering on the famous Panthers ice hockey team at the National Ice Arena or socialising at a bar disguised as a boiler shop, there’s plenty of opportunities to have a great time and make some great memories in this city!

Culture Crawl
Grab a bite - food in Nottingham
Hidden Gems Places in Nottingham
Home of English Sport
Nottingham Nightlife
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