Nottingham Student Guide

Posted at: 9:06 am,  09/09/2016

Location:

Sitting thirty miles south of Sheffield and thirty miles north of Leicester, is the city of Nottingham, which has long been at the forefront of student education. The city has a rough population of 318,900 according to the most recent figures.

Culture:

Nottingham’s history has been a thing of legend around the UK and is one of the oldest places in the UK. The city itself has a number of museums that are dedicated to preserving the history of the city, all of which are accessible to the public and are affordable. Some of the museums include Museum of Nottingham Life, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Nottingham Industrial Museum, all of which have excellent reviews and certainly give you an idea of the cultural heritage of the city.

For those of you that are looking for the very latest and greatest in Hollywood films, there is a huge range of cinemas that are in the city such as Vue Cinemas, Cineworld (Which has tiered seating) and Broadway Cinemas, all of which offer the latest films. However, if you want more independent films, then we recommend looking into one the city’s many film societies.

There are numerous famous people from Nottingham including; Liam Bailey, Jermaine Pennant, Jermaine Jenas, Joe Dempsey and Sophie Bradley.

Nightlife:

The nightlife in Nottingham is one of the most popular in the UK, with everything from nightclubs to restaurants to bars and grills all the way through to comedy clubs all being catered for (If you’ll pardon the pun), well we’ve compiled a list of three places that we think would be perfect for your nights out in Nottingham.

The first place that we have is the nightclub NG1 CLUB, which is on Lower Parliament Street and has live DJ sets and laser strobe lighting. Do you like Stella Artois? Because if so then you’ll want to be going to the club at some point over the weekend as then all Stella Artois is only £1 before the morning!

Second up we have PRYZM Nightclub which has featured on a lot of our city guides across the UK. But the nightclub is as enticing as it is anywhere else and has always had people interested, they offer something called “Playground” every Saturday, but we don’t want to spoil the surprise, you’ll have to head on down to see exactly what it is!

And finally, we have Jongleurs Comedy Club, which is perfect if you’re looking for a night out of laughter and relaxation as you enjoy some of the best in the UK’s stand-up circuit with everything from storytellers to one-liner comedians, Jongleurs has most certainly got you covered!

Activities:

Nottingham has a number of events that are run annually, which include a number of festivals such as Splendour, which is a festival showcasing some of the very best in live music as well as Sherwood Pines, which is another festival and allows you to see some of the most recent and up and coming chart toppers. However, you will have to hurry to get your tickets as they are both very popular festivals.

Transport:

Nottingham’s transportation system has won countless awards over the years, and it serves the community well with its inter-connected city routes of bus stations and train stations. The nearest airport, however, is East Midlands Airport which is located fifteen miles to the South West of the city, so if you’re looking for a mini-break, that will, unfortunately, be where you’ll have to go.


Broadway Cinema

Broadway Cinema is a luxury cinema, not only is every seat VIP quality, every screen comes with its very own bar! If you're a regular at the cinema, Broadway Cinema have a membership, which you can receive discounts and free screenings!

Tree Ninja

Tree Ninja is an obstacle course that is built in, up and around the forest! Most of the course is spent up high in the trees and the surroundings. Tree Ninja also has an 18m Shock Drop swing, that pins you up and then shoots you flying!

Sphere Mania

Sphere Mania has the UK's biggest zorb run, at 300m! As well as trying to pick up the fastest speeds and beating your friend's, they also provide games and different activities!