August 8, 2017, by Liz Cass

Nottingham in the news: Day 2

The University of Nottingham is celebrating a summer of successes as it prepares to welcome students for the new academic year. For the next few weeks we’ll be profiling a daily story that put Nottingham in the news.

We’ve got some of the best university halls in the country and a renovated Portland Building (home to the Student Union… and bar)

Nottingham’s Nightingale Hall recently came third in a poll of the best university halls in the country. Since the student experience is as much about living away from homes with new friends as it is about lectures and seminars Student Crowd asked 10,000 students for their thoughts before compling a list of 25 halls that blend the value for money, location, hall management, social space, social experience, and internet/WiFi.

The survey said: “With plenty of surrounding garden space, Nightingale is one of the ‘prettiest’ halls with the biggest rooms on campus, and makes a great spot for a summer BBQ.”

The story made Cosmopolitan, Business Insider and the Evening Standard.

In other Estates news the University has completed its second phase of the 4 year refurbishment programme of the Portland Building, recently completing the extension of the Mooch bar external terrace, external food court terrace and refurbished office space for the Students Union.

The installation of giant TV screen has also been completed as part of this phase.

This is in addition to phase 1 (completed in 2015) which included The Studio and Studio ‘Live’ spaces.

Phase 3 has started and works include a new cafe and external pavilion as well as new retail spaces on B floor. A new student welcome reception will also be developed on C floor of the building. In 2017 there will also be a landscaping project undertaken on Portland Hill, which will include large water features, terracing and sky canopy.

Clearing course listings for EU and UK students will be released on the evening of Wednesday 16 August.  Our Clearing hotline will open at 8am onThursday 17 August. Places are still available for qualified international students (outside the EU) on many of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017. Visit our Clearing pages.

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