Case study - Nottingham Trent University
APM Academic Accreditation case study
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest universities in the UK, with nearly 28,000 students from around 100 different countries. It employs more than 3,500 staff across four campuses. Nottingham Trent University has been named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘University of the Year’ title in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017.
NTU is rated gold for the quality of its teaching and learning, the highest award in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. Its pioneering, world-class research earned a 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The university is one of the most sustainable universities in the world and since 2009, all its electricity has been generated by renewable sources. Eighty nine per cent of NTU students would recommend studying there, according to the National Student Survey 2017. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses at NTU, from traditional arts, humanities, sciences, business and languages to the more vocational such as teaching, journalism and construction. A range of different study options including full and part time, distance learning and short courses helps students fit their learning around their other commitments.
The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6 per cent of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of graduating.
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