UK’s NTU Named Modern University of the Year

A focus on the student experience coupled with strong engagement with employers.

UK’s NTU Named Modern University of the Year

Nottingham Trent University (UK) has been named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Home to a vibrant student community

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest UK universities and, with an international student population from around 100 countries, the university prides itself on its global outlook. It is one of the most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings, such as the carbon-neutral Pavilion building at NTU’s Clifton Campus. With over 500 taught and professional courses to choose from, students can take a number of routes in their quest for a postgraduate-level qualification.

Nottingham Business School (NBS), Nottingham Trent University, has both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. These accreditations are an indication of a unique and dedicated approach to personalising learning though tailored courses and comprehensive resources, including academic and industry mentors. NBS is proud to have one of the largest and most diverse teaching faculties of any UK business school. Students from five continents share culturally diverse perspectives and build memorable experiences while gaining a NTU Masters degree in one- or two-year programmes in fields such as Management, Finance, Innovation, Digital Marketing, Branding and Advertising, Investment Banking, Entrepreneurship, or International Business.

Modern University is just one of multiple awards

NTU was announced as Modern University of the Year 2018 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, University of the Year 2017 by Times Higher Education, and the 5th most sustainable university in the world for the second year running by the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.

The award of The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year recognised NTU for its strong student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, the overall student experience, and its engagement with employers. The University also moved up into the top 50 of The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide’s overall league table, with a ranking of joint 47th. This caps a year of outstanding achievements, following the university’s highest possible “gold” rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and a satisfaction score of 89% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey – the fifth highest score amongst mainstream universities.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, highlighted: “Our strategic plan puts innovative teaching and work placement opportunities at the core of what it means for us to be a teaching-intensive university. This award, along with our Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, highlights our success in creating opportunities for students from all sectors of UK society.”

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, explained: "A focus on the student experience together with strong engagement with employers – which bears fruit with more than three-quarters of students gaining professional jobs or going into further study on graduation – make Nottingham Trent the outstanding candidate to be our Modern University of the Year."

In The Guardian University Guide 2019 the university climbed to 16th in the UK. The NBS Accounting and Finance courses are placed at 8th, Economics at 13th, and Business and related subjects in 18th position. MSc Management courses are listed in the top 100 Master in Management programmes by the Financial Times (FT), and Nottingham Business School is ranked in the FT’s Top 100 European Business Schools.

The value of the NTU experience

Jordan Elphick’s journey with NTU started with BA studies in Criminology, and a desire to continue playing rugby league with the Trent Rugby League team. Jordan had always had the idea of developing his own business and his Masters degree programme set him on the entrepreneurial path with a strong competitive advantage. He shares in a blog article: “Many people do what I do as a hobby which means they don't have very much business knowledge. I feel that with the knowledge gained through studying for my MSc degree in Entrepreneurship, I will be able to put theory into practice. This programme really stood out to me because of the pitching event that takes place towards the end of the degree. Students get the opportunity to pitch to investors, which could potentially result in an investment in their proposed business ideas.

With a focus on the overall student experience, mentoring, and engagement with employers, building desired career paths comes naturally for young professionals from around the globe studying at a modern and sustainable university such as NTU.

Source: Nottingham Trent University

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