Advantages Excellent campus, good rep and generally awesome
Disadvantages campus is massive
Having experienced two Universities in as many years I can definitely say Nottingham is awesome. After a fairly unsuccessful first attempt at Uni elsewhere I decided to venture to pastures new and ended up transferring to the University of Nottingham. Having visited Nottingham quite a bit I knew the city itself was pretty ok, contrary to popular belief you can actually go out into the city and not fall victim to any random acts of violence.Campus - University Park
So I started out in Nottingham as a second year in September and have been enjoying it ever since. I'm based at University Park which is the focal point of the university for over 26,000 students. One of the most impressive things about the university is this amazing campus. The surroundings are really conducive to education; you have the benefits of being close to a big city but are far enough away to soak up the calm of such an amazing campus. All the buildings are really well equipped and kept in a really good condition, you can tell that a lot of money really does go into making the university an excellent place to study. The campus seems to stretch for miles and can be somewhat of a maze at times. In the centre of campus are possibly the two most notable buildings, The Trent building (the one with the big clock on it) and the Portland building. The Trent has a few lecture theatres, seminar rooms and houses a couple of schools, it's also home to visiting uni staff and the pro vice chancellor (I think that's something important). The Portland building is home to the Students union which has its own shop which by most standards is pretty well stocked with all manner of student essentials from stationary and clothing to coco pops and Lambrini and if you can't find what you want in there you can just nip across to boots which is also in the union building. As well as this all the usual notice boards and various important over excitable union types all live in this building. On the upper floors is the more important stuff, credit control and that sort of sombre thing.At the back of the campus (that is the north) there all 12 halls of residence which accommodate around 3000 students. I haven't really seen much of these but know that they all have limited parking facilities and I believe the majority are catered. Here there is also a large sports complex, with floodlit outdoor facilities including hockey pitches, tennis courts and a field which is not lit. Next to this is the swimming pool and around the corner is the fitness centre which is the on campus gym. Also around the North area of campus is the East Midlands Conference centre, which when it's in use can cause a bit of congestion so beware! The north area of campus and all around the north entrance is mainly the science area, then towards the east entrance facing the QMC and part of it is the med school.
AcademicSo far the academic side has been really good, all the staff are really helpful but without getting on your case all the time.
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