We bring brilliant minds together to crack complex issues
Problems aren't one-dimensional. By collaborating we can find the answers.
The big challenges that our world faces are complex. We are working to solve them by sharing our ideas, expertise and technology across the University and with our partners.
From tackling cancer to making our cities greener, to creating smart textiles that improve and save lives; we’re making major breakthroughs across our five key themes. And, through our thriving research culture, we’re also creating the innovators of the future who will continue to have an impact on world problems.
Making a local change, regional difference and national impact
We share our expertise with businesses. They create opportunities for our students. Everybody wins
Through our resources, talent and expertise, we help bring businesses to life. We show companies - big and small - how to innovate and grow, adding vital economic, cultural and social value on a local and national scale.
By sustaining the regional economy, we are creating local opportunities for student employment and boosting graduate retention in the region. We also work with businesses to design industry-focused courses and create new routes to learning that widen participation.
We're importing industry expertise and exporting industry-ready graduates
How do we achieve high employability statistics? We make sure our students don't feel like a number
From before they set foot in our University right through to the moment they become an NTU graduate and start their first job, we're making sure nothing holds students back from achieving remarkable things.
We start from the beginning with our outreach into local schools, encouraging 30,000 pupils each year to dream big and achieve academic success. Within our own walls, we help our students stay motivated and on track using our student dashboard. We also provide gold-standard teaching, and through our links with industries, we create opportunities for volunteering, studying abroad, and work experience with every course.
We're proud of what we've done so far. But we're prouder of what our students go on to do
We've already achieved so much this year. But we're only getting started
Our achievements show that we can deliver. But none of this happens by chance.
Everything we do is carefully planned - from outreach to schools, through support to specific student groups, to employers, we know what works.
Why choose NTU?
Here at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), we're directly impacting people's lives through our ground-breaking research. The innovative solutions we've provided to global challenges ranging from meningitis to climate change have had an enduring influence on culture and society – both in the UK and across the globe. Turn your passion into achievement, and build the experience and expertise that will get you noticed by employers.
During your time as a research student with us, we'll encourage you to develop personally and professionally. We're strongly committed to nurturing you as an excellent researcher in your chosen field, as well as equipping you with the wider skills that will benefit you in the future.
During the course of your research, you'll:
- participate in research seminars, conferences and networks, both across the University and externally
- have access to courses and training programmes, which will enhance your skills in research methods and methodology
- potentially have opportunities to teach undergraduate students or supervise laboratory work
- have the chance to take part in the Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme.
NTU is one of the most employment-focused universities in the country. Our close links with businesses and organisations worldwide enable us to meet the needs of employers by providing a number of accredited professional courses. We want to help you develop the skills to excel in your career and stand out from the crowd.
Enhancing your employability
You'll have access to personalised careers advice from a specialist careers consultant for postgraduate research students. They'll support you throughout your time at NTU and make sure you get advice that's tailored to you and your studies.
We'll also offer you opportunities to enhance your skills and gain work experience through a range of employability development opportunities. These include the Acceler8 Employability Award, employer-led workshops, the Employability Mentoring programme involving employers and alumni, mock assessment centres, recruitment fairs, and more.