This compact city is far from quiet. Student life steps up a notch in Nottingham.
Why study in Nottingham?
Loaded with history, yet still ahead of the curve. There’s a reason that Nottingham is considered one of the best cities in the world for student experience. Nottingham has all you’ll ever want as a student. A buzzing music and nightlife scene.
Independent shops and restaurants. A community that fosters local art and talent. If you choose to study in this city, you’ll want to be in the heart of the action – and Vita Student accommodation in Nottingham allows you to do just that.
Our building in Nottingham
Vita Student Station Street is in the centre of the city, and home to people of all cultures and nationalities. Take your pick from 8 floors of luxury studio apartments and experience the best of student living in Nottingham.
Situated on Station Street, Vita Student Nottingham is directly opposite the City’s central train and tram stations, making the commute to University no more than 11 minutes.
LIVING AT VITA STUDENT NOTTINGHAM
Vita Student Nottingham’s central location means you’re on the doorstep of the city’s best bars, restaurants and shops. Our building is also directly opposite Nottingham train and tram stations, giving you quick and easy access to university.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.
With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.
Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.
In the heart of England, Nottingham is known for its role in the British legend of Robin Hood so you’ll find a modern city with lots of medieval touches. Never run out of places to explore with the Lace Market, famous hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, rebuilt many times since the medieval era or the vibrant West Bridgford neighbourhood brimming with cafes and bars.
Nottingham may be a small city, but don’t be fooled that it’s quiet. With one of the youngest populations in the UK, it is known for its incredible student culture and exciting vibe.
Having such a young and diverse crowd means that the city breathes creativity. By day, head down to some of the incredible art galleries in the city like Nottingham Contemporary or Backlit Gallery and unfold the city’s story through its local artists.
Over 20% of the city is occupied by public parks and gardens – so living here means you get the best of both worlds. Just a few minutes away from Nottingham Trent University is the city’s oldest park, The Arboretum. Spend your afternoons reading, or relaxing between lectures, taking a well-deserved break from studying.
When the sun goes down, however, is when Nottingham really comes alive. This city has a legendary status when it comes to nightlife. Whether you’re looking for live music, casual drinks, or to dance all night in the club, Nottingham has it all. Nottingham’s nightlife is so good, that is has received twelve “Purple Flag” awards – recognising not only the excellent standard of night culture, but also the safety and wellbeing of its partygoers.
Vita Student sits in the centre of the city, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in everything Nottingham has to offer.
The University of Nottingham is in one of the 24 leading universities in the UK, also known as the Russell Group. Dating all the way back to 1881, it has firmly established its reputation for teaching bright minds.
The university is split into six campuses, including one in Malaysia and China, and has world-leading facilities particularly for sports, arts, and sciences.
UoN was also given an Athena Swan Award, in recognition of its work to advance the careers of women in science.
Nottingham Trent University was named Modern University of the Year 2023, and that’s largely thanks to its inclusive strategy, sustainability initiatives and consistent investment in its facilities.
NTU’s style focuses on giving its students the skills that they can take into their careers. Some of its Alumni include Arooj Aftab, who was named a Vogue Business 100 Innovator, and BAFTA-winning actor and comedian Matt Berry.
“My three favourite things about living at Vita: the weekly events, the gym and the independence I get from living on my own”
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What is there to do in Nottingham?more
There’s no shortage of things to do in Nottingham, however Nottingham Castle is one of the main attractions. The city is famous for its Victorian architecture so if you live in Nottingham, it’s worth spending the day exploring and admiring the city. You can go shopping at the Victoria Centre or go out for dinner and cocktails on Broad Street. Nottingham also hosts some incredible annual festivals like Rock City Music Festival, Nottingham Carnival, and Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival.
How long does it take to get from Nottingham to London on the train?more
It takes around 90 minutes to get from Nottingham to London by train.
What’s the student nightlife like in Nottingham?more
Nottingham city centre has a lot of bars and clubs for students to choose from, and it’s known for its buzzing student culture. There are a few different areas that are popular with students, but the main one is around Broad Street. Here you can get craft beers at Brewdog, or have cocktails at The Hockley Art Club. When it comes to clubbing, you’ll want to visit Stealth or Ocean nightclubs to get the best of Nottingham’s student nightlife.
Is Nottingham good for live music?more
Nottingham has an incredible live music scene, with both large and intimate venues to see performances from famous musicians as well as upcoming artists. The biggest music venue in Nottingham is Motorpoint Arena. Here is where you can see the biggest names in music, in a crowd of 10,000 people. However, you couldn’t talk about live music in Nottingham without mentioning Rock City. This is potentially the most famous music venue in Nottingham, which hosts gigs with some of the best alternative bands and DJs. It also hosts student nights every Wednesday. Lastly, for a more casual gig from undiscovered talent, try Metronome or The Chameleon Arts Café.
Are there any green spaces I should visit in Nottingham?more
Nottingham is surrounded by peaceful green spaces to visit whenever you need a break from the city. One of the oldest forests in Nottingham is Sherwood Forest, with some of the trees aged over 800 years old. It’s also the home of the legendary Robin Hood. If you move to Nottingham, take a Vita Student bike to Clumber Park. This huge green space has over 20 miles of cycle routes and is an idyllic place to visit on a sunny day.
Where are the best shopping destinations in Nottingham?more
With so many young creatives living in Nottingham, inevitably the city has a cool fashion scene and plenty of shopping destinations. Near The Lace Market you can find independent shops like Cow and Wild Clothing Ltd, that sell vintage and one-of-a-kind reworked pieces. The main shopping destination in Nottingham is Victoria Centre, however. Here you can shop for all of your high street favourites and department stores.
What kind of sports events are on throughout the year in Nottingham?more
Nottingham has a number of significant sports events throughout the year that you can attend. The annual Nottingham Open being one of them. Here you can watch some of the world’s best tennis players go head-to-head in a match at The Nottingham Tennis Centre. Secondly, Nottingham has regular ice hockey games with The Nottingham Panthers at Motorpoint Arena. Of course, Nottingham has a massive football culture, so go and support your local team, Nottingham Forest.
Where are the best places to eat and drink in Nottingham?more
Nottingham’s food scene is as creative as its people, and there are loads of amazing places to eat and drink in Nottingham. If you’re looking for fine dining in a cool setting, go to Alchemilla, a modern British restaurant underground. For brunch with your friends, go to Jam Café, which sells amazing vegan food and coffee. Iberico World Tapas serves incredible small plates, in a cosy and intimate restaurant. However if you want the best pizza in Nottingham, go to Oscar and Rosie’s.