Athena Swan Silver Award

Athena Swan Silver Award

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)  Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

The University of Nottingham was one of the first institutions to join the Charter and was awarded an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in 2006. The University later achieved an Institutional Silver award in 2012 and the Institutional Silver Renewal in 2017/2018.


British Council

Accreditation UK is a quality assurance scheme for institutions which offer English language teaching for international students. The scheme operates as a partnership between the British Council and English UK.

Our Centre for English Language Education is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. It provides a high-quality learning experience, facilities and support. This includes a range of preparatory English courses and support alongside your academic studies.

Midlands Innovation

Midlands Innovation

Midlands Innovation is a world-class research and innovation partnership, combining the collective excellence of leading universities in the heart of the UK.

Their aim is to build global hubs of research and innovation excellence, addressing topics where they can add value; from engineering and transportation, to medical science and the humanities.

On 26 April 2016 Midlands Innovation was launched. A formal partnership between six research intensive Universities: Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, KeeleLeicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick.

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature logo

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is dedicated to building a better world with words. The permanent designation as a UNESCO Creative City enables us to use the power of words to transform lives, create new opportunities and establish Nottingham as a leading destination for lovers of literature worldwide.

The University of Nottingham is one of the key partners and played a major part in making the bid a success. The University provides financial, creative and in-kind support every year.

Russell International Excellence Group

Russell Group

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

The University of Nottingham was one of the 17 founder Universities of the Russell Group back in 1994. 


Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Nottingham delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

Universitas 21

Universitas 21

Universitas 21 (U21) is the leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation.

International and Sports University of the Year

University of the Year for International and Sports

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide provides a league table made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction, teaching quality and the wider student experience.

The University secured a double award as University of the Year for both International and Sports in the 2019 Guide. The University has also moved to 16th position in the overall league table, up a further two places, thanks to student satisfaction scores and strong graduate prospect outcomes. It is the first time in the history of the guide that a university has been given two awards and enough to earn a shortlisting, for the second year running, for the University of the Year award.



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