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Thinking about studying in Nottingham, but haven’t got a clue where to start? Lucky you - you’ve stumbled into the right place! Check out everything you need to know about relocating Nottingham in our handy guide below.

So, what’s the deal with Nottingham? Well, located in the East Midlands of England, Nottingham is a dynamic city known for its rich history, cultural vibrancy, and diverse student-friendly atmosphere. Famous for its association with the legendary Robin Hood, and landmarks like Nottingham Castle and the Old Market Square – students attending the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University are sure to be welcomed into a wealth of food, fun, and festivity.

Why studying in Nottingham is so popular

Why exactly do students love this location? Well, besides having one of the youngest populations in the UK, Nottingham has a wealth of amenities and attractions are a great bonus to studying in the city.


Whether you love a boogie on the dancefloor, or prefer a refreshing pint in a charming pub – Nottingham has a thriving nightlife scene just waiting to be enjoyed. The city offers a diverse range of pubs, bars, and clubs catering to different tastes – ranging from live music at Rock City to trendy cocktails at Stealth.

If you’re not a fan of pubs and clubs, Nottingham also has a great array of alternative activities to indulge in. From comedy clubs to cinemas, the city has fun-filled options for everyone to enjoy. Find out more about entertainment in Nottingham here.


Foodies, unite! If you are a fan of your food, Nottingham is the perfect location for you - with more restaurants per square mile than most other UK cities. Rest assured, whatever your taste, you won’t be left hungry in this culinary city. Stuck for choice? Check out our foodie guide to nibbles in Nottingham here.


Besides food and fun, Nottingham has a rich culture to discover and enjoy. The city boasts a dynamic blend of history, creativity, and diversity - making it a wonderful place to live.

For example, those studying English would be interested to discover that Nottingham has a strong literary heritage, with famous writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Lord Byron associated with the city – cool!

Plus, with a thriving arts scene, theatres, and live music venues contributing to the city's vibrant cultural offerings – the fun doesn’t have to stop when the night out ends.

Looking to discover the city’s top things to do? Check out our handy guide here.

Student housing in Nottingham by Yugo

With such a delightfully diverse city, also comes the need for a vibrant accommodation space to cater for the needs of its varied student population. And, where better to call your base than a Yugo space? Goldsmith Court, Yugo’s recently refurbished and upgraded city space, is calling your name.

Goldsmith Court

Goldsmith Court is Yugo’s primary accommodation in Nottingham, located just a stone’s throw from the Nottingham Trent University campus, and a short bus ride away from Nottingham University.

Recently refurbished and upgraded, residents can now benefit from new furniture, kitchen fittings, and floors. Ooh la la, indeed.

Alongside your brand spanking new amenities, students can also take advantage of high speed WiFi, on-site laundry facilities, regular wellbeing activities, and a communal terrace space to enjoy. Just imagine those golden hour terrace selfies - need we say more?

Well, if you actually want to know more, you can check out our FAQ’s here.

A student’s guide to living in Nottingham

With Nottingham being such a student centric location, university life in the city may seem a little easier than it was at home. This is thanks to Nottingham’s great amenities, low-cost living, and quality of life.


Nottingham is well connected, in every sense of the phrase. The city itself is very walkable, with convenient routes and cycling opportunities a-plenty.

With efficient and reliable public transportation available regularly, including buses and trams - travelling around the city is a piece of cake. Plus, if you are looking to take a day trip further afield, Nottingham is well-connected, with road and rail services linking to many other major cities in the UK. Spontaneous road trip, anyone?

Study Spots

Although the thrill of pubs and clubs can be electrifying, we must remember that university is a time for studying, too. Luckily, Nottingham is home to an abundance of great study spots. Both universities have extensive library facilities, but if you fancy breaking the norm and finding somewhere more stylish to study, the city offers a selection of chic coffee shops, co-working spaces, and even a creative study space in the National Videogame Arcade to get that reading done. Don’t mind us, we’re just gonna’ take a quick look at that vintage Pacman machine…

To Conclude

Alright, we think we might have sold Nottingham to you pretty well. But, between its fantastic foodie scene and its low-cost living, did we really need to try?

If you are looking to make the move to Nottingham to study, check out Yugo’s accommodation offerings in the city here, or make an enquiry with one of our friendly team. We can’t wait to welcome you.