Indian students developed an inclination in education overseas to keep themselves abreast with the international education standards and with an aim of honing their skills to be universally employable. Owing to this, the Indian Study Abroad market grew in leaps and bounds. With India’s outbound student mobility rocketing past an unimaginable mark, India has reinforced its emergence as one of the top source countries for international students. Moreover, with the UK being one of the most preferred destinations for Indian Students due to its ethnically diverse atmosphere and a Reputable Higher Education System, a lot of universities and institutions have become havens, which are welcoming Indian students with open hands. Emphasizing on one such university which is committed to student success and strives to ensure quality educational experiences, University of Nottingham is a recognized university that promotes all-rounded excellence.
Having a history dating back to the year 1881, the University got its current status in 1948, when The Royal Charter awarded the University, giving them full rights to give out degrees in its own name. Also, during this period the School of Agriculture was established when the Midland College of Agriculture at Sutton Bonington merged with the University. And since then, University of Nottingham has continued to grow and yet focus on quality education in all their centers, be it the Medical School & School of Veterinary, or campuses across Malaysia, King’s Meadow or China.
Hosting programs which encourage students to think critically and develop quality academic skills, at Nottingham, each student has a personal tutor, who can support their academic progress and personal development. Additionally, support and Wellbeing Services are provided to all its students, preaching a healthy approach to studies and other issues. There is also an onboard Careers and Employability Service center, that provides expert career guidance, along with facilitating internship and placement opportunities, employer networking and ongoing career support after graduation. “Our Researcher Academy provides training and support for research students to develop their research skills and prepare them for an academic career”, added Mr Jonny Jenkins, the International Relations Manager for South Asia, helping our readers get a better gist of how important Research is at the University.
Devoted to endless advancement
Fully committed to ensuring, and then maintaining, consistent quality within all of its teaching activities, a number of procedures are regularly used as a means of assurance, such as – the annual monitoring of all courses, the use of External Examiners; and, regular all-encompassing reviews known as Educational Enhancement and Assurance Reviews (EEARs).
Striving relentlessly to be a university without borders, which embraces and facilitates opportunities towards a changing world, University of Nottingham is a hotspot of ambitious people and a creative culture. The University has an excellent reputation for attracting international students, with students from more than 150 countries studying all making Nottingham their preferred home. The International Student Recruitment team – including colleagues based in India – are in regular contact with prospective students through study fairs, school visits and online events. Adding a point on how the University focuses towards students especially in India, Mr Jonny Jenkins shared – “We also work with education agencies across India (and around the world) to recruit highly qualified and motivated international students”.
Promoting a sense of community and belonging in every corner of the campus, the University’s Visa and Immigration team provides expert visa guidance and support for international students before and after arrival in the UK. Also, Support services include English language support and faith support, in addition to many international, cultural and faith societies in the Students’ Union, including an Indian Society, Indian Dance Society, and faith societies for Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains. Careers guidance and support too is readily made available for international students, including guidance on working in the UK under the graduate visa route or starting a business in the UK after their studies.
Considering the current market trends and the necessity for up-to-date curriculum, University of Nottingham hosts foundation, bachelors, masters and PhD research degree programmes. Spread across the streams of Arts, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences, the course content is informed by the latest research developments and industry trends. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies, including architecture, engineering, pharmacy and business programmes. Also, some departments offer scholarships for high-achieving applicants, including masters scholarships from the Business School and School of Computer Science.
Continual investment in facilities for staff and students ensure that the learning and living experience at The University of Nottingham is the best it can be. From provisions for childcare and disabled access, restaurants and cafeterias to computer facilities, life at the University is completely enjoyable and stress-free. With first-class facilities and fantastic opportunities for those who want to play sport at any level, the University also houses library learning facilities that are among the most technologically advanced in Europe. Also, the University’s health center includes a dental practice, occupational health and pharmacy facilities, for effective learning curves.
Scholarships and support
The University offers a range of international scholarships for high-achieving international students, including the South Asia Undergraduate Excellence Award and South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award. Also, there is a Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship, founded in 2001, which is the flagship scholarship for outstanding students from Africa, India and the Commonwealth who can use their Nottingham degree to boost their career and contribute to their countries’ development. Nottingham also has excellent links with prestigious international scholarship schemes including Commonwealth Scholarships and Chevening.
Jonny Jenkins – International Relations Manager for South Asia
A personality who is responsible for all international student recruitment activity in the South Asia region for the University. Jonny Jenkins’ regions include Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal with a specific focus on India. Jonny manages a small in-country team based in offices in New Delhi and Mumbai. Jonny graduated from the University of Bradford in 2016 after completing the MChem Chemistry with Research Experience program. He then worked in Technology Recruitment before returning to the University of Bradford to manage the University’s student recruitment in Europe. Jonny then moved to York St John University in the north of England where he was responsible for several regions including Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. In October 2021, Jonny then moved to the University of Nottingham to take responsibility for recruitment from South Asia.