University of Nottingham – Defiant Pioneers of Collaboration & Innovation


As a developing nation, India relies heavily on education, be it – offline or online, progressing each day with a clear aim of converting today’s shy timid students into tomorrow’s confident world leaders. Also, as the demand for organic education is at an all-time high, due to the restrictions the pandemic brought on us, educational aspirants are in a constant search of a place/country that provides relentless educational experiences, built on a totally inclusive atmosphere of learning and growth. Thereby, coming as a welcome ray of hope for Indian students, striving towards providing an outstanding quality of education, countless studying options, modern educational approaches, student job opportunities, and overall exciting studying experience in one of the best countries in the world, the University of Nottingham is just one of the few reasons why the UK is an undoubted hotspot for Indian students to go about with their study abroad dreams. 

Working rigorously day in and day out & operating with openness to international markets, teaching excellence, & individual attention, and still making students feel at home, the University of Nottingham believes in ‘a world beyond ordinary’, breaking new ground and forging change rather than following it. Home to an excellent academic and sports reputation, the university is also a pioneer of research, and as a result is ranked among the top universities/institutes of the UK, by many renowned international establishments.

Operating on 3 beautiful campuses across the UK, which consist of a thorough mix of green parkland with high-tech study and leisure facilities, the university has international campuses in China and Malaysia too. Moreover, with support and wellbeing services present on the campus, additional advice and support is imparted for a healthy approach to studies and to combat other issues. Also, a haven for careers and employability services that guarantee expert career guidance, internship and placement options – in abundance, the university, through its Researcher Academy, provides training and support for research students to develop their research skills and prepare them for a successful career ahead of them. 

A global community of outstanding student experiences

We deliver only high-quality teaching, based on different approaches and requirements”, stated – Mr. Jonny Jenkins, the International Relations Manager, who in a brief conversation with us, gave us an inside view of the whole working ethos present at the university, answering all the questions addressed to him. Adding to his above statement, he stated – “To differentiate us as a Russel Group university, we are expected to deliver teaching that is research-led and incorporate research into the teaching content, in order to create the necessary differentiation”. Through the conversation, we also learned that the university is fully committed to ensuring, and then maintaining consistent quality within all of its teaching activities, as only highly qualified and experienced individuals are appointed to be a part of the onboard team of faculty members.

Going ahead, when Mr. Jonny was asked about how Nottingham maintains its reputation and relations attracting international students on a large scale, he ecstatically answered – “With students from more than 150 countries studying with us, our International Student Recruitment team – including colleagues based in India – are in regular contact with prospective students through study fairs, school visits, and online events”. Also, as the university offers a range of international scholarships for achieving international students, the university has indeed become a place of equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Offering various courses from the foundation, bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. research degree across a range of subject areas in five faculties, namely – Arts, Engineering, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences, the course content is a result of the latest research developments and industry trends. Many courses are even accredited by professional bodies, including architecture, engineering, pharmacy and business programs. Additionally, some departments offer scholarships for high-achieving applicants, including master’s scholarships from the Business School and School of Computer Science.

Pandemic and beyond

Being one among those educational stalwarts who effortlessly overcame the pandemic by implementing safety measures across all their campuses since early 2020, all of the campuses was moved virtually. Nottingham even contributed significantly to Covid-19 research, vaccine programs, and public health advocacy. “This year we are teaching through a blended approach with large lectures taking place online, and seminars, tutorials, and lab sessions taking place face-to-face, in line with the approach taken by most universities in the UK”, added Mr. Jonny, talking about how well-prepared the university is towards change – anywhere and anytime. 

All in all, having always worked towards a better world through their research that is focused to tackle major global issues such as sustainable energy, world food security, and modern slavery, every endeavor and course is catered towards developing important life skills in their students, such as critical thinking, self-directed research, and independent thought. Lastly, by offering various career and employability services for their students, and a complete student-centered environment, the University of Nottingham has been and will continue to be a university without borders, where the university embraces opportunities presented by a changing world, enabling a positive change, the world needs right now. 

Jonny Jenkins – International Relations Manager for South Asia 

The International Relations Manager for South Asia at the University of Nottingham, Jonny Jenkins is responsible for all international student recruitment activity in the South Asia region for the University. His region includes 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.