Nottingham Trent University

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Nottingham Trent University has been named University of the Year three years in a row. 

The Guardian University of the Year 2019 award is based upon performance and improvement in its Guardian University Guide as well as considering retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.  As part of its ‘Success for All’ agenda, NTU strives to provide the opportunity for all students to succeed and is at the forefront of understanding and implementing what works to support students.

NTU was named Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017 due to its impressive record on outreach and its use of learning analytics to improve retention.  The University was also named Modern University of the Year in the 2018 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, in recognition of its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience and engagement with employers. 

We undertake teaching and research in a range of land-based disciplines in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at NTU’s dedicated Brackenhurst Campus.

Our high-impact research is focused around four core themes: the natural environment; ecology and conservation; sustainable agriculture and food security; and animal behaviour, performance and welfare. We aspire for excellence through international and interdisciplinary collaboration and foster a research environment that rewards innovation. Our research is recognised both nationally and internationally, often informing professional practice across the sector.

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Areas of Expertise

Aligning to our four core areas of research, the School of Animal Rural and Environmental Sciences is also innovating in the One Health agenda, with the group of Professor Wilson developing human and animal medical diagnostic techniques and therapeutics in collaboration with NTU’s Medical Technologies Innovation Facility. Furthermore, our conservation work is expanding to native breeds of equines, in establishing the first example of a quantitatively-mated, sexed semen foal which was widely publicised in the media. Professors Burton and Wilson are working with industry to better support sustainability in animal feed production and the food market.

Areas of Interest

  • We are interested in seeking placement and/or internship opportunities
  • We are interested in seeking opportunities for ad hoc work (e.g. outside the curriculum)
  • We are interested in providing project opportunities
  • We are interested in seeking project opportunities
  • We are interested in seeking graduate schemes opportunities
  • We are interested in contributing to careers fairs
  • We have people that are willing to deliver guest lectures
  • We have/can provide people with links to alumni