THE CITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Situated in the heart of England, the city of Nottingham is famous around the world for many things: amongst them the legend of Robin Hood, the lace industry, the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence and the home of Lord Byron. Nottingham is a prosperous and friendly cosmopolitan city which richly supplements the life of the University. It is a great place in which to live and study - and to those who know Nottingham it came as no surprise that in a recent national survey it was voted the best city in the country in which to live. It is a thriving commercial city offering a wide array of cultural and recreational facilities. There is a world class concert hall, superb theatres, many cinemas, and nightclubs. A wide range of international cuisine is found in the city's restaurants, hotels, pubs and wine bars. Nottingham is a major sporting city, famous for its football teams, international cricket and ice hockey. The city is also home to the National Water Sports Centre, with its international rowing and canoeing facilities. One of the largest public tennis centers in Europe is just opposite the University Park campus.
Nottingham's several interesting and welcoming museums tell the story of its historic city and country. Nottingham Castle towers above the city center and houses the City Museum and Art Gallery. Below the Castle you can explore ancient caves or visit what is reputedly the oldest pub in England, "Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem", which was built into the rock at the foot of the city during Victorian times and the old Lace Market is particularly fascinating. The city's National History Museum is housed in Wollaton Hall, an exquisite Tudor residence set amongst 500 acres of open deer park, opposite the University Park campus. Further out of the city, the ancestral home of Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey, is set in 200 acres of parkland and close by is Sherwood Forest, of Robin Hood fame. Nottingham is also in easy reach of Britain's oldest and most popular National Park, the spectacular Peak District.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
The University of Nottingham has a history of academic excellence and an international reputation for research. It currently registers around 26,000 students, of which 6,000 students come from outside the UK. It has a high international profile with students coming from over 130 different nations Nottingham is a multi-campus University. The University Park campus is a beautiful landscaped campus just three miles away from the city center with easy access to the center by public transport or by safe and speedy bicycle tracks. The Sutton Bonington Campus, ten miles to the south of the city, incorporates internationally recognized work in applied biology, food production, and environmental science. The new Jubilee campus occupies some thirty acres within a mile of the existing University Park Campus, on a former industrial site on the western edge of the City of Nottingham. The new campus houses the University's Business School, the School of Computer Science, and the Schools of Education and Continuing Education.
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
A wide range of modules in Arts, Law and Social Sciences, Educa-tion, Science (including Agriculture and Food Services) and Engineering are available to Study Abroad students who follow a normal undergraduate workload based on 120 credits for a full year programme (60 credits for a semester). A combination of 20, 10 and 5 credit modules can be taken and credits are transferred to the home institution. Current module information is available in the Module Catalogue: http://winster.nottingham.ac.uk/modulecatalogue/asp/main_search.asp. Teaching is through the normal range of lectures, tutorials, and seminars, plus field trips and laboratory work where appropriate. Contact time with staff may be less than at Penn with a greater emphasis on directed private study and research. Assessment will be given by examinations, assignments, essays, project work, and class participation. The University has a dedicated team of staff running the successful and popular Study Abroad Programme. Each School has an academic Study Abroad adviser.
Departments listed below with an "*" received either a 4 or 5 in the Research Assessment Exercise conducted in 2001 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Departments with "**" received a 5*. Rankings depend on how much of the research work is judged to reach national or international levels of excellence. Students are encouraged to consider applying to departments with 4, 5, or 5* rankings.
Schools of Study: **School of American and Canadian Studies, *School of English Studies, *School of History and Art History, *School of Humanities, **School of Modern Languages, School of Continuing Education, *School of Education, School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering, *School of Civil Engineering, *School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, *School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management, *School of the Built Environment, *School of Economics, *School of Business, *School of Geography , *School of Law, *School of Politics, *School of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Human Development, *The Pharmacy School (encompasses Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences), School of Biosciences, *School of Chemistry, School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Community Health Sciences, *School of Computer Science and Information Technology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, *School of Mathematical Sciences, *School of Physics and Astronomy, *School of Psychology Schools not available in the Autumn term: Business School, Chemistry, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Built Environment, Psychology, Math New Programs: British Studies, Modern European Culture, Anglo-American Studies, Contemporary British Society
Program website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/.
Cornell Abroad participants must maintain a full course load during their period of study abroad. It is the responsibility of prospective participants to arrange with their major advisor at Cornell before departure that an appropriate amount of Cornell credit will be awarded as equivalent to the work done at Nottingham.
As on all Cornell Abroad programs, grades are recorded on the Cornell transcript but are not calculated in the cumulative grade point average.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR (approximate)
Fall Semester: late September - mid-December
Spring Semester: early January 7 - mid-June
University accommodation is guaranteed to all Study Abroad students. The University has twelve Halls of Residence on the University Park Campus and two on the Jubilee Campus, and one on the Sutton Bonington Campus. There are both mixed and single sex Halls and all Halls offer common rooms and social facilities. Most study bedrooms are single occupancy and fully furnished with a wash basin, a telephone socket, and a data point. Ensuite rooms with private bathroom facilities are also available. Accommodation fees for Halls of Residences do not cover vacation periods. Individual arrangements can be made for students who wish to remain on campus during the vacations. The University also owns a complex of self-catering flats near the University and Jubilee Campuses. Each flat comprises five or six single study bedrooms with kitchen and bathroom facilities shared by the occupants. There is a launderette, general store, meetings, and games rooms in the complex. The University's Accommodation Service acts as an information bureau for those seeking off-campus housing in the Nottingham area.
The Students' Union is run for students by students. All students, including Study Abroad, are automatically included as members of the Students' Union. The Students' Union is involved in providing welfare, advice, and information to students, cheaper goods, food and drink through its retail services, entertainment and a whole wealth of opportunities to try out those activities that you might never have the chance to do again. There are over 200 students clubs and societies covering a huge range of interests from drama to sky diving and from juggling to debating. If there is not a club to suit you then you can start one! The University of Nottingham has excellent facilities for both indoor and outdoor sports. The Sports Center is a large complex providing facilities for many sports including badminton, volleyball, squash, basketball, table tennis, and aerobics. There is also a climbing wall and specialist fitness room equipped for weight training. Opposite the Sports Center is a very modern, award winning swimming pool. An adjustable floor at one end of the pool gives flexibility for a variety of uses including competitive swimming and water polo. Outdoor facilities include extensive playing fields providing area for rugby pitches, football pitches, cricket squares, and an athletics track. A floodlit artificial turf pitch is used for hockey and football. There is also a well-equipped boathouse by the river Trent.
Immunization for group C meningococcus and for mumps is recommended by UK health authorities.
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