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Elac at Nottingham Jubilee University Campus

‘A beautiful campus in an ideal location

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Key facts about the centre

  • Historical city setting

  • Famous city with outstanding facilities

  • University campus close to city centre

  • Heritage location

  • Superb university campus – opened in 1999

  • Typical Age Range: 12 – 17 years old

  • Single Study Bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms

  • Trinity College Spoken Examinations taken

  • Hot lunches on campus

  • Full-time activity and sports programme

  • Full-time evening social programme

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

  • Extensive sports facilities on campus


Nottingham and the university campus


Nottingham is one of the finest cities in England, steeped in history, and of course renowned for the legends of Robin Hood and his battles with the Sheriff of Nottingham.  But this is only the beginning.
Our courses take place on the magnificent Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham.  Opened in 1999, this modern facility has everything a vibrant and varied summer course could need.  Architect-designed buildings are located next to a lovely lake and landscaped gardens; study, activity and relaxation side by side.  All classrooms are equipped with the most modern teaching facilities and audio visual aids.
The restaurant, at the heart of all, occupies a huge atrium which is bathed in natural light through its glass roof.

The sports facilities are located on the adjacent campus and are quite excellent.  There is an indoor swimming pool, large sports hall, tennis courts, and playing fields.  All these are located within a campus that feels more like a country estate than a university.
As you walk by the lake, amongst the trees and wide open spaces, it is difficult to remember that the campus is only ten minutes from the centre of the city.
The Lakeside Arts Centre is well known for its exhibitions, drama presentations and concerts throughout the year.
It is simply one of the best university campuses in Great Britain.
The City of Nottingham is famous for many things.  Here are some examples:

  • Superb shopping centre, second only to London in the UK
  • Extensive multiplex cinema centres
  • Extensive parklands within the city – the magnificent Wollaton Park Estate is next to the University campus
  • Lively entertainment facilities with many clubs and discos
  • A wide range of restaurants of all kinds
  • Major canal centre with extensive waterfront shops and restaurants
  • Surrounded by many places of historical interest
  • Nottingham Castle and the Robin Hood Exhibition Centre
  • A blend of modern and traditional architecture in the city centre
  • Excellent public transport with tram system
  • Major cultural centre – theatres, art galleries and the home of D. H. Lawrence
  • Ice skating rink

Visit the Nottinghamshire website


Accommodation at Nottingham


Accommodation is in the newly constructed Southwell Hall
All rooms are single and with their own en-suite bathroom
Excellent study facilities with desks and reading lamps
Communal kitchens and common rooms with television and games
Elac house staff are always on duty to ensure thorough supervision
Front door is operated with a personal swipe card so security is high at all times

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in the university restaurant, a magnificent atrium building located at the heart of the campus, next to the lake and gardens
First class selection includes hot and cold dishes, as well as vegetarian dishes and a salad bar


Excursions from Nottingham



Nottingham is ideally situated in the heart of the country and within easy reach of a good number of interesting and attractive destinations.  Your programme at Nottingham will include three full-day excursions every two weeks.


Excursion 1 – York
York, famous for its Minster, and for its Viking past, is the best preserved medieval city in the United Kingdom, with lots to offer to the day visitor.  It is about two hours from Nottingham, and we will spend at least six hours in the town.  There will be a walking tour of the city to begin with and then opportunities to visit the museums, the Jorvik Centre or the Minster, with time left over for browsing in the old town.



Excursion 2 – Buxton and Chatsworth
This excursion begins with a drive to the stunning Peak District village of Buxton.  It is tranquil and picturesque, all you might expect from a traditional rural English village.  There will be plenty of time to relax here, to look through the local shops for souvenirs, to indulge with a cream tea, or to take a walk around the village.

Visit Buxton Tourist Information

Chatsworth House

Then we move from the rural charm of Buxton to the stately magnificence of Chatsworth House.  Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates, offering something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food and drink and many miles of free walks.  In the house, you can see the grandest rooms filled with examples of superb craftsmanship and treasures collected over five centuries.

Visit the Chatsworth House website

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Excursion 3 – Manchester

Say Manchester to anybody, anywhere in the world, and you can be sure that they will think of Manchester United Football Club.  This excursion will give our students the opportunity to visit the home of one of the most famous club sides in the world, the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, Old Trafford.

What they might not think of so quickly is the Trafford Centre, one of the top shopping attractions in the UK, or Salford Quays with the renowned Lowry Museum and Imperial War Museum.  There is in fact a lot more to Manchester than a football club, and for those who are not interested in football there will be plenty else to do.

Visit Manchester's official website


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