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Accommodation for Students – Nottingham

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With more pubs, bars and restaurants in one square mile than any other European city, Nottingham has always known how to have a good time.

The 4 night time hotspots in Nottingham:

  • Castle Wharf is a recent development that modernised the City’s canal side. Warehouses have been converted into contemporary bars and restaurants with attractive waterside terraces and comedy club.
  • Hockley and the Lace Market offers’ stylish independent bars down cobbled streets.
  • Forman Street and The Corner House make for a genuinely cosmopolitan evening, thanks to pavement cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • The old side of Nottingham with ghost walks around some of the oldest pub in England and the World, such as The Bell Inn and Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem. Also home to one of Nottingham’s best kept secrets: a pub carved into the rock Loggers Heads.

We've got student accommodation in Nottingham that covers all areas of Nottingham, all with easy access to the Cities two University's:

University of Nottingham

The University has been placed in the top 1% of all universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2009. Two of the universities academics have been awarded Nobel prizes, it benefits from having campuses in Malaysia and China and on campus there is a pub, restaurants, shops, and banks catering for your every need.

Nottingham Trent University Accommodation

The University is attended by more than 24,000 students making it one of the largest in the UK. In terms of employment, it is among the top UK universities for employability with around 95% of students in employment or further study six months after graduating. It has 3 campuses: Clifton Brackenhurst and the City campus. Facilities on the city campus include a bank, two bars, a gym, catering facilities, a shop, and a sports hall.

Good Times

There are lots of student properties available to rent in this area.

Cheap supermarkets in the area.

Close to Lenton Boulevard, with amenities and student bars.

In easy reach of University of Nottingham.

Brilliant transport links to Nottingham Trent University.

Bad Times

A very lively area which can get noisy, making it hard to get work done.

Limited permit parking.

Lenton properties

Good Times

An excellent location, 5 mins walk to the City Centre and 10 mins walk to the Train Station.

Also very popular with 3rd year students as it’s a very chic.

Free on road Parking

Bad Times

For a more luxurious area to live in, there is a higher price to pay (but worth it for the view of the castle on the skyline)

The Park properties

Good Times

The shortest distance to walk to University.

Short walk to Beeston high street, home of shops, pubs and restaurants, and Beeston train station.

A great place to study, a bit more serious student area, more relaxed.

Bad Times

Not so close to Nottingham University (a good 20 min walk).

Less of a party ethic.

Beeston properties

Good Times

Amazingly close to QMC for medical students.

Close walking distance to University Park campus (around 5mins).

Bad Times

Slightly longer distance than Lenton from the city centre.

Dunkirk properties

Good Times

Considered one of the most desirable parts of the city in which to live.

Great transport city links.

Bad Times

Far away from the centre of Nottingham.

Long way from University Park campus.

Wollaton properties

Good Times

Huge Forest recreation ground, Goose Fair, outdoor gym.

10 min walk to the centre of Nottingham (easy short walk).

Ideal for Trent Uni.

On the Tram-line.

Bad Times

Long distance from the University of Nottingham

Forest Fields properties

Good Times

Set around a Beautiful park (The Arboretum) great in the Summer BBQ’s, Picnic and events/festivals.

Close to Trent Uni.

Bad Times

Long distance from the University of Nottingham.

A small area so houses are limited.

Close to Trent Uni hall (nosey).

Arboretum properties

Good Times

Close to Nottingham Trent University campus and buildings.

Easy access to main city shops and nightlife.

No taxis fair.

Close walks home.

Bad Times

Apartment only (it will be very rare to find a house in this area).

Expensive.

Management fee to live in an apartment.

City Centre properties

Good Times

A mixture of students and large private houses, beautiful surroundings (lovely architecture).

A conservation area with many distinguished Victorian houses and plenty of aged trees.

Bad Times

Not within a short walk to bars etc.

Mapperley Park properties

Good Times

Efficient transport to city centre and Trent University city campus.

Low rents / Cheap living.

Local cheap shops.

Bad Times

Located a lot further than expected to walk to either Universities.

Not so many students live in this area.

Bobbers Mill properties

Good Times

Buses run every 2 minutes.

A great place for undergraduate as property house prices are aimed at first time buyers.

Bad Times

A bus journey into the city centre or a fair walk.

Limited local amenities.

Sherwood properties

The Nottingham Purple Frog team

Patrick Garratt
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Patrick is one of the founders of purple frog, he graduated in 2007 alongside Greg with a 2:1 in Business from the University of Birmingham. As part of his degree he was required to write and submit a business plan and decided he may as well see it through! Patrick spends time in each of our 4 offices and is often accompanied by his black lab Hugo.

07817 793 828
Hugo
Office Dog

He's a good boy, yes he is. Yes he is. Yes. He. Is. Suchagoodboy. Except when he's stealing your sandwiches.

Sabrina Courts
Head of Operations

Looking after clients with large portfolios means that Sabrina's extensive expertise in the student accommodation market is always put to good use. She also heads up the Ops team. Sabrina is a proud Birmingham City Football Club supporter and hasn't missed a home or away match in over 5 years!

0121 227 4188
Aaron Kurtis
Head of Lettings & Property Management

Aaron has more than 10 years' valuable experience working in student accommodation. He looks after clients who have large portfolios. He also makes sure that each branch is keeping their tenants happy. But more importantly, he's met Duncan from Blue!

0753 509 1905
Sharon Frost
Head of Finance

Sharon looks after all the finances at Purple Frog, including making sure tenants pay their rent and landlords get paid on time. She's lovely, happy and caring, at the same time no one here dares submit our expense forms late.

0121 227 4188
Stephen Haigh
Head of Property Sales

Stephen has a wealth of experience selling investment property. His breadth of knowledge will help everyone from first timers to seasoned portfolio investors achieve their goals. In his youth, Stephen was a rock star in the 'West Coast psychedelic' band Soup which regularly gigged at the University of Birmingham Guild of Students bar.

0333 003 1122
James Mason
Head of Marketing

James has a wealth of marketing experience, which he uses to ensure the properties we advertise are seen by as many people as possible. James' proudest moment is when he won £1,000 in a radio competition in which he had to perform comedy stand-up routines on live radio!

0121 513 0841
Ben Holdnall
Senior Property Manager

Ben is the longest serving member of the purple frog team and has been running our property management team for most of that time. Before joining purple frog Ben used to work as a contractor in student properties so he's got hands on knowledge too and has experience of most maintenance issues we may come across. Outside of work Ben enjoys expanding his horizons and travelling the world, he's recently been to Russia and is also a keen linguist... ask him to show off some of his Mandarin!

0121 270 2722 option 2 OR 07854 410 518
Zita Goldie
Branch Manager - Nottingham

Zita has travelled along way to arrive at Purple Frog. She's originally from South Africa and has spent 15 years working in real estate in Spain. Now she's here in exotic Nottingham, she's helping tenants and landlords ensure their houses are on point. Totally unrelated, but if she was trapped in an elevator, she'd want to be stuck with Barrack Obama, as he's "inspiring and HOT, HOT, HOT". Watch out Michelle, you've got competition.

0115 721 0973
Nadine Bevis
Operations Manager

Nadine is here to make sure that tenants can complete their paperwork quickly and easily. If she won a million pounds she would buy a house for a homeless person. Which is lovely.

0121 513 0896
Reece Jones
Operations Team Leader

Reece is here to help get your tenancy sorted. He's right on it, sorting contracts, making sure your right to rent documents are OK and answering any questions you might have. He's a massive Blues fan (though not as big a fan as Sabrina) When he was a little boy, he dreamed of winning the world cup, but has been hindered in this dream because he's not from Brazil.

0121 513 0901
Claire Pace
Compliance Support Administrator

Claire makes sure that the private hall we manage are running smoothly, in line with best practice. She works part time Monday-Friday 9:30-2.30. Although weighing no more than the idea of a feather herself, she has expanded the collective Purple Frog waistline with her exceedingly good cakes.

0121 513 0834
Bilal Khan
Ledger Clerk/Credit Control

Bilal is a wiz with numbers. He has been with the company since May 2015. He started as an accounts apprentice - completing his accounting qualifications at the same time as working at Purple Frog. He now ensures that the accounts are in tip top order.

0121 227 4188
Emma-Leigh
Dispute Resolution Coordinator

Emma-Leigh, commonly known as the (DRC), is the lovely person who makes sure that the deposits team get your deposits returned as quickly and smoothly as possible. In her spare time, she is busy painting lovely paintings of 'nudes with colourful hair'.

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Leah Wyre
Operations Administrator

Leah is here to help tenants with their paperwork and to answer questions about their tenancies. Her biggest achievement is going to be hard to beat. She represented the country as part of a dance team, competing against dancers from all over the world. Not only that, but the team won, making them world champions!

0121 513 0907
Jordan Turner
Senior Lettings Negotiator

If you're looking for someone friendly and thorough to help you find the right student home, and who can also speak basic Yoruba then meet Jordan. Before you reach for Google, that's one of the official languages of Nigeria. As well as his language skills, Jordan can run a long way. He's run the London Marathon twice.

0115 721 0975
Abbie Costa
Accounts Adminstrator

Abbie helps tenants with questions about their rent, making sure they can stay on top of payments and don't slip into arrears. She lived in sunny Torquay for 19 years, before deciding to tear herself away from all the amazing beaches to move to the equally lovely Midlands.

0121 513 0897
Robina Burke
Business Development Coordinator

Robina helps the company reach new landlords and property investors, where her bubbly personality and bright smile makes her a perfect first contact for new clients. Her claim to fame is that she was a backing singer at a concert for South African jazz legend, Hugh Masekela. Correction: apparently there was a whole choir, not just her.

0121 513 0890
Beckie Roe
Tenancy Administrator

Beckie is here to make sure that signing your contract is simple. She's part time, between 9.30 and 2.30, Monday to Friday. If she could eat only one food for the rest of her life, it would be pasta. With all the different shapes, it's pretty much a different meal each time.

0121 227 4188
Cameron Glasby
Property Manager

Cameron is here to make sure you that any problems in your student accommodation are sorted for you, as quickly as possible. If you get the chance, ask him about how he helped pacify a bomb scare situation in Barcelona train station by calming down a frightened girl. The man she though was a bomber turned out to be a musician.

0115 721 0974
Luke Hill
Lettings Negotiator

There's a great reason to speak to Luke. It's if you need a place to live off campus and want to make sure you're going to find the best student house in Nottingham. Once you've done that, ask him about his huge list of leisure pursuits, especially him playing the drums. He's happy to bang on about it. (See what we did there?)

0115 822 4388
Charlotte Booth
Student Blogger

Charlotte is 21 and is in her 3rd year, studying Drama and English at University of Birmingham. As an actor she’s performed some really weird roles in her time, including male characters and an old woman who sang the Cell Block Tango.

Libbie Johnson
Property Manager

If you are looking to brighten up your day, then speak to Libbie! She'll also ensure your student property is in tiptop condition. Her smile lights up the room like her mythical creature Mermaid. She handles everything with calmness and freedom. The famous person Libbie would love to be for a day is singer Alicia Keys, because she's an independent mother, songwriter, and an ambassador of ‘keeping a child alive’.

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Daniel Callingham
Administrator

Daniel is responsible for carrying out all administrative duties at our Nottingham branch. He is a passionate sportsman, he plays football and is a keen cycle tourist and cross-country skier. His will probably be the first voice you hear, when you call the branch to speak to someone. Got a question? Daniel is your man.

0115 822 4388
Stephen Price
Tenancy Administrator

Four words to describe what Stephen does: Your tenancy questions answered. Outside of Purple Frog, Stephen says he can play any instrument you hand him: kazoo - easy; bagpipes - no problems...hurdy gurdy...We're pretty sure he's just making that one up, but he says he can pay it.

0121 513 0905
Vicky Holland
Operations Administrator

Here to help make sure Ops runs smoothly, Vicky looks after rent arrears, tenancies and deposits. In her spare time, Vicky is a wedding singer, but she's also touched the glittering realm of fame, as she's sung on a number one record. To further sprinkle her with stardust, she's met Ross Kemp.

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