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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

Predominantly a student area (almost like a student village)

Cheap supermarkets in the area

Close to Lenton Boulevard, with amenities and student bars

Bad Times

A very lively student area where everybody wants to party making it hard to get work done.

Permit parking limited.

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 that 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 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
Greg White
Co-Founder

Greg is one of the founders of Purple Frog, he graduated in 2007 with a 2:2 in Computer and Electrical Engineering with Business from the University of Birmingham. Greg oversees business development across our businesses with particular focus on the development and investment side of properties in which our tenants live. Greg loves sharing our company journey, regularly speaking or being involved in university events. Often found on the ski slopes, he enjoys being active and trying to keep fit.

07891 990 148
Sabrina Courts
Operations & Executive Portfolio Manager

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 leads 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
Sharon Frost
Accountant

Sharon looks after the finances at Purple Frog making sure tenants pay their rent and landlords get paid on time. Although very friendly, we wouldn't ever want Sharon chasing us for our rent!

0121 270 2722 option 3
Aaron Kurtis
Regional & Executive Portfolio Manager

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
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
Becki Pass
Branch Manager - Nottingham

Becki heads the team in our Nottingham office, making sure our clients and tenants in the city are happy. Before joining Purple Frog she spent a year in New Zealand as head girl for two International show jumpers. This means she managed the yard and the horse, as well as making sure the riders got to the events in time...instead of horsing around.

0121 796 0059
Stephen Haigh
Business Development Manager - Property Sales

Stephen heads up Purple Frog’s Property Sales division across Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham and has a wealth of experience in the industry. He has a breadth of knowledge about helping first time to portfolio investors achieve their goals. In his youth Stephen was a Rock Star in the band Soup which was known for its West Coast psychedelic music and regularly played in the University of Birmingham Guild of Students bar.

0333 003 1122
James Mason
Marketing Manager

James has a wealth of experience in marketing 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 227 4188
Nadine Bevis
Operations Team Leader

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 227 4191
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) and is a semi-pro footballer, playing left midfield for Alvechurch Church FC. 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 227 4188
Claire Pace
Senior Tenancy Administrator

Claire helps our tenants to complete all their paperwork to secure their new homes. 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 227 4188
Bilal Khan
Ledger Clerk/Credit Control

Bilal is a wiz with numbers 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.

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Emma-Leigh
Deposit Return Manager

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

0121 227 4188
Theresa Meally
Operations Administrator

As part of the operations team, Theresa is your first contact for all things paperworky. She’s here to help with contracts, guarantors, tenancy questions…everything! Theresa is Irish and there’s nothing she likes more than returning to the old country, stoking up the peat fire, pouring a glass of poteen and talking about the old days – she can trace her family history back to the 17th Century. If she’s not doing that, she’s watching the Kilkenny Cats thrashing their deadly rivals the Cork Rebels in the Hurling.

0121 270 2722
Ellie Jackson
Operations Administrator

Ellie is here to help make the contracts and paperwork process smooth and easy. She may look little, but she's one of the toughest of the froglets. She survived a stormy weekend in Snowdonia (so a normal weekend in Snowdonia), living in a tent, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.

0121 227 4188
Laura Hainey
Student Blogger

Laura is a Second Year History student at the University of Nottingham and is originally from Manchester. When she’s not at uni, she likes socialising, going to the gym and cooking for her housemates, their favourites are her triple chocolate brownies.

Olivia Vaughan
Credit Control and Deposit Return Administrator

Olivia helps manage the money coming into the business, as well as ensuring students receive their deposits in good time. She is the office diva. Her unique interpretation of Happy Birthday is a heady mix of Streisand, Monroe and Minnelli. In fact it has been known to reduce the lucky recipient to tears. Of joy, obviously.

0121 227 4188
Lauren Fardell
Lettings Negotiator

As a dancer, Lauren understands dedication, passion, poise and hard work. These are things she also brings to her role at Purple Frog. That's why she loves that moment when you say 'Yes. This student house is perfect for us'. What she hates is, just because she can dance, the marketing team keep making references to the film Dirty Dancing. After all, she's like the wind.

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Zita Goldie
Property Manager

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 896 7874
Leah Wyre
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 227 4185
Jordan Turner
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 the official language of Nigeria. As well as his language skills, Jordan can run a long way. He's run the London Marathon twice.

0115 822 4388
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 227 4188
Courtney Facey
Administrator

Got a question about your tenancy? Courtney's here to provide the answers. Her bravest moment was going to army camp at age 14. As well as having to do the whole being screamed as and 'getting down and giving them 20', her wow moment was completing the military assault course, including the huge wall.

0121 227 4188

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