NUAST (Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology) is a new, specialist academy that combines the specialist curriculums usually only available in colleges with the pastoral care, guidance and support traditionally offered by secondary schools and academies.

The academy offers the very best educational opportunities for anyone with a passion for science, computing or engineering between the ages of 11 and 19. With specialist teachers, specialist facilities and the unique opportunity to work with The University of Nottingham and industry partners at KS4 and KS5, NUAST is the right choice for any aspiring scientist, engineer or information technologists.

NUAST opened in September 2014 and is housed in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art building near the QMC.

Educational Opportunities

Students can join NUAST in Year 7, Year 10 or Year 12 and undertake GCSEs, BTECs and A levels in specialist subjects along with a wide range of more traditional subjects.

The unique and innovative curriculum available at NUAST is designed to provide students with the skills and experiences they will need to secure a place at a good university or employment and training in a higher apprenticeship.

With specialist teachers, the very best equipment and unrivalled university and industry links, studying at NUAST offers students the very best start in life.

World Class Facilities

NUAST is based in a purpose built, state-of-the-art facility a few minutes walk from the University of Nottingham’s main campus. Designed to deliver specialist courses, NUAST is equipped with the very latest engineering, ICT and science equipment.

Unique Partnerships

NUAST is supported by a wide range of partners from industry and education. Such partnerships make studying at NUAST an exciting new way to gain qualifications in Science, Engineering and Computing.

Caring Environment

As a small, specialist academy NUAST offers its students a pastoral support package tailored to the needs of each individual. From day to day guidance to university applications and job interviews, NUAST provides the very best care and support.

STEM careers in development

Students are often unaware of the opportunities open to them if they study STEM subjects at school.

There is a lack of gender and ethnic diversity of students entering STEM educational programs and career fields. Using creativity and innovation to address these challenges is critical to meeting this demand of skilled workers.

Not enough young people are being educating or inspired about interest in STEM, however NUAST offers a wide range of courses in science, technology, engineering, and maths in order to inspire students to consider a career in STEM.


NUAST offer various courses in Engineering including:

  • Year 10 and 11: OCR Cambridge Nationals Level ½
  • Year 10/11: OCR GCSE Product Design
  • Year 12/13: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • Year 12/13: AQA AS/A2 Level Product Design

To find out what NUAST can offer you, explore the website, get in touch or visit one of the Open Evenings.