The 6th Student Conference on Operational Research

About the Venue

Nottingham is a city in central England, in the Midlands region. It is known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, rebuilt many times since the medieval era. The Lace Market area was once the centre of the world’s lace industry. Wollaton Hall is an ornate Elizabethan mansion with gardens and a deer park, recently used as Wayne Manor for the filming of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises in 2011. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is the oldest Inn in England, situated right next to the Nottingham Castle.

The University of Nottingham is a stunning and very well respected university primarily located just west of the city with campuses within Nottingham as well as China and Malaysia. The university played host to our SCOR12, SCOR14 and SCOR16 conferences and we are pleased and privileged to return this spring. The University of Nottingham has an excellent reputation for research and training in operational research, computer science and many related disciplines, which alongside its excellent facilities and convenient location in East Midlands of the UK, make it the perfect home for SCOR18.


During your Stay

The conference will take place at Jubilee Campus of University of Nottingham, see map below.


Newark Hall is just 1 min away from the Business School South Building (also see Campus Map), where the conference will be held. Access to bedrooms can be granted from 13:00 onwards.

Meals and Entertainment

Delegates using the university accommodation can receive a full English breakfast. Lunch will be available for delegates on all three days of the conference. Our social program includes two social dinners (for Friday and Saturday nights). This will be a good opportunity for networking with other conference participants.

How To Get Here

The SCOR18 is held at University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus.


By Train or Bus

Nottingham is very well connected to all other major cities by the train network. Regular services operate between Nottingham and many major stations. Be sure to book as far in advance as possible for the cheapest tickets. For train information, tickets and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website and for bus the National Express website

By Car

Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham. After five miles turn left onto the A6514, Middleton Boulevard. Turn right at the next roundabout onto the A609 Wollaton Road. The main entrance to Jubilee Campus is clearly signposted on the right. The postcode of Jubilee Campus is NG8 1BB.

By Airplane

From Europe:

  • Fly to London (Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Gatwick)
  • Fly to East Midlands Airport – closest
  • Additional options: Birmingham, Manchester, Doncaster (Sheffield) airports

From East Midlands Airport you can take the Nottingham City Transport’s Skylink service. Buses leave from outside the Airport Arrivals hall and arrive in the city centre.

You can also walk to the taxi rank on the terminal forecourt and take a direct taxi to the university. The cost of a single / one way journey is approximately £20. Taxis are normally available 24 hours.

If you are arriving into any other major UK airport you are recommended to then join a rail service or bus as mentioned on the left.

From Nottingham City Centre

By bus: There are a number of bus services running from Nottingham to Jubilee Campus. Further information can be found at the Nottingham City Transport website Bus stations are ‘Kennington Road Jubilee Campus’ (north of the Jubilee Campus) and ‘Hillside’ (south of the Jubilee Campus).

By taxi: There are taxi ranks throughout the city and immediately adjacent to the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the campus takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes. In addition, Uber is a convenient and cheap alternative.