Welcome to The University
Course name: Your University Journey
Block 3: Good notes for good writing
Start date: Wednesday 28 January
Duration: Two weeks
Time commitment: Two hours/week
Do you know how to make good notes?
‘Your University journey’ is an online course designed to help with the transition to university study. So far, we have looked at what it takes to be an independent learner, how to manage your first reading lists, and how to read efficiently and effectively.
Now we turn to note-taking and think about how we capture our learning in formats that can help us in our writing. You will have made lots of notes from lectures, labs, articles and books. Are these notes doing what you need them to do? We will be looking at why and when we take notes, what format we take them in, and how we use them. Don't worry if you haven't completed part one and two, you can still join the course now.
The course is run via Moodle, the University’s online learning platform, and requires just four hours of independent study over a two week period. You’ll need your University username and password to log in to Moodle and sign up for the course.
Before you arrive
All students must register with the University no later than two weeks after their course start date.
New full-time students also have to complete their registration in person on arrival in Nottingham.
However, you can make the whole process a lot easier and complete the online part of your registration via the Portal from three weeks before your course start date (this can be found on your offer letter).
Your University Card is a pretty important piece of plastic. It will give you access to library services and buildings around campus, as well as acting as your ID and getting you loads of discounts for shopping, meals and travel.
Make sure you upload a photograph at least a week before you arrive in Nottingham so that your card is ready to collect at your registration event.
Find out more about applying for your University card.
Make sure your computer meets the requirements to connect to the University network. The Pre-Arrival Scanning Service (PASS) will check your computer against our network policies, ensuring that you can be online within minutes when you arrive.
Visit our IT services pages for more information.
Once you're in receipt of your accommodation offer, make sure you accept the offer by the deadline provided in the letter.
Visit our Accommodation pages for more information on the application process and all the things you need to do before you arrive.
Now you're here
Your Students' Union organises a range of 'Week One' welcome events that run from Monday 22 - Sunday 28 September 2014.
International and postgraduate students also have their own welcome weeks.
Week One reps
Reps will welcome you to your halls when you first arrive and, being students themselves, can provide great tips about Uni life.
The International Office provides help and support for EU and international students throughout their time at Nottingham.
You can find information here on how to prepare for coming to the UK, what to do on arrival, tips to help you settle in and the type of support available to you once you are here.