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Welcome to The University
of Nottingham

Find out all you need to know about your first few weeks at the University and the support services that are here to help you.

Travelling to Nottingham

If you're moving in to halls on University Park or Jubilee Campus this weekend, please allow plenty of time for your journey. There are road works taking place near University Park Campus and delays are likely.

To help reduce congestion we would recommend that you aim to arrive on campus early in the morning – you will be able to move into halls on University Park from 9am on Sunday – and anyone leaving the campus by car should look to do so before mid-afternoon. Traffic leaving campus will be at its peak from mid to late afternoon.

We also ask that you use the University entrance assigned to your hall. You can find further information on our Accommodation services webpages.

Travelling to Sutton Bonington

If you are travelling to Sutton Bonington this weekend, please note that the M1 junction 24 northbound exit slip road will be closed from 8pm Saturday 20 September – 6am Sunday 21 September.

Throughout the weekend, the south bridge of the M1 junction 24 roundabout will be closed. During the closure of the south bridge, traffic heading towards East Midlands Airport, northbound on the M1 or across to the A50 should follow the diversion southwards to M1 junction 23 and return on the M1.

A message from the Vice-Chancellor

Hello and welcome to Nottingham.

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Greenaway welcomes you and offers some advice for settling in to University life in the first few weeks of term.

Visit the Students' Union Welcome Week website to find out more about the upcoming events and opportunities.




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


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.


Get your computer ready


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.

Confirm your accommodation


 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

Get involved

Find out about student life, or talk to your fellow freshers, via our:

Freshers’ Facebook pageFreshers' Twitter accountFresh Start Blog

Facebook Twitter Foursquare YouTube

Week One with the SU

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.


Stay healthy

Registration at Cripps

If studying in Nottingham, we recommend that you sign up with Cripps Health Centre.

Other GP surgeries are available for those living near Sutton Bonington.

Staying healthy

International students


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.


Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353
e: studentcommsoffice@nottingham.ac.uk