New starters


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.

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