It can be hard to find your way round a new city or new country, but it is important to remember that many new students feel lost when they first arrive at university. The University of Nottingham is a big place with different campuses so it is likely that it will take you a while to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings.
There are a number of geographical challenges you will encounter when you first start at university:
making travel arrangements
getting used to the size of campus and finding your way around
locating where your classes take place
finding your way round a new city or country
getting used to the culture of a new country
How the University can help you
The University offers a number of support services and resources to help you get used to your new surroundings.
How to overcome the challenges
There are a number of things you can do to overcome the geographic challenges you will face:
- familiarise yourself with the campus map
- do a campus tour and take note of relevant locations
ask for directions if required
seek out information on the city of Nottingham
familiarise yourself with relevant tram, train and bus routes and timetables