New undergraduates - helping you prepare and settle in


Things to do...

This guide will help you prepare yourself before and after your arrival.

What's included:

  • a checklist of essential things you need to do
  • we'll show you what student life could be like.

Download the pdf version of this guide

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Welcome to The University of Nottingham

Our Vice-Chancellor and Students' Union President welcome you to the University and give you some useful advice. Plus, a look at the city of Nottingham.




Before you arrive


Moving in to University catered halls?

Visit Accommodation Services for detailed information on bedding packs, insurance and your A-Z guide, as well as arrivals information which includes the best entrance to use for your hall and a downloadable parking map. In addition, you will receive a welcome email in early September from your hall. 


What to pack (some tips)

A few suggestions based on feedback from previous new starters. Fancy dress included.

What to pack (some tips)

The dos and dont's of packing

Uon blogs - dos and don’ts of packing

Student financial matters

The University's Student Services Financial Support team provide lots of information, advice and tips on all aspects of student finance.

Visit Financial Support

You can also get hints and tips from the Money Saving on student financial matters. 

The best student account advice from Money Saving Expert50+ tips to stretch your student loan

Prepare for new surroundings


Someone offers you a croggie. Huh ? Exactly. Learn the basics of how to talk Notts. 

Get to know Nottingham like a local with the council's city guide and find details of all the services you may need whilst living here.

Understanding British slang 

// Blog - British slang for    International students



Your first day

Week one helpers on hand to help throughout the day

Student ambassadors and Welcome Mentors will make themselves known to you. They are there to help, so make use of them!

Moving in day 2016


Don't forget to share your moving in photos with us by using #UoNFreshers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!




Your first week

Welcome 2016

Your Students' Union is busy planning events and activities designed to make your first week (Welcome 2016) unforgettable.

UoN Students Union

Stories of Welcome and beyond.




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