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When you start

Once you are ready, make sure you complete all these relevant steps to ensure your first week runs smoothly.

This page was last updated on 01 July 2021 at 13:05 (GMT)

Connect to Wi-Fi

If you are studying online, please make sure you have a good internet connection. If you have any concerns about your connection, please contact your personal tutor.

If you are on campus, you can stay connected wherever you are using Eduroam. 'Eduroam' is the main wireless network for all users and you will need to connect once you arrive – this allows us to confirm your arrival and complete your registration.

Need help? Use our Virtual Smart Bar for support.


Attend your school induction

As part of your first week, you will be required to complete a number of subject and course-specific online sessions to find out about your course and get to know your lecturers.

You can find out more about what your teaching experience will be like and we've also created a guide to digital learning

Your induction timetable will be live in early September and you'll find it on your school or department homepage. 


Explore Moodle

You will be able to access Moodle – our online learning platform – the next working day after you have completed online registration.

You will find more information about your course, modules, and will be able to access resources such as your student handbook.


Complete module enrolment 

Learn more about the core modules included in your course, as well as the optional modules that you can sign up for.

Optional modules aren’t available for all courses, so please check your module catalogue for more information.

International or EU student?

If you're joining us from overseas, there are some extra things you will need to consider. For tips on your first weeks in Nottingham, see our guide to life in the UK.

Register in person

International students will also need to register in person. You must complete online registration first.

Register in person

Banking and money

How to decide how much money to bring and what you'll need with you to set up a bank account.

Manage your money


Collect your biometric residence permit

Your full visa, referred to as your BRP, must be collected within 10 days of arriving in the UK.

Biometric residence permits

Register with the police

Students from some countries need to register with the UK police, as stated in your visa decision letter.

Police registration


Arriving late? If you think you will arrive more than three weeks after the start date of your course (or will still need to quarantine at this point), find out what you need to do



Get to know the Students' Union (SU)

See what your SU has in store for your time at Nottingham – find out what Welcome activities are available, how to join clubs and socieites, and generally make the most of your time at the University of Nottingham.


View your academic timetable 

You will be able to view your academic timetable online closer to your course start date.


Register with a local health service

As part of your time at Nottingham, it’s highly recommended that you register with a local doctor’s surgery. If you are studying near University Park Campus, you can register with our on-campus surgery, the University of Nottingham Health Service. If you are studying at Sutton Bonington there are other local surgeries available, for example, Kegworth Surgery. 

Now more than ever, it’s important that you look after your health and ensure that you have a UK general practice (GP) surgery to go to, should you need medical advice or assistance.

International or EU student? Read our guidance on accessing UK health services.

Your guide to fun, socially distanced activities

University life is going to look a bit different this year and, in the absence of large gatherings, we're all going to have to find creative ways to entertain ourselves. Student blogger Shweta's already got you covered with her suggestions for socially distanced, fun activities to get you through your first few weeks.

Read Shweta's blog post
Fun and socially distance activities



Coronavirus (Covid-19)

See latest advice for UoN community and details of how to report symptoms or test results

Student Services

University Park

Please see our need help page for telephone and online contact points