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Before you arrive

We bring our students together in a friendly, safe and vibrant community that creates a sociable and enriching living experience - and we can't wait for you to join us.

Each of our halls and accommodation sites has their own identity, character and community – they are the perfect base for exploring your new life in Nottingham. 


There are various tasks you need to complete before you join us on campus. These will make sure you are ready to start and can access all the systems you need during your first weeks.

Are you a new UK student or an international student? 
Please select from the tabs below to see a list of the essential tasks you need to complete before you arrive...



Are you a UK student or an international student? Please select from the tabs below.

Pay your accommodation fees

You need to have paid your first instalment fees before the start date of your licence. 


Register for your university card

You need this to access your hall and other buildings such as libraries and sports facilities, and to use hopper buses. It will also be your meal/flexible lunch card. 


Information for arrivals 2023/24

Arrivals will begin on the 22nd - 24th September, you will need to book an arrival slot once you have completed your accommodation induction. 


Important information for you

The Code of Discipline for all students if you are living in halls managed by the University of Nottingham.


Check your insurance cover

If you're living in halls managed by the University of Nottingham, visit the Endsleigh website if you need to top up your cover. 


Read our guide on living in catered halls

If you’d like to know more about what living in University of Nottingham halls is like.


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Order bedding packs

If you want to purchase a basic bedding pack, you need to book via the online store before you arrive - you will need your student ID.

If you are an International student a bedding pack will provided in your room upon arrival.

Organise your kitchenware 

You can bring your own mugs, drinks and snacks as you will have pantry facilities for hot drinks, microwave meals and snacks, and a fridge in your room. 


Click here to download the PDF



Helping you make the right choice

Explore the services the university offers to help you in moving into your new home and a new city. We bring our students together in a friendly, safe and vibrant community that creates a sociable and enriching living experience - and we can't wait for you to join us. 


Student on their laptop in David Ross Sports Village Cafe
Your Arrival Guide

From where to collect parcels to how to connect to the internet, our Arrival Guide has it all.

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Student and parent embracing at Arrivals
Parent Hub

Our Parents Hub is here to help support you and give you all the information you might need.

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Students at Goose Fair
Residential Experience

Your Residential Experience (ResX) team supports students in halls including health and wellbeing, social responsibility and events

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Students eating at Cripps hall dining room

At the University of Nottingham we have a variety of accommodation options including catered halls and self catered halls

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UniVillage, off-campus private student accommodation, Malaysia
Exchange and Study Abroad

If you're joining the University of Nottingham as part of an exchange or study abroad year we have accommodation available for you

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Students and tram at University Boulevard Tram Stop
Getting Around

Discover how to get around our campuses and the great city of Nottingham

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Travel information

You can view a campus map and directions to schools and local amentities based on the campus you are staying in.



Sport, Health and Wellbeing Package (SHWP)

In partnership with the University’s Accommodation and Residential Experience team, the Sports, Health and Wellbeing package is a brand new offer just for students living in University halls on University Park and Jubilee campus, plus Dagfa and Varsity.

Your Sports, Health and Wellbeing package provides a huge range of options to stay active during your time on campus with our award-winning facilities and programmes located right on your doorstep!

Explore our Sport, Health and Wellbeing Package Find out more about UoN Sport


Undergraduate and postgraduate students walking past David Ross Sports Village University Park


Stronger together

Our student community is an incredibly diverse one, comprising a vast range of identities, backgrounds and lived experiences. As a member of our diverse community we expect you to extend respect to others both on and off campus as a respectful member of your new campus and city. We are a positive and peaceful community. Pledge to be a part of this so that we can be truly stronger together.

Find out how we are stronger together

Undergraduate students in Nottingham City Centre