Things to do in your first week

Please note: The information contained within these pages is intended for students beginning their studies in September 2017. Information for students starting in 2018 will be published in summer 2018.




Complete registration in person

It is essential that new full-time students complete their registration in person and online. You can register online from three weeks before your course start date. Please refer to the registration webpages for further information about how to complete the online registration process.

Once you are in Nottingham you will attend a registration event. Details of these are available on the registration webpages.

What shall I bring to register in person?

  • Evidence of meeting entry conditions (if this has been requested)
  • Passport and visa/biometric card (all international students)
  • Passport, National Identity Card or Birth Certificate (all Home/EEA students) – driving licence not accepted
  • Sponsor letter/evidence of funding (if applicable and if not already sent in)
  • Student ID number if known (note – this is different to your applicant ID number)

If you aren’t able to upload a photograph for your University Card before you arrive, you can have one taken at the registration event. You will be notified when your card is ready and where to collect it from. This should be one week later.

If you’re unable to attend the relevant registration event, you must confirm your attendance in person at a Student Service Centre. Further information about times and locations, as well as information for students starting at non-standard times can be found online.

When do I need to register by?
You must complete your registration with the University within three weeks of your course start date at the absolute latest, or you will not be permitted to join your course. For students with a course start date of Monday 25 September in 2017, this deadline is Monday 16 October at 5pm.


Pick up your University Card

If you applied for your University Card when you registered online, you can collect it when you arrive at University. Your card will be ready for collection when you arrive if you live in University halls on University Park or Jubilee Campus. If you live elsewhere, you can collect your card when you register in person.
Where to go to collect your card.

Your University Card can be used for:  travel, discounts, libraries, building access, meals,  sport


Register with a health centre

Freshers' are advised to attend one of the registration sessions 25-28 September 2017. Download, print and complete the relevant forms before you attend a registration session as this will speed up the process and ensure you have all the information required.

Find out more

Sutton Bonington

Students based at Sutton Bonington can choose to register with a surgery closer to their campus:

Orchard Surgery in Kegworth

Orchard Surgery registration form

HealthyU webpages are availble to help you with a range of health issues and provide useful advice and guidance.

Be HealthyU all year round



Welcome - an introduction to your Students' Union


Welcome is a week-long programme organised by the Students' Union (SU) to help you settle in. It takes place 21-29 September in 2017.

Jump right into university life with a week of unforgettable events from your Students' Union!

Welcome 2017


Sport and Fitness 

University of Nottingham Sport offers state-of-the-art sports and fitness facilities across all three campuses, where students can access fitness suites, over 100 weekly classes and a swimming pool and a climbing wall at the new David Ross Sports Village.

We have over 70 sports clubs to join, as well as one of the largest intramural sports leagues right here on campus. If you want to play for fun, our popular Engage programme is a great way to make new friends.

Buy a sports and fitness membership now

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#FindYourActive with UoN Sport


Nottingham Reading Programme

Have you read Brave New World?

The Nottingham Reading Programme has been set up to give you something to talk about with other new students in your first days at University. All new students will receive a free customised book, and opportunities to take part in a range of activities. 

It's a great way to meet like-minded students.

Nottingham Reading Programme





Library tours for new starters are available in all libraries from 25 September - 22 October 2017, between 10am-5pm. Tours take 10-20 minutes depending on the size of the library and are run by student ambassadors. There is no need to book, simply drop in and ask to join the next tour. 


Student IT support

The Student IT support programme (SITS) provides help and support to all new students during the first weeks of term to help familiarise them with the way computing and IT are delivered at the University of Nottingham.

Trained student IT support tutors are available in halls from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 in 2017 to help you get your devices connected. You can also find tutors at Smart Bars in libraries, central buildings and at registration to help you if you're having IT problems or have questions. 

When and where support is available



Register to vote

The University of Nottingham wants all of its students to be active citizens locally, nationally and internationally. For this reason it's important that having moved to Nottingham you are registered to vote.

The electoral registration team will be present at the registration event held at the  David Ross Sports Village (number 34 on the map) during the first week of term. Please bring your National Insurance number with you as it is required as part of the voter registration process. 

Don't worry!

Registering to vote at Nottingham will not remove you from your register at home. As a student you can be registered at both your home and term time addresses (although you can only vote from one location in elections).


Register to vote now




Useful contacts

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