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 – the perfect base for exploring your new life in Nottingham. 

Things to do before you join us

There are various tasks you need to complete before you join us to make your induction as streamlined as possible.

Please select from the tabs below whether you are a UK or international student 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 Winter arrivals 2023/24

Moving to Nottingham to start your studies? Make sure you follow any pre-arrival instructions from your accommodation provider. If you are arriving before your accommodation contract start date, please contact your accommodation provider directly.


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.


You may want to:

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.

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. 



Helping you make moves

We have tonnes of resources to help you move into your new home and city. 

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

A comprehensive guide to settling into life at Nottingham, offering guidance and advice.

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Student and parent embracing at Arrivals
Parent Hub

Our parent hub details all the information parents may need to support their child in moving.

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Students at Goose Fair
Residential Experience

Discover how the Residential Experience (ResX) team supports students in halls including health and wellbeing, social responsibility and events.

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Students talking and socialising in the city centre
Stronger Together

Discover our Student Networks and Accommodation Bursaries that help us be stronger together.

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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 outside David Ross Sports Village
Active Living Package

Explore your Active Living package exclusively for University-owned halls on University Park and Jubilee campus, plus Dagfa and Varsity.

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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.



Enhancing the campus experience

See how the University of Nottingham works with our partners to enhance the arrivals and campus experience.

Your arrival onto campus should be quick and easy. We want you to have the best expereince possible in those first few moments with us.