Make sure you are prepared before you start your course.

As you prepare to join us in Nottingham please take a look at our Covid-19 safety measures and how we can be considerate of everyone in our university and community

 

Select 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.
 
1

Your accommodation

Moving to Nottingham to start your studies? Make sure you follow any pre-arrival instructions from your accommodation provider, these will be sent to you via email. 

If you are yet to organise where you will be living, take a look at our accommodation options

You will need to ensure you have accommodation confirmed before you arrive as you may be asked to quarantine upon arrival. 

2

Confirm your visa arrangements

Applying for a student visa? Follow our 10-step guide to preparing and submitting your visa application.

3

Review your travel plans

Please make sure you have checked the latest government policies on testing and quarantining so you can prepare before you arrive. 

4

Your accommodation

Moving to Nottingham to start your studies? Make sure you follow any pre-arrival instructions from your accommodation provider, these will be sent to you via email. 

If you are yet to organise where you will be living, take a look at our accommodation options

5

Join our welcome programme

We run a free welcome programme for international and EU students joining us. Find out more about what is on offer.

6

Activate your IT account

Check your personal email inbox three weeks before you are due to start your course. You will receive an email containing your student ID – this is what you'll need to activate your IT account. 

Start your IT induction and check what equipment you need to bring.

Can't find an email from us? Visit our communications archive for everything you should have received. 

7

Register online with the university

After you've activated your IT account, you will receive an email to your university account asking you to register online. You must use your new university username and password to complete registration.

8

Apply for your university card

Once you've activated your IT account you can also apply for your university card. You will need your university username and password, and a digital passport sized photo saved as a .jpg.

9

Sign our Community Pledge

We are committed to keeping you safe on campus. An important part of this is ensuring that you have the information you need to take responsibility for your safety and the safety of others by following our social distancing guidance. 

You will need to activate your IT account and register online before you can sign the pledge. 

10

Sign up for health care in the UK

During your time studying at Nottingham you may need to use the health service. To access these services, you must sign up.

If you're in the UK for six months or less, we advise you to secure private medical insurance before you travel

Please register online as soon as you know your new university living address.

11

Open a UK bank account

You should open a UK bank account for managing your money while you are studying in the UK. You can open an online or app-based UK bank account before you arrive.

Find out more about opening a bank account here.

12

Sign up with a local health centre

As part of your time at Nottingham, it's highly recommended that you register with a local doctor's surgery. If you are studying at University Park Campus, you can register with our on-campus surgery, the University of Nottingham Health Service. If you are studying at Sutton Bonington we recommend you sign up with Kegworth Surgery. 

Please register online as soon as you know your new university living address.

13

Download the MyNottingham App

If you have a smart phone, make sure you download the MyNottingham App for quick access to timetables, maps, programme materials and guides.

14

Join our Facebook group

Get to know other students who are starting this year. You'll also be able to ask questions of students going into their second and third years, as well as find out about life at the University of Nottingham.

15

Prepare for your arrival

Find out how to get here, when to move into halls on campus, and view your options for getting around. 

Don't forget we strongly encourage students to take a Covid-19 test before arriving on campus.

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Prepare to enter the UK

It's very important you have all the right documents and know what to expect when you arrive in the UK. Find out more about arriving in the UK and travelling to Nottingham.

 

 

My first week at the University of Nottingham

Last year Megan documented her first week at university.

From packing and getting ready to travel, to socialising and making friends during Welcome week, all the way through to her first tutorial, Megan shares what it's like to be a new student at the University of Nottingham.

Watch the video for an idea of what you've got to look forward to. Don't forget that things were a little different last year due to the pandemic.

 

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