Are you ready to join us on campus? Find out what you need to consider when planning your arrival.
Your move in date will depend on where you are staying, so look through the accommodation resources below to find your arrival date.
To help make your journey to campus as smooth as possible, we've included information on all modes of transport, as well as entering the UK from overseas. We can't wait to meet you.
When to arrive I Accommodation I How will you arrive?
Take a look at the 2023/24 section on our university calendar dates page for information on terms and semester dates, exams periods and holidays. For information on your arrival and term dates, please see the key dates below.
- Arrivals weekend: Friday 22 through to Saturday 23 September 2023
- Welcome Week: Monday 25 through to Friday 29 September 2023
The Robin Hood Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 24 September 2023, with the route going directly through Jubliee Campus. We strongly advise you arrive on Friday or Saturday to avoid long traffic delays.
University halls of residence
Our Accommodation Services Team will be in touch with you closer to your moving in date with information on your arrival, instructions for completing your online induction and how to book an arrivals slot.
Moving into catered accommodation
Self-catered and third party accommodation
If you will be living in self-catered accommodation, all the information you need on what to bring and what to do when you arrive is specific to your site. If your accommodation is managed by a third party provider, you will receive full details about arrival and check-in processes by email prior to the start date of your tenancy.
Moving into self-catered accommodation
Arriving by public transport
Getting around Nottingham
Get to know your options if you’re arriving on public transport.
Public transport and getting between campuses
Nottingham’s public buses and tram line provide direct links to our campuses from a variety of points around the city. Once you're on campus, we offer a free inter-campus bus service. Our hopper buses make getting between campuses quick and easy.
Use the button below for information on public transport to our campuses, campus maps and all your options for getting around.
Maps and directions
Arriving by car
University Park Campus:
Use either the north or west entrance to access University Park Campus.
- West entrance (NG7 2QL)
- North entrance (NG7 2RD)
Use either the main or south entrance to access Jubilee Campus.
- Main entrance (NG8 1FE)
- South entrance (NG7 2DZ)
Sutton Bonington Campus:
Use either the main entrance or College Road/Landcroft Lane to access Sutton Bonington Campus.
- Main entrance (LE12 5RD)
- College Road/Landcroft Lane (LE12 5NT)
Maps and directions
Arriving at a UK airport
Arriving from overseas? We have all the information you need to get from the airport to your new home.
Entering the UK
Make sure you bring your accommodation details and university documents in your hand luggage, as immigration officers may ask to see them when you arrive in the UK.
Check out our guidance on packing for international travel and how to get through the border as securely as possible.
What to expect when you arrive
Travelling to Nottingham
No matter which airport you are arriving to, there are taxi, train and coach options available to take you to Nottingham. More information can be found using the button below.
Plan your journey
Meet and Greet at Broadmarsh Bus Station
We want your arrival to the UK and the beginning of your studies with the university to be as welcoming as possible.
As part of our commitment to this, we are proud to offer a Meet and Greet service to new University of Nottingham international students for key arrival days.
Our ambassador will be available as a friendly face to answer any questions you might have and support you on your onward journey from the coach station to our Nottingham campuses.
We’re planning to offer this from Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 23 September.
You must book your Meet and Greet appointment at least seven days prior to arrival into the UK so we can arrange someone to meet you.
Meet and Greet form
Further guidance for international students