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We are here to help you adjust to life in the UK
Starting a university course in the UK is an exciting new opportunity, but don't worry if you feel a little overwhelmed at first. You will soon adjust to student life with us in Nottingham, and there is plenty of support available.
A degree from a British university is valued worldwide. The UK has high academic standards, and you will learn new skills including critical thinking, analysing evidence, decision making, and more.
Depending on your course you will study and learn in varied ways including lectures, seminars, workshops and meetings with your tutor. Coursework and study will include essays, research, group projects and presentations.
You will need to organise your work and complete your work on time. If you have not studied in the UK before it is normal to find this difficult at first, but you will adjust over time, and we can help you.
Helpful links to support you:
British Council: online course
Our Students Union Global Buddies scheme is a great way to start talking to current students in Nottingham. You will have a student mentor who can help you settle in and meet other students at fun monthly meetups.
The first few weeks are an exciting time to explore Nottingham and make friends, but don’t forget to have time to relax too.
You may find you feel homesick or experience culture shock, this is completely normal when you arrive in a new country. Here is some advice on things you can do:
Welcome Kit for International Students (pdf)
University Park NottinghamNG7 2RD
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