As soon as you accept your place at Nottingham you can join your fellow new students on one of our Discord servers. These servers are student led and should not be used as a place to communicate with staff formally. All members of the computer science servers need to follow university code of discipline.
Meet your mentors, staff and fellow students. Find out who will be living in your halls and what others have been up to over summer.
Undergraduate Discord server
Meet fellow new starters and get to know each other before you arrive. A place for informal chat and to meet some of the staff.
Postgraduate Discord server
We are often asked if we can recommend a laptop or equipment for new starters. As a school we aim to supply you with all the computer you need to complete your degree both physically and remotely. However, due to COVID-19 it may not always be possible for you to access these machines. The most important thing when choosing a machine is making sure it is something you are comfortable using, all our other tips here are optional:
Operating system is your choice
Find a laptop you feel comfortable spending time in front of and feel comfortable using the keyboard, we recommend at least a 13” screen
Have a webcam and microphone to make video calls
For memory, we recommend 8GB of RAM and for storage we recommend SSD with a minimum of about 256GB and the ability to back up your work
Things you might want a computer for include taking notes in seminars and meetings, working in the university during gaps in the timetable, and working at home. Some students prefer to use their laptop to access university resources remotely (see the spec above), while others like to install everything on their own laptop and customise it as they get more experience, which means you might want to err on higher specs (more RAM, larger SSD, etc).
Take a virtual tour of the beautiful Jubilee Campus before you arrive.
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