Started your studies remotely? We’re pleased to welcome you into our community and look forward to you joining us in person when possible.
You will have received an email on 11 November 2020 confirming whether or not you can continue your studies remotely in January. Here we outline everything you need to do when planning your arrival to campus, and the additional steps you’ll need to take when you get here.
Make sure to keep in regular contact with your personal tutor or supervisor. They will be able to confirm any specific arrangements for your course or school.
Access information about your personal tutor via MyNottingham. If for some reason you haven’t been allocated a tutor, please contact your local Student Service Centre.
However you plan to arrive in Nottingham, we have guidance to help you plan your journey.Plan your travel to campus
Our fixed-price airport transfer service remains available to students arriving at all major UK airports.Book your transfer
If you have booked University-owned accommodation, you will be able to arrive on campus as early as 15 December 2020 so that you can complete any required quarantine period before engaging with your studies in person. Make sure you book your quarantine period with us so that we can support you.
If you have booked third-party accommodation, you will need to contact your provider directly. If you have arranged accommodation through a private landlord you will also need to contact them directly.
If you have not yet arranged accommodation, please visit our accommodation pages.
If you are travelling from outside the UK, you may need to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival into the UK. This may be reduced to five days subject to a private negative Covid-19 test. Read about test to release here.
This will apply to you if you are travelling from (or have visited) any countries not included on the UK government’s exemptions list. Check the list regularly, as it is subject to change. If you do need to isolate on arrival in the UK, please try to make sure you arrive in time to complete your isolation period prior to the beginning of your studies.
If you have a visa to study in the UK, immigration sponsorship for remote study will be maintained until 28 May 2021, in line with our remote study policy.
Where the University is acting as your immigration sponsor, you must (as a registered student, regardless of your location) engage fully with your studies during any approved period of remote study. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of immigration sponsorship. If you wish to retain the opportunity to work in the UK after your studies under the Graduate Immigration Route, then you must enter the UK by 6 April 2021* and complete the final semester of your studies in the UK, in line with UKVI coronavirus guidance (paragraphs 3.20 and 3.21).
*This date is extended to 27 September 2021 for those that start a one-year masters course in January 2021. Students must still complete the final semester of their studies in the UK.
If you are arriving in the UK after 31 December 2020 and will be studying on your course for more than six months, you will need to enter the UK under the new student immigration route, which you will need to apply for before you travel. Please refer to our student visa guidance information and, if you need further clarification, contact our dedicated team of immigration advisers.
If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national and you entered the UK before 31 December 2020, you can apply for the EU Settlement Scheme up to 30 June 2021, to retain your immigration permissions.
The UK has introduced a new immigration system in 2021 and European students entering the UK will now require a visa from January 2021 onwards, unless they have already registered as a 'settled' or 'pre-settled' UK resident under the EU Settlement Scheme.
See our student visa information and contact our immigration advisers if you need any further guidance on making a visa application. See our Brexit information for guidance on the changes affecting European students.
Irish citizens have the right to travel, live, work and study in the UK under the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area arrangements. These rights are not affected by Brexit, and you won't need to apply for a visa or the EU Settlement Scheme.
Students from some countries need to register with the UK police, as stated in your visa decision letter.
Your full visa, referred to as your BRP, must be collected within 10 days of arriving in the UK.
Biometric residence permits
If you are a new student, you will need a University card, which is an essential part of studying with us. It’s your student identification, library card, building access card, bus card (on selected services) and sports centre card. You can also use it to access printing and photocopying services.
To apply for yours, you will need your University username and password, and a digital passport sized photo saved as a .jpg.
Apply for your card
If you’ve studied with us before, you will be able to use your existing card, as it is linked to your student ID number. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a replacement, including details of your full name and student ID number.
Your card will be ready to collect within three to five days after it’s been validated and produced. You’ll be able to pick it up from your school or department’s Student Service Centre. Book your Live Chat appointment with your centre to arrange collection. Walk-ins won’t be accepted at the moment.
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 apply for your University card before you can sign the pledge.
Check if your course has additional equipment that you need to purchase before studying in person (for example lab coats etc.). Look for the 'Before you arrive' section on your school or department page.
Now more than ever, it’s important that you look after your health and ensure that you have a local general practice (GP) surgery to go to, should you need medical advice or assistance.
You can choose your own surgery to register with, but we you to register with the University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS) or the Orchard Surgery (for students on Sutton Bonington Campus), as these practices specialise in looking after students, staff and their families and dependants.
Find your nearest GP surgery (in most cases, this will be UNHS or Orchard Surgery). You will need a local Nottingham address and postcode for this. If you are moving into University halls, you can find your address and postcode here.
Submit one of the below forms as soon as you have a confirmed Nottingham address:
Please get in touch with any questions using these details:
The health and safety of our community is our top priority and we are all making adjustments to help keep each other safe.
Our UK campuses reopened in September as planned. The current number of active cases of COVID-19 among our student community is continuing to reduce and is now at low levels.
We have put measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19, including:
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