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Everything you’ll need to know and do in your first few weeks.

Select whether you are a UK or international student to see a list of the essential tasks you need to complete when you start.

Are you a UK student or an international student? Please select from the tabs below.
 
1

Complete your quarantine

Ensure you quarantine if you are required to do so on arrival in the UK.

2

Connect to wifi

When you arrive on campus ensure you connect to the university’s main wireless network, called eduroam. You can stay connected wherever you are on campus.

When you connect to eduroam this automatically confirms your arrival and completes your university registration.

Need help? Take a look at our help and support webpages.

3

Connect to wifi

When you arrive on campus ensure you connect to the university’s main wireless network, called eduroam. You can stay connected wherever you are on campus.

Need help? Take a look at our help and support webpages.

4

Attend your school induction

During your first two weeks, you’ll be required to complete a number of subject and course-specific sessions to find out about your course and get to know your lecturers.

You can find out more about what your teaching experience will be like and we've also created a guide to digital learning.

Your induction timetable will be live in early September and you'll find it on your school or department homepage.

Please be aware that any students who are in quarantine should not attend any in-person induction activities. 

5

Confirm your attendance

Complete your registration by confirming your attendance as soon as possible and no later than three weeks after your course start date. 

Students in quarantine and remote study students will need to follow the steps to do this remotely. 

6

Collect your biometric residence permit

A biometric residence permit (BRP) is an immigration document issued onto an ID card. Check your visa decision letter to find out where to collect yours.

7

Register with the police

Students from some countries need to register with the UK police, as stated in your visa decision letter.

8

Complete module enrolment

You'll only need to do this if your course allows optional modules. If this applies to you, we'll be emailing you on Monday 20 September with further instructions.

9

Get to know the Students' Union (SU)

See what your SU has in store for your time at Nottingham – find out what welcome activities are available, how to join clubs and societies, and generally make the most of your time at the University of Nottingham.

10

View your academic timetable

You will be able to view your academic timetable online closer to your course start date.

11

Book an appointment to have your Covid-19 vaccination(s)

We encourage all students to have had both vaccine doses before travelling to our campuses. Don’t worry if you haven’t - you can get them when you arrive. Just make sure you’ve registered with a local health service first. You should have already done this before you arrived but it’s not too late. 

12

Take regular Covid-19 tests

Once on campus, we expect all students to take an asymptomatic test at least once a week. You can book your test online and there are testing hubs across our campuses. 

 

 

 

Advice before starting university

Now that you're here, you've probably got a hundred and one things running through your mind. Third-year student Ella looks back on her time at university and strips all of that back to the need-to-know.

She offers some sage words of advice and some insights into her own experience. Watch the video to find out how to get the most our of your time at the University of Nottingham.

 

 

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