Offer-holder days

This is your chance to delve deeper into your chosen course and get more of a feel for student life at Nottingham. You’ll be able to:   

  • find out detailed course information, take part in subject activities and meet academics  
  • speak to our student ambassadors about their experiences  
  • take part in a campus tour and visit the accommodation  
  • take a self-guided tour of the sports facilities  
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Undergraduate offer-holder event invitations

Offer-holder events allow you to hear from your school or department about studying at Nottingham.

How do I book my offer-holder day?

1. After you receive your offer, you’ll get an email inviting you to book your place. You can only book through the email.

2. If you have received your offer but have not received an email to book your place, please check your junk or spam folders. If you still can’t see it, then please contact us with your full name and course, and email address on your UCAS application.

3. After you’ve booked, you will be sent an email with a link to your subject programme.

Please note that Veterinary Medicine do not run offer-holder days, however you can book on to a Veterinary Medicine specfic campus tour of Sutton Bonington here to visit the campus and speak to staff and students from the course. 

If your offer is for Medicine at Lincoln, you can book your offer-holder day through the University of Lincoln website here.

What will happen at my offer-holder day?

The below is detailing an offer-holder day held at University Park and Jubilee campus. For more information for offer-holder days held at Sutton Bonington and Royal Derby Hospital please refer to your booking confirmation emails. 


On arrival you will need to register your attendance and book any tickets you need for general activities.

Details of where you need to register are included in your subject specific programme, which will be emailed to you closer to your event date.  

Guests and tickets 

Some of the general activities are ticketed, such as our campus tours. You can collect tickets at the registration desk on the day.

There are no limitations to the number of guests that can accompany you on an offer-holder day, however some activities and talks will be limited to one guest per offer-holder only. In some cases, activities and talks will be for offer-holders only. There will be catering outlets where your guests can wait.

 If you have a carer or any dependents, then no restrictions apply and all guests are welcome to attend with you. 

Optional general activities 

Most offer-holder days include time for optional general activities, which will be included on your subject programme, so please check this carefully for timings of what's available to you. For subjects that do take part in general activities, these are purely optional and take place on University Park Campus, from 9am – 12 noon on the event day. During this time, you can: 

  •  join campus tours 

  • visit accommodation and see inside halls 

  • take a self-guided sports tour. 

More information about our optional general activities are available on the programme here.

Subject activities 

Most subject specific activities take place in the afternoon. but If you do not want to attend the general activities, please still arrive in time to register for your subject activities. 

Check the offer-holder subject programme for your event, paying close attention to the event timings, as some subjects do not take part in general activities and your subject activity may start earlier in the day.  

Food and drink 

 A variety of outlets will be open on our campuses on all offer-holder days. You can find a full list of locations and opening times on our cafes and bars webpage.

 Luggage storage

Please note we are unable to store luggage for you on the offer-holder day. If you have any luggage, we would recommend making alternative arrangements for storage before travelling to the campus. 

Travelling to your offer-holder day

Whether you're travelling by car, tram or train, getting to our offer-holder days and between campuses is easy.

The campus you need to register at will be on your subject programme. 

Find directions, maps and more information on travelling to each of our campuses:

Travelling by car

If you are driving to University Park Campus, please use postcode NG7 2QE which will bring you to West Entrance of the campus. This postcode is not the end destination, it is intended to direct you to the entrance of our campus. When you arrive, you will be directed to the best place to park by a member of staff. Parking is free on the day, but please note that Florence Boot car park will close at 5pm. If you wish to go into the city after your offer-holder day activity, you are welcome to move your car to another part of campus.

Please allow time to walk to your registration venue, as this may take up to 20 minutes. 

If your subject activity is based on Jubilee Campus, you should drive to University Park Campus using postcode NG7 2QE. From here, you can catch our free hopper bus service over to Jubilee Campus (approximately 20 minute journey time).

If you are driving to Sutton Bonington Campus, use postcode LE12 5RD. Once on campus follow signs to car parking.

If you are driving to Royal Derby Hospital, please use postcode DE22 3DT. Free parking is available on a first come first served basis. Pay and display parking will also be available.

Blue badge parking spaces are available at all locations. 

Travelling by train

For University Park and Jubilee Campuses, book a train to Nottingham railway station and catch a tram to the University of Nottingham stop.

For Sutton Bonington Campus, book a train to Nottingham railway station and catch a tram to the University of Nottingham stop. You can then get on the free hopper bus to Sutton Bonington Campus.

For Royal Derby Hospital, book a train to Derby railway station and catch a bus to the Royal Derby Hospital stop. 

For University of Lincoln, book a train to Lincoln Central railway station, just a few minutes walk to the Brayford Pool campus.

Travelling by tram

The university area of the city is easy to reach using the Nottingham tram network and this can help you avoid traffic.

Phoenix Park (NG8 6AS) and Toton Lane (NG9 7JA) park and rides are close to the M1 and the tram runs directly to University Park Campus from there.

For further guidance on driving, parking and public transport connections, see our travel information page.

Travelling to Nottingham 

We’re unable to offer any reimbursement on travel or accommodation costs, but we really hope you can still attend your offer-holder day. If you are unable to visit in-person we offer a variety of digital options. You can:



Discover our campuses and city 


Watch our city guide video for a look around Nottingham city, with our students introducing some of their favourite things to see and do.

To explore our campuses online, step into our virtual tour. Look in lecture theatres, libraries and labs, green spaces and study spaces, sports halls and halls of residence. You can also find video tours of our three major campuses within the virtual tour.

View the campuses





Virtual events


If you are unable to attend a physical offer-holder day, some subjects will also be offering virtual talks as part of their offer-holder activities. If this includes your chosen course, then events will be visible on your booking form, which you can access via your invitation email. You can also view subject specific content on demand below. 

Open days on demand