Commuting and Not in Halls

Law can be very content heavy and difficult to navigate through notes etc at the end of each term. By separating different topics your life is made far easier in an instant. Lisan Hemstock, LLB Law (Hons) Full Time
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Natalie Bullin
Sign up to a society, even if you just go once, see what it’s like. Natalie Bullin, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich)
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Karen Nkhata
Attend different events regardless of whether you have someone to go with you; you might miss out on a great opportunity if you don’t! Karen Nkhata, Law (Hons) LLB
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Disabled and Specific Learning Differences

We strive to make our Welcome Week events as accessible as possible for disabled students. If you have any questions about the accessibility of any of our events, please email us at welcome.week@ntu.ac.uk.

Juliana Hatwell
Go to some of the events for disabled students because you meet people that might not be on your course but with whom you may have other things in common. Juliana Hatwell, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
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International

In terms of opportunities, NTU has something for everyone so having a chat with a member of staff can sometimes help new students figure out what sector they are inclined to work in, or where they might like to volunteer etc. It’s never too early to network! Rynelle Oliver, MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health
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Ghazi Maraqa
Attend as many events as possible. Ghazi Maraqa, MSc Management & Human Resource Management
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Mature

I threw myself into everything during Welcome Week. I went to a BBQ for non-traditional students (international, local, mature, etc) and met some interesting people. If you're living in or out of halls, go to the nights out (even if you're not a drinker) just to be a part of what is going on and to be a part of the usually hilarious stories these nights produce. Rich Bromhall, PhD in English
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Get involved in a Society - or more than one! Kirsche Walker, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
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Sarah Swanwick
My most important message is never feel alone! The University and Students’ Union have amazing help and support teams. We have students that run events, meetings and socials for mature students and students with caring responsibilities. A worry shared is a worry solved, and talking to other mature students and student parents during Welcome Week really made a big difference for me. Sarah Swanwick, BA (Hons) Health and Social Care
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Rachel Lee
Welcome Week is a great time to dive in, ask any questions you have, and get to know the campus. Rachel Lee, Sociology
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Nino Briffa
The more you get involved, the more you will get out of it. It's important to realise that everyone is feeling nervous whatever their age, and everybody is trying to find their way around this new experience. Making contact with other students, mature or otherwise, will help you feel more involved in student life and open the doors to other opportunities. Nino Briffa, BA (Hons) Product Design
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Lena Rueff
It’s okay to be different and say no to things you don’t want to do! Lena Rueff, BSc (Hons) Physics with Forensic Applications
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Postgraduate

In terms of opportunities, NTU has something for everyone so having a chat with a member of staff can sometimes help new students figure out what sector they are inclined to work in, or where they might like to volunteer etc. It’s never too early to network! Rynelle Oliver, MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health
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Libby Farrier-Williams
I would strongly suggest finding out about the support that the University offer throughout the year, such as the employability team and library. It may seem silly learning about this early on, but with the intensity of a masters course being prepared and knowing where to turn to for career advice and CV writing is a must. Libby Farrier-Williams, MSc Management and Marketing
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Confetti students are just as much a part of NTU as all our other students, so we would encourage you to get involved in as many of the events listed on this website as possible. Welcome Week is a great opportunity to get to know Nottingham, the University and – most importantly – to meet new friends, so make sure you don’t miss out!