Commuting and Not in Halls

Being organised is vital. Although that’s such a simple tip which I’m sure you will have been told time and time again it really does pay off. Lisan Hemstock, LLB Law (Hons) Full Time
Read more from Lisan
Natalie Bullin
Reach out to people and don’t be afraid to talk to strangers! Natalie Bullin, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich)
Read more from Natalie
Karen Nkhata
Contact other people through the Trent Freshers and Not In Halls Facebook groups – lots of people are in the same situation and everyone is helpful. Karen Nkhata, Law (Hons) LLB
Read more from Karen

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
Read more from Juliana

International

Although it might feel nerve-wracking at times, try and meet as many new students as possible. The best way to do so is by joining one or more of the many Societies and attending local events. Rynelle Oliver, MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health
Read more from Rynelle
Ghazi Maraqa
Attend as many events as possible. Ghazi Maraqa, MSc Management & Human Resource Management
Read more from Ghazi

Mature

I'd make an effort to go out with people from halls or to throw yourself into the organised events for non-traditional students. You'll never have the opportunity again to spend an entire week making connections with people - don't waste it! Rich Bromhall, PhD in English
Read more from Rich
Get involved in a Society - or more than one! Kirsche Walker, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
Read more from Kirsche
Sarah Swanwick
Welcome Week can be overwhelming, so take time to step back and let the experience sink in. Sarah Swanwick, BA (Hons) Health and Social Care
Read more from Sarah
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
Read more from Rachel
Nino Briffa
Try out any event or activity that takes your fancy, as with all things in life- you won't know if you'll like it till you've tried it! Nino Briffa, BA (Hons) Product Design
Read more from Nino
Lena Rueff
It’s fine if you don’t know anybody; go along to the event anyway! Lena Rueff, BSc (Hons) Physics with Forensic Applications
Read more from Lena

Postgraduate

Although it might feel nerve-wracking at times, try and meet as many new students as possible. The best way to do so is by joining one or more of the many Societies and attending local events. Rynelle Oliver, MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health
Read more from Rynelle
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
Read more from Libby

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!