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
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Natalie Bullin
Reach out to people and don’t be afraid to talk to strangers! 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
Do things that you haven’t done before. 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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Use the Welcome Week website to find things to do like ice skating or something you're interested in, to meet people and get to see the city more. Kirsche Walker, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
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Sarah Swanwick
Your course induction is vital, but so is meeting new people, finding your feet and getting to grips with your campus. Sarah Swanwick, BA (Hons) Health and Social Care
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Rachel Lee
Don’t feel you can only go to mature student events, there’s lots of things going on and you’re welcome to check out whatever you’d like. 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 fine if you don’t know anybody; go along to the event anyway! 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!