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
Create Facebook chats before you start and arrange to meet with people for an activity, night out or just a drink or meal together. Natalie Bullin, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich)
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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
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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
Ask for help if you need it, and take help if it is offered. Juliana Hatwell, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
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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
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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
Try something new: a sport, a society, a trip or tour, a different type of coffee……we don’t get many chances in life to explore and experiment so make the most of it! 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
Hearing from current postgraduate students or recent alumni can be a real motivator, so look out for events that offer that opportunity. 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!