What is Welcome 2019?

Welcome 2019 is a varied and vibrant programme of activities and events designed to welcome you to Nottingham Trent University. This year we have over 500 activities for you to get involved in, which we hope will help you to make friends whilst also giving you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with your surroundings and try something new! Many activities are repeated throughout the week, and most are either free or heavily subsidised. We feel confident that Welcome 2019 offers something for everyone!

Making Welcome 2019 work for you

Our diverse and inclusive student community is formed of students from all walks of life. Undergraduates. Postgraduates. Full-time students. Part-time students. Distance learners. Students from the UK. Students from the EU. Students from all around the world. School Leavers. Mature students. Student parents. Students with caring responsibilities. Care leavers. Disabled students. Students of all faiths, and of none. Ethnic minority students. LGBT+ students. Students living in halls. Students living at home. And everything in between.

100% attend your course induction week and lessons. This is a great opportunity to meet your lecturers who are going to be teaching you and the students who you will potentially spend the next 3 years with. Also just to get a taste of the modules that you will be doing and what support the University offers you when you need it.

Sophie Mumford, BA (Hons) Health and Social Care
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Welcome 2019 is your introduction to your new student community. It’s full of opportunities to make friends with people you identify with as well as meet and learn from those of other backgrounds and cultures. Whilst the people you live with and study alongside may well become your friends for life, many people meet their soul-sisters (and brothers!) by searching out people with similar interests or backgrounds at society events, sports sessions, language tasters, drop-in sessions and trips and tours, or just by bumping into them at a lunch or BBQ event. Every Welcome 2019 event is a chance to make a friend. There are over 500 of those chances listed on this website. Go get ‘em!

Welcome 2019 for different student groups

Welcome 2019 offers something for everyone, but we recognise that some groups of students might find it more of a challenge than others to get involved. We’ve asked several students from these groups to tell us about their own experiences of Welcome and their top tips for new students. Read more here.

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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You are not alone

Starting at university can be an overwhelming experience for some people, and if you find yourself feeling homesick, anxious or out of place, you are not alone. If Welcome 2019 isn’t working for you, please let us know. We have lots of support in place to help you settle in.

Feel free to pop along to one of our Welcome 2019 information points for a chat with our friendly welcome team. We’ll be on hand to listen without judgement, offer advice, suggest events that might work for you, and signpost you to the right people if you’re in need of any further support.

Sign up to a few Societies at the Freshers' Fair. Don’t sign up to hundreds, but sign up to a few. I would definitely recommend LEX Law Society, it is great for new students to join to gain extra opportunities to benefit them, as well as several social events.

Ed Gould, LLB Law (Hons) Full Time
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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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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
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Juliana Hatwell

Remember that university is not just about going out and getting drunk; there is so much more to it than that.

Juliana Hatwell, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
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