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
You will be nervous, and it probably will be slightly awkward at first, but don’t let it stop you from going to places alone, you will meet people and they may turn out to be your best friend! 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 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@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'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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Use the Welcome 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
No matter what age you are, university is for everyone! 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
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
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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!