What is it?

A huge programme of activities and events spread over ten days and nights, and designed to help you settle into NTU.

What’s in it for me?

Everything! If you’re nervous about starting uni – and let’s be honest, everyone is – Welcome 2019 is the perfect ice-breaker, giving you the chance to meet new people and get to grips with your surroundings. Whoever you are and whatever your interests, there’s going to be something here for everyone.

Get involved in a Society - or more than one!

Kirsche Walker, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
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How can I make the most of it?

Use this site, and check in as often as you can. It’s the best way of keeping up to date with everything that’s going on during Welcome 2019.

Aside from that, our advice would be to lose your inhibitions (within reason!). Everybody’s a bit self-conscious at the start of this journey, so take advantage of that and keep an open mind. Talk to people, listen to them, and embrace new opportunities. Our biggest strength is our diversity, and you’ll have the chance in these first few days to meet people from all walks of life – UK undergrads, international postgrads, care leavers, student parents, and everyone in between.

So embrace that range, seek out people with similar interests to you, and try some new things – stuff that’s outside of your comfort zone. Adventure is its own reward!

Juliana Hatwell

Meet and talk to your flat mates.

Juliana Hatwell, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
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Don’t panic – we’ve got you

Feeling nervy in your first few days here? Anxious? A little homesick?

We’ll do everything we can during Welcome 2019 to help you settle in, but if things just aren’t sitting right, please let us know. Pop over to one of our Information Points, or visit our Student Support Services team – we’re on hand whether you’re looking for a quick chat, or access to some more specific help.

We know that for some of you, throwing yourself immediately into the Welcome 2019 celebrations might be more of a challenge. We’ve asked several students from these groups to tell us about their own experiences of these first few days at uni, and their top tips for new arrivals. Read more here.

You will be nervous, but everyone else will be too. Go and explore Nottingham, get to know the surroundings. Go to events even if you’re on your own, you will meet people there.

Ed Gould, LLB Law (Hons) Full Time
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Get used to saying your name and the course you're studying over and over again!

Blessing Ayenge, BA (Hons) German and Linguistics
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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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I threw myself into everything during Welcome. 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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