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.

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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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!

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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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.

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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Rachel Lee

Welcome 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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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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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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