How to make the most of Trent Freshers 2019

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Between moving away from home, meeting new people and preparing for lectures, your first week at university can be daunting. It’s also sure to be one of the most memorable of your life. Here’s our advice on how to make the most it.

Join a society

When it comes to meeting likeminded people with similar interests, there’s no better way than joining a society. We have over 110 of them at the Students’ Union, ranging from things like maths and languages to knitting and blogging. You can find a full list of all our societies here.

Attend events

There are more than 500 events you can get involved in during Freshers’ Week, including club nights, pub quizzes, day trips around the local area, society taster sessions and more.

Sign up to our  for more information about Freshers’ Week events and how our Wristband can help you make the most of the week.

Visit the Freshers’ Fair

Speaking of events, the Freshers’ Fairs are one you don’t want to miss. They take place on all three campuses and bring together sports clubs, societies and businesses from across Nottingham to give you an insight into student life here in Nottingham, plus there’ll be a tonne of freebies on offer for you to take home.

Brackenhurst Campus – Monday 23rd September

Clifton Campus – Tuesday 24th September

City Campus – Wednesday 25th (sports clubs) and Thursday 26th September (societies)


No matter which campus you’re studying at, make an effort to explore it. Nottingham has so much to discover from historic attractions to picturesque parks, so you won’t be short on places to go. We’ve put together a post on Nottingham’s best attractions if you’re in need of some inspiration.

Take time out

With so much to get involved in during Freshers’ Week, it’s important that you take some time for yourself to adjust to university life. Plan a night in with your new housemates or spend an afternoon catching up on your favourite TV shows to avoid feeling overwhelmed with what’s going on around you. If you’re struggling to settle in, we have a free Information and Advice Service who are here to help.

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  • Shashank Maurya

    How can I volunteer for the social and sports events?

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