Making the most of Freshers’ Week

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From moving in and making friends to exploring the city and attending events, Freshers’ Week is sure to be one of the busiest weeks of your life.

Here are our tips for making the most of it.

Get involved

You’re unlikely to have access to as many opportunities in one place as you do in your first one at NTU so make the most of them. Be open to meeting new people, sign up to any clubs that interest you and try something new!

Go to the Freshers’ Fairs

The Freshers’ Fairs are a chance to find out more about those opportunities. They bring together societies, sports clubs and venues across the city all under one roof to showcase what’s on offer to you as a student in Nottingham plus there’ll be tonnes of freebies for you to take home.

Click here to find out where and when the Freshers’ Fairs are taking place.

Get a Wristband+

A Freshers Wristband+ gives you access to exclusive deals and discounts that’ll make Freshers’ Week unforgettable and they are available to buy on our website now.

Free entry and queue jump, official branded NTU clothing and a ticket to the Freshers’ Ball are just some of what’s on offer so click here to get yours now before they sell out.

Explore your new city

Freshers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to get to know Nottingham. From shops and restaurants to galleries and historic attractions, there’s so much to explore and we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites here.

Know your limits

Your first week might be full of events and activities to take advantage of but we appreciate that can be a little overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to your limits.

I didn’t drink at all during my time at uni, but it never stopped me loving the club nights.

Just because there’s an activity on every evening you don’t have to go to it if it’s not your thing or you just need some time out. The same goes for drinking alcohol. The chances are you’ll meet people who do but that doesn’t mean you have to or that you have to miss out on the fun because you don’t.

“I didn’t drink at all during my time at uni, but it never stopped me loving the club nights. I thoroughly enjoyed going out and just having the experiences with my friends. It’s great to see that NTSU still account for those of us who do not drink by offering events too such as Bingo and the Quiz that are fun without booze.” – Grace, a recent NTU graduate.

Take advantage of new opportunities but remember that it’s ok to say no sometimes.

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