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We understand that starting at university can be daunting and you'll have loads of questions you need answers to. Below, we've answered a few of the questions we frequently get asked. If you have a question that isn't listed below, send us a message on social media and we'll get back to you.

Freshers’ Week is a celebration of your introduction to NTU brought to you by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU). We are separate organisations but we work together to get the best for our students.

Freshers’ Week starts during enrolment weekend and is packed full of events and activities that will help you meet lots of new friends and make your first week at Nottingham Trent a memorable one. You can see the key Students’ Union events here.

A full list of Freshers’ Week event and activities will be updated over summer at www.ntu.ac.uk/welcome.

The Freshers’ Fairs take place across all three campuses and bring together NTSU’s societies, NTU’s sports clubs and some of the city’s most popular businesses and venues under one roof. You can join clubs and societies, get access to exclusive discounts and freebies and find out more about what student life has to offer here in Nottingham.

Absolutely. As well as popular club nights, there a range of day time and non-drinking events throughout Freshers’ Week and beyond. From quizzes to clothing sales, there’ll be plenty you can get involved in whether you drink or not.

It depends which events you want to attend. If alcohol is being consumed, yes, you’ll need to be 18 and bring ID with you to prove it but otherwise, you’re free to attend as many events as you like regardless of your age.

Of course! Simply let us know in advance of the event and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you. Our Freshers’ Fairs offer priority entry for people with accessibility requirements at the start of the day, so we recommend you visit them early.

No – you’re welcome to come to any of the Freshers’ Week events at City, Clifton and Brack no matter where you’re studying. Click here for more information on travelling between campuses.

Your free Freshers’ Wristband is your ticket to all the Freshers’ Week action. You’ll need it to get into any official fresher events. You can upgrade to premium Freshtival Wristband that entitles you to various other benefits including pre-paid entry to the biggest events of the week!

Our Freshers blog is a great source of information for new students. From the things you’ll need to bring with you to advice from your previous elected officers, you’ll find lots of helpful info on there. Our Information and Advice Service is independent to the University and offers free, impartial advice on everything from finance to mental health. They’re here to support you during Freshers’ Week and beyond, whatever you’re struggling with.