Your official access to Freshers' Week at NTSU

What is a Freshtival Wristband?

NTSU’s Official Freshtival Wristband gives you access to exclusive discounts and perks that will make sure your first week at NTU is one you never forget. 

What does it include?

Easy Access
✓ Reserve your space with guaranteed entry to over 25 events 
✓ No need to carry cash – free bus travel* and event entry included.
✓ Don’t worry about long entry times with wristband q-jump

Extra Value
✓ Save up to £18 on entry fees to official Freshtival events.
✓ Receive a discounts booklet full of exclusive offers for wristband holders only.
✓ Get a further 25% off Freshers’ Ball ticket, TOTUM card and NTU Merch in the Freshtival bundle packages.

Experience Everything
✓ No matter which campus you’re based at, you’ll be able to enjoy the huge variety of events Freshtival has to offer.
✓ Whether you like chart hits, urban beats, house tunes or indie anthems, there will be something for you.
✓ If big clubs aren’t your thing, there are still a loads of non-clubbing events for you to get involved in every day. 

Where can I buy a Freshtival Wristband?

Official Freshtival Wristbands are only available to buy at Wristbands sold elsewhere are not for official events.

Can anyone purchase one?

No. Freshtival Wristbands are for NTU first year students over the age of 18. NTU first year students are those that have accepted a place on a full or part-time course starting in September/ October 2019 at Nottingham Trent University or a Nottingham Trent University Higher Education Course at Confetti Institute or a Nottingham College. This includes postgraduate courses as well as undergraduate courses. Students relocating from other universities and enrolling at NTU for the first time are also eligible. Any students retaking part or all of their first year are also considered first year students.

When do Freshtival Wristbands go on sale?

Official Freshers’ wristbands are now on sale from Wristbands sold elsewhere are not for official events.

Terms and conditions


Freshtival Wristbands are for NTU first year students over the age of 18 only. See above for the definition of a first year student. In order to gain entry to events where alcohol is served, a wristband must be accompanied by one of the following forms of 18+ age verification ID:

Failure to present one of these forms of ID will result in you not being able to attend the event. ID will also be required for wristband collection.

Event entry

Entry to nightclub events is valid before 11.30pm. After 11.30pm entry will be allowed if space permits. The Comedy Box, Big Night In, Level Up, Games Night, Unplugged, Bingo & Tour of Nottingham events have a limited capacity so space cannot be guaranteed. Rights of admission are reserved by each venue.

Inclusive transport

Coaches will only be provided for halls of residence outside the city centre. Where events take place out of the city centre, coach travel will be provided to all halls of residence. Space on each coach is allocated on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed.

Additional info

Freshtival entertainment programme details correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

No refunds available. 

Freshtival Wristbands

There are five packages each coming with its own perks and up to £32 worth of savings. Below, you’ll find out more about what each of them includes.

Our official Freshtival wristbands are now on sale from our main website.

Package 1

Freshtival Wristband


  • Free entry to over 25 official NTSU Freshtival events (including Silent Disco, The Comedy Box and our legendary Trent Army night).
  • Free coach travel from halls of residence to evening venues*
  • Discounts booklet full of exclusive offers for wristband holders only.

Package 3

Freshtival Wristband & Freshers’ Ball


  • All the amazing benefits of package one
  • Discounted entry to the biggest event in a first year’s calendar – The Freshers’ Ball. Live music, special guests, DJs and official photographers are just some of what you can expect.

Package 4

Freshtival Wristband & Clothing


  • All the amazing benefits of package one
  • Official NTU Hoodie
  • Exclusive Freshtival t-shirt, only available to wristband holders.

Package 5

the big one


Wristband collection

You will be able to collect your wristband and any other items in your package during enrolment when you arrive on campus. You will be asked for proof of your first year student status at the point of collection. Wristbands will not be sent through the post. For more information on where and when to collect your wristband on each campus, sign up to our Freshers’ Newsletter.

Please note: Nottingham College students should collect their wristbands from the Box Office, Students’ Union Building between 10am and 4pm.