What to do when you arrive

We've summarised the 10 most important things to do when you arrive on this page. Ask if you need any help at any stage and you'll soon settle in.

Nottingham Trent Students on Newton steps

1. Check your fee payment arrangements

Make sure you've made arrangements to pay the rest of your tuition fees in full, or by instalments.

2. Complete your enrolment – collect your Biometric Residence Permit and your NTU student card

In order to complete your enrolment you must show a valid visa.

If your course is longer than 6 months, this will be on your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

You must collect your BRP within 10 days of arriving here.

Collect your BRP from the place shown on your visa decision letter; this will be the University or a post office in Nottingham.

The enrolment process is a little different for each so please check this information carefully.

If you have any questions about collecting your BRP you can email our Academic Registry.

  • Collecting your BRP from NTU

    If you chose to collect your BRP from NTU you must collect this from the City Campus Newton Building Central Gallery on one of the following dates:

    City Campus Newton Central Gallery

    Friday 21 September 2018

    10:00 - 18:00

    Saturday 22 September 2018

    10:00 - 17:00

    Sunday 23 September 2018

    11:00 - 15:00

    Monday 24 September 2018

    09:00 - 17:00

    Tuesday 25 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    Wednesday 26 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    Thursday 27 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    Friday 28 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    You must bring these documents with you:

    • your passport
    • your visa decision letter from UKVI
    • your full address in Nottingham, including your postcode

    At the same location you'll also be able to complete your enrolment by collecting your NTU student card and freshers wristband.

    Our finance, international student support and admissions teams will also be available to answer any questions you may have.

  • Collecting your BRP from the post office

    If you chose to collect your BRP from a post office, the address will be in your visa decision letter.

    You must take the following documents with you when you collect your BRP:

    • your passport
    • your visa decision letter from UKVI
    • your full address in Nottingham, including your postcode

    To complete your enrolment, you will then need to take your BRP and the above documents to one of the locations in the table below:

    Date

    City

    Clifton

    Brackenhurst

    Newton Central Gallery

    Clifton Pavillion

    Brackenhurst Library

    Friday 21 September 2018

    10:00 - 18:00

    10:00 - 18:00

    10:00 - 16:00

    Saturday 22 September 2018

    10:00 - 17:00

    10:00 - 17:00

    10:00 - 15:00

    Sunday 23 September 2018

    11:00 - 15:00

    11:00 - 15:00

    11:00 - 14:00

    Monday 24 September 2018

    09:00 - 17:00

    09:00 - 17:00

    11:00 - 13:00

    Tuesday 25 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

      

    Wednesday 26 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

      

    Thursday 27 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

      

    Friday 28 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

      


    Here you will be able to complete your visa checks, collect your NTU student card and freshers wristband.

    Our finance, international student support and admissions teams will also be available to answer any questions you may have.

  • Are you under 18?

    Collecting your BRP from a post office

    If you've chosen the Post Office, a member of NTU staff needs to collect your BRP for you.

    Please contact Registry at regtier4@ntu.ac.uk to arrange this.

    Please include the following information in your email: name, N / T number (ID), date of birth and a copy of your visa letter .

    Collecting your BRP from NTU

    If you chose to collect your BRP from NTU you must collect this from the City Campus Newton Building Central Gallery on one of the following dates:

    City Campus Newton Central Gallery

    Friday 21 September 2018

    10:00 - 18:00

    Saturday 22 September 2018

    10:00 - 17:00

    Sunday 23 September 2018

    11:00 - 15:00

    Monday 24 September 2018

    09:00 - 17:00

    Tuesday 25 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    Wednesday 26 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    Thursday 27 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    Friday 28 September 2018

    10:00 - 16:00

    You must bring these documents with you:

    • your passport
    • your visa decision letter from UKVI
    • your full address in Nottingham, including your postcode

    At the same location you'll also be able to complete your enrolment by collecting your NTU student card and freshers wristband. Our finance, international student support and admissions teams will also be available to answer any questions you may have.

3. Complete any pre-arrival course tasks

Make sure you've completed any pre-arrival tasks for your course.

Your Academic School will email you if these are needed and you can check on our course induction web pages.

4. Go to your course induction

It's really important that you attend your course induction, right from the first day.

This is where you'll meet your classmates, teachers and other staff on your course.

Nottingham Trent Students Welcome Week

5. Join in our Welcome Week

Our Welcome Week is a great time to settle in, make some friends and have some fun before your course starts.

You can also use some of this time to finalise any practical matters, like moving in to your new home, for example.

Our Welcome Week starts on Friday 21st September and between 17th - 21st September we run international welcome events.

6. Register with the police (if required)

If you're on a course of more than 6 months, you may need to register with the police within 7 days of arriving in the UK as a condition of your visa.

Check your passport to see if you are required to do this as it's very important.

You can get advice from our international student support service team about this when you arrive.

7. Open a UK bank account

Opening a UK bank account is one of the first things most international students do after arriving in the UK, and it's something we recommend for all students who plan to be in the UK for 6 months or more.

With a UK bank account you'll be able to manage your money more easily. It is necessary for paying your rent and bills, transferring money from overseas, and if you decide to work part-time during your studies your employer will probably pay your wages into your bank account.

You can get advice from our international student support service team about this when you arrive.

8. Register with a doctor

We advise you to register with a medical practice when you arrive.

There's a health centre on the City and Clifton Campuses.

If you're going to be studying at Brackenhurst Campus you can register at the nearby Southwell Medical Centre.

9. Log on to NOW

NOW is the NTU online workspace where you'll find most of your course material, assignments and activities.

It's really useful to get used to this before you start your course so you're well-prepared.

10. Meet our international student support team

Please make some time soon after you arrive to meet our international student support service team.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the University.

We'll be organising the welcome activities and support sessions for international students and can answer any questions you may have about visas, enrolment and living in the UK.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175