What to do when you arrive

We've summarised 10 important things to do when you arrive at the University on this page. Remember to ask if you need any help at any stage.

Are you starting at NTU in January 2018? Follow these steps when you arrive and you'll soon settle in.

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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.

More information about paying your fees

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

You can collect your BRP from our City Campus.

You'll need an appointment to do this.

Our Academic Registry will email you to confirm when your BRP has been delivered to the University and will arrange a date and time for you to collect it. They'll also complete your visa checks.

Please take the following documents with you:

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

You'll then need to visit the Student Support Centre to collect your NTU Student Card to complete your enrolment:

Collecting your BRP from the post office

Take all the above documents with you to collect your BRP from the post office.

The address will be in your visa decision letter.

When you’ve collected your BRP you'll need to take it to our Student Services Centre together with all your other documents:

Our staff in the Student Services Centre will complete your visa checks.

You can then collect your NTU Student Card to complete your enrolment.

3. Check you've completed 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. Attend your course induction

It's really important that you attend your course induction.

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

Find your course induction

Nottingham Trent Students Welcome Week

5. Join in our Winter Welcome

Our Winter Welcome 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.

If you're arriving in the UK before the week begins there are pre-welcome week events for international students that you can join as well.

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.

More information on registering with the police

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.

More information on opening a UK bank account

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.

More information on registering with a doctor

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.

More information about NOW

10. Meet our international student support team

Make sure you 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.

More information about international student support

What to do when you arrive

Published on 11 January 2018

Still need help?

International Student Support Services
+44 (0)115 848 2631