Coming to university isn't just about studying. Throwing yourself into something beyond the classroom can be an unforgettable part of your experience at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). It’s the perfect time to try something new – to broaden your horizons, meet new people, and develop the skills that’ll set you up for life. Here's some ideas, to get you started.
Your first week with us promises to be one to remember, with lots of events and activities for you to get involved in. You’ll be sent a Winter Welcome guide by post or by email in early December. Inside you’ll find all the events that are going on throughout the week and information about how to get involved. You'll also find lots of information on our Welcome Week website.
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My course offered team building and icebreaker activities, which helped me get to know people.
Robyn, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
It’s a great way to make new friends, doing something you love. Our Students' Union runs over 110 societies, covering a huge range of passions and interests.
With over 60 sports clubs, two gyms and a range of fitness classes on campus, there’s something for everyone here – whether you’re a beginner, or an expert. NTU’s Sports and Fitness membership scheme gives you unlimited access to all of our facilities and sessions – follow the link to find out more.
If you're musical, you'll find that there are plenty of opportunities to show your skills at NTU. Play in one of our orchestras and ensembles, or sing in one of our choirs – whatever your interests, or level of experience!
The Students' Union is the social heart of the University. Run by students for students, it’s there to represent you.
We have Global Lounges at our City and Clifton Campuses. These are relaxed environments, open to UK and international students and hosts many cultural events and activities throughout the year.
Leaving behind the comforts of home might seem a little daunting – but once you arrive at university, just remember that everyone’s in the same boat. It’s important to approach the first few weeks of your new life here with an open heart, and an open mind. As well as the opportunities that we’ve outlined above, you can meet lots of new people by:
For more advice on getting yourself settled at uni, visit our living away from home section.