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Winter Welcome 2023

Winter Welcome is the perfect way to settle into life at NTU – and a great introduction to your new student community!

A warm winter welcome to all our students

There are lots of events on offer during your first few weeks to help welcome you to Nottingham Trent University (NTU), the Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) and the city itself.

You’ll have access to city tours, free lunches and activities at the Students’ Union taking place from Monday 9 January - Friday 10 February 2023. These are all a great opportunity to get to know your new surroundings, meet other new students and to start making lasting friendships.

You can find a full list of events below so check out what you'd like to attend and make sure to get involved.

Your welcome events

Winter Welcome to NTU

When: 1 February 2023 from 2 pm – 2:45 pm
Location: Newton LT4, City Campus


Join our welcome from Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Sharon Huttly and your Nottingham Trent Students’ Union Vice-President Postgraduate, Anna o’Hara. You’ll get an introduction to the postgrad community at NTU, and learn much about NTU and what is on offer while you are here with us.

Winter Welcome Social

When: 1 February 2023 from 2:45 pm – 5 pm
Location: The Level, NTSU, City Campus


The ‘after-party’ to the Winter Welcome to NTU. Grab some free food, socialise with other new students and relax in your city-based NTSU venue. This is also your big chance talk to representatives from NTU Sport, Student Support, NTU Global, NTU Library and others - to find out how to get involved and make the most of your time here.

Discover new things

City Campus Tour

When: 1 February 2023 from 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Location: Meet on the steps in front of Newton, City campus

Wondering how to find your way around? Worry not! Join us for a student-led campus tour, and you'll soon feel at home. You'll be shown around by fellow students who can tell you where all the best places are to hang out, and where to find just about anything you might need on campus!

British Culture and Culture Shock

Clifton: 19 January 2023, 2 pm - 3 pm, Clifton Global Lounge (and online). Book your place.
City: 24 January 2023, 4 pm - 5 pm, City Global Lounge (and online). Book your place.

Are you new to the UK or Nottingham, or just want to know a bit more about Nottingham and British culture? Come to this event run by the Global Lounge and International Student Support to find out more about some of the local ways of doing things, learn some interesting facts about your new home, such as the legend of Robin Hood and some great places to explore.

Full programme of events

Attend our upcoming Winter Welcome events to make the most of your first few weeks at NTU and to get ready for your studies. Events will take place from 10 January - 11 February so check back here for a list of events and advice on how to book if required.

Monday 9  - Friday 13 January 2023

Tuesday 10 January 2023

  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the Clifton Global Lounge.
  • Language Café, 5 pm – 7 pm, City Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Wednesday 11 January 2023

  • Allotment, 1 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Campus - Come with us to help out at the food share allotment, and learn about gardening. We hold activities such as jam making, pumpkin carving, or berry picking in collaboration with NTU Sustainability.
  • Crafternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City and Clifton Global Lounges - Like crafting or just want to chill out while creating something? Join our weekly Crafternoons! We’ve done everything from mandala colouring to painting mugs, macrame and pottery!

Thursday 12 January 2023

  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, City Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the City Global Lounge.
  • Language Café, 3 pm – 5 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Friday 13 January 2023

  • Games Afternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City Global Lounge - Come along to play different board games and other social games in a relaxed setting. Free hot drinks are included!

Monday 16  - Friday 20 January 2023

Monday 16 January 2023

  • Welfare Services and Information Fair, 10 am - 3:30 pm, Clifton Student’s Union – NTU and NTSU is running a series of fairs to show off the support and services available at the University. There will be lots of information, activity and advice on hand. No booking is needed.

Tuesday 17 January 2023

  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the Clifton Global Lounge.
  • Language Café, 5 pm – 7 pm, City Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Wednesday 18 January 2023

  • Allotment, 1 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Campus - Come with us to help out at the food share allotment, and learn about gardening. We hold activities such as jam making, pumpkin carving, or berry picking in collaboration with NTU Sustainability.
  • Crafternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City and Clifton Global Lounges - Like crafting or just want to chill out while creating something? Join our weekly Crafternoons! We’ve done everything from mandala colouring to painting mugs, macrame and pottery!

Thursday 19 January 2023

  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, City Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the City Global Lounge.
  • Clifton treasure hunt, 1 pm – 2 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - How well do you know your campus? Whether you have been studying with us at NTU for a while, or have just arrived- this is a great opportunity to learn where things are, and meet new friends! The fastest team to complete the scavenger hunt will win a prize.
  • British Culture and Culture Shock session, 2 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Global Lounge and online - Are you new to the UK or Nottingham, or just want to know a bit more about Nottingham and British culture? What might some of the similarities and differences be with the culture you're used to? Come to this event run by Global Lounges and International Student Support to find out more about some of the local ways of doing things, learn some interesting facts about your new home, such as the legend of Robin Hood and some great places to explore. We'll also talk about culture shock, the stages, signs and symptoms of it and give you some tips about settling in to your new home. This is also an opportunity to meet other NTU students. Book your place now.
  • Language Café, 3 pm – 5 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Friday 20 January 2023

  • Welfare Services and Information Fair, 10 am - 3:30 pm, City Student’s Union (the Level and Union Square) –NTU and NTSU is running a series of fairs to show off the support and services available at the University. There will be lots of information, activity and advice on hand. No booking is needed.
  • Games Afternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City Global Lounge - Come along to play different board games and other social games in a relaxed setting. Free hot drinks are included!

Monday 23  - Friday 27 January 2023

Monday 23 January 2023

  • City Centre Discovery Walk, 10 am - 11 am, City Global Lounge - Come for a relaxed walk with the Global Lounge Ambassadors to discover some of the sights of Nottingham City Centre, including the Market Square, Robin Hood statue and Nottingham Castle. We'll also point out some great places to eat and drink as well as some shops you might find useful (such as where to buy your everyday items, specific foods etc.) - all while making some new friends! Please wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather, and bring along a water bottle.

Tuesday 24 January 2023

  • Coffee Morning, 10 am - 2 pm, Clifton Campus - Meet up for coffee in the Zen Den and find out more about what this space has to offer. You can also find out more about our Student Mental Health Champions and how to apply for this paid role.
  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the Clifton Global Lounge.
  • British Culture and Culture Shock session, 4 pm – 5 pm, City Global Lounge and online - Are you new to the UK or Nottingham, or just want to know a bit more about Nottingham and British culture? What might some of the similarities and differences be with the culture you're used to? Come to this event run by Global Lounges and International Student Support to find out more about some of the local ways of doing things, learn some interesting facts about your new home, such as the legend of Robin Hood and some great places to explore. We'll also talk about culture shock, the stages, signs and symptoms of it and give you some tips about settling in to your new home. This is also an opportunity to meet other NTU students. Book your place now.
  • Language Café, 5 pm – 7 pm, City Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Wednesday 25 January 2023

  • City Centre Discovery Walk, 10 am - 11 am, City Global Lounge - Come for a relaxed walk with the Global Lounge Ambassadors to discover some of the sights of Nottingham City Centre, including the Market Square, Robin Hood statue and Nottingham Castle. We'll also point out some great places to eat and drink as well as some shops you might find useful (such as where to buy your everyday items, specific foods etc.) - all while making some new friends! Please wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather, and bring along a water bottle.
  • Allotment, 1 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Campus - Come with us to help out at the food share allotment, and learn about gardening. We hold activities such as jam making, pumpkin carving, or berry picking in collaboration with NTU Sustainability.
  • Health System in the UK for international students, 2 pm – 2.40 pm, Online - Join this online session to find out more about how the health system works in the UK. Email healthyntu@ntu.ac.uk to book your space.
  • Health System in the UK for international students, 3 pm - 3.40 pm, In person - Join this in person session to find out more about how the health system works in the UK. Email healthyntu@ntu.ac.uk to book your space and find out where to meet.
  • Crafternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City and Clifton Global Lounges - Like crafting or just want to chill out while creating something? Join our weekly Crafternoons! We’ve done everything from mandala colouring to painting mugs, macrame and pottery!

Thursday 26 January 2023

  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, City Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the City Global Lounge.
  • Language Café, 3 pm – 5 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
  • Working in the UK during your studies, 5 pm - 6 pm, MS Teams - Find out about your eligibility to work in the UK as an international student, as well as practical information on finding work and the support available at NTU from the employability team. The talk will be delivered in partnership with NTU Employability. Book your place.

Friday 27 January 2023

  • City Centre Discovery Walk, 10 am - 11 am, City Global Lounge - Come for a relaxed walk with the Global Lounge Ambassadors to discover some of the sights of Nottingham City Centre, including the Market Square, Robin Hood statue and Nottingham Castle. We'll also point out some great places to eat and drink as well as some shops you might find useful (such as where to buy your everyday items, specific foods etc.) - all while making some new friends! Please wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather, and bring along a water bottle.
  • Clifton treasure hunt, 2 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - How well do you know your campus? Whether you have been studying with us at NTU for a while, or have just arrived- this is a great opportunity to learn where things are, and meet new friends! The fastest team to complete the scavenger hunt will win a prize.
  • Games Afternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City Global Lounge - Come along to play different board games and other social games in a relaxed setting. Free hot drinks are included!

Monday 30 January  - Friday 3 February 2023

Tuesday 31 January 2023

  • Coffee Morning, 9 am - 12 am, Clifton Campus - Meet up for coffee in the Zen Den and find out more about health services, including sexual health.
  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the Clifton Global Lounge.
  • Clifton treasure hunt, 2 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - How well do you know your campus? Whether you have been studying with us at NTU for a while, or have just arrived- this is a great opportunity to learn where things are, and meet new friends! The fastest team to complete the scavenger hunt will win a prize.
  • Language Café, 5 pm – 7 pm, City Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Wednesday 1 February 2023

  • Allotment, 1 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Campus - Come with us to help out at the food share allotment, and learn about gardening. We hold activities such as jam making, pumpkin carving, or berry picking in collaboration with NTU Sustainability.
  • Crafternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City and Clifton Global Lounges - Like crafting or just want to chill out while creating something? Join our weekly Crafternoons! We’ve done everything from mandala colouring to painting mugs, macrame and pottery!

Thursday 2 February 2023

  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, City Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the City Global Lounge.
  • Language Café, 3 pm – 5 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
  • Managing Your Money, 5 pm - 6 pm, MS teams - Top tips and practical advice to help you manage your money while you're studying, including opening a bank account, budgeting tools etc. This presentation will be held in partnership with NTU Student Financial Support Service. Book your place.

Friday 3 February 2023

  • Games Afternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City Global Lounge - Come along to play different board games and other social games in a relaxed setting. Free hot drinks are included!

Monday 6  - Friday 10 February 2023

Monday 6 February 2023

  • Varsity Ice Hockey match, 6 pm - 10 pm, City Campus - Join us for one of the highlights of the NTU sporting calendar as NTU face the Uni of Nottingham in the Varsity series. Expect a huge atmosphere and plenty of action. Buy your ticket in advance as normal but instead of going straight to the National Ice Centre, meet us on the steps outside Newton at 6pm. We'll walk to the venue together and you'll be able to enjoy the match in a group with other new students just like yourself.

Tuesday 7 February 2023

  • Craft Session, 10 am - 2 pm, Clifton Campus - Meet up in the Zen Den for a craft session – including rock painting and badge making!
  • Wellbeing Walk with Mental Health Champions, 12 pm – 1 pm, Arboretum - Join our Student Mental Health Champions for a relaxing walk in the Arboretum! Getting into nature is great for our wellbeing, so come along and take some time out and meet new people. Our Champions are also there to chat if you have any questions about what support is available to NTU too. There’s no need to book, just turn up.
  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the Clifton Global Lounge.
  • Language Café, 5 pm – 7 pm, City Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Wednesday 8 February 2023

  • Allotment, 1 pm – 3 pm, Clifton Campus - Come with us to help out at the food share allotment, and learn about gardening. We hold activities such as jam making, pumpkin carving, or berry picking in collaboration with NTU Sustainability.
  • Crafternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City and Clifton Global Lounges - Like crafting or just want to chill out while creating something? Join our weekly Crafternoons! We’ve done everything from mandala colouring to painting mugs, macrame and pottery!

Thursday 9 February 2023

  • Global Community Lunch, 12 pm – 2 pm, City Global Lounge - Join the NTU community for a free lunch during this weekly event at the City Global Lounge.
  • Language Café, 3 pm – 5 pm, Clifton Global Lounge - Join other NTU students and staff to practise languages in a relaxed setting. All languages and levels are welcome, including English. All while enjoying a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
  • Important Immigration Information for International Students, 5 pm - 6 pm, MS Teams - Find out about your student visa conditions and responsibilities, as well as the Graduate Route Visa. Book your place.

Friday 10 February 2023

  • Games Afternoon, 3 pm – 5 pm, City Global Lounge - Come along to play different board games and other social games in a relaxed setting. Free hot drinks are included!

Future events

NTU Global Week

Global Week is a vibrant, inspiring festival showcasing our multicultural community on campus every year. Through art, dancing, sport, and food, it connects and celebrates the different cultural heritages of our students and staff and provides an opportunity for them to extend their international outlook.

Global Week celebrations will take place 27 February - 3 March 2023.