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Welcome to Nottingham

A guide for new undergraduates 2013/14 www.nottingham.ac.uk/newstarters


Welcome to Nottingham www.nottingham.ac.uk/newstarters

Hello and welcome This guide contains all you need to know about your first few weeks at Nottingham. Please make sure you bring it with you and tick off each item on the checklists included.

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We hope you are having a wonderful summer holiday. In just over a month, you’ll be starting at Nottingham and joining the generation of 2013. You’ll be doing what over 250,000 current and former Nottingham students have already done – starting a journey that can take you across the world, before, during and after your degree. Slightly scary but also exciting? Don’t worry, that’s how it seemed to most of our graduates too. But first things first: this guide will explain what to do before you come to university, and what to expect when you arrive. These are both good reasons not to forget it when you pack! Please don’t panic if the guide seems a bit long. The first section is dedicated to things to do before you arrive and the second to your first week. The other two sections explain more about student life and will serve as a useful reference throughout the year. Welcome to Nottingham is a great starting point but once you arrive, you’ll find there are plenty of people to answer anything it doesn’t cover. Enjoy the time you have left before coming to Nottingham and here’s to you, the generation of 2013.

A word from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway… I am delighted you have chosen to join our community and we look forward to welcoming you to the University in person during arrivals weekend. During your first week you will learn of the vast array of opportunities available as part of your formal programme of study and those created through your social or sporting life. Your time at Nottingham will enable you to experience many new things, so make sure you take full advantage of the opportunities on offer. There will be many changes and challenges for you, and this handbook along with our extensive support and welfare network will help you through that period of change. In the meantime, I wish you a successful and enjoyable year ahead.

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Contents Section 2:

Section 1:

Before you arrive Things to do before you arrive Extra information for international students What to pack Checklist

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05 Now you’re here 07 11 12 13

Your first day Things to do in your first week Your University Card Introducing Week One Checklist

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Section 3:

Life at Nottingham Life in halls Your Students’ Union Sports and recreation City life Academic essentials Libraries and IT facilities Fees and finance Support services Career support Study abroad Protecting our environment Our alumni

27 The essentials 29 31 33 35 39 41 45 47 52 53 55 57

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Term dates and contacts Getting around Map of Jubilee Campus Map of University Park Campus Map of Sutton Bonington Campus University health centre registration forms

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Index

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Before you arrive Your exams results are in, your place at Nottingham is safe and hopefully you’re enjoying the long summer holiday. Your next step is to get ready to come to university. There are some things you’ll need to sort out before you arrive at Nottingham and these are listed in this section.

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Things to do before you arrive 1. Register

Before you begin your studies you must register with the University. You will be asked to confirm personal and course information and agree to pay your fees and observe University regulations while studying here. • All students must register online. This can be done up to three weeks before your course starts • New full-time students also have to complete their registration in person on arrival at Nottingham Please note that the latest date for registration is three weeks from the course start date. Students studying at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) need to complete their registration within one week of the course start date. Registering is very important. Without it, you won’t have full access to IT systems, your student loans may not be paid on time and a late registration fee may be charged. If you are not able to register by the latest date for registration and you hold a Tier 4 visa and/or a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for The University of Nottingham, it is likely to have serious implications for your immigration status in the UK. Please speak to a student adviser in the International Office if you have any questions about this.

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Start your registration online • Visit portal.nottingham.ac.uk • Log in to the Applicants’ Portal with your applicant username (your UCAS personal ID number) and password (your date of birth in the format 01Jan99) • Click on the ‘Next Steps’ tab and follow the on screen instructions to confirm or amend your details • You will be given instructions to activate your University username and password This will give you access to all the University’s information services such as your University email, networked computers and the full Student Portal. All these services use the same University password. For more information, go to www.nottingham.ac.uk/registration Completing your registration For full-time students, the second part of registration takes place once you have arrived at the University and requires you to confirm your attendance in person (see page 19). In some cases, there are alternative arrangements for confirming your attendance. Information is available at www.nottingham.ac.uk/registration


2. Upload a photo for your University Card

You must upload a photograph (420x420 pixels) via the Applicants’ Portal at least one week before you arrive at Nottingham so that your University Card is ready to pick up when you arrive. You will receive an email with the link, your username and password. Without your card, you won’t be able to sign up to clubs and societies, enter card access controlled buildings, use your card as a bus pass or prove you’re a student on nights out. For more information on the uses of your card, please see page 23.

3. Confirm your accommodation

If you haven’t already accepted your offer of University catered accommodation, visit the Applicants’ Portal and click on the ‘Next steps’ tab. If your offer is within self-catered accommodation, follow the instructions as shown in your offer pack. You will also need to make arrangements to pay your first term fees and your communal damage deposit.* Once you have made your first payment, we will expect your arrival at the start of term. If you have any queries, contact the Accommodation Office. t: +44 (0)115 951 3697

* If you are an international student, you should only pay your accommodation deposit until after you have received your visa.

4. Open a student bank account

We recommend you open a student current account with a UK bank. Most banks will accept applications from students with a UCAS offer letter, so you can save yourself lots of queuing by opening your account before you leave home. If you are an international student, you will open your account when you arrive in the UK. International transfers can take a few days so it’s wise to have some money to get by until then. Usually you can only have one student account, so research interest free overdrafts, and what happens to the account when you graduate, before you choose. The Money Saving Expert website is a good source of impartial advice, including best offers for student bank accounts: www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/ student-bank-account

Good to know… There are branches of NatWest bank on University Park and Jubilee Campuses plus a branch of Santander on University Park. Each campus has at least one free cash machine.

5. Check your vaccinations

We strongly recommend that you’re up to date with your vaccinations. Some illnesses that spread quickly among large groups of people can easily be prevented by vaccinations given routinely to children and young adults. The best thing to do is to check with your family doctor that you are up to date with the following vaccinations: • HPV vaccine (females only) • meningitis C vaccine • school-leaving booster course • two doses of the MMR vaccine

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6. Get your computer ready

If you have your own computer you will be able to access networked services by connecting to the Student Network Service (SNS) in your room, either through a wired network point or wirelessly if your device supports this.* Before doing this, you will need to: • check you have your University username and password (see page 7, under Start your registration online) • check your computer has a fully licensed operating system • ensure that your operating system is fully up to date. Please run a Windows update on a Windows operating system or a software update on a Mac. • check that your laptop or PC meets the requirements for use on the SNS using the Pre-Arrival Scanning Service (PASS) which you can access through the Students’ Portal and via www.nottingham.ac.uk/pass** - PASS will install a small program to your computer which will check it against our network policies – your computer can be up and online within minutes. • register your laptop or PC on the SNS up to 28 days before your arrival – make sure this is on the one you will be using. Use the PASS website for this: www.nottingham.ac.uk/pass • remember to pack an ethernet cable. Some applications prefer wired connections - please bring a network cable to be sure of getting online. * The SNS is available in University-owned accommodation. Third-party owned accommodation may offer the SNS or an alternative network service. Please check the PASS website for updated information on how to connect to this: www.nottingham.ac.uk/pass ** Please note: at this time, only Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista) and Mac OSX (10.5.8 or greater) are compatible with PASS. Linux operating systems are permitted on the SNS but can only be registered once you get here. Devices intended to share a network connection, such as a network switch, broadband router or Apple’s Time Capsule, are not permitted on the SNS.

7. Pay your tuition fees (not applicable to everyone)

If you would like to pay some of your tuition fees before you arrive, log in to the Applicants’ Portal, choose the ‘Next Steps’ tab and look for the ‘My finances’ channel. 09

Once you’ve arrived and completed the registration process, we will issue a tuition fee invoice which will tell you when the payments are due. If you have any questions, please get in touch: t: +44 (0)115 951 3710 choosing option 2 e: studentfees-helpdesk@nottingham.ac.uk

8. Apply for sports membership (optional)

The University has a great range of facilities, sports and activities for you to experience. You can find out more about them at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport You can register for membership before or after you arrive. To do this before you arrive, you first need to activate your University username. To find out how to do this see page 7 of this guide, then follow the `How to join’ instructions at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/membership Once you have signed up, your University Card will also act as your sports membership card, providing you with access to a range of facilities and fitness classes (see page 33).

Get social Before and after you arrive at the University, you can gets tips and advice and meet some friendly faces by liking our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UoNFreshers2013 and by following our freshers’ blog: blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/freshers You can also get news and updates on Twitter via @UoNFreshers and join in the conversation using the hashtag #UoNFreshers

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What now? If you’ve done everything on your list (and can’t face packing yet) take a look at portal.nottingham.ac.uk for the latest University news. Then turn to page 40 for more ways to interact with the University through our social media channels.

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Extra information for international students At The University of Nottingham, internationalisation is at the heart of all that we do. As an international student, you will benefit from the dedicated services offered by the International Office. We recognise that your routes to the University are varied so bear in mind that some of the information in this guide may not be relevant to you. As an international student, there are some extra things you may need to do before leaving home.

1. Apply for a visa if you are a national from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

• If your course in the UK is less than six months long, you will need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa • If you are here for longer than six months, you will need to apply for a General Student Visa under Tier 4 of the Points-Based System For more information on visas and immigration, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/international students/visasimmigration

2. Book your place on the Welcome Programme and Heathrow Airport coach pick-up service

We understand that coming to study in a new country is exciting but might seem overwhelming. To help make your transition easier, we offer a free Welcome Programme and coach pick-up service to new international students from outside the EEA the week before term begins.* www.nottingham.ac.uk/ internationalstudents/coachpickup * Please note that a baggage fee of £25 per person applies. Additional charges may apply for four pieces of luggage or more.

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You’ll get a head start on completing essential processes like opening a bank account and University and health centre registration so that you can concentrate on having fun when the EU and British students arrive during Week One. This will mean that you’ll have already completed some of the tasks outlined in this guide and you won’t need to do them again. For more information and to book your place on both the Welcome Programme and coach pick-up service, please see: www.nottingham.ac.uk/ internationalstudents

3. Check our online resources

Our website contains lots of resources to help ensure that your transition from your home country to the UK is as smooth as possible. Advice, support and information is available from www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalstudents The International Office also offers support services throughout your time as a student. For more information, see page 49 or go to www.nottingham.ac.uk/ internationalstudents/support

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Here are some suggestions for what to bring to Nottingham, based on feedback from previous new starters. If you’re living in catered halls, you should also check for hall-specific suggestions: www.nottingham.ac.uk/accommodation/ prospectivestudents and follow the link to ‘Before you arrive’.

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What to pack Money tip Make sure you have money available to keep you going until your student loan is paid or money being transferred into your account is received. www.nottingham.ac.uk/ studentservices/financialsupport/ moneyworries/budgeting.aspx

Essential

• Identification Bring at least two pieces of ID (such as your passport, driving licence or University acceptance letter). These will be useful if you haven’t managed to open a student bank account before you leave home, or if you are likely to travel abroad. • Bed linen, towels and hangers Most people bring their own bed linen, although it can be provided in catered accommodation if you need it. You can either bring your own towels and hangers or buy them from a nearby supermarket. • Plates, cutlery and kitchenware If you’re going to live in self-catered accommodation, you’ll need your own eating and cooking utensils – again, these are easy to find in nearby shops. If you’re in catered halls, check the website above for what you’ll need. • A TV licence If you’re going to have a television or watch TV in your room, you will need a licence as each study bedroom is classed as a separate address. You can buy one online – see www.tvlicensing.co.uk • This Welcome Guide We’ve packed a lot of information in here, all of which is useful to have with you in your first week.

Useful

• Computer or mobile devices Bringing your own computer or mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, is useful but not essential. If you are going to bring your own, see ‘Get your computer ready’, page 9. • USB memory stick Useful for backing-up your work.

Extras

• Homely things Posters, photo frames, cushions and throws can help you feel more at home in your room. • Food to share Offering biscuits, sweets or chocolates is a nice way to get chatting to people. • Games Bring any games you have – they’re great for cheap but fun nights in. • Fancy dress If you’ve got any fancy dress outfits, you’ll have plenty of chance to wear them, particularly during your first week!

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Checklist

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Things to do Registration

Register online from three weeks before your course starts (page 7).

Upload your photograph online

Upload your photograph online via the Applicants’ Portal at least one week before you start your course (page 7).

Confirm your accommodation

If you are staying in University-arranged accommodation and have not done so already, accept your accommodation and make any payment requested.

Open a student bank account

Research student bank accounts and open one before you arrive if possible. There are branches of NatWest and Santander on some of our campuses.

Secure your student loan

Sign and return the Online Declaration to the Student Loans Company, if you’re taking out a student loan. You may have already done this after receiving your exam results.

Prepare a budget

Think about the costs that you will incur and decide how much money you will aim to spend each month. Remember, you will need money to cover your expenses until your student loan/cash transfers are received.

Medical history and vaccinations

Prepare the form (pages 72-75) to take to your health centre registration event (page 22). Students at Sutton Bonington can register by logging on to www.kegworth.net/student.html

Connect with our social media pages

Follow the University on Facebook and Twitter and sign up to the Freshers’ blog.

Visa application

If you are an international student and need to apply for a student visa, we advise you to prepare well in advance (page 11).

Getting to Nottingham

If you are arriving into the UK by plane, book your place on our coach pick-up service from Heathrow Airport (page 11).*

Get to know Nottingham

Book your place on the free Welcome Programme for a head start on completing essential processes including registration.*

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Now you’re here For most people, arriving at university is exciting but also a bit daunting. We’ll do everything we can to make your first week go smoothly. Remember there are people here to help.

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Your first day When to arrive

The 2013-14 academic year starts on Monday 23 September, with teaching generally starting on Thursday 26 September. You can move into University accommodation the weekend before – exactly which day will depend on which type of accommodation you’ll be living in: • Catered halls (University Park and Jubilee Campuses) If you’re going to be living in catered accommodation, you can arrive from 9am on Sunday 22 September. For arrival instructions and directions, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/ accommodation/prospectivestudents and follow the links to ‘Before you arrive’ and ‘Moving into catered halls’. • Self-catered halls (off campus) If you’re going to be living in self-catered accommodation, please check your offer pack for arrival instructions and directions. • Part-catered halls (Sutton Bonington Campus) If you’re going to be living on Sutton Bonington Campus you can arrive on Saturday 21 September. Make sure you contact the accommodation provider in advance to make an appointment to register and collect your keys. Their contact details are +44 (0)150 967 3750 or info@boningtonhalls.com • International students participating in the Welcome Programme will move from their Welcome Programme accommodation into their term-time accommodation on the morning of Saturday 21 September.

Finding your room

When you arrive, student ambassadors and Week One reps will help you find your room and answer any questions you have.

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Student IT Support Programme

If you need help getting connected, you will find a team of Student IT Support Tutors in halls and the main computing areas on campus during your first few days. After that, you’ll find IT support staff in libraries and computer rooms year-round. For dates and locations, please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/sits

Parking

There will be no parking charges on arrivals day. However, if you are moving into a catered hall, you will need to move your car from the parking areas near the hall once you’ve unloaded. Staff will be on hand to direct you to different parking areas.

For your parents

If you arrive on Sunday 22 September, your parents and guests will be able to watch a short video about the student experience and the support available. This will be played throughout the day in a communal area of your hall.

Welcoming you

All students will be taken to the Sports Hall on University Park Campus for the Welcome Address and an introduction to the Students’ Union. If you’re living in catered halls, you will also attend a hall meeting, at which your warden will welcome you to Nottingham and introduce you to the Pastoral Care Team, consisting of the hall manager and tutors, all of whom are there to make sure you settle into your new home.

Your first evening

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Things to do in your first week 1. Complete your University registration*

New full-time students should complete their registration in person. For most students this is during the first week of the academic year – please see the timetable opposite. Students beginning at other times of the year can find details of how to complete their registration at www.nottingham.ac.uk/registration * Part-time students are only required to complete the online part of registration.

At the main registration event you will be asked to confirm your name and student ID number (if you know it). You can also: • complete any Points-Based System immigration requirements (if relevant) • sign up with the Sports Centre • speak to staff from Student Services (which includes Academic, Disability and Financial Support) • speak to the Tuition Fees Team If you weren’t able to upload a photograph for your University Card (see pages 7 and 23) before you arrived, you can have one taken at the registration event. Your card should be available to collect one week later from your school office.

What shall I bring to register in person? • A copy of your offer letter and evidence of meeting entry conditions (if applicable) • Passport and visa (all overseas students) ** • Sponsor letter/evidence of funding (if applicable and if not already sent in) • Student ID number if known (note – this is different to your applicant ID number) It is essential you confirm your attendance in person. If you are unable to attend the registration event, you must confirm your attendance in person at the Student Services Centres or other appropriate offices. Further information about times and locations can be found online: www.nottingham.ac.uk/registration Students who attended the Welcome Programme for new international students may have already completed their registration and do not need to confirm their attendance again during the first week. ** Only students holding a visa valid for study at The University of Nottingham, or who can demonstrate that they have made a visa application using The University of Nottingham Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) document, will be permitted to register.

“I felt excited and nervous about coming to university. I couldn’t wait to have my own space and live independently, but I was also nervous that I might not make any friends or that everyone else would be a million times cleverer than me (luckily, neither of my fears came true!).” Jessica Swainston BA French and German 19


Timetable of registration by school or department

Location: Sports Centre, University Park Campus Who: Full-time, undergraduate students

You can register at any time during the relevant school time slot. Day

Time

School

Monday 23 September

12pm

Humanities

1pm

Geography, Law

1.30pm

Pharmacy, Psychology

2pm

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Foundation programme

2.30pm

Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

3pm

Architecture and Built Environment

3.30pm

Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering

4pm

Chemistry

5pm

CLOSE

9am

Medicine courses^

9.30am

Health Sciences (formerly known as School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy)^^, Veterinary Medicine and Science

10am

Biosciences

10.30am

Contemporary Chinese Studies, Economics

11am

Business School

12pm

Mathematical Sciences

12.30pm

English

1pm

Education

2pm

Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

3pm

Life Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

3.30pm

Computer Science, Politics and International Relations, Sociology and Social Policy

5pm

CLOSE

Tuesday 24 September

If you are studying a foundation course, you should register with the school or department offering your course – you will receive details of this in the post. Exceptions

^ Different arrangements apply for students studying at the School of Medicine at Derby (Graduate Entry Medicine, Medical Physiology and Therapeutics) and the School of Health Sciences at Derby who do not attend this event. For further information, please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/registration ^^ MNurSci/Physiotherapy students only – other students will be given information by the school.

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2. Register with a health centre

We strongly recommend that you register with a health centre while at Nottingham. Students living on University Park or Jubilee Campuses, or in the surrounding areas You will be able to register with the University Health Service, based in Cripps Health Centre on University Park Campus. To ease congestion, slots have been allocated for sets of schools (see opposite). Please complete the health centre registration forms for the University Health Service on pages 72-75 and bring them with you to registration, along with your medical and vaccination history, and your NHS number (if you have one). For more details about the University Health Service and other health support services, including the catchment area, please see page 48. Students living on or near Sutton Bonington Campus You will be able to register with Orchard Surgery. Please download and complete the health centre registration forms and bring them with you to the registration session at Sutton Bonington (you will be given details of this once you arrive): www.kegworth.net/student.html Students living off campus, outside of the catchment area If you are not living on campus and fall outside of the catchment area shown on page 48, you will need to register with a GP in your local area. To find your nearest practice, type your postcode into www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories

3. Sign up for your optional modules

Most students will need to choose optional modules to sit alongside their compulsory modules and make up their credit count for the year (120 credits per year for full-time students; usually 60 credits per year for part-time students). Your optional modules may be from your home school or department but in some cases, you may be able to take modules from a different school/department. Your school/department will tell you when and where you should register for modules, as well as about school/department induction events. Once registered for your modules you can check your enrolment details on the Student Portal.

4. Protect your stuff

Personal contents insurance is provided under the University block hall scheme through Endsleigh Insurance. You can purchase your insurance from their website: www.endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover If you won’t be living in halls, please look into insurance providers and arrange cover as soon as possible. For more information about crime prevention please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/yourcommunity For more information about protecting yourself and your belongings, see page 30.

5. Meet your personal tutor

Your personal tutor is your first point of contact for guidance on academic and personal issues. They can offer advice and help you access specialist support if necessary. You will meet your personal tutor during the first few days of term.

6. Familiarise yourself with Moodle See page 40 for details.

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Great Hall and Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park Campus Day

Time

School

Monday 23 September

8am12.30pm

American and Canadian Studies, Centre for English Language Education (CELE), Humanities (excluding Philosophy)

1-5pm

Contemporary Chinese Studies, Economics, Education (excluding CELE), Geography, Politics and International Relations, Sociology and Social Policy

8am12.30pm

Business, Law, Pharmacy

1-5pm

Faculty of Engineering – all schools and departments, Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (excluding American and Canadian Studies), English

Tuesday 24 September

Wednesday 25 September 8am12.30pm 1-5pm

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – all schools (including biology and biomedical sciences)** Biosciences*, Chemistry (including Natural Sciences), Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology

Foundation students: please attend the session of the school providing your course. * For students living in the University Park catchment area only – see page 48. ** Different arrangements apply for students studying at the School of Medicine at Derby and the School of Health Sciences at Derby who do not attend this event. Please see information provided by Derby Course Administration team.

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Your University Card Your University Card will give you access to lots of different services and buildings – it’s not something you want to lose. You should keep your card with you at all times, particularly during Week One for access to events and to sign up to societies during the Students’ Union Welcome Fair. For the rest of the year your card: • acts as proof that you are a student at The University of Nottingham, displaying your unique student ID number • allows you to make use of the laptop and tablet loan schemes • can be used as your Meal Card • can be your bus card (see page 65) • gives you access to bicycle storage • is a discount card, saving you money at a number of retailers across the city

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• is an electronic key, providing you with access to certain buildings, photocopiers and computer rooms out of hours • is your library card, allowing you to borrow books and use library services • is your sports membership card, if you become a member If your card is lost or stolen, please call the University Card Helpline between 8am and 5pm on week days: +44 (0)115 951 5759.


Introducing Week One Week One – an introduction to student life

Organised by the Students’ Union, Week One is a week-long programme of fun and informative events to get you settled into life on campus. It takes place during your first full week at university (from 23 to 29 September) and includes a range of daytime and evening events, as well as the Students’ Union Welcome Fair where all of the activities and opportunities that your SU supports are showcased for you to get involved with. You can find out more from www.su.nottingham.ac.uk Most schools/departments will also have an academic Week One, with introductions to academic matters.

Week One reps

There’s always a lot going on in your first few days. What you really need is someone who’s been there before to show you what you should be doing. This is where the Students’ Union Week One reps come in - they’re all second-year students, so just a year ago they were in the same position as you are now.

Week One reps can: • answer any questions you might have about life at university or in Nottingham • clarify meeting times and places • direct you to where you need to be on campus or in town • help you to find your way around Nottingham, including telling you how to use the Hopper buses and how to get into the city centre from campus • tell you about all the Week One events (day and night) that are planned for the week and sell you tickets to those events – be sure to get yours early because they will sell out fast! • welcome you when you arrive in your hall of residence and help you feel comfortable in your new community

Week One Welfare

Our Week One reps and the Students’ Union also provide welfare support during Week One. In the past they have delivered campaigns promoting safe sex, access to contraception and advice on sexual health, as well as all the information you need to stay safe while drinking alcohol with ‘chillout zones’, free water and food. We want everyone to have the best possible welcome to Nottingham and our welfare support, alongside our events programme and Welcome Fair, looks to make sure that this happens.

“The best thing about being involved in so many extracurricular activities has been meeting new people. I have met a whole range of different people, older, younger, with the same interests, different interests, and this has meant that I have a huge support network spanning right across the University.” Emma Walton LLB Law

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Students’ Union Welcome Fair

The SU Welcome Fair (23-25 September) brings together everything you need to know about your Students’ Union under one roof. Here you can meet the Students’ Union Officers (whose job it is to represent you on important issues), discover what the Union does to create change to improve your life as a student at Nottingham and find out about all societies, student groups and other ways to get involved in the Union. Once you’ve found clubs and societies you want to join, you can sign up there and then, or join them online at www.su.nottingham.ac.uk You can find a full list of societies at www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/getinvolved/ societies/atoz

Good to know… You can pay by card to join societies, so you don’t have to worry about carrying cash around!

Regional Students’ Association

If you are going to be living at home or in your own accommodation, you are automatically a member of the Regional Students’ Association (RSA). They organise all sorts of activities to make sure you have a great time during Week One and beyond, even if you’re not living on campus. It might seem harder to get involved if you’re not living in halls, but RSA events offer the perfect opportunity to make friends, socialise and benefit from the experiences the Students’ Union has to offer.

Derby Centre

If you’re one of the University’s Derby-based healthcare students, you’re still represented by the Students’ Union. We have a Healthcare Association based at this site called University of Nottingham at Derby (UNAD). They are funded by and affiliated to the Students’ Union and provide events, sports and other services at times and places to suit your needs. There is also a full-time member of staff who you will meet when you start your course.

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In addition to our locally based services, there is also a Hopper bus between the Royal Derby Hospital Centre and University Park Campus, meaning that you also have easy access to all the Nottingham-based facilities and activities too. For more information, please see www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/aboutus/healthcare For more information about the Students’ Union and life at Nottingham, please see Section 3 (starting on page 27).

Get social

You can keep up to date with what’s happening at the University through the student news tab on the portal and the current student web pages. Once you have registered, you will receive Student News, our monthly enewsletter. The University also offers a range of social media accounts to help you keep up with activities, events and news from across our campuses. TheUniofNottingham @uniofnottingham @UoNStudentNews nottmuniversity uniofnotts uniofnottingham

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Checklist Things to do Attend the Welcome Address

Attend the Welcome Address on Sunday 22 September. You will be spending time outside, please make sure you have weather appropriate clothing.

Complete your registration

Ensure you complete your course registration at the University Park Sports Centre (page 20). If you miss registration, please report to the Student Services Centre.

Register with a doctor

Register at Cripps Health Centre (page 22), remembering to bring your completed health registration form (pages 72-75). Those studying at Sutton Bonington Campus will get health registration information separately.

Enjoy Week One

Check www.su.nottingham.ac.uk and speak to your Week One rep, to make sure you get the most out of Week One.

Connect with the University

Keep up to date with the latest information from the University on Twitter @UoNStudentNews and the main University Facebook page TheUniofNottingham

Police registration

Some students are required to register with the police within seven days of their arrival in the UK. If you need to register with the police it will be stated on your visa/entry clearance. For more information on police registration, please contact the International Office (see details on page 63).

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Life at Nottingham Unpacked? Tick. Met your neighbours? Tick. Registered and sorted the other formalities? Tick. Once you’ve started to get your head around how things work, take some time to read about the inner workings of student life at Nottingham. This section will help you make the most of your time here. Enjoy!

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Life in halls Living in University accommodation

It’s likely that living in University accommodation will be your first experience of living away from your family. So don’t worry if living in a hall of 200-400 people or sharing a flat with a small group in a block of 1,000 takes a bit of getting used to. In our experience, homesickness is far from uncommon but after the first few weeks, most people start to feel more at home. The most important rule of harmonious living is being considerate of your neighbours. That means: • doing your bit to keep communal areas clean • not hogging all the fridge space • not playing your music really loudly or late at night • respecting their property (including food)

Catered accommodation

If you’re one of the University’s 4,000 students in fully-catered campus halls, you will be entitled to: • a weekday breakfast or weekend brunch • a weekday lunch in selected halls or at retail, Mix bar and restaurant outlets on campus, using your Meal Card • a homely and nutritious dinner (if sport or society commitments mean you can’t be there, you can order packed evening meals to take away or collect later)

Bars

The tutors live in the hall and are on hand to offer confidential support and advice. There is a tutor on duty throughout every night during term-time.

Other sources of support

If you’re living in catered halls of residence on University Park or Jubilee Campuses, there is a hall management team on hand to support you in your accommodation. They will either deal directly with the issue or refer you to someone who can help. If you are living off-campus in self-catered accommodation, the site management teams there can support you. Some off-campus sites have wardens and tutors too. If you have any problems while living in accommodation at Sutton Bonington, you can visit the on-site accommodation office.

Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee

Junior Common Room (JCR) Committees are part of the Students’ Union, and are teams of students, elected by the student body, who are there to make sure your time in halls is the best it can be. They do this by organising events, running sports teams, looking after your welfare and representing your views to the University and the Union.

Welfare Reps

The four Mix bars provide all day fresh meals and snacks in friendly surroundings. Other hall bars are open Friday/Saturday.

The Students’ Union also has Welfare Reps in each University hall of residence (including self-catered accommodation) to offer informal support and advice.

Wardens and tutors

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The warden is responsible for the cultural, pastoral and social life of the hall and also ensures that the hall functions as a community for the benefit of everyone who lives there. This includes responsibility for enforcing the University and hall regulations and the University Code of Discipline for students. Wardens are supported by a team of hall tutors, who are typically postgraduate students or staff from academic departments with considerable experience of life within a university. 29

All the halls have cycle facilities available, so think about bringing your bike to the University as a cheap way of getting around. On-campus security and local police are committed to preventing bike thefts on campus, but please always ensure your bike is well secured before you leave it unattended. More information on the opportunities available to cyclists can be found on page 56.


Protecting your property

Keep all your valuables safe and out of sight and register for free at www.immobilise.com It’s a quick, easy and free way of logging the details of your property on a national database which police can access and compare against items that have been found or recovered from suspected criminals. The University also runs a twice-yearly crime prevention campaign, ‘Love Your Stuff’. Watch out for more crime prevention advice throughout the year: www.nottingham.ac.uk/yourcommunity

Security

The University Security Service provides a 24-hour uniformed presence on all campuses. However, you can help to keep yourself and your neighbours safe. Don’t let strangers wander freely in your hall – if you don’t recognise someone, ask who they are. Use common sense to look after your belongings and yourself. t: +44 (0)115 951 3013 t: +44 (0)115 951 8888 (emergencies only)

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Your Students’ Union Getting to know your Students’ Union Societies, sports clubs and other The Students’ Union plays a vital role during your student groups time at university because they aim to give you the best student and academic experience possible. They do this by representing you on the issues that matter to you, helping you gain the skills and knowledge to achieve your dream job and making sure you have the most incredible time at university with a huge range of events, clubs and societies. They are there for you from the very start; and during Week One their job is to make you feel at home and guide you through your first few days. Once you’ve registered online with the University, you can also register with the Students’ Union website and start signing up to all the exciting opportunities on offer. w: www.su.nottingham.ac.uk

Think something could be better? Change it!

As a Students’ Union, we believe that you only have the most incredible time at university if you can control your university experience. Change it! is our system for students to raise things that could be improved within the University. As a student you can submit your ideas about how something could be better and have a look at those from others – rating and debating as you go. The Students’ Union can only represent you if we know what the issues are that matter to you. This year, the SU have changed a wide variety of things in partnership with the University to make sure life for students gets better and better. This includes everything from regulations around exams to getting over 10,000 students voting in elections. Find out more at: w: www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/ makethechange/widgets

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The Students’ Union has over 200 societies for you to choose from, so there are plenty of opportunities to develop an existing hobby or try something new. With everything on offer from breakdancing to bell ringing, knitting to neuroscience, there should be something for you. In the unlikely event that you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll help you set up a society of your own. We run over 75 sports clubs for all abilities, from absolute beginners to national level competitors. We also run one of the biggest intramural leagues across the country for those of you who want to regularly play sports including netball, tennis, basketball and football. The annual charity Varsity series against Nottingham Trent University, which takes place in the spring, is a highlight of the sporting calendar. Thousands of fans watch a series of events to see which university will take home the coveted Varsity Cup. (We won the series in 2012 and then again [in record time] in 2013.) For more information about sports opportunities, see page 34. We also have a number of other award-winning student groups including a TV and a radio station, online and print magazines, a hire and events company and England’s first fully student-run theatre. So whether you want to work behind the scenes, or be centre stage as a presenter, actor or journalist, there are plenty of roles available. Some of our alumni have gone on to be big names in these industries so it is not just about having fun – we can seriously help you boost your career. We also have a fundraising organisation, Karnival, that raises money for charity through expeditions, activities and events.


Volunteering

The Students’ Union Volunteer Centre (SVC) offers plenty of opportunities to get involved with, and make a real difference to, your local community. If you haven’t got a lot of time to spare, you can take part in a one-off volunteering project for a few hours. If you want to make a regular commitment the SVC has links with lots of local charities and organisations, where you could be tidying up a nature reserve, helping children with their homework or befriending hospital patients. Last year over 3,000 students signed up to enhance their university experience – as well as their CV. e: volunteering@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/volunteering

Support

The Students’ Union can also help out if things get tough. Coming to university is an exciting experience, but if you find it a bit overwhelming and you need some advice or just someone to talk to, members of these services will be happy to help. • In halls, Junior Common Room (JCR) Welfare Reps are there if you need a friendly face to talk to. • The Student Advice Centre offers support on anything from academic issues to welfare matters or money problems. e: student-advice-centre@nottingham.ac.uk • The Students’ Union Equality and Diversity Officers are there to give specific help on a range of potentially sensitive issues. You can go to them for confidential advice from someone who can identify with the issues you’re facing, and they can point you in the right direction if you need further help. w: www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/ getinvolved/networks

• Nightline is a student-run, completely confidential listening and information service open from 7pm-8am every night during term-time. One of the friendly student volunteers will be happy to listen, whatever you want to talk about. t: +44 (0)115 951 4985 e: nightlineanon@nottingham.ac.uk (the person who picks up your message won’t be able to see your email address) They also have an instant messaging service: go to www.nottinghamnightline.co.uk and click on the Instant Messaging tab. • B-eat is a confidential, student-run self help group coordinated by the Students’ Union, which offers a safe space for people with eating disorders to talk about their experiences. e: subeat@nottingham.ac.uk Connect with us UofNSU @UoNSU

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Applying for sports membership

The University offers superb sports and leisure facilities across all three campuses. Each has a fitness suite suitable for both top athletes and those who just want to get into shape. Sports membership is an excellent way to provide you with access to the facilities available. There are three categories of membership: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Further information on each membership category can be found at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport You can register for sports membership after activating your username and password on the portal (page 7). To find out how, click on ‘How to join’ at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/membership Once you’ve signed up, your University Card will act as your sports membership card.

Getting involved

From playing for fun or learning a new sport, to playing for your hall, your department or the University, we look to provide sporting opportunities for all and as a result there are lots of ways to get involved. Our Nu2Sport programme is aimed at getting people active; the intramural sports programme is one of the largest in the country and provides you with the opportunity to play competitive sport while representing your hall of residence, department, society or playing in your friendship groups. We also offer over 75 different sports clubs, more than any other university. In addition there are lots of other opportunities to get involved as a coach, an official, a spectator or journalist. Look out for the Students’ Union Welcome Fair, which provides you with the chance to find out more about all the different clubs and activities. You can also get in touch about pre-season training which will take place before term starts in September. The University is keen to enhance your experience at Nottingham, whatever your ability. It is one of the only higher education institutions to employ a disability sport officer, who works on developing sporting and fitness opportunities for disabled students. You can find out more about the current initiatives by visiting our website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/disabilitysport

Sports Bursary

If you are an elite athlete and have competed at county level or above in your particular sport, you may be eligible for a sports bursary. You can find out more at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/getinvolved/ performancesport/sportsbursaries Connect with us UoNSport @UoNSport

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City life #LoveNotts With a fascinating history, great nightlife and lots of places to visit, Nottingham is a fantastic place to live, work and study. Find out more about city life at www.nottingham.ac.uk/ ugvideos/citylife

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From quirky outlets and vintage boutiques to giants of the high street, Nottingham’s got it all. The city is in the UK’s top 10 shopping destinations, coming in 6th, ahead of Leeds and Newcastle, according to a 2010 retail survey. And for those studying at Sutton Bonington Campus, Derby and Leicester are also within easy reach.


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From ice skating at the National Ice Centre and whitewater rafting at the National Water Sports Centre, to watching test match cricket at the world-renowned Trent Bridge, or football at either of the city’s famous clubs, you’ll never be short of quality sport.

And the beat goes on…

Making music is second nature in Nottingham. The Royal Concert Hall hosts opera and classical concerts, while the Capital FM Arena attracts major music and comedy tours. The legendary Rock City showcases top rock and indie acts, while venues such as the Bodega host the latest alternative acts. So many gigs, so little time.

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This city’s got cinemas and stages aplenty with no less than three comedy clubs. Nottingham Playhouse is renowned for drama, dance and new writing; the 18th-century Theatre Royal showcases the big touring musicals and plays while the city’s independent cinema Broadway has a screen designed by Nottingham lad Sir Paul Smith.

Top nosh

Whether you want kebab and chips al fresco or a slap up meal in a celebrity chef’s restaurant, Nottingham’s food options are hard to beat. Jamie Oliver and Antonio Carluccio both have restaurants in the centre while independent cafes continue to pop up on the city’s streets.

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After dark

When darkness falls on the city, there are plenty of places to play – from high-class cocktail bars to nightclubs with more cheese than Cheshire. In 2013 the city was also awarded a Purple Flag – the national indicator of where to go for a good and safe night out. See for yourself.

The great outdoors

For a healthy dose of fresh air, we’ve got parks, forests (including Robin Hood’s home Sherwood Forest) and even spots of tranquillity nestled neatly in the city centre. And Nottingham is not far from the Peak District, a stunning national park packed full of pretty market towns and dramatic landscapes.

Culture vultures

From contemporary art galleries to social history museums, Nottingham has a host of cultural offerings to inspire you. Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art spaces in the UK while the University’s own Lakeside Arts Centre hosts a year-round programme of music, drama, dance and exhibitions.

Seasonal sessions

Temporary markets, festive events and a city centre beach all roll in with the seasons to ensure Nottingham is never quite the same. The city also hosts the legendary Goose Fair, which has been taking place for more than 700 years. Turn to page 65 to find out all about transport in and around the city.

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Academic essentials Your school, department or division

At undergraduate level, there are over 40 schools, departments and divisions at the University. Each of you will have a home school/department/ division (we’ll refer to them as schools) responsible for administering your course. This is where the majority of your classes and tutors will be based. Your personal academic tutor will probably be based within your school. The school is your hub of academic information. Any issues with your course should be discussed with your personal tutor, the school office or another school tutor who teaches you. Each school has a student-led society which will host social events throughout the year and organise sports teams which play in the intramural leagues. For more information about societies and sports clubs, see pages 31-34 and www.su.nottingham.ac.uk

Good to know… If you’re only studying at the University for part of your course on a study abroad or exchange programme, the Study Abroad Team in the International Office will provide you with lots of information specific to you about the structure of your time here, module enrolment and academic support.

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Your degree structure

An undergraduate degree typically takes three years to complete, during which time you will normally study 120 credits per year. Modules are usually either 10 or 20 credits and can last for one semester or a whole academic year. Your degree will normally consist of core compulsory modules and optional modules. At the beginning of each academic year, you will need to choose your optional modules, if applicable to your course. Your school’s website will provide information on compulsory modules; you may also be able to take optional modules from other schools. A list of all modules offered at the University can be found at modulecatalogue.nottingham.ac.uk

Your learning: what to expect

The learning methods used and the number of hours that you will be required to study while at university will depend on your course. Learning methods could include lectures, seminars, field trips or laboratory classes. In addition you will be expected to study independently. This could involve reading, completing coursework, revising and preparing for exams and presentations.


Assessment

Many of your modules will be assessed via examinations and essays. However, you may also be assessed on the basis of presentations or practicals (in a lab or clinic, for example); online; via group projects and reports; or through oral examinations.

Support

Lecturers will be happy to meet you on a one-to-one basis and will usually have set hours for appointments.

Study skills

In addition to the course specific information provided by your school, you should also take a look at the study skills guidance provided by the University. w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/teaching/ studyingeffectively

Moodle

Moodle is the online learning environment across the University. The resource allows you to access lecture notes, find links to external learning resources, access self-test exercises and assessments, participate in online learning activities, submit assignments and collaborate on group projects. You can log in using your University username and password the day after you have completed your registration online. w: moodle.nottingham.ac.uk

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Learning through social media

A variety of academic and learning materials are available via our U-Now and iTunesU channels. Alongside the range of channels that the University uses to keep you up to date with life on campus (see page 25), you can also make use of our online resources to aid your learning. Moodle is the main means of accessing learning material but you can also visit U-Now to view examples of complete modules or smaller scale learning objectives, or find a series of videos, podcasts, and interactive learning materials on the University’s YouTube and iTunesU channels: www.nottingham.ac.uk/unow www.nottingham.ac.uk/itunesu Xpert gives you access to open educational resources from education providers around the world: www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert More academic content is available on our YouTube channel and from our blog site: blogs.nottingham.ac.uk

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Libraries and IT facilities Library facilities

There are eight libraries and learning resource centres on our UK campuses, offering access to electronic journals and databases, digital materials, over one million printed volumes and the Manuscripts and Special Collections. Additional learning facilities include seminar and computer rooms, group and individual study spaces, assistive technology, a laptop and iPad loan service, print, copy and scan services. There are also computer rooms available in schools across our campuses. w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/libraries

Self-service

Self-service machines are available during all opening hours in the larger libraries for issue, return and renewal of library items. Please note the return date and time on your receipt. To use the self-service machines you will need your card and PIN – the default is the last four digits of the long number on your University Card but you should change it to keep it secure.

Good to know… Hallward Library on University Park Campus is open 24/7 for most of term-time.

Library locations

University Park Campus • Denis Arnold Music Library: music • Hallward Library: arts and humanities, law and social sciences • George Green Library: science and engineering, including materials on chemistry, environmental sciences, life sciences, mathematics, pharmaceutical sciences, physics and astronomy, and psychology • Greenfield Medical Library: medicine, biomedical sciences, nursing, midwifery, and physiotherapy Jubilee Campus • Business Library: business and occupational psychology • Djanogly Learning Resource Centre: computer science and education Sutton Bonington Campus • James Cameron-Gifford Library: applied biology, agricultural and animal sciences, biotechnology, environmental biology and plant sciences, food science, microbiology, nutrition, and veterinary medicine and science King’s Meadow Campus • Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections Derby • Library services for students based at Derby are provided via the Royal Derby Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Getting connected

On campus There are wireless access points and plug-in points on all our campuses, as well as in the halls of residence on University Park and Jubilee Campuses, where you can access most network services through your laptop or smartphone. The wireless service ‘UoN secure’ is the supported wireless network for members of the University. Before arriving, you are advised to read the instruction guides on how to connect your device to the wireless network service (see page 7). If you have not already configured your laptop to use these facilities, you can find out how to do so at www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/connect/wireless You will need to log in with your University username and password if accessing this website outside the University network.

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How to configure your SNS connection

The preferred way to configure your SNS connection is to register through PASS (Pre-Arrival Scanning Service), as described on page 9. If you forget, you can register on arrival by simply plugging your computer into the network (you will need to bring your own ethernet cable) and following the simple online instructions.

Anti-virus and spyware software

The University can supply, free of charge to all students, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac and Windows. Other anti-virus products may not be fully supported and you are advised to consider switching to Sophos. You can download a copy of Sophos from the PASS website. w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/pass

In University accommodation In addition to the wireless network, every study bedroom in University-owned accommodation has a Student Network Service (SNS) point connected to the campus data network.* Included in your hall fees, this service provides: • access to applications including digital TV and telephone services • access to support to get you and keep you connected • free anti-virus software (Sophos) • high speed connection to the campus network and the internet For more information see www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/sns * Third-party owned accommodation may offer an alternative broadband network connection. Please check with your accommodation provider on arrival for connection options.

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What if I don’t have my own computer?

There are computer rooms/areas located around the University campuses in libraries and school buildings that will give you access to IT facilities. Many of these rooms are open 24/7. You will need your University Card to get into the rooms outside of normal working hours. For details of the different computer rooms on campus, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/it/ computer-rooms.aspx There are two free laptop loan schemes, both of which require you to have a valid University Card or username and password. • Three-hour loans – from larger libraries (laptops cannot be taken out of the libraries) • One-week laptop loans – from the Cripps Computer Centre on University Park Campus (you will need to pre-book the laptop for next-day collection) For more information, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/laptop-loans

Email account

When you register with the University, you will automatically be given an email address following the format: username@nottingham.ac.uk The University uses your email address to contact you about its services and your library account, so you should check it as often as you can, including during vacations. Emails will be delivered to your Microsoft Outlook mailbox. You can access your email from a PC desktop or through the Intranet Portal. You can also access it via the internet at email.nottingham.ac.uk

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Online updates

• Remember to connect to our social media channels for information on opportunities and upcoming events (see page 25). • The ‘Current student’ web pages are also a great place to find out all the information, events and contact details you will need. From staying healthy to keeping clear of crime and from careers advice to financial aid – it’s all available online: www.nottingham.ac.uk/currentstudents

Student IT Support Programme

If you need help getting connected, you can find a team of Student IT Support tutors in halls and the main computing areas during your first few days, and IT support staff in libraries and computer rooms year-round. w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/sits

IT helpline

Contact the IT Helpline, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm (and an out of hours service via telephone at any other time). t: +44 (0)115 951 6677 e: student-it-helpline@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/help


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Hopefully you already know about the funding available but if not, full details can be found on the Financial Support Team’s website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport The team will be happy to answer any queries you have too.

First few days

If you are expecting a payment from the Student Loans Company (SLC) at the start of term, be aware that it will not be in your bank account until three or four days after you have completed your registration in person at the University. You must therefore make sure you have funds available for your first week at university. If your student loan is seriously delayed and you have insufficient money to cover your essential needs, please contact the Financial Support Team who can advise you on resolving the problem.

University help

The University offers a comprehensive package of bursaries and scholarships, details of which are on the Financial Support website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport Around a third of home undergraduate students will be eligible for a Core Bursary of up to £3,000 per year. Details of how to access your Core Bursary can be found at www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport – follow the links to ‘Bursaries and scholarships’ and ‘How do I apply for the Core Bursary?’

Part-time work

The Careers and Employability Service is the home of Unitemps Nottingham, the University’s temporary work agency. Unitemps Nottingham offers a variety of part-time, temporary and vacation work both on-campus and with local businesses. With work available in administration, disability support, events and hospitality, web design, market research and much more, Unitemps will aim to find you flexible work to fit around your studies. If you are looking for regular (or ad hoc) work to supplement your income or build additional skills and work experience, register on the Unitemps website: www.unitemps.co.uk The International Office can advise international students with visas on any work restrictions. See also www.nottingham.ac.uk/ internationalstudents/visasimmigration

Problems?

If you think you may have financial difficulties don’t bury your head in the sand. You should make best use of the support services available – that’s why they are there. If you need financial support or advice, the Financial Support Team, based in the Student Services Centre in the Portland Building, on University Park Campus, can help. Further information, including contact information and details of drop-in sessions (when one-to-one advice is available) can be found at www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport

Budgeting The National Union of Students (NUS) website has information on typical university-related costs to help you plan. It’s always a good idea to keep all your financial information, such as Student Loans Company correspondence, in a folder so you have it to hand when you need it. For more information, see www.nus.org.uk/student-life/ money-and-funding A guide to living costs can also be found within our Undergraduate Student Finance Guide, available from www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/downloads Printing and photocopying: as an undergraduate, you will receive an allowance of £6 per year. After that you will need to pay per double sided sheet. Costs vary, but average at 5p per A4 sheet for printing and photocopying.

Good to know… • Students from later years often sell their text books so you can buy them second-hand for less than the new price. Alternatively, see if they’re in the library (page 41). • Your first grant and loan instalments may seem large but they have to last until January. • Remember that the Student Loans Company will never email you to ask for details of your password. If you receive a request like this, do not give out any personal details and contact the SLC using their official details.

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Support services Student Services Centres (SSC)

The Student Services Centres based at University Park, Sutton Bonington, Jubilee and Royal Derby Hospital Campuses are here to make sure you can access the necessary support and information you need. They provide a wide variety of specialist services including Academic, Disability and Financial Support, as well as university documentation such as transcripts, council tax exemption and tuition fee information. If there is anything you need to know, just pop in and ask. The team are approachable, knowledgeable and most of all, there to help. t: +44 (0)115 951 3710 e: ssc@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices

Academic Support

Academic Support provides general study support for all students; and specialist academic support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. For further information please visit our website: t: +44 (0)115 951 3710 e: dyslexia-support@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices/ supportforyourstudies/academicsupport

Disability Support

The Disability Support Team provides support and advice for disabled students and those with longterm medical conditions. We are located in the Student Services Centre in the Portland Building on University Park Campus, and by appointment on our Jubilee and Sutton Bonington Campuses. For further information please visit our website: t: +44 (0)115 951 3710 e: disability-support@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices/ supportforyourstudies/disabilitysupport

University Counselling Service

This free and confidential service is available to all registered students, providing one-to-one and group sessions for a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. The counsellors are professionally qualified and experienced in offering appropriate support in areas including eating disorders, stress and relationships. To find out what support is on offer and how to access the service, please visit the Counselling Service website. w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/counselling

Financial Support

The Financial Support Team provides information and advice on all aspects of student finance and funding. Contact the Student Services Centre or visit our website for more information. t: +44 (0)115 823 2071 e: financialsupport@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport

Faith support and advice

Our team of chaplains and faith advisers offer friendship, advice and support for students of all faiths, as well as services of worship and connections with local churches and faith communities. There are chaplains available and facilities for prayer on all campuses, including a Chapel and Muslim Prayer room at University Park Campus. The Students’ Union supports a variety of faith-based societies who organise events and discussion groups. The University respects the religious views of its students and tries to ensure study commitments do not coincide with major religious festivals. Connect with us UoNSSC @UoNSSC

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Personal tutors

As well as general practice consultations, the centre also provides immunisations, sexual health, contraception and maternity services, physiotherapy, minor surgery, travel medicine and mental health services. For more information, see www.unhs.co.uk

Personal tutors are there to support your learning and broader development. They can: • help and advise you on University processes • help you develop effective study skills and habits • help you understand relevant University regulations • review your progress and provide advice • write your references

To use the University Health Service you must live within the pink area shown below. Students living at or near Sutton Bonington Campus can join Orchard Surgery.

Healthcare services

The University Health Service The University Health Service specialises in supporting our staff, students and their families. It is situated in Cripps Health Centre on University Park Campus along with a dental practice, the University’s Occupational Health Unit and a Boots Pharmacy.

For both surgeries, you should complete the relevant forms. For the University Health Service, you should complete the forms on pages 72-75 and for Orchard Surgery, you should download and complete the forms available at www.kegworth.net/student.html Please make sure you take them with you to your registration session.

The large medical staff comprises of male and female doctors – giving you the option to see a same sex practitioner – as well as several nurses, a health visitor, a midwife, a psychiatrist, a physiotherapist and a New Leaf advisor (smoking cessation). The centre works closely with a team of local district nurses to provide you with a home-care service when necessary.

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Dental care You can also register with a dentist on University Park Campus once you have arrived. Cripps Dental Centre is located in the purpose-built Cripps Health Centre. There is no official registration for this during your first week – you are able to register all year round. t: +44 (0)115 950 6781/951 3099 e: crippsdentalcentre@live.co.uk

Nottingham has an NHS walk-in centre (located close to the city centre) open Monday to Sunday 7am-9pm. Here you can have a consultation with a nurse without making an appointment: Seaton House City Link Nottingham NG2 4LA

Local hospitals Nottingham University Hospitals, comprising the nearby Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital, provides the city with a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, specialised medicine and day care facilities and an accident and emergency department. t: +44 (0)115 924 9924 w: www.nuh.nhs.uk

A second walk-in centre (opening times 8am-8pm) can also be found at: 79a Upper Parliament Street Nottingham NG1 6LD

For students at Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough Hospital offers community and outpatient services (please note that there is no accident and emergency department). t: +44 (0)150 961 1600 w: www.nhs.uk For students at the Royal Derby Hospital Centre, Royal Derby Hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services and an accident and emergency department. t: +44 (0)1332 340131 w: www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk Other NHS services NHS Direct offers confidential healthcare advice and information by telephone and online, 24-hours-a-day. t: +44 (0)845 4647 w: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

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International Office

The International Office supports the wellbeing of EU and international students through a well-developed network of services to help and guide students. From our confidential advisory service on immigration, employment, financial, academic and personal matters to our events, trips and activities for families, our activities aim to enhance the experience of non-UK students throughout their time at the University. t: +44 (0)115 951 5247 w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/ internationalstudents/support

And for your parents… Your family can keep up to date with the latest University news, extracurricular activities and employment opportunities available to you by signing up to our regular enewsletters. Please email parents@nottingham.ac.uk


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Planning a career and getting a job might seem a long way off, but it’s good to know about the range of support that’s available to you at Nottingham.

• choosing a career • work experience • graduate vacancies • CVs and interviews

Career support

A dedicated section for international students provides further information of interest to non-UK nationals.

The Careers and Employability Service helps all students from first years to finalists. Our faculty based teams can help you: • develop the skills graduate recruiters look for • explore career options • find part-time and temporary work • network with employers • search for work experience and graduate vacancies

Find part-time work

Unitemps, our recruitment agency, offers part-time and temporary work within University departments and across the city of Nottingham. Have a look at the latest vacancies www.unitemps.co.uk Please note, there are regulations on work for those who require a student visa. For more information, see www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Develop your skills

The Nottingham Advantage Award is the University’s employability award, designed to help you develop key skills and competencies that employers look for. The award helps you to acquire and develop skills by participating in extra- and co-curricular activities. It provides you with recognition and evidence of your achievements. The award is completely voluntary, free of charge and taken in addition to your degree. In a tough graduate job market this award will help you stand out from the crowd. w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/advantageaward

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Professional careers advisers offer one-to-one appointments throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to discuss your ideas and review a job or course application. You can also attend workshops on topics such as interview skills, as well as sessions delivered by professionals giving you an insight into their area of work. Recent examples include the civil service and journalism. w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers

Search for vacancies

Through our online vacancy service, My Career, you can search for work experience and graduate vacancies. Last year we advertised over 2,500 job vacancies. Through the Work Experience Grant, you could receive up to £500 to cover some of the costs of a work placement.

Network with employers

Around 200 graduate recruiters attend our careers fairs, giving you the opportunity to find out more about their work experience and graduate vacancies. In addition, each year 250 employers come onto campus to talk to you directly about their company and what they have to offer you. Connect with us CareersUoN @UoNCareers

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Study abroad “Studying abroad is something I’d recommend to anyone. I learned a lot, especially about communicating with people from different countries. It was also a good addition to my CV – if employers can see I’ve challenged myself to live abroad, that can only be a good thing.” Daniel Galert MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Studied at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

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If you are interested in applying to study abroad, come to the Study Abroad Fair in the November of your first term to see what your options are. The wide variety of opportunities we offer include: • joining a summer school or short course • studying at one of our campuses in China or Malaysia if your course is offered there • taking part in an international exchange with one of 320 universities in 40 countries across the world • taking part in the biggest Erasmus programme in the UK, by studying or working abroad in Europe Have a look at our website to find out what is available for your course, and find us on Facebook to be kept updated with study abroad opportunities. e: studyabroad@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studyabroad

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Protecting our environment Nottingham is the world’s 2nd greenest university according to the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2012. We are committed to sustainability in all that we do and have been in the top two in the UI GreenMetric World University rankings for the last three years. In 2012 the University was awarded the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development. Right across our award-winning campuses, we’re reducing energy from fossil fuels, encouraging sustainable travel and cutting down on waste.

What you can do: • keep windows and doors closed if the heating or air conditioning is on • unplug equipment once fully charged – mobile phones, laptops and electric toothbrushes all keep drawing electricity even when the battery is full • switch electrical appliances off at the plug instead of leaving them on standby • only use the lights you need and switch off when not in use • don’t leave lab equipment (such as fume cupboard fans) running when not in use

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The University is working hard to reduce its energy consumption, increase efficiencies and use more renewable energy sources. We have set ourselves a target of reducing our carbon footprint by 34% by 2020 (from a 2005/06 baseline). We are: • generating our own energy from renewable sources such as solar panels and biomass boilers • installing low-energy lighting • installing presence-detection lighting • designing new buildings to be as energy efficient as possible and maximise natural daylight • improving corridor ventilation systems • cutting down on the need for air conditioning • running a number of green IT projects to cut down on printer use, introducing automatic PC shut off at night, and promoting greener ways to use IT

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The University recycles and recovers more than 80% of its waste and there is plenty you can do to help us. We are: • diverting over 1,000 tonnes of materials from landfill • operating lots of recycling points across our campuses, including food composting • working with contractors to reduce waste during construction projects • reusing spare furniture • donating spare IT equipment to charities What you can do: • use the numerous recycling points across our campuses • as well as the usual paper, glass and plastic, you can also recycle old mobile phones, clothes, CDs and ink cartridges at numerous locations on campus • think about whether you really need to print something • photocopy and print on both sides of paper • use mugs instead of disposable cups • before buying a replacement item, see if it’s cheaper to repair • use rechargeable batteries and refillable ink cartridges


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The Go Greener Halls competition is an inter-hall league table based on reducing environmental impact, with prizes to be won each month. The halls Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee each have an environment representative who provide sustainability support to the hall – you could run for the role in the JCR elections. A network of staff environmental champions provide local sustainability support to departments – talk to your local champion to find out how you can get involved. There are lots of environmental societies you can join ranging from ‘People and Planet’ through to ‘Engineers without Borders’. You can even get involved with the award-winning Sutton Bonington Farmers Market. www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability Connect with us UoNSustainability

Cycling

Cycling is a major component of the University’s commitment to sustainable transport. Many students travel to and from campus by bike and a number of services and facilities are on offer to help the cycling community. The Ucycle student bike hire service is open to all students and makes over 270 bikes available on a long-term loan basis (either a semester or the whole academic year) for a minimal fee, plus a deposit. The fee includes the bike, a lock, a set of lights and maintenance. www.nottingham.ac.uk/ucycle There is an extensive cycling network across the University’s campuses and the wider city area, offering routes to and from your studies. In addition, the University offers extensive cycle facilities, including bike parking, plus regular Ucycle events such as free Dr Bike services and maintenance workshops. e: briony.cheeseman@sustrans.org.uk More information about our environmental programme can be found at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability

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Our alumni As a student you are at the beginning of a University of Nottingham experience that will last a lifetime. The Campaign and Alumni Relations Office is here to help current students connect with alumni (former students) who continue to be involved with the University. Our events programme includes events open to current students and alumni, giving opportunities for learning and networking. w: www.alumni.nottingham.ac.uk Current students who would like to connect with Nottingham alumni all over the world – and benefit from the opportunities their involvement provides – can speak with the Alumni Relations Team, located in the Portland Building on University Park Campus. e: alumni-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk Through their generosity of time, experience or donations, our alumni provide many wonderful opportunities for current Nottingham students. For example, the Cascade Fund, generated largely through regular donations from alumni, supports projects that benefit the lives of current students and our communities across the globe. Connect with us universityofnottinghamalumni @UniOfNottAlumni

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The Cascade Fund Grants Panel has so far distributed more than £1m in alumni gifts, creating life-changing experiences for current students. w: www.alumni.nottingham.ac.uk/ NetCommunity/supportus Another example of how alumni support students is the Nottingham Enrichment Fund, which is generated through ticket sales for some alumni events, sales of the graduate tie and other memorabilia, and also by alumni donations. It helps fund current students to complete vacation projects that enrich their lives and those within the community where the project is set. w: www.alumni.nottingham.ac.uk/ NetCommunity/supportus In addition, our Impact Campaign encourages graduates to get involved with a series of projects that will benefit society locally, nationally and globally.

Good to know… Our alumni include former controller of Radio One and BBC broadcaster Matthew Bannister, London 2012 Olympic gold Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie, and Luther actress Ruth Wilson. Not to mention DH Lawrence, ibuprofen creator Dr Stewart Adams and Nobel Prize-winner Sir Clive Granger.


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Term dates and contacts 2013-14

Autumn term: Monday 23 September 2013 – Friday 13 December 2013 Spring term: Monday 13 January 2014 – Friday 11 April 2014 Summer term: Monday 12 May 2014 – Friday 20 June 2014

Contacts

Accommodation Services

Accommodation Office University Park Campus – no. 15 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 9.30am-4pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 3697 e: ugaccommodation@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/accommodation Opal Office Stanford House, Sutton Bonington Campus – A on map Find out more: t: +44 (0)150 967 3750 f: +44 (0)150 967 4014 e: info@boningtonhalls.com

Admissions Office University Park Campus – no. 13 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 9.30am-4.30pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 4749 f: +44 (0)115 951 4668

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Autumn term: Monday 22 September 2014 – Friday 12 December 2014 Spring term: Monday 12 January 2015 – Friday 27 March 2015 Summer term: Monday 27 April 2015 – Friday 19 June 2015

Careers and Employability Service D Floor, Portland Building, University Park Campus – no. 15 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday (term-time) – 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (vacations) – 10am-12.45pm and 2-5pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 3680 e: careers-team@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers

Centre for English Language Education The Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus – no. 6 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 4405 e: cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/cele


Childcare provision

Day nursery* University Park Campus Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 8am-6pm Playcentre Lenton Fields – no. 3 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 8.30am-5.30pm Find out more: University Childcare t: +44 (0)115 951 5222 e: childcareservices@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/child-care Busy Bees day nursery (privately owned) University Park Campus – no. 1 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 7am-6pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 922 9117 *This facility is currently being relocated. Please contact us for details.

(University) Counselling Service The Orchards, University Park Campus no. 6 on map Opening hours: Term-time: Monday-Friday – 9am-1pm and 2-4.30pm (Some early morning and evening appointments are available during term-time) Vacations: Monday-Friday – 9am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 3695 e: counselling.service@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/counselling

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Faith support and advice Facilities are available across our campuses. Find out more: University chaplains and religious centres in the Nottingham area: www.nottingham.ac.uk/chaplains Students’ Union religious and cultural societies: www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/getinvolved/ societies/atoz

Healthcare services

Cripps Health Centre University Park Campus – no. 19 on map Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 846 8888 w: www.unhs.co.uk Cripps Dental Centre Cripps Health Centre, University Park Campus – no. 19 on map Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 950 6781 / +44 (0)115 951 3099 e: crippsdentalcentre@live.co.uk Orchard Surgery The Dragwell, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2EL t: +44 (0)150 967 2419 Appointments: +44 (0)150 967 4919

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IT Services

Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 6677 e: student-it-helpline@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/help/contact or https://selfservice.nottingham.ac.uk

International Office C Floor, YANG Fujia Building, Jubilee Campus – no. 10 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm (for general queries and to pick up information) Monday-Friday – 1-4pm (for drop-in session with a student adviser) Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 5247 e: international-office@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/ internationalstudents w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studyabroad

Lakeside Arts Centre University Park Campus – no. 49 and 50 on map Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 846 7777 w: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

The Language Centre C Floor, Trent Building, University Park Campus (Self Access Centre) – no. 11 on map Opening hours: Term-time: Monday-Thursday – 9am-7pm, Friday – 9am-4.30pm Vacations: Monday-Thursday – 9am-5pm, Friday – 9am-4.30pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 846 6358 e: language-centre@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/language-centre

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Find out more: t: +44 (0)115 951 4514 e: library-helpline@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/libraries

The Nottingham New Theatre Cherry Tree Hill, University Park Campus – near no. 12 on map Find out more: e: secretary@newtheatre.org.uk w: www.newtheatre.org.uk

Sports facilities Sports facilities are spread across the three UK campuses – see sports centres on maps Find out more: Sports Centre, University Park Campus t: +44 (0)115 951 5516 Sports Centre, Jubilee Campus t: +44 (0)115 846 8288 Sports Centre, Sutton Bonington Campus t: +44 (0)115 951 6444 Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 7.30am-10.30pm Saturday-Sunday – 9am-10pm Swimming Pool, University Park Campus t: +44 (0)115 951 5582 Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 6.30am-10.30pm Saturday – 9am-5pm Sunday – 9am-9pm e: sport@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport


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Student Services Centres

Advice on matters including money, housing and course matters is available. University Park Campus B Floor, Portland Building, University Park Campus – no. 15 on map Opening hours: Term time: Monday-Friday – 9am-4pm (Wednesday 10am-5pm) Vacations: Monday-Friday – 9am-4pm

Incorporating Academic, Disability and Financial Support, University documentation and Tuition Fees University Park Campus B Floor, Portland Building, University Park Campus – no. 15 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 9.30am-5pm

Jubilee Campus Amenities Building, Jubilee Campus – no. 11 on map Opening hours: Term time only: Mondays – 1pm-4pm Find out more: t: + 44 (0)115 84 68730 e: student-advice-centre@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/helpadvice

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Jubilee Campus A Floor, Amenities Building, Jubilee Campus – no. 11 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 10am-3pm Sutton Bonington Campus A10, Main Building, Sutton Bonington Campus – no. 11 on map Opening hours: Monday-Friday – 10am-3pm Find out more: t: +44(0) 115 951 3710 e: ssc@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices Royal Derby Hospital Centre Derby Course and Student Centre, Royal Derby Hospital Centre Opening hours: Monday–Friday - 8.30am–5pm Find out more: t: +44 (0)133 272 4900 e: DCSCDerby@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices

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Getting around Nottingham is a compact city with an excellent transport network. The University also runs its own Hopper buses which will transport you between our UK campuses for free.

Buses

Nottingham City Transport runs buses in and around the city and you can activate your University Card as an Easyrider travel pass – simply visit the on-site renewals point in the Students’ Union Reception, Portland Building, University Park Campus. With this pass you can make as many journeys as you want at a discounted price on all Nottingham City Transport bus travel. See www.nctx.co.uk/students You can also download the NCT bus app to help you plan your journeys, see www.nctx.co.uk/2012/nottingham-city-transportlaunches-mobile-friendly-version-of-website Other student areas, such as Beeston, are also serviced by Trent Barton. You can save 35% on single fares by getting a Student Mango Card, see www.trentbarton.co.uk/mango Both companies offer good late-night transport alternatives.

Coaches

The city has its own coach station connecting Nottingham to places across the UK while Megabus coaches also run from the city centre and East Midlands Parkway Station, linking Nottingham to London, York and other cities across the UK from as little as £1: www.megabus.com

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A poll by Cycling Plus magazine found Nottingham to be Britain’s second best city for cycling. You will find access-controlled bicycle storage at University Park, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington Campuses. For details of the Ucycle student bike hire service, see page 56. For more information, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/ucycle There are some great cycle routes around the city. To find out more, see www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycling

Cars

Only students who meet the criteria for a parking permit will be allowed to bring a vehicle on to University Park and Jubilee Campuses. If you are a student at Sutton Bonington Campus, you can bring your car and park it at Sutton Bonington, provided you have applied for a permit from the University’s Security Office, located in the Hallward Library building. See www.nottingham.ac.uk/estates/security

Taxis

There are plenty of taxi ranks in town, most notably around the outside of Market Square. If you want to book a cab in advance, google ‘taxi Nottingham’ for numbers. The taxi company recommended by the Students’ Union is DG Cars: +44 (0)115 960 7607. More information, including campus maps, can be found on the Student Portal: portal.nottingham.ac.uk


Trains

Nottingham is right in the centre of the country and is well connected to all other major cities by the train network. Be sure to book as far in advance as possible for the cheapest tickets and check out East Midlands Parkway Station – it’s close to Sutton Bonington Campus and often does deals on fares. w: www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

Trams

The tram network runs to certain towns outside the city centre and is set to expand to take in some of the popular student areas. If you’re not used to trams, be aware that they are almost silent. w: www.thetram.net

Airport

The Skylink bus runs from the city centre to East Midlands Airport 24 hours a day. The airport offers flights, some at bargain prices, to a range of European cities including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Paris and Rome. w: www.eastmidlandsairport.com

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Please complete the forms on pages 74-75 if you wish to register at the University Health Service. Section 4: The essentials

If you are living at or near Sutton Bonington Campus and wish to register at Orchard Surgery, please download the forms from www.kegworth.net/student.html You will be given details of the registration session when you arrive and you will need to take the forms with you when you register.

NHS Family Doctor Services Registration Patient details Mr / Mrs / Miss / Ms

Postcode

Surname (family name)

Date of birth

First name (given name)

NHS no (if applicable)

Previous surname(s)

Male/female

Nottingham (term-time) address

Town and country of birth

Telephone number

If you have been registered with a doctor in the UK previously, please help us trace your medical records by providing the following information. Your previous address in the UK

Name of previous doctor while at the address

Address of previous doctor

If you are from abroad: Your first UK address where registered with a GP

Date you first came to live in the UK

If previously resident in the UK, date of leaving

If you are returning from the armed forces please see a member of our staff. Signature of patient

Signature on behalf of patient

Date

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Completion of this section is entirely voluntary NHS Organ Donor Registration I would like to join the NHS Organ Donor Register as someone whose organs may be used for transplantation after my death. Please tick as appropriate. Signature confirming consent to organ donation

Kidneys

Corneas

Heart

Lungs

Liver

Pancreas

Any part of my body

For more information, ask for the leaflet on joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Date

NHS Blood Donor Registration I would like to join the NHS Blood Donor Register as someone who may be contacted and would be prepared to donate blood. Tick here if you have given blood in the last 3 years.

For more information, ask for the leaflet on joining the NHS Organ Donor Register. My preferred address for donation is: (only if different from overleaf, eg your place of work).

Signature confirming consent to inclusion on the NHS Blood Donor Register

Postcode

Date

To be completed by the registering doctor in the UK Doctor’s name

HA code

I have accepted this patient for general medical services I have accepted this patient for general medical services on behalf of the doctor named below who is a member of this practice Doctor’s name, if different from above

HA code

NHS Organ Donor Registration I declare to the best of my belief this information is correct and I claim the appropriate payment as set out in the statement of Fees and Allowances. An audit trail is available at the practice for inspection by the HA’s authorised officers and auditors appointed by the Audit Commission. Name Authorised signature Date

HA use only Patient registered for

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Dispensing

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Rural practice

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Confidential medical history questionnaire

Please complete this form, and then ENSURE that you bring it with you when you come to your health centre registration session. To remove this form, carefully tear along the perforated line.

Surname (family name) First name (given name) Nottingham (term-time) address

Email address

Postcode

Do you smoke?

Date of birth

Y/N

White British

White Irish

Other white

Indian

Pakistani

Bangladeshi

Chinese

Caribbean

African

Other Asian

Other

Main spoken language

Mobile telephone

Course

Length of course

Height

Weight

Have you ever smoked? Y / N If yes, number per day?

Do you drink alcohol? Y / N If yes, how many units per week?

(1 Unit = 1 measure spirit / 1 small glass wine / half pint beer)

Females only – over 24 smear disclaimer signed Y / N

Current personal medical history Have you currently any of the following? High blood pressure

Y/N

Date of onset?

Heart disease

Y/N

Date of onset?

Atrial fibrillation

Y/N

Date of onset?

Diabeties

Y/N

Date of onset?

Last HbA1c (if known)

Asthma

Y/N

Date of onset?

Peak Flow (if known)

Epilepsy

Y/N

Date of onset?

Date of last fit

Thyroid problems

Y/N

Date of onset?

Chronic kidney disease

Depression

Y/N

Date of onset?

Are you on medication? Y / N

Bipolar affective disorder (manic depression)

Y/N

Date of onset?

Schizophrenia

Y/N

Y/N

Date of onset?

Date of onset?

Past personal medical history Have you ever had? Cancer

Y/N

Date of onset?

Migraine

Y/N

Date of onset?

Stroke

Y/N

Date of onset?

Depression

Y/N

Date of onset?

Psychosis/serious mental health problem

Y/N

Date of onset?

Eating disorder (bulimia or anorexia)

Y/N

Date of onset?

Are you a carer?

Y/N

Please turn over and complete the information on the reverse.

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Immunisation record Tetanus / diphtheria and polio – booster required in the last 10 years. Date of booster Measles / mumps / rubella (MMR) – two doses required

1st dose

2nd dose

Meningitis C – one dose required. Date of vaccination Are you allergic to any medicine? Y / N

If yes, please specify

Are you currently taking any prescribed medication? Y / N Name

Include inhalers and creams

Strength

Dose

Please give details of any surgical operations (with dates) or serious medical problems (with dates). Do you have a learning disability or any other disability you would like us to know about?

Family history Age if alive

State of health or cause and age at death

Occupation

Father Mother Brothers Sisters Has anyone in your family had: Diabetes

Y/N

Who?

High blood pressure

Y/N

Who?

Has anyone in your immediate family suffered a heart attack before the age of 60?

Y/N

Has anyone in your immediate family suffered a stroke before the age of 60?

Y/N

We occasionally contact patients by text message, to remind them of important appointments, to let them know if they need to contact the Health Centre or to give them results of a test. If you do not wish to be contacted by text message please tick the box. We may pass your contact details onto Cripps Dental Practice. If you prefer for this information not to be passed on, please tick the box. Thank you for completing this form. Don’t forget to bring it with you to your health centre registration.

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Academic essentials Accommodation

39-40 8, 17, 29-30, 42, 61

After graduation Bank accounts Budget Careers City of Nottingham Computer configuration Computer facilities and support

57 8 46 52, 61 35-38 9, 42 17, 42-43, 63 61-64 29, 56, 65 47, 64 55

Contact details Cycling Disability Energy-saving tips Finance Health

Insurance (contents) International students Libraries Maps Modules Packing Parking Part-time work Personal tutors Portal

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Registration Security Social media Societies

7, 19-20 30 25 25, 31

Sport

9, 31, 34, 63

Students’ Union Studying abroad opportunities Support services Term dates Transport Tuition fees TV licence University Card Week One Welcome Fair

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Index

This publication is available in alternative formats. t: +44 (0)115 951 4591 The University of Nottingham has made every effort to ensure that the information in this brochure was accurate when published. Please note, however, that the nature of the content means that it is subject to change from time to time, and you should therefore consider the information to be guiding rather than definitive. Š The University of Nottingham 2013. All rights reserved.

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