Postgraduates – now that you are here



Complete registration in person

The final part of registration takes place once you have arrived at the University. 

Registration events will be held during the first week of term. For details on what you should bring with you please visit our registration pages.    

All new students are required to confirm their attendance in person. If you are unable to attend the relevant registration event, you must confirm your attendance in person at a Student Service Centre or other appropriate office. 

New international students can confirm their attendance during the international welcome programme.

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New full-time students

New full-time students are required to attend in person as part of the registration.

Registering in person

If your course starts before the first week of term you should view the arrangements for early starters.

Students with start dates at other times of the year can find more information about registering via Student Services.

Pick up your University card

Your card will be available for you to collect when you complete your registration in person.

If you have already completed your University registration your card will be available for collection from a Student Service Centre. Find out more about card collection arrangements.

Your University card is your...

travel card, discount card, library card, building access card, meal card, sports card...



Register with a health centre

University Park Campus

New postgraduate students are advised to attend University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS) registration on Thursday 28 September

Download, print and complete the relevant forms before you attend a registration session as this will speed up the process and ensure you have all the information required.

Download health registration form

Download medical questionnaire 

Sutton Bonington

Students based at Sutton Bonington can choose to register with a surgery closer to their campus:


HealthyU webpages are available to help you with a range of health issues and provide useful advice and guidance.

Be HealthyU all year round 


Welcome week

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Welcome is a week long programme of events organised by the Students’ Union (SU) to help you settle in.

Discover your SU Welcome Week

The Graduate School also organises a series of welcome events for new postgraduate students.

There is a free Welcome Programme for new international students (from outside the EU) joining us in September every year.

Your international welcome programme

Sport and fitness 

We have excellent sport and fitness facilities across all three campuses and over 70 sports clubs on offer.

Students can access fitness suites, over 100 weekly classes, a swimming pool and a climbing wall at the new David Ross Sports Village.

We have one of the largest intramural sports leagues, with several postgraduate teams taking part. If you're looking to plau for fun, our popular Engage programme is also a great way to make new friends. 

New students can activate one of our try before you buy passes before before purchasing a UoN sports and fitness membership.

Video: Sport at Nottingham


Our online transition course for new masters students

'On Course for Your Masters' is an online course designed to guide you through your transition into postgraduate study in regard to using information and resources to support your research.

You can study alongside students from our UK, China and Malaysia campuses, as well as those distance learning around the world. Experienced postgraduate researchers who have very recently been in your shoes will be supporting you. Tutors will hold live webinars in ‘focus’ weeks and new content will be released during the year. Available from 25 September - you must complete online registration before you can register via Moodle.

Sign up now

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Careers and Employability Service

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Whether you are new to the university or returning to us, you’ll know how time flies during your studies.

Before you know it, you’ll be planning what’s next and that’s where our expert team can help you every step of the way. 

Our careers team linked to your faculty can give you advice relevant to your area of study and interests. We organise an extensive range of job-hunting workshops, fairs, employer presentations and industry-specific events and advertise thousands of vacancies.

Explore what we offer

Libraries and IT support

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Our eight UK libraries offer a variety of study environments, from silent spaces through to vibrant collaborative learning hubs. 

Find your subject library

Digital support

The Student IT Support programme (SITS) provides help and support in halls and libraries to all new students during the first weeks of term. Find out when and where support is available.

Discover your library and IT services 


Registering to vote

The University of Nottingham wants all of its students to be active citizens locally, nationally and internationally. For this reason it's important that having moved to Nottingham you are registered to vote.

The electoral registration team will be present at the registration event held at the David Ross Sports Village (number 34 on the map) during the first week of term. Please bring your National Insurance number with you as it is required as part of the voter registration process.

Don't worry!

Registering to vote at Nottingham will not remove you from your register at home. As a student you can be registered at both your home and term time addresses (although you can only vote from one location in elections).

Register to vote 


Useful contacts

For all Undergraduate students
For all Postgraduate students

For all general enquiries:
t: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
f: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
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