If you’re coming to study in Nottingham, you’ll no doubt be excited to get to know your new home city. If there’s one event that’s likely to be high on your agenda, it’s got to be Freshers Week. It’s one of the biggest parts of the student experience, and easily one of the most exciting welcome events you’ll have to get your academic year off to a cracking start.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to meet new people in your student accommodation in Nottingham, but Freshers Week is a prime opportunity to meet your fellow students, like-minded individuals and, above all else, get to grips with everything your new city and university has to offer you for the next few years.

Since Freshers Week tends to fall around the time you’re moving into your student accommodation, we’ve put together a quick overview of where to start with Freshers Week events at your university, as well as what’s happening around the city. Whether you’re studying at Nottingham Trent University or the University of Nottingham, we’ve got the dates and details you need to make the most of your Freshers Week.


University of Nottingham Freshers Week 2021

The Freshers fun begins on Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October at Uni of Nottingham. Tickets for events and activities are on sale now and includes a line up of great club nights, welcome fairs, city-wide scavenger hunts and ‘Try-it’ taster sessions for societies, as well as a bunch of fun online events for those who might not be able to make it in person. Tickets are free from the University of Nottingham Student Union but places are limited so get yours today.

Check out Nottingham Freshers for the latest events and nights out during Freshers Week.

Nottingham Trent University Freshers Week 2021

Explore everything Nottingham Trent has to offer during Freshers Week which starts Friday 17th September until Sunday 26th September. With a packed lineup of events and activities, Trent’s Freshers Week takes place in venues across the city, including a silent disco, outdoor cinema and huge club nights as well as fairs and taster sessions.

You’ll need a Freshers Pass in order to get into the events and it’s the only way to guarantee access, and will also save you money on individual event costs. The Priority Passes have already sold out so be sure to get yours as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

Nottingham Freshers is a dedicated site for the latest events and nights out during Freshers Week.

Freshers Week is also a great time to explore the city of Nottingham, and with so many fun things to do as a student you’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite upcoming events to get you started on exploring Nottingham.

Dot to Dot Festival

Nottingham has a well-earned reputation for its thriving music scene and has had some big names emerge including Jake Bugg and London Grammar. The city’s annual music festival takes place across multiple venues and is the best event for discovering new and local artists in Nottingham. With over 40 names on the bill, your ticket gets you into every venue for any show you’d like to see. Exploring different venues is also a great way to find your bearings in a new city.

Food & Drink Festival 

Nottingham is known and loved for its vibrant food scene – not to mention some of the best pizza you can find – so if you consider yourself a foodie, it’s worth checking out the Food & Drink Festival. Get your new kitchen space stocked up with award-winning and artisan produce from local makers, shop the crafts and gifts stalls and enjoy a host of pop-up cafes and bars. Tickets are just £10 but you can get 20% off with the code NTO when buying online. Or, another great way to bond with your new flatmates is over a boozy bottomless brunch in Nottingham. Delicious food and a constant stream of bubbly is the perfect way for new friendships to blossom!

Open Air Festival

Just a 5-minute walk away from our Nottingham Trent University accommodation is the city’s famed Corner House venue, where you’ll find Alto. It’s an independent bar known for its lush cocktails and food, but is also the home of Nottingham’s Open Air Festival. The premium rooftop space gets taken over with live entertainment and an impressive DJ lineup, as well as confetti blasters and streamers. You can enjoy that festival feeling without ever having to set foot in a muddy field!

Student Accommodation in Nottingham

When you’re ready to chill out or hit the books after exploring the best of Nottingham, there’s no better place than our student accommodation in Nottingham, Nova or Clarendon Street, to do it. We offer a host of room types from en-suites in shared apartments to luxurious private studios, you’re sure to find one that suits you and how you want to spend your time in Nottingham. Whatever you choose you will enjoy exclusive access to a host of premium facilities including an on-site gym, stylish study spaces, a private cinema room and party room. With all bills and WiFi included in your weekly rent, there’s a few less things for you to think about so you can focus on making the most of your student life in Nottingham.