Nottingham welcomes students
Welcome to Nottingham – the home of Robin Hood and your home for the next three years or so – you've done the work, got the grades and now you're ready to set out on your own in a new city. Congratulations and welcome!
Posted: Aug 2023
Getting out and about to explore your surroundings is half the fun of moving to a new place but to give you a helping hand, we’ve created the It’s in Nottingham app which is loaded with the latest shops, restaurants, bars, venues and events across the city centre – plus Google maps to help you get around easily.
Whether you're a music fan, a foodie, looking for a great night out or things to do – our app will point you in the right direction and help you enjoy your time in Nottingham.
Download it free today on Apple or Android and start exploring your new home!
Student night – 5 October
A new academic year means exclusive student-only shopping events and discounts at some of the city's most well known – and unique shops – including our very own Victoria Centre.
Come along from 4pm to 8pm to discover deals, games and competitions, goodie bags, live music, DJ sets, and a giant game of beer pong where you can win over £2,000 worth of vouchers.
After you've been to Victoria Centre, explore some more of the city by taking a free ride in one of our tuk-tuks from Clumber Street to Bridlesmith Gate – for more fun, giveaways and discounts - and admiring and enjoying the city along the way.
Grab a portion of free fries from McDonald's on Clumber Street, dive into a complimentary chocolate brownie from Greggs and pick up a goody bag from Lush – before you arrive at Bridlesmith Gate for the street art, DJ sets and street entertainment, indulge in some free samples from Kiehl's, tuck into a free Doughnotts doughnut, enjoy a £6 cocktail at Pepper Rocks or get a free shot at The Magic Garden!
Don't worry if you're not sure where you're going, we'll be there to help out on the night.
Discounted tram travel for freshers
Nottingham Express Transit (NET) has launched its discounted academic year travel offer to welcome new freshers and students returning to the city.
The Student Academic Year Tram Ticket will be available to purchase on the NETGO! app at the newly reduced price of £250 – which is a saving of £50 – until 22 October 2023.
This makes tram travel only 75p a day, more than 80% cheaper than the Student Day Ticket which is priced at £4. Once purchased, it can be used for unlimited tram travel across Nottingham between 1 September 2023 and 31 July 2024.
Discounted E-Bikes with Lime for students
Lime has launched its discount for fresher's week for new students in Nottingham. Use promotion code 'NOTTFRESHERS23' for 15 minutes free for your first Lime ride.
You can also register for 50% off each ride. Lime runs a discount scheme for students across Nottingham, read more about Lime Access and register with proof of your student status here.