9 life hacks for your first week at Norwich University of the Arts in 2020

9 life hacks for your first week at Norwich University of the Arts in 2020

We know that things may look a little different this year, so our Student Support Team have put together some tips and hacks for your first week as an NUA student. 

1. Enrol online

You will be sent details via email on how to enrol online, don’t forget to upload a copy of your government ID. Once you’ve enrolled online, you will be emailed a time and location to pick your ID card up.

2. Meet Peer Assisted Learners (PALs!)

Your Course PALs are here to help you get settled! These are often second or third year students on the same course, so they’ve got lots of advice and tips to help you feel settled in your first week. Head to the Official NUA Freshers Group to meet PALs.

3. Get your art supplies at the NUA Shop

The NUA Shop is all about art supplies on a budget! Located in our Duke Street Building, you can buy a whole range of discount supplies, as well as phone chargers, headphones, USB drives and more. Check out their page on the NUA Intranet. 

4. Don’t forget your face mask

Unless medically exempt, staff and students will need to carry a mask, shield or face covering and you’ll also be able to buy masks at the NUA Shop.

5. Bag those student deals!

There’s a whole heap of student discounts available in Norwich, from independent cafes & retailers to national chains and businesses, there’s always a bargain to be found. 

Once you’ve got your NUS Totum Card, UniDays or Student Beans ID, you can explore the many local offers, such as:

6. Get in touch with our Student Support Team

We know that these are uncertain times for everyone, and we’re here to help. We ask everyone to be kind and look after each other.

We are on hand to help advise with issues relating to welfare, health, disability, money, accommodation and much more. 

Online drop in appointments are available for initial chats:

  • Monday 9am-12pm
  • Tuesday 5-7pm
  • Wednesday 1-4pm
  • Thursday 5-7pm
  • Friday 1-4pm

Email support@nua.ac.uk or book an appointment in the Student Enquiries Desk in St Georges Building. Follow us on Instagram

7. Go digital

Connect your devices to the free campus WiFi, follow NUA on Instagram and check out the Intranet (MyNUA) for a whole heap of info; timetables, Library, Papercut accounts, Employability & Careers and much more!

8. Plan your Freshers

The NUA Students’ Union are hard at work putting the final touches to your Freshers Fortnight. They want you to have a safe fortnight but ensure you’re able to have a fun fortnight. Head over to the SU website to keep up to date with the schedule. 

9. Check the blog on practical information around Covid-19 & teaching

We want to welcome you to campus and make sure you feel safe and able to start making & creating. NUA have this blog, all about joining NUA this September.