Student support at the University of Nottingham International College
Throughout your time at the University of Nottingham International College, the Student Services team will be available to give you all the support and guidance that you need.
Our support at every step of your journey
Support at the International College
If you ever need advice or guidance, the Student Services team will be there for you. Whether you need academic support or are struggling with homesickness, our experienced team will make sure you get the help you need.
Higher education isn’t just about studying — you need time to relax too! The College will organise lots of fun activities for you to join, like sporting events, movie nights and day trips to help you get to know the local area.
If you’re coming to study with us and you’re not yet 18, we’ll help you arrange a legal guardian. They will act as a 24/7 emergency contact, and will keep in touch with you throughout your studies.
We want to make sure that students with disabilities, medical conditions or potential complications receive any additional support they may need during their time with us. Let us know as soon as possible if you think this applies to you, and we can make sure your needs are met during your studies.
Meet the team
Emily Maddock Khan
Head of College Services
Due to start a degree preparation course with us?
Any other questions?
Will there be a Welcome Week when I arrive?
The first week of term will be Welcome Week, giving you (and your parents or guardians if they are with you) an opportunity to meet your teachers and classmates. You can take a tour of the University of Nottingham campus and facilities, and join social activities to help you meet new friends. We will also help with practicalities, such as registering with a doctor and finding the local supermarket.
Is there extra support before I progress to my degree?
Once you’ve completed your degree preparation course, we’ll still be here to support you as you make the transition to degree studies. This includes the option to take Pathways Extra, an online resource for students who have finished their degree preparation course, to help them prepare for starting their degree and develop additional employability skills. Find out more about Pathways Extra.
What if I don’t meet degree requirements on my course?
Our degree preparation courses are specially tailored to meet international students’ needs, and we have very high progression rates. However, if for any reason you aren’t able to progress to your chosen degree, we’ll help you find an alternative through our University Placement Service, which guarantees you a place at a UK university.