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 a Norwich 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 Norwich Freshers Group to meet PALs.
3. Get your art supplies at the Norwich Uni Shop
The 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 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 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:
- Free Fries Friday at Logan’s Cafe,
- Free entry to all local museums & galleries
- Cinema City £20 Student Club,
- Discount at lots of cafes and restaurants including Cafe Pure St Georges, The Waffle House, The Blackhorse and St Andrews Brewhouse amongst many others!
- Cheaper bowling at the funky Bowling House
- Student deals at One Life Left Gaming Cafe,
- Transport and taxi concessions
- Cheaper climbing rates at Highball Climbing Centre
- Reductions on handy materials, wires, fixings, gardening, DIY & anything for your student digs at Thorns
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
7. Go digital
Connect your devices to the free campus WiFi, follow us 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. We have this blog, all about joining Norwich this September.
Post published: 10th September 2020
Last modified: 29th August 2023