All new students are given a Freshers’ wristband when they arrive at NTU. This identifies you as a new student and shows that you are eligible to attend official Freshers’ Week events. Standard Freshers’ wristbands are free of charge, though you will have to pay an entry fee on the door to access our Freshtival events.
To get more value out of Freshers’ Week, you can upgrade to a Freshtival wristband, which grants you discounted pre-paid access to NTSU’s official Freshers events as well as other discounts and benefits.
NTSU’s Official Freshtival Wristband is a premium wristband that gives you access to exclusive discounts and perks to make sure your first week at NTU is one you never forget.
We estimate that a Freshtival Wristband will save you £18 on average compared to paying on the door, assuming you would like to get involved in the full programme of Freshtival events. We offer a range of packages which include other discounted items as well as the Freshtival Wristband, increasing your overall saving compared to buying the individual items separately. T&Cs apply.
✓ Reserve your space with guaranteed entry to over 25 events
✓ No need to carry cash - free bus travel* and event entry included.
✓ Don't worry about long entry times with wristband q-jump
✓ Save up to £18 on entry fees to official Freshtival events.
✓ Receive a discount booklet full of exclusive offers for wristband holders only.
✓ Get a further 25% off Freshers' Ball ticket, TOTUM card and NTU Merch in the Freshtival bundle packages.
✓ No matter which campus you're based at, you will be able to enjoy the huge variety of events Freshtival has to offer.
✓ Whether you like chart hits, urban beats, house tunes or indie anthems, there will be something for you.
✓ If big clubs aren’t your thing, there are still a loads of non-clubbing events for you to get involved in every day.
Anyone who buys a Freshtival Wristband before midnight on Thursday 19th September will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 voucher to spend in NTSU venues!
We’ll be giving away a voucher for each campus. Winners will be able to collect their prize along with their wristband at enrolment.
Already bought a wristband? Don’t worry – you’ll also be entered into the draw and be in with a chance of winning.
Freshtival Wristband & TOTUM Card
Freshtival Wristband & Freshers’ Ball
Freshtival Wristband & Clothing
Freshtival Wristband, TOTUM card, Freshers’ Ball and Clothing
Wristbands sold elsewhere are not for official events.
Step 1. Complete your online enrolment.
Step 2. Log into this website (red button) using your student ID number and password (you will need to wait until the day after you complete your online enrolment to be able to do this).
Step 3. Choose your bundle using the info on this page.
Step 4. Buy your chosen bundle here.
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No. Freshtival Wristbands are for NTU first year students over the age of 18. NTU first year students are those that have accepted a place on a full or part-time course starting in September/ October 2019 at Nottingham Trent University or a Nottingham Trent University Higher Education Course at Confetti Institute or Nottingham College. This includes postgraduate courses as well as undergraduate courses. Students relocating from other universities and enrolling at NTU for the first time are also eligible. Any students retaking part or all of their first year are also considered first year students. NTU students not classed as first years are eligible to buy a Refreshers wristband instead.
You will need your student ID number to log into this website and buy a wristband. If you have not received your Student ID number, please contact NTU’s Admissions Department on 0115 848 4200.
If you have received your Student ID number but cannot log in with it, you need to complete your online enrolment at www.ntu.ac.uk/enrolment first. Please allow 24 hours then you should be able to log in to www.trentstudents.org and buy a wristband.
If you have received a conditional offer, you will have to wait until your place is confirmed before being able to buy a wristband.
Freshtival Wristbands are for NTU first year students over the age of 18 only. See above for the definition of a first year student. In order to gain entry to events where alcohol is served, a wristband must be accompanied by one of the following forms of 18+ age verification ID:
Failure to present one of these forms of ID will result in you not being able to attend the event. ID will also be required for wristband collection.
Entry to nightclub events is valid before 11.30pm. After 11.30pm entry will be allowed if space permits. The Comedy Box, Big Night In, Level Up, Games Night, Unplugged, Bingo & Tour of Nottingham events have a limited capacity so space cannot be guaranteed. Rights of admission are reserved by each venue.
Coaches will only be provided for halls of residence outside the city centre. Where events take place out of the city centre, coach travel will be provided to all halls of residence. Space on each coach is allocated on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed.
Freshtival entertainment programme details correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
No refunds available.
You will be able to collect your wristband and any other items in your package during enrolment when you arrive on campus. You will be asked for proof of your first year student status at the point of collection. Wristbands will not be sent through the post.
Friday 20th September 10am-6pm, Saturday 21st September 10am-5pm, Sunday 22nd September 11-3pm and Monday 23rd September 9am-5pm. Tuesday 24th September onwards: Box Office, Students’ Union building, 10am-4pm.
Friday 20th September 10am-6pm, Saturday 21st September 10am-5pm, Sunday 22nd September 11-3pm and Monday 23rd September 9am-5pm. Tuesday 24th September onwards: Clifton SU Reception, DH Lawrence building, 10am-4pm.
Friday 20th September 10am-4pm, Saturday 21st September 10am-3pm, Sunday 22nd September 11-2pm. Monday 23rd September onwards: Brack Bar, 10am - 4pm
Please note: Nottingham College students should collect their wristbands from the Box Office, Students’ Union Building between 10am and 4pm.
NTIC students who are 18 or older on Friday 20th September can buy a Freshtival wristband from our collection point in Newton building at enrolment.