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    Does it cost money to join societys?
    If yes then how much and where does the money go?
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    (Original post by jordanhalliwell)
    Does it cost money to join societys?
    If yes then how much and where does the money go?

    Yes it costs to join societies, check out www.trentstudents.org and follow the link to the societies page on that. it will tell you the names of each society and should eitehr give you the price to join, or at least contact details to ask them how much it costs, whats included and how this money gets spent. Usually it gets spent on hire charges for venues to practice, or hold meetings and then goes back into the society but each society varies.
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    (Original post by Fletch11)
    Thankyou thats good to know! i live about 35 mins away so not too far but i didnt want to be on my own if people had made friends with the people they are living there with if they are moving in before freshers week
    You'll still make friends with them, especially on the course your doing and there are meeting points in the city for halls that don't have fresher reps, mature, local and international students which is spankey van dykes on goldsmith street, so you can meet people at that, and then join everyone else for the night time activities.

    One tip is probably not to rush off home straight after lectures, unless you obviously have to get to work but stay around for a while and socialise with them, suggest going for something to eat or a drink etc that way you won't be out of it with socialising. You'll probably make friends with someone and spend time at their halls all the time, what are you studying?
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    (Original post by babelicious_1986)
    You'll still make friends with them, especially on the course your doing and there are meeting points in the city for halls that don't have fresher reps, mature, local and international students which is spankey van dykes on goldsmith street, so you can meet people at that, and then join everyone else for the night time activities.

    One tip is probably not to rush off home straight after lectures, unless you obviously have to get to work but stay around for a while and socialise with them, suggest going for something to eat or a drink etc that way you won't be out of it with socialising. You'll probably make friends with someone and spend time at their halls all the time, what are you studying?
    Thanks thats reassuring im studying law with criminology but i also have a friend from my area who will be living on the clifton campus so i can meet with him too i was just worried that people may have already formed sort of 'friendship groups'
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    (Original post by babelicious_1986)
    Yes it costs to join societies, check out www.trentstudents.org and follow the link to the societies page on that. it will tell you the names of each society and should eitehr give you the price to join, or at least contact details to ask them how much it costs, whats included and how this money gets spent. Usually it gets spent on hire charges for venues to practice, or hold meetings and then goes back into the society but each society varies.
    nice one
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    (Original post by Fletch11)
    Thanks thats reassuring im studying law with criminology but i also have a friend from my area who will be living on the clifton campus so i can meet with him too i was just worried that people may have already formed sort of 'friendship groups'
    Most friendship groups really don't form until halway through induction week, and usually its with people on your course or society, sometimes who you live with if your lucky in that respect but most often not. You will be fine, just try out lots of societies in freshers befroe you have to pay for them and see if any of them suit you and you'll meet lots of people that way.
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    (Original post by babelicious_1986)
    Yes it costs to join societies, check out www.trentstudents.org and follow the link to the societies page on that. it will tell you the names of each society and should eitehr give you the price to join, or at least contact details to ask them how much it costs, whats included and how this money gets spent. Usually it gets spent on hire charges for venues to practice, or hold meetings and then goes back into the society but each society varies.
    Sorry i thought sports clubs and societys were the same thing.
    Does it cost money to join sports clubs?
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    (Original post by jordanhalliwell)
    nice one
    Over the next few weeks the union website may be the best source of info until you get to trent, or the uni website as well as you can search course induction programmes and gym membership on there.

    Check out most of the student union and freshers groups on facebook as clubs/ societies post on that especially at the minute. what exactly do you want to join and I may have an idea of what they charge etc?
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    (Original post by jordanhalliwell)
    Sorry i thought sports clubs and societys were the same thing.
    Does it cost money to join sports clubs?
    Slightly different as some regard themself as a society and otehrs a sports club, it costs to join both but sports clubs you have to have gym/ sports membership which is a £100 per year as that covers insurance etc. Then its a small fee per year on top I think depending on the club, plus kit costs etc but you do get taster sessions and tryouts in the first two weeks of term so no need to spend on things you may never use, and you don't have to pay for gym membership for first two weeks either as thats free so people can sample it.
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    (Original post by babelicious_1986)
    Slightly different as some regard themself as a society and otehrs a sports club, it costs to join both but sports clubs you have to have gym/ sports membership which is a £100 per year as that covers insurance etc. Then its a small fee per year on top I think depending on the club, plus kit costs etc but you do get taster sessions and tryouts in the first two weeks of term so no need to spend on things you may never use, and you don't have to pay for gym membership for first two weeks either as thats free so people can sample it.
    right ok will have to just see when i get there, ta.

    any idea if they have booked any djs or anything for freshers week?
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    (Original post by jordanhalliwell)
    right ok will have to just see when i get there, ta.

    any idea if they have booked any djs or anything for freshers week?
    Not too sure as i've just graduated, but in the past they've had zane lowe a few times, so maybe at freshers ball if you have one this year. Celebrities they usually have pretty much every year as well, but expect to see someone who's not really a celebrity its usually random minor people you'd class as a celeb. No doubt they will have as trent prides it self on having one of the best and biggest freshers weeks every week, especially as its nearly two weeks long from start to finish.
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    hahaha decent. i can't wait.

    And answering your previous question i want to join the boxing club when i get there?

    Also ill be in private accomodation, as in not an official nottingham trent one.

    Are they still good? i couldnt get on the official ones the website was a pisstake
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    (Original post by babelicious_1986)
    Most friendship groups really don't form until halway through induction week, and usually its with people on your course or society, sometimes who you live with if your lucky in that respect but most often not. You will be fine, just try out lots of societies in freshers befroe you have to pay for them and see if any of them suit you and you'll meet lots of people that way.
    Ahh ok! thanks for the advice, i normally make friends easily anyway but was just worried i'd be wondering around on my own haha! is induction week after freshers?
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    (Original post by jordanhalliwell)
    hahaha decent. i can't wait.

    And answering your previous question i want to join the boxing club when i get there?

    Also ill be in private accomodation, as in not an official nottingham trent one.

    Are they still good? i couldnt get on the official ones the website was a pisstake
    Not too sure on pricing for boxing club, but I've just found a link from the university sport and fitness pages to a facebook group for them, and a contact e mail address, so maybe try that and see if they can let you know what training's like and how much it will be to join etc. Even when taster sessions are during freshers.

    Most private accommodation are as good, if not better than the university one. which one will you be at?
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    (Original post by Fletch11)
    Ahh ok! thanks for the advice, i normally make friends easily anyway but was just worried i'd be wondering around on my own haha! is induction week after freshers?
    Its during Fresher's week, usually the first three or four days maximum are when they give you all the course info, its during the day but your usually finsihed no later than maybe 2pm or so.
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    alright thanks for that.

    it's called mansion square...

    http://www.mansionstudent.co.uk/loca...accommodation/

    looks proper nice like
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    (Original post by Delight :))
    Yeah I can't wait..
    Same, but I have not really had the opportunity to go out, but London's kool
    Snap I woke up at 8:00 as well, my call finally got answered at 10:35..
    What you study?
    Awesome, I got really lucky and got to talk someone at around 9ish.

    I'm studying criminology, how about you?
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    (Original post by jordanhalliwell)
    alright thanks for that.

    it's called mansion square...

    http://www.mansionstudent.co.uk/loca...accommodation/

    looks proper nice like
    I've heard of a few people staying there or ones run by the same company and they seem to like it, its not too far from city centre and centrally located for bus routes, asda is quite close by as well. so your probably in a not too bad place, and seems liek you get a lot for what your paying
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    (Original post by babelicious_1986)
    Its during Fresher's week, usually the first three or four days maximum are when they give you all the course info, its during the day but your usually finsihed no later than maybe 2pm or so.
    Ohh cool thanks alot!
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    (Original post by Fletch11)
    Ohh cool thanks alot!
    No Problem if you go on the main university website and look under welcome week, on the left hand side it mentions courses, click on that and type in what your studying. make sure it says undergraduate and then it should come up with your induction programme, may not be up for another week or two but worth a check and you will get this emailed to you within the next three weeks maximum.
 
 
 
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