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August 30, 2023, by aqykd2

Connecting with your peers via groupchats before you move

Editors note: Please note that these group chats are not managed or monitored by the university. Please be cautious about what information is shared within them and who you share your information with.

If you’re reading this, you have successfully firmed your choice with UoN and look forward to one of the biggest transitions in your life. It’s just as exciting to meet new people and start this new chapter, as it is daunting. So why wait? I found it extremely helpful to connect with my mates traveling from the same region, moving to the same accommodation, and studying the same course as me. It not only helped me break the ice, but also look forward to meeting and exploring freshers with them. Don’t wait until your move-in date to introduce yourself to your flatmates! You could even organise a video chat and play games online for some ice-breaking.

In a university as big as ours, you’re bound to find people to match your vibe! This is one way to start before you reach. To help you find your peers, I have compiled a list of group chats along with their links. So read along for a list of course/region-relevant groupchats that might help you before you move: 


  1. Deakins place
  2. Bennington Student Village
  3. Rutland Hall
  4. Cripps Hall
  5. Cavendish Hall
  6. Raleigh Park
  7. Derby Hall
  8. Cotton Mills
  9. Broadgate Park
  10. Willoughby Hall
  11. St. Peters Court
  12. Varsity Hall
  13. Maddison Gardens
  14. Morris House
  15. Lincoln Hall
  16. Lenton and Wortly Hall
  17. Nightingale Hall
  18. Bonnington Student Village
  19. Melton Hall
  20. Dagfa


  1. Accountancy
  2. Animal Science
  3. Business
  4. Bioscience
  5. Computer Science
  6. Classics and Ancient History
  7. Chemistry
  8. Criminology
  9. Dentistry
  10. Economics
  11. Education
  12. Engineering
  13. English
  14. Environmental Science
  15. Geography
  16. Geology
  17. History
  18. International Relations
  19. Law 
  20. Maths
  21. Mechanical Engineering
  22. Media and Communications
  23. Medics
  24. Medicine
  25. Modern Language
  26. Politics
  27. Pharmacy
  28. Physics
  29. Physio
  30. Philosophy, Theology, Religion
  31. Psychology
  32. School of Sport
  33. Sociology
  34. Veterinary Medicine 
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