Underway: The Nottingham Goose Fair.

A myriad of new foreign students at Nottingham Trent University are anticipating the thrills of one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs.

The Nottingham’s Goose Fair, which is expected to give its visitors over 500 attractions, returns to the city this week from Wednesday 3 to Sunday 7 October at the Forest Recreation Ground in Forest Fields, Hyson Green.

NTU international student coordinator for Southern and Eastern Africa, Vera Hau, said: “A magnitude of new international students are looking forward to experience the great delights and pleasures of the forthcoming fair.”

Hau said the university, in a gesture of goodwill,  has organised a group visit for the new foreign students particularly those coming from parts of Africa.

“Most of our new international students have been enquiring about the Goose Fair and how they can get there so we thought we could give them a special treat by organising a group visit this coming Saturday,” she added.

Hau explained that the university takes pride in giving its students the best experiences that the UK’s historical melting pot, Nottingham can offer.

Tommy Silva, 21, an NTU Masters student in business and marketing management from Namibia said: “I have heard a lot about the Goose Fair from friends and family who lived and studied in Nottingham before I came over and I would like to experience it myself. I am looking forward to it.”

Goose Fair, a five day event, dates back to more than 700 years. Amongst the array of attractions are rollercoasters, water rides, giant wheels, bombers, dodgems, twists and waltzers all familiar to Goose Fair but there will be a number of new attractions that have not visited Nottingham before.