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University: a time for change

Coming to university is a massive change in your life and in that, a perfect opportunity to try something new that you may have potentially never heard of let alone done before. When I first came to Nottingham at the beginning of last year I was determined to stay in my comfort zone and stick …

The 5 best gigs I’ve experienced in Nottingham

When applying to university, one of my greatest priorities was the proximity to as many live music venues as possible. 2.5 years and 25 gigs later, I know that choosing Nottingham was most definitely the right decision! With venues ranging from tiny cafes to a huge arena, Notts has it all. It was tough to …

Has uni lived up to my expectations?

For my whole life, I’ve lived in a small rural town in the depths of the Shropshire hills – eighteen years of knowing everyone in the community, being able to distinguish between the different types of manure based solely on their scent (definitely a downside of living in the country), and having to travel sixty …

How to make the most of visiting a university

From my own experience, visiting my prospective universities was a huge factor in my decision making process. Whether through a UCAS visit day, an open day run by the University, or simply a day trip to the university’s city, taking a tour of the university and surrounding area is one of my top recommendations to …

I chose to study at the University of Nottingham because…

I chose the University of Nottingham for my undergraduate degree for a number of reasons. Academic reputation I was looking to study Law, so it was important to me that the Law School had a good reputation and was well-liked by students at the University. When I attended the Open Day and spoke to current …

4 Feelings You Should Have About Your First Choice University

Choosing a university and course is a very large and very daunting decision. But it is also a very instinctive decision; no matter what people say on open days or what your teachers tell you it needs to be your decision. I remember how much thought went into the choice before I settled on the …

How to choose a university

You’ve just about decided on a course, and you’re relieved that the big, life-changing decisions are over. Think again – they’ve only just begun. Everyone is different, but luckily, so is every university. No university is better than the other, really, it’s all about which is the best fit for YOU. Here are the top things to look …

How to choose a course

You’ve only just gained the confidence to ask the teacher whether you can go to the bathroom, and now they’re asking you to pick a degree that will direct the course of your entire life. For some, this task can be overwhelming, but the good news is that the choices on offer are broader than you can  …

Results day – making your choices

If you are reading this post, then you are probably waiting for your results to find out which university you will be attending in September. When I was waiting for my results, I was fairly certain that The University of Nottingham was the right place for me, but I still had doubts. The doubts are …

Results day, Clearing and Adjustment – your questions answered!

What’s going to happen on results day? What happens if I don’t do as well as I’d hoped? What if I do better than I’d hoped?! Don’t panic, we’re here to help! With A Level results day getting closer and closer, you’ve undoubtedly got lots of questions about what to expect. Watch Tom’s vlog to find …