My last summer – Adnaan’s story

As I anticipate my final results day, which ultimately determines whether I graduate as a chemical engineer, I can’t help but think back to the start of this journey: A level Results Day 2012. I remember the whole UCAS process: personal statements, degree choices, university league table rankings, the “student satisfaction” tab for each … …

No worries – Katie’s story

‘I’ll be fine’, I thought, having finished my last A level exam, and thus my time at college. ‘Even if I crash and burn with my exams, I have back-ups, alternatives, options. Things I’d be proud and excited to do. There’s more than one path to university – and, if the worst-case scenario happens, and …

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 …

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 …

Preparing for exam results

Now that exams have finished you have all the time in the world to relax – so do so! You have done all you can to get the grades you need and chances are you’re now worrying about whether that effort was enough. But it’s important to look after your mental health, so try to …

I was meant to be at Nottingham

It feels like yesterday taking my A levels and waiting anxiously for results. Although having predicted all As I was a bit skeptical about Maths as my C3 paper was a bit difficult. My first choice was the University of Warwick as they topped the league table for Economics last year and my insurance choice …