Alternatives, advice and… an A*? – Gabriel’s story

For me, thoughts of going into Clearing began after exams. I began to assess my degree choice and whether it was suited to what I wanted to do after university – I’d firmed and insured two different institutions, doing chemical engineering at both. In the period after exams, I had more time on my hands …

When plan B pays off – Honor’s story

In the run up to results day I was anxious, but I was also very good at pushing that worry to the back of my mind. I knew there was a high possibility that I hadn’t gotten the grades I needed … yet I did my best to ignore everything about results day and almost …

Plan for every outcome – Emma’s story

I’d never heard of Clearing or Adjustment before I went through it myself. I hadn’t got very good grades at AS and was planning on taking a gap year, as I thought my A2s would go the same way. I hadn’t applied to any universities, but my school made me write a personal statement as …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Self catered halls – the pros and cons

Self Catered halls at the University of Nottingham are an option for your future accommodation. There are two types of halls, catered and self catered. It’s up to you where you live in your first year, you can apply for accommodation through the University when you have firmed your choice (first choice Nottingham, of course!) …

Vet School offer holders Twitter Q+A

Our School of Veterinary Medicine and Science held a Twitter Q+A to answer questions from offer holders. Vanessa Williamson from Admissions, Dr Liz Mossop from staff and 4th year students Amy Stamp, Jess Warren and James Copland tweeted about student life at Sutton Bonington campus. Here’s a summary of the chat.  As Vet students, what are …

Applying for accommodation from 1 March

If we’re your firm choice for university for 2016/17 you can apply for accommodation from 1 March. We held a Twitter Q+A last week to answer your questions, here’s a handy summary of everything you wanted to know about living here. When/how do I apply for university-arranged accommodation? You can apply online here from 9am …

Vlog: UCAS visit days

Student vlogger Tom explains what UCAS visit days are all about and why offer holders should come along. Find out more about our UCAS visit days. They’re tailored to you, your course, and your accommodation, so you can ask all the relevant questions to both students and academics and find out what it’s really like …