My Summer School experience – Food and Crop Science

Lillie Jenkins was one of 24 Year 12 students who attended our Summer School in Food and Crop Science this year. She enjoyed it so much she’s written this guest post for us!  The subject of food captivates me not only due to its ever-increasing prevalence in today’s society, but due to the science behind …

My Nottingham Experience – Eleanor, Philosophy student

My name is Eleanor and I’m a third year at the University of Nottingham. For the formative part of my degree I was a Joint Honours English and Philosophy student but, whilst I hold both the English Department here, and the subject itself, in very high regard, it became clear to me that it isn’t …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 ways to WIN at an open day!

Our open days are your chance to get a feel for life at Nottingham, there’s no better way to decide if it’s the right Uni for you. To help you make the most of it, we’ve got five top tips to make sure you win at open day. One Don’t waste your mobile data, use …