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 …

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 …

Recipes to try out before you start uni

Thankfully being a slightly less than perfect Mary Berry when it comes to cooking isn’t a bad thing when you go to uni…. as the expectation bar is set low for us (baked beans on toast is seen as an achievement – how rude!) . Whether you know how to cook or not, cooking on a …

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 …

5 things you should know about attending our open day

When you come to one of our open days, you’ll have the chance to get a real sense of whether The University of Nottingham is the right uni for you. You’re making the effort to come and visit us, so we want to make sure that you get the most out of your day. Come …

Living and studying here – Amy answers your questions

Student vlogger Amy took over the @UoNapplicants Twitter to answer your questions about student life here at The University of Nottingham. Here’s a summary of your questions and her answers. What’s Nottingham like? It’s really diverse, plenty of shopping and places to eat/drink with your friends. There are also lots of alternative places with cool shops, …