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Overcoming anxiety and peer pressure during Welcome week

If you’re anything like me, then the excitement of going to Uni might currently be battling (and maybe even losing) against fear, anxiety and nervousness. I was super worried about peer pressure when I was about to begin my undergrad, but I soon realised that few things are ever as scary or imposing in real …

Welcome to University and Students’ Union!

Hey all! Firstly I would like to congratulate you and welcome you to Nottingham! I remember fondly being in your position 3 years ago, nervous about what the next few years would bring, but don’t fret as everyone is in that position too. I’m confident that you will settle in in no time and have the …

Living in catered halls

There’s no doubt about it, living in halls will be completely different from anything that you’ve experienced before. If you are living on campus, chances are that you will be situated in one of the many catered halls. But what is living in catered halls actually like? Cavendish Hall Key things to know about catered …

How to cope with living away from home

University brings many changes and the first one of those is moving away from home. When I first moved into Broadgate Park it was a whirlwind of emotions with highs and lows from my very first day. You won’t be the only person worried about moving in and finding friends, so here are a few suggestions …

Being LGBT+ at uni

Nottingham is a fantastic and diverse city and the University of Nottingham is home to people from all over the world. We’re proud of our community and we want everyone to feel safe and accepted here. We have a thriving and supportive LGBT+ network, ready to help new students settle in and feel at home. Here’s …

What to pack when moving to university

We’ve all been there – looking with disdain at the ever-growing mound of ‘essential’ items you just have to take to university, while simultaneously wondering how you’re going to get it there. After all, nobody wants to be the one whose arrival is heralded by the train of rental vans. And when you finally feel …

How to stay healthy at uni

Your first term at uni doesn’t have to include Freshers’ flu! The University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS) have put together some advice to help you stay fit and healthy when you join us as a student. Before you arrive Bring a small well stocked first aid kit with you that includes: Simple analgesia – such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen …

Living in self-catered halls

During my first year and now my third year I chose to live in the university’s largest self-catered accommodation Broadgate Park. For me this was an easy decision as I wanted the freedom of deciding for myself when to eat and what to eat; it meant that I could take part in a lot of …

Keeping it Positive!

Going to university is a big change in anyone’s life from having a new routine, moving, making friends plus attending and processing all the lectures. With this in mind it is important to enter university life with a positive mindset – so here are some tips to help you keep that positive Welcome Week motivation throughout …

5 things to do before you move to University

Now that the stress of results day is over and you know that you’re going to be spending the next 3 or 4 years living and studying in Nottingham, trust me when I say that the next few weeks are absolutely going to fly by. Before you know it you’ll be waving goodbye to your family …