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Taking care of yourself at university

There’s no doubt that university can be a pretty overwhelming experience for many new students. Late nights, exam stress, constant socialising; the latter, being a certified introvert, can often become my arch-nemesis. And, as a result, you may end up sacrificing your mental and physical health if you aren’t sure how to properly take care …

University: A Fresh Start for Everyone

In the lead up to welcome week, there is a lot of information being thrown about and it can all seem a little daunting. University is a new start, and when better to try something new? University of Nottingham has over 200 societies and over 70 sports that are open to anyone to try and …

The truth about studying at Nottingham with a mental health condition

With all the excitement of results day over and your place confirmed, you may be worrying about what studying at the University of Nottingham is really like. Especially if, like me, you suffer from a mental health condition. So I’ve prepared this blog listing some of the wonderful support services – many of which have …

Everything you need to know about coming to uni

You did it! 🙌 You’ve got your grades, your place and the countdown to moving day has started. But there’s so much information you need to know and you may feel a bit like this ⬇️ via GIPHY It’s ok, we’ve gathered together the most important things you need to know. Share your joy using #UoNFreshers …

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 …

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 …

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 …

3 things that you’re probably worried about but will actually be ok

With all the excitement of results day over and your place at the University of Nottingham confirmed, you may be worrying over all the little things that could (but most likely won’t) go wrong before starting University. As someone from a small rural town in Norfolk it’s safe to say I was pretty anxious about …