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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 …

Everything you need to know about joining the University of Nottingham!

  🎉💙 Congratulations on getting into UoN!! 💙🎉 We’re so excited to meet you in September 😄 Now that you’ve got your grades and can stop panicking about results day, you’re probably thinking ‘so… now what?’ Well, hopefully this post will answer some of your questions. So…what do I do now?  First and foremost, share your excitement with us using #UoNFreshers! …

Introduction Flair and Bartending Society

“I’m too clumsy for this” was my catchphrase when I let my friends convince me to come along to the first few Flair sessions last year. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one dropping bottles on other people’s feet attempting to flip it around my arm; the room was filled with heavy thuds, much laughter …

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts

If you’re studying a course related to history, archaeology, languages, English, humanities, music, philosophy, theology and religion or media you’re now part of the Faculty of Arts. Welcome! Here are some things you should know about your lovely Faculty. What schools or departments are in the Faculty? American and Canadian Studies Archaeology Classics Culture, Film and Media Cultures, Languages …

Making the transition from undergrad to postgrad

The transition from being and undergraduate (UG) to postgraduate (PG) feels like an oceanic jump. Harry Potter faced it, Neo from Matrix faced it. The word is ‘change’. So how do you embrace the transition and what could you expect from it? Take a look below! Teaching and learning style Postgrad is an opportunity for …