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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 to Agrics Society

With over 200 societies to choose from at the University of Nottingham you can find a society for pretty much anything! With so much choice available to you it’s important to get involved, whether it’s going on a Farm Walk with Agrics (which stands for agriculture by the way) or celebrating St. Davids day with …

Introduction to Roleplaying and Wargaming Society

If the thought of all those themed club nights for the first few weeks of term leaves you wishing you’d stayed at home, there are other ways of meeting like-minded people.  For me, that was Roleplaying and Wargaming Society, or RPGSoc.  I joined RPGSoc as a wargamer, but RPGSoc had other interesting activities for me …