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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 …

Introduction to CivSoc

  Calling all Civil Engineering students! My name is Grace, and I’m here to tell you why joining CivSoc (the Civil Engineering Society) is the best decision you will make in Welcome Week. I might be biased; I am the President! But don’t just take it from me- last year the Student’s Union awarded CivSoc …

Introduction to Theology Society

The Theology Society better known as ‘TheoSoc’ is a society that has been set up to enable Theology students and those interested in Theology to engage with one another! I have been a member of TheoSoc from first year and have seen it grow from strength to strength. We have regular socials such as bar …

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 …

Making it to Nottingham (International Students)

You’ve got the grades, you’ve got your visa and your bags packed, what’s next? Why getting yourself to Nottingham of course! Preparing for the Journey You’re excited for university life and the things you want to bring along but remember: pack only what you need! You don’t want to be struggling with your suitcases along your journey. …

Accommodation Preparation, we’ll be ready for you!

Congratulations on getting into The University of Nottingham, we hope you’re going to enjoy living on campus! September is our busiest time of year, with over 7,000 new students arriving on campus or at one of our self-catered sites. Here is an insight into what goes on in one of our catered halls on campus, in …

Meet your neighbours!

Next month you’ll be moving to Nottingham (eek!) and living with new people (eek!!) and your university adventure begins! If you want to meet your neighbours and flatmates before you arrive (which is probably a good idea) you can join the Facebook group for your hall. The Students’ Union has set up groups for all of …

Making friends at uni

One of my top worries when heading to university was making friends. It felt like it was the start of secondary school all over again and the fears that I had then were all coming back. However, making friends turned out to be one of the easiest things to do. Remember that it’s a fresh …

Moving day is here!

After all the build up – days, weeks, months – moving in day is finally here. It’s one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking days of your university life. But, as cliche as it sounds, it really isn’t as bad as you may think it will be. My moving in day was relatively stress free. After …

Self catered chose me

So for first year I didn’t actually choose to stay in self-catered halls, I initially wanted catered, but honestly it was the best decision chosen for me. When I found out that I would be living at St Peters Court, I read the description given and found out that it was a 25 minute walk …