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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 …

Sport and Your Welfare

For the past few years, a big priority of the University of Nottingham Sport department has been promoting awareness of disability sport and mental health in sport. Personally I have been deeply involved in this movement with the club closest to my heart, Equestrian, being at the forefront.   Engage UoN Sport’s moto is Engage, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Introduction to the Trampoline Club

If there is one thing that a student should do whilst at university, it’s to find a sports club or society that they really enjoy becoming a part of. It helps to unwind after the stress of a day’s lectures, looks great on your CV and gives you the opportunity to try something fun! In …

Introducting The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA)

Want to hone and publish your legal writing? Apply for traineeships abroad? Experience international decision making at the highest level? Welcome to the best and biggest law student association that you will ever join! The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is the largest law student association in the world, with over 42000 members across 300 …

Introduction to Boat Club

Joining the Boat Club as a fresher is one of the best decisions you can make in your time at UoN. Like many people, I was sceptical about joining – rowing clubs are notorious for their early mornings and lack of social life, the polar opposite of what most students want from university – but …

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 …