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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 …

How to make your Freshers’ week Instagram worthy

by Student Life blogger Lucy As reluctant as I am to say it, I am somewhat addicted to social media. Despite my best attempts to #liveinthemoment, I still find myself getting my phone out before to record my experiences. If you, like me, love to, or are planning on, making your Instagram a visual diary …

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 Poker Soc

For many of you, your only experience of poker may have been watching James Bond play a high octane game in Casino Royale. But fear not, Poker Society at UoN is neither the super high stakes nor the black-tie affair portrayed in the movies. Poker Society organises weekly tournaments normally with an entry cost of …

Introduction to the Improv Society

I joined Improv last year, in my 3rd year here. I wanted something I could just turn up to and have a fun time with some fun people, and Improv delivered that. We meet every Sunday at the Portland building, and there I met the wonderful group of humans that have become my best friends. I’ve …

Introduction to the Scout and Guide Society

Welcome to the University of Nottingham from the Scout and Guide Society! I have been part of SNoGS (Society of Nottingham Guides and Scouts) since my first year. Although I was in guiding since I was little, I didn’t know about SNoGS until I came to Freshers’ Fair. My friend also told me she was joining …

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 …