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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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 Unicef Society

So, you’re a fresher. You’ve just got to grips with navigating around campus and you stumble upon the famous Freshers Fair. With over 200 societies at Nottingham, there’s quite a lot to take in but if there’s one thing you might want to pay some attention to it’s the Unicef society. When I first got …