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Welcome to University and Students’ Union!

Hey all! Firstly I would like to congratulate you and welcome you to Nottingham! I remember fondly being in your position 3 years ago, nervous about what the next few years would bring, but don’t fret as everyone is in that position too. I’m confident that you will settle in in no time and have the …

Living in catered halls

There’s no doubt about it, living in halls will be completely different from anything that you’ve experienced before. If you are living on campus, chances are that you will be situated in one of the many catered halls. But what is living in catered halls actually like? Cavendish Hall Key things to know about catered …

What to pack when moving to university

We’ve all been there – looking with disdain at the ever-growing mound of ‘essential’ items you just have to take to university, while simultaneously wondering how you’re going to get it there. After all, nobody wants to be the one whose arrival is heralded by the train of rental vans. And when you finally feel …

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 …

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 …

University: Expectations vs Reality

Freshers week is nearly upon us and a whole bunch of new students are going to be joining us! Welcome to the herd! Coming to university is probably one of the most exciting, scary, difficult and fun experiences ever. And of course with any big event, there are all sorts of expectations! And if you …

An Honest Guide To Arrival Day

Freshers Week is nearly upon us and reflecting back on my first day almost two years ago now (what how did that happen?!) I remember all the nerves and excitement building up to that week. The compulsive buying of things I didn’t need, browsing facebook and twitter pages to scout out potential friends and desperately googling things …

Dear Jacob…

One year ago I was going through the same mixture of nerves and excitement you’re probably going through. Moving away from home, going somewhere I didn’t really know with people who I hardly knew… But guess what? The University turned out to be everything I could have wanted it to be and more. Although if …

Studying at university

Here are some differences you should be expecting for studying in this  new and potentially daunting environment. Workload One of the biggest differences I found was the workload. I felt that sometimes just one module would be the same amount of work as the whole biology A Level syllabus (maybe I’m exaggerating a little but… trust me it’s a lot!). Ongoing …