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VLOG: 5 things I’ve learnt from first year

Ese chats about five things she’s learnt from her first year at Uni of Nottingham.

Adjusting to life in a city

Are you a country bumpkin like Ali? Don’t worry, moving to a city like Nottingham will be ok.

Everything you need to know about coming to uni

You did it! 🙌 You’ve got your grades, your place and the countdown to moving day has started. But there’s so much information you need to know and you may feel a bit like this ⬇️ via GIPHY It’s ok, we’ve gathered together the most important things you need to know. Share your joy using #UoNFreshers …

Studying as a distance learner

Carla juggles studying and family with the help of a distance learning course.  I was working a full-time job when I decided that I really wanted to continue studying, in order to complement my previous education. I had already completed a BSc and MSc in Informatics Engineering and was working in the field of usability …

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 …

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 …

How to cope with living away from home

University brings many changes and the first one of those is moving away from home. When I first moved into Broadgate Park it was a whirlwind of emotions with highs and lows from my very first day. You won’t be the only person worried about moving in and finding friends, so here are a few suggestions …

Being LGBT+ at uni

Nottingham is a fantastic and diverse city and the University of Nottingham is home to people from all over the world. We’re proud of our community and we want everyone to feel safe and accepted here. We have a thriving and supportive LGBT+ network, ready to help new students settle in and feel at home. Here’s …

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 …