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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 …

Your wellbeing at university

Starting university can be a fun and exciting time for many, with a new environment and an array of opportunities ahead. However, for a lot of us it can also be a daunting time and feel like a whirlwind. It’s important to take care of your overall wellbeing and mental health during the first week …

What to take to University: self-catered edition

So you’ve got your results and it is time to start getting ready for your arrival here at the University of Nottingham. Packing for university can seem very daunting but there is no need to panic and pack everything but the kitchen sink (kitchen sinks are definitely provided). This post is specifically about self-catered so …

Dear First Year Me…

Dear First Year Me, You’re probably still at that keen stage where you want to read everything, so you may as well read this too! In a while, the mere thought of reading might send you looking for any other form of procrastination, but don’t succumb! Reading for seminars might seem like a distraction from …

Everything you need to know about….packing for uni

Whether you’re coming to Nottingham by car, bus, train, plane or ALL OF THEM COMBINED, you’re probably wondering how you’ll fit all of your precious belongings in your bags and get them safely to your new room. Fear not. We’ve got years of advice for you from students who’ve been there and done that many times. …

What to do in the summer before uni starts

Summer is flying by and before we know it the start of term will be upon us! In order to make the most of your final few weeks of the summer, follow these handy tips to W.E.L.C.O.M.E you to University life. Welcome Week Keep an eye on the SU Welcome website for information about your first …

Meet your neighbours!

Next month you’ll be moving to Nottingham (eek!) and living with new people (eek!!) and your university adventure begins! If you want to meet your neighbours and flatmates before you arrive (which is probably a good idea) you can join the Facebook group for your hall. The Students’ Union has set up groups for all of …

Advice from a 2016 Graduate

Your time and experience of university life will be uniquely yours, so why not make the most of it? Having graduated not too long ago I do not know if I am qualified to give you this advice, but hey I made it in the end right? I thought while the memories of university (and my youth) …

How to prepare for uni life over the summer

It sounds cliché, but take it from a graduate – starting university is a shock! Moving to a new city, living independently for the first time, making new friends, stepping up a level academically, starting a new course and managing your own time is a LOT to deal with all of a sudden (when you’re …

6 top tips from a graduating student

In two days I graduate, and as I look back over the past 3 years it feels rather paradoxical. On the one hand, Freshers’ me seems like a lifetime ago – a whole different world, even. I am definitely a different person now than when I rolled up in halls, a fresh-faced kid. On the other …