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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 …

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 Revival Gospel Choir

I vividly remember nervously going to my first Monday night choir rehearsal with Revival Gospel Choir when I first came to university last year. These worries subsided almost immediately as RGC quickly became the highlight of my week with uplifting music and lots of laughs with some of the friendliest, most welcoming and talented people …

Hello from Medieval Combat Society!

Hi, my name is Briar and I am General Secretary of Medieval Combat Society, a University Park based society which trains in all forms of medieval combat, from single handed sword to pole arms and longsword using genuine replica weapons (blunted of course!). I joined the society as a fresher and was hooked from the start. This …

You’re now a member of the Students’ Union! What on earth does that mean?

Congratulations on getting a place at the University of Nottingham. By registering at Nottingham you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. So what is this organisation you ask? Well, we are a charity, run by elected students who represent you and supported by staff who work together to enhance your student experience here. …

Living far away from home

You have decided to leave your comfort zone and come abroad, great ! Allow me to share a few tips which you can follow to make sure living away from home may not be as scary as it sounds. One of my biggest fears before coming to the UK was that I may be homesick, …

LGBTQ life in Nottingham

There are many things for LGBTQ people to do in Nottingham, both on and off campus. First and foremost, there’s the LGBT Network, UoN’s own LGBTQ society, which has different socials multiple times a week, on all three main campuses. It varies from sitting down for a nice cuppa, to karaoke nights, discussions, film screenings, coming …

Ready, steady, HACK!

Like messing around with computers and technology? Joe Nash from HackSoc thinks you might be interested in joining them.  A hacker is someone who loves to program or enjoys playful cleverness, or a combination of the two. The act of engaging in activities (such as programming or other media) in a spirit of playfulness and …