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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 …

How to ‘adult’ at Uni

Leaving home to enter the ‘real-world’ can be daunting. Here are a couple of tips that might help make the transition a bit easier: 1.Money Whether you are being supported by your family whilst at University or solely relying on your Student Finance it is a good idea not to blow your whole budget in the …

Vlog – living in self-catered halls

Amy and Laura share their experiences of living in self-catered accommodation.

Cooking for yourself (part 2)

More cooking tips for all of you about to move into self-catered Halls this year. Where to buy ingredients This is something that you will find pretty quickly as you will be keen to explore your surroundings and will find the easiest and cheapest place to buy food. If you are living on campus then …

Cooking for yourself (part 1)

Whether we like it or not, cooking is a huge part of student life and some move to university more prepared than others in terms of skills in the kitchen. Being one of those less prepared, I thought I would share my experiences of what worked and what didn’t in my communal kitchen. Challenges One …

University Masterchef!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably terrified of cooking for yourself; well that’s what I was like before starting uni because my mum never trusted me in the kitchen! So here are a couple of tips and tricks to survive the kitchen. Kitchen equipment There are many lists on the internet on what …

3 things you should know about the self-catered Life

I’m sure that those of you who already know you are living in self catered halls when you join us in September will be excited and nervous about making that giant step towards independence and cooking for yourself – I know I was! Having lived in Broadgate Park during my first year I’ve picked up …

Become a Master of your own kitchen!

BUDGETING – it’s the one rule nobody wants to follow – decide how much you can afford to spend each week, and then stick to it! To force yourself to do this, you could withdraw only what you can afford to spend from an ATM before you shop, and then aim to come out with …

Food glorious food

Week One is over and it’s time to stop eating pizza, put down the late night kebabs and get into some sort of healthy eating routine. We asked Michelin Star Chef Sat Bains about how to cook on a student budget and he gave us some great tips on how to make your food tasty …