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Vlog – first day experience

Shane remembers the day he moved into Nottingham…

Ways to overcome homesickness

Skype as often as you can with your family and friends or call them. Other methods of keeping in touch are great too; Facebook, Whatsapp, Viber, Snapchat, or even email. Join clubs or societies for people from your country! Being around people from the same culture or background you maybe be able to share and …

First impressions: meeting your neighbours

I want to share with you all a little bit of advice. On moving in day. Leave your door open! Nobody knows anybody but by default you have your neighbours, it doesn’t mean you have to be close friends in the long run but they are your neighbours and they are good for mutually walking/sitting/eating/clutching …

Shameless Fresher nostalgia post

It’s the end of term this week and officially the end to the first year for thousands of lovely Freshers who joined us in September 2012. So here’s some shameless Fresher nostalgia for you to enjoy. Remember when you moved in? Remember when Jack and Matt from URN welcomed you to campus with some rather impressive …

Fresher blogger Ollie’s greatest hits

The Fresh Prince of Newark, a.k.a. Fresher blogger Ollie, has been sharing his student life with us since October last year. In tribute to his first year here at The University of Nottingham, I’ve looked through his blog posts and collected some valuable words of wisdom here for you to enjoy. Ollie on Week One: “..everyone …

Juggling a degree and a job

Being a student often includes working to pay your bills, which puts added pressure on the time you have to focus on your studies. Victoria Hayward juggled a job and a degree when she studied History at the University (pictured at her graduation below). In this post she shares some tips on how to balance …

Freshers phone home

Dear Freshers, it’s time to make like E.T. and phone home. Source: behance.net via Brittany on Pinterest

Bag to school

University life is different for every student, whether you’re coming here as a teenager straight from college or as a mature student. PhD student Marssey Sabri shares her experience of moving to Nottingham with her husband and son in tow, and points out the value of a really good backpack.  Welcome to all new students to …