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Welsh girl in an English world

During Freshers Fair, I decided to join the Welsh Society, mainly because I’m fiercely proud of Wales. The society organised pub quizzes, a trip to Cardiff and socials throughout the year. But walking around the fair, I noticed just how many different societies there were representing countries and cultures across the globe! It made me …

Sutton Bonington: your countryside retreat

Jake Richards, Chair of the Sutton Bonington Students’ Union Guild, explains what life is like on our countryside campus.  Sutton Bonington (SB): often thought of as a mysterious enigma miles from civilization. It is, on the contrary, one of the most vibrant and quirky parts of the University. I’m studying for a BSc Hons in …

A little bit about Lauren

Hey, I’m Lauren and I’m part of the Freshers 2014 student team. I guess I should begin by answering the three questions you will be asked, and find yourself asking, constantly throughout Fresher week. Where are you from? What halls are you in? And, w­hat do you study? Well, I’m from London, I lived in …

First impressions: student life

I remember reading something online before I started university comparing students to infants, the comparison being that you do little else but eat, drink and sleep – whenever you feel like it! Fast forward to the first few weeks of university life and I would unequivocally have agreed. Unhealthy food? Daily. Alcohol? Oh yes. Sensible …

First impressions: University Park

The first time I saw the University of Nottingham was during the Open Day in September. One of the first things I looked out for and easily found was the Trent Building; the most iconic building on campus and commonly used as ‘the’ landmark by Freshers. “Wow, they really weren’t kidding when they said this …

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 …

First impressions: my course, my accommodation and the University

I was lucky enough not to be as nervous as most people when I first rocked up to Broadgate (my Hall). More than anything, I was excited. It was a lovely, sunny day, so the campus looked even more beautiful than usual (I’d visited before on an open day). To be honest, I didn’t come …