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The Best of British Food

Being in the UK for the past 4 years I have been exposed to a variety of British cuisine. Here are some of my favourites. One for each year I have been here! Sunday Roast If you were lucky enough to be in halls like me in my first year you would have been treated …

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 …

Life on Sutton Bonington

Last September I, among many others, moved to Sutton Bonington campus, better known as SB. I had no idea what to expect, having visited it only once many months before hand. However I quickly managed to settle into the lifestyle! So here is a guide for any freshers who, like me, have no idea what to …

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 …

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 …

An International welcome

Hello/Assalamu Alaikum/Ni Hao/ Namaste/Bonjour/Selamat pagi/ Bom dia/ Ei Je/ Zdravstvuite/Hola (Forgive me if I missed your language) If you are reading this I am guessing you would be joining Nottingham very soon, a big congratulations from me! Possibly one of the best choices you have made as a young adult. I have never blogged before …

5 yummy places in Nottingham

1. The White Rabbit Teahouse (City centre) If you want to have proper English tea without spending too much this is the place to go. They serve a variety of teas and a yummy selection of cakes. Probably a must-try are the scones served with clotted cream. Yum!I love the ambience of the shop, from the seating …

A quick guide to food in Nottingham

Coming from the culinary equivalent of a quiet rainy day that is the countryside where I live, Nottingham presented the opportunity to sample lots of amazing food at lots of amazing places. In my hometown I had the choice of pizza, fish & chips, good pub food and McDonalds and so, surprisingly, eating out wasn’t much of …