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Taking care of yourself at university

There’s no doubt that university can be a pretty overwhelming experience for many new students. Late nights, exam stress, constant socialising; the latter, being a certified introvert, can often become my arch-nemesis. And, as a result, you may end up sacrificing your mental and physical health if you aren’t sure how to properly take care …

Sport and Your Welfare

For the past few years, a big priority of the University of Nottingham Sport department has been promoting awareness of disability sport and mental health in sport. Personally I have been deeply involved in this movement with the club closest to my heart, Equestrian, being at the forefront.   Engage UoN Sport’s moto is Engage, …

University: A Fresh Start for Everyone

In the lead up to welcome week, there is a lot of information being thrown about and it can all seem a little daunting. University is a new start, and when better to try something new? University of Nottingham has over 200 societies and over 70 sports that are open to anyone to try and …

The truth about studying at Nottingham with a mental health condition

With all the excitement of results day over and your place confirmed, you may be worrying about what studying at the University of Nottingham is really like. Especially if, like me, you suffer from a mental health condition. So I’ve prepared this blog listing some of the wonderful support services – many of which have …

How to cope with living away from home

University brings many changes and the first one of those is moving away from home. When I first moved into Broadgate Park it was a whirlwind of emotions with highs and lows from my very first day. You won’t be the only person worried about moving in and finding friends, so here are a few suggestions …

How to stay healthy at uni

Your first term at uni doesn’t have to include Freshers’ flu! The University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS) have put together some advice to help you stay fit and healthy when you join us as a student. Before you arrive Bring a small well stocked first aid kit with you that includes: Simple analgesia – such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen …

Everything you need to know about joining the University of Nottingham!

  🎉💙 Congratulations on getting into UoN!! 💙🎉 We’re so excited to meet you in September 😄 Now that you’ve got your grades and can stop panicking about results day, you’re probably thinking ‘so… now what?’ Well, hopefully this post will answer some of your questions. So…what do I do now?  First and foremost, share your excitement with us using #UoNFreshers! …

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 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 …