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Dear First Year Me…

Dear First Year Me, You’re probably still at that keen stage where you want to read everything, so you may as well read this too! In a while, the mere thought of reading might send you looking for any other form of procrastination, but don’t succumb! Reading for seminars might seem like a distraction from …

Meet your neighbours!

Next month you’ll be moving to Nottingham (eek!) and living with new people (eek!!) and your university adventure begins! If you want to meet your neighbours and flatmates before you arrive (which is probably a good idea) you can join the Facebook group for your hall. The Students’ Union has set up groups for all of …

Vlog – Dear first year me

Molly, Josh and David think about the wisdom they’d share with their first year selves if they could go back in time. (Warning: this vlog involves actual time travel)

Vlog – first day experience

Shane remembers the day he moved into Nottingham…

Look after yourself and your friends

University can be a wonderful and exciting time, but also very challenging. We asked the team from StudentMinds Nottingham to share some tips to help you prepare for your new life away from family. Making friends Leave your door open while you’re unpacking, or attach a friendly sign to it. Invite housemates or coursemates to …

Vlog – living in self-catered halls

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

Vlog – living in catered halls

What’s it like living in catered halls? Michelle explains in this vlog… Make sure you meet your neighbours before you arrive by joining the official Students’ Union Facebook Group for your hall. 

Vlog – making friends

Making new friends can be tough! Lucky for you, Amy and Laura have some advice to help you get through those first few weeks of awkward conversations with strangers. Make sure you meet your neighbours before you arrive by joining the official Students’ Union Facebook Group for your hall. 

Vlog – coping with homesickness

Laura and Amy have some advice for anyone worried about feeling homesick at university.

Societies at Nottingham

At Nottingham there are over 200 societies. Some small, some big, some short, some time consuming. There truly is something for everyone. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get involved in a society, even if the group only meet once a fortnight or month. Through joining a society you meet lots of likeminded …