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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 …

Your wellbeing at university

Starting university can be a fun and exciting time for many, with a new environment and an array of opportunities ahead. However, for a lot of us it can also be a daunting time and feel like a whirlwind. It’s important to take care of your overall wellbeing and mental health during the first week …

The R word

Halloween, with all its wonderful fancy dress, has passed, and the Christmas music is playing in all the shops. It only means one thing to students – exam time is approaching! The feeling of dread begins to grow around this time of year, as students realise, it’s time to start revising. Here are just a …

How to stay healthy at university

Starting university and leaving home for the first time is an exciting adventure. To help you make the most of university life, the University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS) have put together a few hints and tips to help you stay fit and healthy. Before you arrive Include a small well stocked first aid kit in your packing …

How to have a healthy Week One

Starting university and leaving home for the first time is an exciting adventure. To help you make the most of university life, the University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS) have put together a few hints and tips to help you stay fit and healthy. Before you arrive Include a small well stocked first aid kit in your …

Six tips for coping with homesickness

Homesickness is a natural part of leaving home, and although it seems like everyone else is having the time of their lives whilst you are feeling miserable, you aren’t alone, nearly everybody feels homesick at some point during their time at university. Here are my top tips for coping with it: 1. Introduce yourself on social …

5 ways to take the stress out of revision

Chances are you’re in the middle of an epic revision timetable right now. You may have colour coded charts on your wall, highlighter pens all over your desk, post it notes screaming at you from every available space at eyesight level. But have you included some time out in your revision timetable? 5 things you …

Work, rest and play safely at university

The Students’ Union has an important role in Week One – to bring on the fun! But it’s also here to make sure you have a safe time at university. Mike Dore, Equal Opportunities & Welfare Officer, runs through some of the ways to help you work, rest and play during Week One and beyond.  University life …