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To pack or not to pack – a guide to packing for International students

Packing for any trip at all, even for a fun vacation, could be a daunting task. However, it is a different ball game, if you are an International student, packing for an exciting journey into your future. You must have figured out by now that your cute pet and your favourite piece of furniture will …

Making it to Nottingham (International Students)

You’ve got the grades, you’ve got your visa and your bags packed, what’s next? Why getting yourself to Nottingham of course! Preparing for the Journey You’re excited for university life and the things you want to bring along but remember: pack only what you need! You don’t want to be struggling with your suitcases along your journey. …

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 …

Living far away from home

You have decided to leave your comfort zone and come abroad, great ! Allow me to share a few tips which you can follow to make sure living away from home may not be as scary as it sounds. One of my biggest fears before coming to the UK was that I may be homesick, …

So many Freshers, so many questions!

Here are some quick answers to the questions you’ve been asking us on Twitter. When can I move in? International students can take part in our September Welcome Programme, which is free and runs Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 September Students living in catered halls on Uni Park and Jubilee can move in from 9am on Sunday …

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 …

A year in Malaysia

Rachel Taylor took her English degree to Malaysia for a year and came back with plenty of stories to tell.  When being sold the study abroad experience you sit before a presentation telling you how amazing the whole experience is and most people think this is too good to be true. In my second year …

A year in Mexico

Caroline Floyd spent a year in Mexico as part of her Psychology degree. Here’s why. ‘WHY?!’ is the reaction I normally evoke when telling people I chose to do a year of my degree in Mexico.  As a psychology student, extending my studies to attend a Latin American business university, I can understand that response. …

Take your studies to Sydney

Kate Powell is studying Economics and decided to do something different during her second year. In Australia.  Whether you’re coming straight from school or from a year out, I would encourage ALL of you to check out the study abroad opportunities at this university. Now in my third year, I look back on my semester …

My first ever snow day

I’m from Malaysia where we have an equatorial climate; meaning hot and humid weather all year round. However, the weather is completely different in England with it being most cold and wet. Believe or not, I actually prefer cool England to sweltering Malaysia. Although I loved Autumn and its colors, I was really excited for …