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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 …

Everything you need to know about….packing for uni

Whether you’re coming to Nottingham by car, bus, train, plane or ALL OF THEM COMBINED, you’re probably wondering how you’ll fit all of your precious belongings in your bags and get them safely to your new room. Fear not. We’ve got years of advice for you from students who’ve been there and done that many times. …

Welcome international students!

New students from all over the world have been arriving in Nottingham this week. Here’s a quick welcome for them from some of our current students.

Vlog – packing tips for International students

Student vlogger Michelle has some advice for International students coming to Nottingham this month.

Getting to grips with British slang

If you’re anything like me during the months leading up to university, you are probably trying to find out anything about what life will be like in Nottingham or perhaps just England in general. Since you’ll be in a foreign country, things are bound to be different be it the weather, the culture, the people …

Welsh girl in an English world

During Freshers Fair, I decided to join the Welsh Society, mainly because I’m fiercely proud of Wales. The society organised pub quizzes, a trip to Cardiff and socials throughout the year. But walking around the fair, I noticed just how many different societies there were representing countries and cultures across the globe! It made me …

What to pack/not to pack when you’re an international student

Strict weight restrictions mean that international students are always in doubt deciding what to pack when leaving their homes. Although everything is available in the UK and it differs from person to person, there are some essentials, which will make your life easier if you bring them with you. Things you should probably bring with …

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 …

Paisley ydw i! (I’m Paisley!)

Hello soon-to-be Freshers! My name is Paisley and I’m part of the 2014 Freshers Student Team! It seems very strange to be writing for a blog that, this time last year, I followed myself! I’m from Cardiff, which means that I’m a Welsh student, named after a Scottish town, and living in an English city! …

International Welcome Week: what to expect

I arrived in Nottingham a couple of days before International Week as I was dying to attend the Open Day. Hence, I didn’t sign up for coach pick-up service and made my way to the university as an independent arrival. I was allocated to stay in Cripps Hall. After I was checked-in, I received my …