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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts

If you’re studying a course related to history, archaeology, languages, English, humanities, music, philosophy, theology and religion or media you’re now part of the Faculty of Arts. Welcome! Here are some things you should know about your lovely Faculty. What schools or departments are in the Faculty? American and Canadian Studies Archaeology Classics Culture, Film and Media Cultures, Languages …

Making the transition from undergrad to postgrad

The transition from being and undergraduate (UG) to postgraduate (PG) feels like an oceanic jump. Harry Potter faced it, Neo from Matrix faced it. The word is ‘change’. So how do you embrace the transition and what could you expect from it? Take a look below! Teaching and learning style Postgrad is an opportunity for …

How to prepare for postgrad life

If you’ve bagged yourself a place at the University of Nottingham to study a Postgraduate course, you are in for an adventurous, exciting and challenging year ahead. But before all of that, preparation for both the fun and fury (joking) pays off really well. Apart from packing, packing and re-packing all your books, bedding, food …

My first 9am

My first lecture was a 9am on Monday morning, despite still recovering from Week One I was really looking forward to it as I was about to get a real taste of what is it like to learn at university. I thought 9am wasn’t too bad as my high school started at 7.30am, how wrong was …

Me and my tutor

The greatest thing about your tutor at university is that they are often an expert in the areas that you are studying. My tutor this year was Dr Alan Scott, as well as being my tutor, Alan also taught modules from both the German side and the Dutch side of my degree and was fluent …

My first seminar

I think ‘seminar’ is one of those scary university words that you may not have encountered before you start, but will certainly hear a fair few times in the first few weeks. It’s really nothing to be scared of – it’s like a small class (usually around 20) which is lead by a tutor, but usually encourages …

School vs uni

One of the biggest differences when you get to university (aside from the obvious moving away from home and living independently) is how you learn. It is a massive jump from A Levels, but it is nothing to be scared of. As you hopefully already know, most courses are based around lectures and then labs …

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 …

Teaching and support at uni

Whether you are coming from a sixth form, a college or something more exotic one of the main differences at University is the style of teaching and support you will receive. Being different it may take some time to adjust but once you do you’ll come to find, just as I did, that the teaching and support network allows …

Inspired by a lazy Fresher

Did you make a #CareersPledge at one of the roadshow events hosted by Eleanor and Ben? Thanks to Student Intern Liam Ross for filming and editing this video.