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Vlog – school study vs. uni study

Studying at university can be a bit different to what you’re used to at school. Amy and Laura are here to talk you through some things you might want to bear in mind…

Studying at university

Here are some differences you should be expecting for studying in this  new and potentially daunting environment. Workload One of the biggest differences I found was the workload. I felt that sometimes just one module would be the same amount of work as the whole biology A Level syllabus (maybe I’m exaggerating a little but… trust me it’s a lot!). Ongoing …

Biking around Nottingham

I love riding bikes, and when I arrived in Nottingham I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to ride a bike the entire year, since it’s hard to bring a bike all the way from Sweden. However, the University of Nottingham has the Ucycle Bike Hire Scheme that gives you the opportunity to rent …

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 …

6 Useful apps for university

There are so many apps you can chose to download on both Google Play and the App Store (a few hundred thousand in fact). It can sometimes take ages to find the app you need so I’ve compiled a short list of apps I discovered last year which saved me loads of time and money. …

First impressions: student life

I remember reading something online before I started university comparing students to infants, the comparison being that you do little else but eat, drink and sleep – whenever you feel like it! Fast forward to the first few weeks of university life and I would unequivocally have agreed. Unhealthy food? Daily. Alcohol? Oh yes. Sensible …

Getting to know UoN… on a UCAS visit day

I remember coming to a UCAS visit day three years ago with my brother. I didn’t know anyone or know what I’d let myself in for, but it was a great opportunity to find out about the Uni and whether I really wanted to come and study here. Fast forward three years…I went to the …

Leaping from school to university

We’re officially over Freshers’ Week and teaching has begun across the University. How was your first lecture? Was it fine or did it totally confuse you? The gear change from school to university level learning can be brutal for some students just as it can be exciting for others. You may not know what to …