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Out in Education – talking to my younger self

“My name is Andrew, I’m a third year physics student at the University of Nottingham… and I also happen to be gay” – back in June, I was saying those exact words to 8 different classes of Year 10 pupils at a secondary school in Doncaster. Signing up for a physics degree, I can honestly …

4 tips for surviving the countdown to Results Day

A Level Results Day is August 18th 2016 and, if you’re like me, this date will have been metaphorically circled in your mind for months. As a sixth-former who got to experience my year 13 results day twice, and suffered from anxiety, I understand just how emotional the countdown to results day can be. So I’ve prepared …

6 top tips from a graduating student

In two days I graduate, and as I look back over the past 3 years it feels rather paradoxical. On the one hand, Freshers’ me seems like a lifetime ago – a whole different world, even. I am definitely a different person now than when I rolled up in halls, a fresh-faced kid. On the other …

Clearing and Adjustment – your questions answered

Our UoNApplicants team hosted a Twitter Q+A this week to answer questions about Clearing and Adjustment. Here’s a long, but hopefully useful, summary. What’s the difference between Clearing and Adjustment? Adjustment = for someone who has met/exceeded the conditions of their firm offer choice. Clearing = for someone who doesn’t hold any offers, has been …

Results day and clearing

Student vlogger Tom has some advice for anyone worried about getting exam results this month. Watch his vlog below.

I was meant to be at Sutton Bonington

On my first visit to Nottingham I knew that I was meant to be here. Two years ago I visited the Sutton Bonington campus with my mum on one of the summer open days. This day really opened my eyes to what UoN could offer me. Having already visited two universities previously, both of which were …

Nottingham was my first choice

I can safely say that coming to Nottingham was the right decision for me. Unlike some of the other #MeantToBe stories of people going through Clearing or transferring a year later, I put Nottingham as my first choice. I chose Nottingham because it appeared to tick all of the boxes for me, and after having completed …

Clearing brought me to Nottingham

Joe Scales has just graduated from UoN with first class honours, but his A level results day wasn’t such a success. Here’s his story.  If you’re reading this then you may be awaiting results which will decide your near future. I’m guessing that you have applied to some universities and are unsure if you will …

My results day panic

Results day. Let’s face it, no matter how confident you are about your grades, those two words still send a chill down your spine. My experience began as a tale of woe; I missed my offer by a grade. It was not entirely unexpected, but regardless; seeing that ‘B’ next to ‘History’ was probably one …

I was meant to be at Nottingham

It feels like yesterday taking my A levels and waiting anxiously for results. Although having predicted all As I was a bit skeptical about Maths as my C3 paper was a bit difficult. My first choice was the University of Warwick as they topped the league table for Economics last year and my insurance choice …