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How to ‘adult’ at Uni

Leaving home to enter the ‘real-world’ can be daunting. Here are a couple of tips that might help make the transition a bit easier: 1.Money Whether you are being supported by your family whilst at University or solely relying on your Student Finance it is a good idea not to blow your whole budget in the …

Student finance – bursaries

You’ve just arrived at Uni. Everything’s new – the sights, the sounds, the people. Unfortunately, there’s also new-found budgetary restrictions. Luckily for you, this isn’t as bad as it initially seems. There are numerous systems here to help, you just need to know where to look. One of the best is the Nottingham Core Bursary. For …

Budgeting and bank accounts

One well known fact of being a student is that you have a student budget. This means you have to be much more careful with your money… as you have much less of it. Set up a student bank account Do this before you start university, it saves time and hassle when you arrive and would …

Time to refresh

re-fresh: to make fresh again; reinvigorate or cheer (a person, the mind, spirits) Congratulations #UoNFreshers,  you’ve reached the University of Nottingham milestone known as Refreshers’ Week! * pause for applause* This is your opportunity to celebrate the end of exams, reactivate your social lives and join some clubs and societies that didn’t spark your interest …

Juggling a degree and a job

Being a student often includes working to pay your bills, which puts added pressure on the time you have to focus on your studies. Victoria Hayward juggled a job and a degree when she studied History at the University (pictured at her graduation below). In this post she shares some tips on how to balance …

Food glorious food

Week One is over and it’s time to stop eating pizza, put down the late night kebabs and get into some sort of healthy eating routine. We asked Michelin Star Chef Sat Bains about how to cook on a student budget and he gave us some great tips on how to make your food tasty …

Supporting students in Week One and beyond

You’ll spend a lot of your first week here queuing up to register for things – we know it’s dull, but you’ll be happy you did it. As well as moving in, getting your university card and joining Quidditch society, you’ll probably also meet some of the lovely Student Services team. Here are the important things …

Student finance: it’s all about the money…

Third year student Gemma Ubah takes us through the dos and don’ts of student finance. And as a Maths and Economics student, she’s worth listening to. Gemma will be one of our student life bloggers from this September so watch out for much more from her! Money, money, money… One of the most important things …