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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 …

Meet your neighbours!

Next month you’ll be moving to Nottingham (eek!) and living with new people (eek!!) and your university adventure begins! If you want to meet your neighbours and flatmates before you arrive (which is probably a good idea) you can join the Facebook group for your hall. The Students’ Union has set up groups for all of …

Vlog – first day experience

Shane remembers the day he moved into Nottingham…

Vlog – Florence Boot Hall tour

Will you be staying in catered accommodation this year? Take a guided tour around Forence Boot Hall with our vloggers Molly, David and Josh to see what it’s like.

Everything you need to know right now about #UoNFreshers

Congrats on your place here! You probably have lots of questions about joining us next month. Here are some answers for you (in no particular order). When can I move in? Don’t start packing yet! International students attending our Welcome Programme can move in on Thursday 17 September Catered hall students on University Park and …

Moving day is here!

After all the build up – days, weeks, months – moving in day is finally here. It’s one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking days of your university life. But, as cliche as it sounds, it really isn’t as bad as you may think it will be. My moving in day was relatively stress free. After …

The dos and don’ts of packing

Having perfected the art of packing over the year, I have a few tips on what and what not to pack as moving in date draws nearer. Here are just a few: Do pack Lots of clothes hangers! Despite having a fairly large wardrobe, I had five hangers… A pack of clothes hangers is worth …

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 …

Laziness + catered hall = happy Fresher!

The decision The decision to live in catered halls was an easy one for me. Being a lazy Fresher, the extra hassle of cooking was too much, so catered halls seem perfect for me. Despite being worried I wouldn’t like the food, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! Of course there were …

Moving in day: what to expect

The fact I was actually going to start university crept up on me so I actually didn’t start thinking about it until quite late and left packing until the day before. My uncle and cousin (hopefully a future UoN student) drove me to Nottingham with my parents and helped me move in. On arrival I …