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Your wellbeing at university

Starting university can be a fun and exciting time for many, with a new environment and an array of opportunities ahead. However, for a lot of us it can also be a daunting time and feel like a whirlwind. It’s important to take care of your overall wellbeing and mental health during the first week …

You’re now a member of the Students’ Union! What on earth does that mean?

Congratulations on getting a place at the University of Nottingham. By registering at Nottingham you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. So what is this organisation you ask? Well, we are a charity, run by elected students who represent you and supported by staff who work together to enhance your student experience here. …

Look after yourself and your friends

University can be a wonderful and exciting time, but also very challenging. We asked the team from StudentMinds Nottingham to share some tips to help you prepare for your new life away from family. Making friends Leave your door open while you’re unpacking, or attach a friendly sign to it. Invite housemates or coursemates to …

Vlog – coping with homesickness

Laura and Amy have some advice for anyone worried about feeling homesick at university.

Revision, revision, revision!

Halloween, with all its wonderful fancy dress, has passed, and the Christmas music has begun to play in all the shops. It only means one thing to students – exam time is approaching! The feeling of dread begins to grow around this time of year, as students realise, it’s time to start revising. Here are …

The emotional kind of Freshers flu

Freshers week consists of late nights followed by early mornings queuing for tickets for yet another late night. Cue sniffles and headaches! Luckily freshers flu is easily cured with Lemsip, bed rest (with Netflix) and complaining on social media. As well as being physically draining freshers week can also be an emotional time. For me …

Six tips for coping with homesickness

Homesickness is a natural part of leaving home, and although it seems like everyone else is having the time of their lives whilst you are feeling miserable, you aren’t alone, nearly everybody feels homesick at some point during their time at university. Here are my top tips for coping with it: 1. Introduce yourself on social …

Ways to overcome homesickness

Skype as often as you can with your family and friends or call them. Other methods of keeping in touch are great too; Facebook, Whatsapp, Viber, Snapchat, or even email. Join clubs or societies for people from your country! Being around people from the same culture or background you maybe be able to share and …

You can be yourself at university

Okay, you’ve arrived at university. You’ve met some friends, you’ve started your course and you feel like you’ve settled in. That’s great! But you’re still not sure where and what the scene is and how to meet people and get involved. Well never fear, the university has lots of ways for you to find what you’re …

Your first day in self-catered Halls

Moving in is a huge day and can be a stressful for everyone – but heading to self-catered accommodation can be even more nerve wracking. There’s more things to think about – it’s a far more independent experience. Here are some tips and some of my own experiences, which hopefully will go some way to …