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Starting out at university

Guest blogger Boo Jackson shares some tips from her experiences as a Philosophy student.  Coming into first year, I had three main feelings surrounding studying at university. First, that I was really excited to have the opportunity to start; second, that I was nervous that it would be a huge leap from school, and third …

The R word

Halloween, with all its wonderful fancy dress, has passed, and the Christmas music is playing 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 just a …

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…

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 …

Stop revising

STOP REVISING! Yes, you there; I said stop. You’ve been working hard; buried under a mound of post-its, highlighters, folders and pressure, yet continuing to trudge along. Deep down, you knew the days of exams would be here again, but did it really have to be so soon? Revision is unfortunately a rather important (albeit …

Coursework, revision and exams – oh my!

Ah! Exams! Not since your A Levels have you had to worry about those dreaded things, and that was months ago; before the days of university where 9am starts feel like 5am and no adults on your back to make you work. Do you even remember how to study? I sure didn’t this time last …

5 more things about University Park Campus

University Park campus is huge, so here are five more things you should know about it. 1. The library will become your (and other students) home during the exam period. This is because the library is open 24/7 during these times. It’s not uncommon to see students pull an all-nighter and walk straight into their …

Fresher blogger Ollie’s greatest hits

The Fresh Prince of Newark, a.k.a. Fresher blogger Ollie, has been sharing his student life with us since October last year. In tribute to his first year here at The University of Nottingham, I’ve looked through his blog posts and collected some valuable words of wisdom here for you to enjoy. Ollie on Week One: “..everyone …

We’re moving house. SB is amazing!

We loved our day trip to Sutton Bonington yesterday as part of the #CareersPledge event. Here are a few things we learnt whilst we were there… 1. The campus is lovely which is why we’ve decided to up and move. Goodbye Lenton, hello countryside! 2. Putting on an event with balloons and big sail-like banners …

5 ways to take the stress out of revision

Chances are you’re in the middle of an epic revision timetable right now. You may have colour coded charts on your wall, highlighter pens all over your desk, post it notes screaming at you from every available space at eyesight level. But have you included some time out in your revision timetable? 5 things you …