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What to take to University: self-catered edition

So you’ve got your results and it is time to start getting ready for your arrival here at the University of Nottingham. Packing for university can seem very daunting but there is no need to panic and pack everything but the kitchen sink (kitchen sinks are definitely provided). This post is specifically about self-catered so …

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 …

Vlog – living in self-catered halls

Amy and Laura share their experiences of living in self-catered accommodation.

Cooking for yourself (part 2)

More cooking tips for all of you about to move into self-catered Halls this year. Where to buy ingredients This is something that you will find pretty quickly as you will be keen to explore your surroundings and will find the easiest and cheapest place to buy food. If you are living on campus then …

Cooking for yourself (part 1)

Whether we like it or not, cooking is a huge part of student life and some move to university more prepared than others in terms of skills in the kitchen. Being one of those less prepared, I thought I would share my experiences of what worked and what didn’t in my communal kitchen. Challenges One …

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.

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 …

Sutton Bonington: your countryside retreat

Jake Richards, Chair of the Sutton Bonington Students’ Union Guild, explains what life is like on our countryside campus.  Sutton Bonington (SB): often thought of as a mysterious enigma miles from civilization. It is, on the contrary, one of the most vibrant and quirky parts of the University. I’m studying for a BSc Hons in …

University Masterchef!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably terrified of cooking for yourself; well that’s what I was like before starting uni because my mum never trusted me in the kitchen! So here are a couple of tips and tricks to survive the kitchen. Kitchen equipment There are many lists on the internet on what …

We love you Broadgate, we do!

Before I came to university I decided that I was going to go in the cheapest possible accommodation because I thought that the £25 a week extra for an en-suite would be much better spent on takeaway! In my flat there were two showers and two toilets between the five of us and I never …