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Hello from Medieval Combat Society!

Hi, my name is Briar and I am General Secretary of Medieval Combat Society, a University Park based society which trains in all forms of medieval combat, from single handed sword to pole arms and longsword using genuine replica weapons (blunted of course!). I joined the society as a fresher and was hooked from the start. This …

Sport at UoN – Green, Gold and Getting Involved!

Here at Nottingham we are all about sport for everyone. With over 70 sports clubs, one of the largest intramural sports programmes (IMS) in the country, and a brand new £40 million sports village, we’re confident we have something that’s right for you. So before you arrive, why not find out a little bit about …

Dear First Year Me…

Dear First Year Me, You’re probably still at that keen stage where you want to read everything, so you may as well read this too! In a while, the mere thought of reading might send you looking for any other form of procrastination, but don’t succumb! Reading for seminars might seem like a distraction from …

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. …

Societies at Nottingham

At Nottingham there are over 200 societies. Some small, some big, some short, some time consuming. There truly is something for everyone. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get involved in a society, even if the group only meet once a fortnight or month. Through joining a society you meet lots of likeminded …

Making friends at uni

One of my top worries when heading to university was making friends. It felt like it was the start of secondary school all over again and the fears that I had then were all coming back. However, making friends turned out to be one of the easiest things to do. Remember that it’s a fresh …

Vlog – being a mature student

Vlogger Charlotte has some advice for mature students joining the University this year.

Vlog – societies

There are over 200 societies for you to get involved in here! Hear more about some of them from vloggers Amy and Laura.

Sport at Nottingham

Until I started at the University of Nottingham in September 2014 I did not know how big sport was at the University. Despite attending numerous open days and trawling the Students’ Union website looking at society after society, I was oblivious. Perhaps it was because the statistics and awards passed over my head whilst I was …

Life on Sutton Bonington

Last September I, among many others, moved to Sutton Bonington campus, better known as SB. I had no idea what to expect, having visited it only once many months before hand. However I quickly managed to settle into the lifestyle! So here is a guide for any freshers who, like me, have no idea what to …