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Introduction to Boat Club

Joining the Boat Club as a fresher is one of the best decisions you can make in your time at UoN. Like many people, I was sceptical about joining – rowing clubs are notorious for their early mornings and lack of social life, the polar opposite of what most students want from university – but …

Introduction to UoN Dodgeball Club

When I came to uni 3 years ago I never thought I’d end up becoming the Vice-President of a sports team, or playing for a top 5 university team. I only went to the taster session because the guys on the freshers stand seemed fun. At first, I was terrible and to top it off I …

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 …

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 …

Societies galore

One of many exciting points of arriving at university is the plethora of societies available for everyone to join in the highly anticipated Freshers’ Fair.  Here is a rundown of some of my favourite societies and tips for joining. I definitely recommend joining the society which aligns with your course, for example as an English …

Living far away from home

You have decided to leave your comfort zone and come abroad, great ! Allow me to share a few tips which you can follow to make sure living away from home may not be as scary as it sounds. One of my biggest fears before coming to the UK was that I may be homesick, …

My top societies

Societies and clubs can form a big part of university life and are a great way to meet people. Don’t worry about finding out about them, all societies and clubs are showcased during the Freshers’ Fair in the first week meaning its easy to go and find out. There’s also a full list of them online. …

Sport at Notts

As I mentioned in my previous post, sport has been a big part of my first year. Whilst many Freshers come to university with the intention to join a team, I never did. Despite playing football when I was younger and lots of people telling me to join a uni team, the thought of a …

Uni life: expectations v reality

Before starting at Nottingham I had many different expectations of what life was going to be like at university, some of which I had learnt from my family and friends, and some I had myself. This is my guide to expectations of university versus their realities. “The only thing to do as a student is …

Brooms up! It’s Quidditch time

The University of Nottingham welcomes wizards. Fact. Livi Dunford explains what the Quidditch and Harry Potter society is all about.  It’s windy. You’re running. A bludger flies past you and you turn around, skidding, nearly falling over. Somebody’s yelling about the snitch being released. Your teammate passes you the quaffle and you smile, and take …