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Student Life Hacks: UoN Edition

Starting Uni (even one as pretty as Notts) can be slightly scary. So, I thought I’d list some Student Hacks, all tried and tested by yours truly, that make life now that you’re an officially a UoN student even easier! 4 Hacks for Saving Money While your student loan may seem like a lot, you’ll …

Sport and Your Welfare

For the past few years, a big priority of the University of Nottingham Sport department has been promoting awareness of disability sport and mental health in sport. Personally I have been deeply involved in this movement with the club closest to my heart, Equestrian, being at the forefront.   Engage UoN Sport’s moto is Engage, …

Public Transport: Your New Best Friend

Nottingham is a great city to live in and as a person who does not drive the amazing public transport links are a massive perk. In 1st year it is definitely not worth bringing a car to university as in halls you are very close to all of your lectures and it is difficult to …

Introduction to Theology Society

The Theology Society better known as ‘TheoSoc’ is a society that has been set up to enable Theology students and those interested in Theology to engage with one another! I have been a member of TheoSoc from first year and have seen it grow from strength to strength. We have regular socials such as bar …

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 …

Studying on two campuses? Don’t fret!

Depending on your course subject, you might have lectures on some of the other campuses apart from University Park. I study Environmental Science and my lectures are split between University Park and Sutton Bonington Campuses. Coming in as a first year this can make choosing where to live difficult. Of course there are benefits to …

Meet your neighbours!

Next month you’ll be moving to Nottingham (eek!) and living with new people (eek!!) and your university adventure begins! If you want to meet your neighbours and flatmates before you arrive (which is probably a good idea) you can join the Facebook group for your hall. The Students’ Union has set up groups for all of …

How to prepare for uni life over the summer

It sounds cliché, but take it from a graduate – starting university is a shock! Moving to a new city, living independently for the first time, making new friends, stepping up a level academically, starting a new course and managing your own time is a LOT to deal with all of a sudden (when you’re …

6 top tips from a graduating student

In two days I graduate, and as I look back over the past 3 years it feels rather paradoxical. On the one hand, Freshers’ me seems like a lifetime ago – a whole different world, even. I am definitely a different person now than when I rolled up in halls, a fresh-faced kid. On the other …