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Vlog – coping with homesickness

Laura and Amy have some advice for anyone worried about feeling homesick at university.

Being LGBT at uni

Being LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) at university is, for the majority of people, much easier than being LGBT at school. The University of Nottingham has an LGBT Network in which we run events to suit everyone, from nights out on Canal Street in Manchester to a fortnightly event where you can socialise with coffee …

Budgeting and bank accounts

One well known fact of being a student is that you have a student budget. This means you have to be much more careful with your money… as you have much less of it. Set up a student bank account Do this before you start university, it saves time and hassle when you arrive and would …

Vlog – being a mature student

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

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 …

Ways to overcome homesickness

Skype as often as you can with your family and friends or call them. Other methods of keeping in touch are great too; Facebook, Whatsapp, Viber, Snapchat, or even email. Join clubs or societies for people from your country! Being around people from the same culture or background you maybe be able to share and …

Bryony’s guide to Sutton Bonington campus (in 6 seconds)

There’s more to The University of Nottingham than Uni Park! Bryony hopped on a Hopper to Sutton Bonington to bring you these Vine videos. Make sure you take a trip to our campus in the countryside.  

What to do before bringing a PC or laptop to uni

If you’re bringing a PC or laptop to Uni, there are a few things you need to do first. Your University username: If you haven’t already, get your Username and Password. PASS: Join the Student Network Service by registering using the Pre-Arrival Scanning Service (PASS). You’ll need to make sure your PC or Mac has the latest security …

My first day in Nightingale Hall

Your Hall will be your home away from home, but moving in day will be an emotional time for you and your family. It will most likely also be very stressful. I arrived to my hall, Nightingale Hall, after having travelled for about 36 hours, also having been stuck in traffic for an hour (beware, …

The ‘Pink Hoodie’ Clan

We’ve been pretty busy since our last blog. We spent Wednesday evening in the Atrium on Jubilee Campus and then Thursday afternoon on the Downs. Over the last 4 days we’ve had conversations with over 750 of you. It’s been great to meet you all and find out more about what you’re doing to improve …