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What to do in the summer before uni starts

Summer is flying by and before we know it the start of term will be upon us! In order to make the most of your final few weeks of the summer, follow these handy tips to W.E.L.C.O.M.E you to University life. Welcome Week Keep an eye on the SU Welcome website for information about your first …

Student finance – bursaries

You’ve just arrived at Uni. Everything’s new – the sights, the sounds, the people. Unfortunately, there’s also new-found budgetary restrictions. Luckily for you, this isn’t as bad as it initially seems. There are numerous systems here to help, you just need to know where to look. One of the best is the Nottingham Core Bursary. For …

Student finance – budgeting at uni

If I had a TARDIS, I’d go back and inform myself everything I’ve learnt during that time. But for you, this isn’t going to be a problem. I’m sharing all the nuggets of wisdom I’ve picked-up over the course of my student life. Its like getting advice from future you!  So sit-back, relax, and enjoy, as I …

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 – 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 …

Nottingham Nightlife: Week One and beyond

Nottingham has everything you could want from a student city, live music venues, lots of bars, and clubs that cater for a large variety of music tastes. With all this just a short cab ride from University Park and Jubilee campuses, Nottingham Uni really is the place to be! Week One In Week One you’ll …

Post lecture activity: nights out in Nottingham

 Clubbing Oceana, Forum and Ocean host the official student nights, mainly playing chart music. Ocean in particular is a famous Nottingham tradition that plays the Baywatch theme each week and even David Hasselhoff visited last year. Monday: Coco Tang, the classiest place to be found on a night out, has a delicious Toblerone cocktail but …

Organisation? First Year? Really?

Unlike popular opinion it is actually possible to enjoy the freedom of first year whilst being an organised student. Here are some of my tips which you could try before you get to university and during the semester. Before you arrive Read the Welcome Guide Rather than me give a tedious list of everything you need …