What a foundation year meant to me

I decided to take the foundation year because I had gone through a previous tough year and I knew that I wanted to start engineering at a pace that would ease me into life in England without the enormous pressure of studies. My career counsellor at my high school informed me about the possibility of …

Meet our Student Callers: Yan from China

If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. Chinese student Yan is studying a Master of Research in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? The reason why I chose to …

Meet our Student Callers: Nimal from India

If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. Nimal has been speaking to Indian students (and their parents!) to let them know what Nottingham is really like. Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? Frankly, it was the availability of …

Meet our Student Callers: Alberto from Spain

If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. Alberto has been speaking to students in Latin America and his native Spain about life at Nottingham. Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? After studying a BSc in Archaeology here …

Meet our Student Callers: Nuria from Mexico

If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. Mexican student Nuria has been speaking to Latin American students about everything from accommodation to scholarships. Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? In every ranking I at looked I …

Meet our Student Callers: Usanee from Thailand

If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. Thai student Usanee is studying a PhD in Pharmacy.  Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? I decided to pursue a PhD degree at The University of Nottingham because the University …

Meet our Student Callers: John from USA

If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. In addition to being a student caller, John has been creating vlogs (video blogs) of his time at Nottingham – you can watch him on YouTube. Why did you choose to study …

“I have two sisters in Nottingham now”: Making a British friend

Being someone who grew up going on road trips with my family back in Malaysia, that is something I truly miss since arriving here in Nottingham. When Georgina sent me a message suggesting to visit Chatsworth, I couldn’t be happier when I looked at Google Maps – because it means road trip! When I read …

How to cope with feelings of loneliness

Yes, it’s OK to feel lonely. It’s OK to feel isolated and distant from your current place. Everyone has been to the point where they felt like the world was against them and nothing seems to be in place. They can’t figure out what has happened and how it happened. They detach themselves from the …

Realising my dream of becoming an Advanced Level Nurse

By Isata Victoria Mandoh, an international student from Sierra Leone studying MSc Advanced Nursing at The University of Nottingham, funded by a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. Being a Commonwealth Scholar and a postgraduate student at The University of Nottingham The award of a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship was the best thing that ever happened to me. It was a …