Meet our Student Callers: Neha 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. Neha 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? The University of Nottingham, is without …

The best places to visit in Europe: Hazel, John and Colbie’s picks

With its convenient location and easy transport links, studying in the UK is a great way to explore the beauty that Europe has to offer. Three of our international students pick their favourite places and share their best holiday snaps.   John, USA, MA Art History: Paris, France “I’ve been to Paris twice now, and …

Meet our Student Callers: Magda from Poland

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. Polish student Magda has been speaking to students all over Europe to let them know what life at Nottingham is really like.  Hi! My name is Magda and I’ve just finished my …

Looking back to my first days as a foundation student at the university

Petrified cannot even begin to explain how I felt as I arrived in Nottingham and left everything I know behind in Swaziland. I was enrolled on the engineering foundation course and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I just came in blind faith hoping for the best and as I write this, I can’t …

Meet our Student Callers: Ioana from Romania

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. Romanian student Ioana has been speaking to students all over Europe to let them know what life at Nottingham is really like.  Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? The reason …

“They said they could offer me a place, and the rest is history”

Every year lots of students go through UCAS Clearing to find their perfect course, for a variety of different reasons – even students who have achieved excellent grades. Shiv Nanda, an Indian student living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who studies BEng Chemical Engineering at The University of Nottingham, shares his story.    Which course had you …

My last minute journey to a British university through Clearing and Adjustment

Three years ago at this time I was feeling completely laid back after stressful exams and applications had all ended. That is, until mid-July when Results Day and UCAS rang a bell. My late summer holiday turned more intense as I decided to make use of UCAS Adjustment to change my university choice. Sitting here today …

Meet our Student Callers: Yin Mar from Myanmar (Burma)

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. Burmese student Yin Mar has been speaking to students all over Asia to let them know what Nottingham is really like. Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? After I decided to …

10 of the best: cheap places to buy food in Nottingham

As with most students, living costs are definitely up there for the more pressing problems in my life. More than once am I faced with a dilemma of whether I can afford to go out to a fancy dinner with my team even after I just paid my electricity bills. That’s just normal. I mean, …

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 …