Favourite words for International Mother Language Day

21 February is International Mother Language Day, a global observance established by the United Nations to recognise and  celebrate the world’s diversity of cultures and languages. To celebrate the many nationalities, cultures and languages which makeup our student community at Nottingham, we invited our students, friends and followers to share a favourite word from their native …

Goodbyes are always hard

By Amber Baba Jan from Pakistan, who has recently completed MSc Advanced Nursing at The University of Nottingham, funded by a Commonwealth shared Scholarship.  Throwback to one of the pictures I took when I started my journey to The University of Nottingham and now I’m counting my last few days in this beautiful country, amongst the …

Nottingham calling

Leaving my hometown Benin City in Nigeria, for the United Kingdom, I always knew the weather was going to be an issue. This meant going from fire into an ice-making machine. This might sound like respite, but the story is best told by international students, most especially those from Africa and Asia. Complaining to my …

International undergraduate students share their advice for new starters

Magda, Poland: ‘Get involved! The first weeks of Autumn semester give you a beautiful opportunity to try billions of new things and make new friends. Do you like board games? Go to the board games society session! Want to learn how to meditate? Join Buddhist & meditation society! Want to meet people from your country? …

International PhD students share their advice for new starters

Malathe, Sudan: ‘Get into different experiences, share your thoughts, your culture, your traditions and even your research or project, engage as much as you can, it is a once in a lifetime experience.’ Read more from Malathe. Alberto, Spain: ‘Moving to a different country is exciting but can also be quite challenging sometimes. In the …

International masters students share their advice for new starters

Neha, India: ‘I would first like to congratulate all the offer holders and would like to say that just keep all your worries aside because once you’ll be here, everything will start falling in place one after the other without any hassle, and trust me, it will be a cake walk for you all. Just …

Meet our Student Callers: Malathe from Sudan

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. Sudanese student Malathe has been speaking to students in the Middle East and Africa. She gives her advice about life in Nottingham, including studying, settling in and raising a family.  Why …

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 …

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 …