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 …

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 …

“It was the kindness in those calls and emails that brought me here”: Eve’s Clearing story

When I received my results in August 2014, I was very disappointed as I didn’t achieve the grades required by my first choice university. After considering my options for a while, I began to feel that studying Journalism, my original choice, in the UK was not the best option for me. I still wanted a …

My first year studying Pharmacy at The University of Nottingham

Having finished my first year as a pharmacy student at The University of Nottingham, all I could say was that it passed by in a flash. It felt like I was still packing up two large suitcases in my home in Hong Kong, ready for my flight to the UK. But in fact, I was …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …