Hong Kong CityU Student Involvement Award for Nottingham student

Ross Tandy is studying abroad at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) during his MSci International Relations and Global Issues course at Nottingham. In my first semester on exchange at City University of Hong Kong I was fortunate enough to be presented with the Student Involvement Award for exchange students, along with 6 other people …

Welcome to #UoNFreshers!

Vicky Torrillas is an exchange student from Luther College, Iowa, USA, starting a year in Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations. Welcome to #UoNFreshers! Have you been around our campuses this week? Freshers Week kicked off on Monday and has been going strong ever since. When I arrived around 10-ish to campus on Monday, …

Enjoy learning and learn to enjoy yourself

How long does it take to travel 30 countries in a row? Or if I ask the same question in a different way, how often do you hear people saying, “I have friends from 30 countries” (I am talking about real people, not Facebook friends)? For me the answer to both questions is The University …

My inspiration to study in the UK

Having an older brother who studied in the UK when I was still a child, I grew up with a curiosity for British culture and a dream of studying abroad. My brother studied in Grantham for a few years and the whole family witnessed his change from a moderate student in Hong Kong to a …

Life as an international student in Nottingham

When I first contemplated applying to study abroad, I will admit I was hesitant. It is expensive and six months seems like a long time to spend away from family and friends. Fortunately, I listened to the advice of a friend who had just completed from her own six-month exchange in Nottingham. She said: “If …

A Spaniard in Nottingham

My name is Juan, I’m a final year Law student and this is my experience spending a few months studying at The University of Nottingham in the most famous wet island in the entire world. I had been to England before, but not further than London, which is not the most typical English city. Before …