Welcome Programme 2016

By Camilla Gottlieb, a Chevening Scholar from Uruguay. Last Thursday and Friday were the Welcome Programme at the University. I arrived to Nottingham on the 5th of September so I was really looking forward to these days where I could see the University starting to become a real thing. I woke up very early on …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

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, …

Welcome Programme 2015

Vicky Torrillas is an exchange student from Luther College, Iowa, USA, starting a year in Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations. Another year comes around, and another Welcome Programme for the international students takes place. Some picked their BRPs, some roamed around campus trying to find the right building and others started mingling in the line to get …