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 …

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 …

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 …

We do need work experience, a degree is not enough!

I have always been told how important an internship is for undergraduate students. That was why I worked my socks off in my second year.  In the increasingly competitive global job market, everyone has a degree, extracurricular activities, some volunteering experience and of course, an internship. For me, an internship is not replaceable by anything …

An international student’s top tips for Clearing and Adjustment

Congratulations if you’ve been confirmed by your firm or insurance choice! If you’re definitely going to either of those then you won’t have much to do except sharing the joy with friends and family. However, if you’re not taking your firm or insurance offer – whether because you exceeded or couldn’t meet the required offer …

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 …

Chloe’s Autumn in Nottingham – pancakes, pumpkins and pampering

As the weather starts getting bone-chilling, the night arrives sooner than later, I realize October has passed secretly and it’s already mid November! (which also means Christmas is coming soon!) Reviewing the previous month, it’s fulfilling and blissful as I have done quite a lot of things. Most of all, I have been trying to …

Meet our international and cultural societies: more countries and cultures

We look forward to welcoming our new international students at the Welcome Programme next week and during Week One. During the past week we’ve been sharing messages from some of Nottingham’s international and cultural societies here on our International Student Life blog. Today we share messages from five more societies, covering the cultures of Africa, the …