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 …

Tips for finding Halal food in Nottingham

Beginning a journey in a place that you are not familiar with is a tough challenge. I come from Indonesia which is quite far from UK, 14-hours long flight and several hours of road trip to Nottingham are not a big issue considering the obstacles that you have to face one year ahead in a …

Eid al-Adha in Nottingham

Eid al-adha is the one of two most important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. It is distinct from Eid Al-Fitr. While Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan when Muslims break their month-long fast, this festival marks the end of Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. This festival involves animal sacrifice as a symbol and honors the …

International student societies: Korean, Hungarian and Islamic Societies

With our diverse international and EU student community, Nottingham has a great range of student societies representing the many countries, cultures and religions of the world. This week we have been sharing messages from a few societies on our blog. Find these societies, along with many others, at the Welcome Festival during 21 to 25 September. Korean Society Korean …

Eid al-Fitr in Nottingham

Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days, depends on the countries. This day is recognised from the astronomical estimate from the …

Ramadan in Nottingham

Meredita Susanty, an international student from Indonesia studying MSc Management and Information Technology at The University of Nottingham. This blog post was written in 2015. For dates of the Islamic Society’s current events, see the Islamic Society website. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, where any Moslem people who have hit puberty …

Dietary requirements: where to find specialist foods in Nottingham

When you arrive in a new city or country there are many things that can be hard to adjust to. Among all these new challenges, one thing you may be concerned about is how to maintain a special diet in an unfamiliar environment. It can be difficult to know where to find foods that fit …

Meet our international and cultural societies: support, thought and belief

We’ve shared messages from a variety of Nottingham’s international and cultural societies here on our International Student Life blog in the run-up to our new arrival of international students. Today we finish the series with messages from three societies focusing on faith, thought and belief, plus two other societies providing support and social activities for international students: ISSB and NUSEX. International Students …

Fun, festivals and flavour at Nottingham’s cultural societies

As the saying goes, “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy!” None of us wants to become that dull Jack – not me anyway! What do you plan to do at The University of Nottingham other than studying or doing coursework? Partying, visiting new places, watching movies? Sounds good! But are you …