Looking forward to Nottingham

Vicky Torrillas is studying Political Science and International Studies at Luther College, Iowa, USA, and is about to start an international exchange year at Nottingham during 2015-16. Greetings from Decorah, IA (and soon, from Homefield Road) 3,945 miles. That’s the approximate distance from Decorah, USA, to Nottingham. For those of us who prefer to think in kilometres, it’s …

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 …

Ira Paulo Pozon’s advice to Nottingham students

Ira Paulo Pozon is Legal Counsel to the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines. He studied LLM International Commercial Law at Nottingham in 2013-14, funded by Chevening Scholarships, and will graduate in December. This blog post is adapted from a speech Ira gave at our Scholarship Celebration for 2014 international scholarship winners on …

The top 5 places to buy everyday student essentials

If there are no pillows and duvet when you are sleepy, no cutlery when you are hungry, and no desk lamp when you study, it’s easy to feel at a loss. It took a week for my flat to be fully equipped. However, some items did not last long; for example, I used my first …

Celebrating our studies at the Sheriff of Nottingham’s Summer Garden Party

The Sheriff of Nottingham’s Summer Garden Party for Nottingham’s International Students, organised by Experience Nottinghamshire, took place at Nottingham Castle on 15 July 2014. Diana Guzmán Barraza, a Mexican student studying MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering, shares some comments and photos from the occasion. One of the best things about studying at The University of Nottingham …

Escape into the city

After a whole week of gibberish (not the right term for workaholics), as the beloved heart and mind linger swarming with work load and assignments, all we want is to take a break. While many opt for weekends away to countryside or back home, the misfortune that lurks upon my poor fellow students (“I am …