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 …

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, …

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 …

International student societies: Omani, Sikh, Bengali and Nordic Societies

Joining student societies is a great way to make new friends and settle into student life, so we’re sharing messages from some of Nottingham’s many international and cultural student societies on our blog this week. Find these societies, along with many others, at the Welcome Festival during 21 to 25 September. Omani Society Welcome to the Omani Society …

International student societies: ABACUS, Indian and Egyptian Societies

Nottingham’s many student societies are ready to welcome the new students who will be arriving in September and October, so we’ve invited international and cultural student societies to share a message for new international and EU students on our blog. Here are messages from a few of the societies and we will share more later this …

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 …

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 …

Meet our international and cultural societies: European cultures

Continuing our series of messages from international and cultural societies at The University of Nottingham, today we are sharing messages from a few societies connected with European countries and cultures. There are many more student societies and sports clubs to discover. Lithuanian Society Hey, have you heard of Lithuania? It is a small country in the Eastern Europe (Northern according to Wikipedia) with …

Meet our international and cultural societies: South East Asian cultures

Nottingham’s many student societies and sports clubs are getting ready to welcome a new intake of students, and we are sharing messages from a selection of the international and cultural societies here on our International Student Life blog. Yesterday’s blog post covered some of our African cultural societies. Today we introduce societies covering some of the countries and cultures of …

Meet our international and cultural societies: African cultures

Student life is about much more than just studying, and joining student societies is an excellent way to enhance your student experience. The University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union offers over 200 societies and over 70 sports clubs, with opportunities to start your own society or sports club too. You can meet members of of the …