The best places to visit in Europe: Hazel, John and Colbie’s picks

With its convenient location and easy transport links, studying in the UK is a great way to explore the beauty that Europe has to offer. Three of our international students pick their favourite places and share their best holiday snaps.   John, USA, MA Art History: Paris, France “I’ve been to Paris twice now, and …

Meet our Student Callers: John from USA

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. In addition to being a student caller, John has been creating vlogs (video blogs) of his time at Nottingham – you can watch him on YouTube. Why did you choose to study …

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 …

Learning from the unexpected: understanding the UK education system

​Howdy! That’s how we greet each other at my alma mater back in Texas, USA. Funnily, I didn’t think coming to another country that spoke English as its primary language would pose many changes for me. I was very wrong. I could say that I learned that English was all I had in common with …

Why sharing a flat is not my cup of tea

“I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone” (Lord Byron). Although I have been a uni student for a couple of years, I have never had flatmates. Always in the back of my mind, I harbored regret for missing that classic dorm experience associated with educational institutions back in America. …

LGBT in Nottingham – a guide for prospective students

In March 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales. Such a significant turn in LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) equality speaks to a much larger scale of acceptance towards sexual orientation in this part of the world, and a reassurance for the LGBT community that social and political views are changing for the …

An international student’s guide to choosing accommodation — for postgraduates

This is our guide to choosing accommodation for international postgraduate applicants. You can find our guide to choosing accommodation for international undergraduate applicants here. So you’ve been accepted to Nottingham, and now you have to choose your accommodation! This will be one of the most important decisions you make as an international student, whether you’re …

An international student’s guide to choosing accommodation — for undergraduates

This is our guide to choosing accommodation for international undergraduate applicants. You can find our guide to choosing accommodation for international postgraduate applicants here. So you’ve been accepted to Nottingham, and now you have to choose your accommodation! This will be one of the most important decisions you make as an international student. Aside from …