Welcome Programme 2016

By Camilla Gottlieb, a Chevening Scholar from Uruguay. Last Thursday and Friday were the Welcome Programme at the University. I arrived to Nottingham on the 5th of September so I was really looking forward to these days where I could see the University starting to become a real thing. I woke up very early on …

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, …

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 …

What to expect during your first month in the UK

I remember the euphoria and all the hectic activity when I was getting ready to go and finally came to UK one year ago. Excited, worried, anxious, all those feelings are mixed. Will I be able to adapt in a totally unfamiliar environment, where the weather is extremely different, people speak a different language, have …

Coming to Nottingham? Excited or nervous? Apprehensive or overwhelmed?

I know these words aren’t able to fully describe how you are really feeling. How do I know this? Because exactly a year ago, I had been there and had done it all! I know how these next 40 or so days might seem for all the prospective students waiting to board their planes and …