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Life as an international student

Accents, bad stereotypes and a culture shock; the typical ABCs of being an international student. Coming from Singapore, a tremendously westernized country, I did not believe I would struggle with any of these when I moved here to study medicine. That’s where I was wrong. Food Life is so different here from back home in …

Life as a second year medical student

Hi there, my name’s Hayley and I’m a second year medical student at Nottingham. I remember coming back to med school thinking “first year is officially over, I’m a fifth way through the course-it’s all going so fast!” Accommodation Life as a second year is great so far, especially living in a nice house with …

Summer school opportunities

Hello, I’m Ella and I am a third year medical student. Applying for medical school is notoriously competitive and involves being very proactive in your extra-curricular activities. During the summer before applying to university, like many other prospective applicants, I spent as much time as possible trying to gain work experience which I could include …

Student life and Medicine

Hi, Cat again! I’m going to be letting you know a bit about some of the great activities on offer for students in Nottingham. Societies Not all of your time at university has to be spent doing work for your medical degree, and the University of Nottingham is lucky enough to benefit from over 200 …

Making the move to university – Home or Away?

My name is Courtney and I’m a 4th year medic. Unlike most of my peers, I’m from the fairly local home town of Lincoln – where many of my friends have been placed for their clinical placements. Going to a local university was only half a coincidence for me – when I was making my …

Life as a pre-clinical student

Hey! I’m Karishma, currently in my second year and absolutely enjoying it. Preclinical years are (at Nottingham) the two and a half years before clinical phase 1 (CP1). These years are mostly spent in the lecture theatre (ave. 15 hrs per week) learning about how the body works – physiology, how drugs work – pharmacology, pathology …

Which med school: A local experience

Why stay? Being near home is good, means free food, free washing and cheap travel. I’m Adam (the guy in the middle in the photo), a fourth-year medical student in Nottingham, originally from Derby (cue jokes about how terrible it is, how I have a funny accent, and how I like sheep blah blah). I …