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Tea and Company – new student charitable venture hits the streets of Nottingham

A group of five students from the University of Nottingham has established a unique charitable project for homeless people in Nottingham. Aptly named Tea & Company, the project was established in January 2017 and is already receiving praise from those who use their services. Founders Rebecca Webster, Carrie Hau, Freya Lama, Hannah Freer and Rebekah …

More celebrations for University partner academies

As nervous students around the country collected their GCSE results academies sponsored by The University of Nottingham celebrated strong results. Nottingham University Samworth Academy (NUSA) had its best ever set of GCSE results, with 52 per cent of students getting an A*-C including English and Maths. It also had a Progress 8 score of -0.07 …

Puppy power helps students relax during exam period

When I walked into work and was given the option of sitting at my desk or going to spend some time with some guide dog puppies, I’ve got to say  – the decision was pretty easy. Particularly as I’m a dog lover. Seems I wasn’t the only one who like the idea. As I walked to …

What matters when you choose an undergraduate degree?

As thousands of prospective students prepare to flock to our UK campuses to attend the University’s Open Days later this week (Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27), researchers at Nottingham have revealed the motivations behind students’ biggest decision of all — which subject to study for their degree. Research, conducted by Dr Anya Skatova …

Nottingham is number one for job prospects

The University is celebrating after being named number one for job prospects at last night’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015. From a poll of more than twenty thousand students across the UK, Nottingham was named the best for giving students the best employment prospects when leaving uni. Unlike other university tables, the Whatuni rankings are …

Solar Eclipse 2015: what you need to know

It’s the biggest solar eclipse in the UK since 1999 and is set to plunge some parts of the country into near darkness on Friday morning. PhD student Rebecca Kennedy from the School of Astronomy and Physics gives the low down on what you need to know about this celestial phenomenon — and how you …

Recipe for a Lakeside Literacy Project workshop

Take a classroom of primary school pupils, a handful of University students, and a sprinkling of overworked teachers. Place in an art gallery, blend, and leave to infuse. At this stage, there is the option to add drama, drawing or storytelling games to the mix. After an hour and a half, remove from the gallery …

Best of the blogs: May

Student life: revision tips you may not have heard before! As the exam period is in full swing, student blogger Ollie takes us through some of his unusual tips for revision. There is method to his madness as he explains why he likes to scribble along illegibly as he reads over his work, or outlines how 10-hour long …

UK students are urged to rate their lecturers

‘Rate My Professor’ a website used in the US for students to rate their professors on the grounds of their teaching is the largest online destination for these kinds of rankings. Over 4 million students are using this site each month from the US, Canada and even the UK. Now, a UK equivalent ‘Rate my …

Whedon brings geek chic to Shakespeare

Joss Whedon’s eagerly-anticipated screen-adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing opens at cinemas this week. Culture, Film and Media student Leora Hadas looks at who’s likely to be the biggest draw at the box office — the Bard or the self-styled King of Geeks. Joss Whedon has chosen an interesting way to bookend …