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International Family Link: Ten Years Of Links

Today we’re delighted to welcome David Pinney to the blog to talk about his experiences over ten years of being involved in the University of Nottingham International Office’s International Family Link Scheme. You can read an introductory post here. I have enjoyed being part of the Family Link Scheme for over ten years. Each autumn …

A View From The PCC

Today on the Off Campus blog, we’re delighted to welcome the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Paddy Tipping, back to the blog to reflect on what’s he’s been working on in his first year in office. Whether you’re totally new to Nottinghamshire or it’s somewhere you’ve always called home, big changes are underway to …

Love Your Stuff – And Keep It

Do you live in Lenton or Dunkirk? If so, you may well have opened your door to find one of our student ambassadors, bedecked in a bright yellow vest, on your doorstep last week. Joined by members of the police family – beat officers and Police Community Support Officers from Canning Circus Police Station – …

Accommodation Fair 2014 – 30th January

Exams are over, and thoughts inevitably start to turn to next year and the big question of where to live. Luckily, the Accommodation Office is here to help make things as easy as possible, by bringing lots of accommodation providers and community representatives together in one place. The Accommodation Fair will take place 11am to …

Sobar – Nottingham’s Exciting New Venue

From Monday 27th January 2014, the East Midlands’ first ever alcohol-free bar and restaurant will be opening up in Nottingham city centre on Friar Lane. With an extensive menu of mocktails and delicious dishes, accompanied by regular live music and events, it’s a great spot for a night out as well as being the perfect …

International Family Link

Over the coming months, we’re going to be sharing some blog posts about the University’s International Family Link scheme. Today, we’re pleased to welcome Melanie Bentham-Hill from the International Office to the blog to introduce the scheme, and to host Laura Gerarda for sharing her initial experiences. International Family Link is a well-establish scheme run …

What’s On? – January and February 2014

The Off Campus Student Affairs team here at the University of Nottingham would like to wish all of our blog readers a very happy new year. Why not make one of your new year’s resolutions  to explore more of what Nottingham has to offer while you’re studying here? Here’s a few upcoming events in the …

Good Will To All Neighbours

With the arrival of December, suddenly the festive season is in full swing, with mince pies and mulled wine at every turn. The streets of Nottingham are lit up with seasonal decorations, and the Christmas Market has set up camp in the Old Market Square alongside an outdoor ice rink and helter skelter. If you’re …

Reporting Crime

Today we’re pleased to welcome DS Nick Sawdon from Nottinghamshire Police to the blog, sharing some information about contacting the police and reporting incidents, with a focus on what happens after a mobile phone is stolen.  If you think you have been a victim of crime then let the Police know. We will obtain details …

National Personal Safety Day

Today is National Personal Safety Day, and to mark the day we’re sharing some top tips from the Streets Ahead campaign to maximise your personal safety while you’re out. You should always plan ahead – think about where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. Do you know your route and whether it’s …