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What’s On? – August 2014

Summer is rolling on and there is loads to keep you busy in Nottingham over the next month – we’ve picked out some highlights to share in today’s blog: Event: The Nottingham Riviera Date: Throughout August until 2nd September Location: The Old Market Square, Nottingham Information: Nottingham has brought the beach to the city centre for the summer – …

What’s On? – July 2014

There’s loads going on in Nottingham in July, and we’ve helpfully gathered together some highlights in this blog to whet your appetite. So for anyone spending their summer in Nottingham, there’s plenty to keep you busy over the next few weeks. Event: Boating on the lakeDate: All summerLocation: Highfields Park, by University ParkInformation: There’s nothing quite like messing …

Moving Out

As the academic year draws to a close, we thought it might be handy to share a few helpful tips on things to do before you move out of your shared house. Clear Out Make sure you dispose of any perishable items from the fridge, and plan some time to make a trip to the …

Student Volunteering: Nottingham Education and Health Support

The Nottingham Education and Health Support (NHES) is a registered charity whose main aims are to see young people and their families overcoming severe educational, health, language and economic barriers to achieve their true potential. NHES believe that no young person should be disadvantaged by their background and provide a wide range of activities to …

HMO Sweet Home: Additional Licensing in Nottingham

If you live off campus in a shared house, chances are that you live in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). In short, that’s a house with three or more people sharing where there are two or more family units (‘households’). Since January 2014, Nottingham City Council have introduced Additional Licensing for HMOs in certain …

Noise Awareness Week 2014

The sun is shining and the temperatures have climbed, which can only mean one thing: it must be exam season. Hopefully the beautiful weather in Nottingham will outlast the exam period and everyone will be able to enjoy the last weeks of term. In those brief moments when you’re not hard at work revising, your …

Why do you love where you live? – MayFest 2014

At the heart of our activity for MayFest last weekend was one simple question: ‘Why do you love where you live?’ People from all over Nottinghamshire and much further afield came and made some fabulous postcards telling us why they love where they live, helping us create a rainbow wall of appreciation for our local …

What’s On? – May 2014

Today we’re looking forward to May to see what’s going on in Nottingham – and there’s plenty! Event: MayFest Date: 11am – 5pm, 10th May 2014 Location: University Park Campus Information: Following five successful years The University of Nottingham will once again open its doors to the local community for May Fest 2014. Come along and join …

Love Where You Live: Food For Thought

Clearing everything out at the end of term can seem like a hassle, but it can be a great opportunity to make a difference to the local community. Don’t just throw away your leftover food. You can donate unopened food to a food bank. Food banks help individuals and families in immediate need and always …

Love Where You Live: Don’t Just Leave It Sitting There

As the Love Where You Live campaign enters its third week, we’re going to be out in Lenton talking to our students about bulky waste. If it won’t fit in your bin, it won’t be collected. Did you know that if, for example, your landlord gets you a new sofa but leaves the old one …