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5 Things you Should Know About Living in a Student House

It Gets Messy Real Quick Living in halls means that you become immune to mess. Although living in a house may not be as messy as living in student halls, it certainly makes you more aware of the mess that is there. Indeed, gone are the days of weekly cleaning visits, for now you are …

Be Wise, Be Warm – An Ingenious Guide to Winter Living

We have become insipid and spiritless in our approach to surviving Winter. This nation appears to be content with the dreary same old, same old survival formula of a scarf, a beanie, mittens, and a thick coat. The drive to dream up creative methods of maximising comfort has been snowed under by complacency. Want more. …

Dealing with ‘Writer’s Block’ During Deadlines

It’s that grey time of year again – amid all of the festivities and Christmas lights in Nottingham, many of us are getting our heads down in Hallward and trying to bash out an essay which we should have realistically started a few weeks ago. Sometimes, having a deadline looming over you can really boost …

La navidad – Spending Christmas as an international student

It’s Christmas. It’s cold. Outside us, the snow is thick. Here, there are only 4 hours of sunlight, from 11am to 3pm before night falls. I end up having to wear 5 layers of clothes each day, together with frequent push-ups, to keep my body warm. Each day, before we arrive home, we pass by …

What To Do In Nottingham This Christmas

My favourite time of year has rolled ‘round once more, and oh so quick! It’s that magical time of year again; filled with gingerbread lattes, pumpkin spice and hearty cheer, the final month of the year brings with it this contagious feeling of joy and excitement that envelopes us despite the gloomy skies and harsh …

A local’s guide to getting the most out of your Nottingham experience

Guest post by postgraduate Marketing student, Jonathan Theuring Escape the student bubble: for some students the university experience consists largely of mixing with other students who they meet through their courses, the societies they join, or simply their accommodation. These are all great ways to make friends and enjoy the time you spend in your …

5 Places to Eat in Nottingham

For When You Want a Sweet Fix: Rub Smokehouse Known for their food challenges and their monster concoctions (I’m talking waffle burgers and lasagne burritos here), Rub Smokehouse is a place that goes above and beyond when it comes to feeding their diners. However, taking a step back from their main meals and focusing on …

Applying for postgraduate study at Nottingham

Guest post by final year Sociology student Harriet Badley. The question on everyone’s lips at the minute is ‘what are you doing after uni?’ sending a panic ripple through third-year students across Nottingham. Over the last few months I’ve been considering my options and I’ve decided to stay on at Nottingham and study a postgraduate …

Comedy in Nottingham

Ain’t no sweeter sound than the giggle. The chuckle comes in at a close second, a titter perhaps takes bronze, the cackle, we can agree, is the least welcome of all the noises that mirth manifests. A cackle does not cry “I am having fun” but instead warns those unfortunate enough to be within earshot: …

How to Survive a Group Project

In first year, I had to do a presentation about how the book 1984 could be regarded as a piece of literature. At the time, I thought it was the worst thing in the world because nothing fills me with more fear than giving a presentation. Quite simply, I would rather be tucking into the …