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How to Make it to your 9am

Now, as the saying goes, you are either a lark or an owl, aka, you are either a morning or a night person. Luckily for me, there is no better feeling than having an early night only to wake up two hours before is needed so that I can spend the morning doing whatever I …

PhD Guilty Feeling

  Have you ever felt this weird disturbing sensation of guilt during your PhD? Guilty that you are not good enough, you do not work enough, you do not read enough … Even if that all sounds ridiculous, most of PhD students experience this feeling! Me too! PhD is usually very individual work that depends …

Self-Care Saturday: Taking Care Of Yourself At University

Hey guys! Guess who’s back and ready to talk to you all about the most underrated aspect of university life: self-care? After spending years as an over-achiever and perfectionist, it was natural for me to want be the best version of myself at university. However, it became way too easy to mistake being the best …

‘Why do you volunteer when you don’t get paid?’

The title of this post comes from a conversation with my brother over the weekend. I was busy telling my family about all of the volunteering projects I’ve been involved with this term and other ones I want to do. Initially I didn’t really know how to respond. I mean, he makes a good point…Why, …

Things to Consider When Choosing Housemates

In Nottingham, student houses seem to go fast. Come the Christmas holidays, most people will have got a house for the next academic year under their belt so since it is already November, it is worth starting to look for next year’s accommodation. Daunting it may be, but to help calm your panic or clean …

Interested in blogging about your life as a student?

Are you keen to share your experience, boost your CV and earn money by blogging for your University? Get paid £7.20 (plus holiday pay) an hour to write about your life as a student. Blogs will be aimed at fellow UoN students and applicants, and will usually focus on life outside the lecture theatre, what …

Day In The Life Of A Medical Student: Hospital Placements

One of the most exciting things about medical school is the opportunity to go on placement. However, roaming the wards with little to no medical knowledge can be quite daunting. That’s exactly why I’m here to break it down for you. In years 1 and 2, we’re still fledglings and our only practical exposure is …

6 time management tips for PhD students!

We all know that PhD is usually the very individual type of job and depends a lot on your own motivation and organizational skills. It is up to you how effectively you use the time you spend in the lab. Often nobody is going to organize your time during PhD and you need to figure …

Eating my way round Nottingham

It’s easy when planning to go out to eat to head to a well known chain. There’s reasons why places like Nandos are so popular – you know what to expect, its cheap, its familiar. For me, eating in a familiar place is reassuring as I know where can cater for my allergies. But recently …

Alternative night outs for the non-drinkers

Recently, I spoke to a few first years who claimed that they felt left out at university because they didn’t drink alcohol. It got me thinking about how some aspects of uni life can be difficult for non-drinkers. From an endless barrage of questions about why you don’t drink to the many people who’ll try …