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Struggling With Your Dissertation? Same Dude

With just shy of a month left of this term and dissertation deadlines for third – and forth! – years looming, you might not be the only one feeling like you’re in over your head. As fun as this final term  ought to be, it can be hard to enjoy it when you’re in a …

Volunteering at University – My Experience Thus Far

Being a part of Nottingham Marrow (a student led volunteering project) means that I regularly volunteer as part of a university society anyway, but when Volunteer week rolled around this February it was AMAZING to see loads of students come along and get involved in not only what we do, but in what other volunteering …

Keeping Calm During Exams

With the wonderfully festive Christmas season having come and gone all too soon, exam season is all but upon us. Students everywhere are knee-deep in revision as they prepare to sit their exams and tensions are running high, as they do during this month, as people all but freak out in anticipation. And this is …

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 …

Bonfire Night – Things You Might Not Have Known About November 5th

Now that we’ve rolled into November (I know, I can’t believe it either!) and bonfire night is almost upon us, I thought I’d dedicate this post to Guy Fawkes Night and share a little about its history and traditions and how they’ve stayed with us throughout the centuries. So if you fancy learning a little …

How to Get Involved in Societies (And Stay Involved!)

So fresher’s week has come and gone and with it society meet & greets have all but ceased, with a mere handful continuing on into the following week. As such, you may feel like it’s much to late to get involved or approach societies and really intergrate now that such welcome events are over. But …

Being An Introvert at University

So we’re halfway through September now and university is practically on our doorstep! For those of you that are just starting university and will be moving away from home for the first time it can be daunting – whether you’re introverted or not. But for those of you that are introverted and perhaps a little …

How to Prepare for University

So it’s coming to the end of July and that long, lazy summer that seemed to stretch out before you after you completed your exams an eternity ago is half over and university is already on the horizon. It’s an exciting time and whilst you ought to enjoy your summer after having worked so hard …

Things To Do In Nottingham That Don’t Involve Drinking

A beautiful little city – more so with this uncharacteristic bit of sun that we’ve been having – Nottingham offers its students so much more than just pub crawls or the “ultimate” night out (shout-out Lemonade Mondays, CRISIS Wednesdays & Ocean Fridays!). Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good night out on the …

How To Spend These Long Summer Months

So summer is officially underway for us students, and before I give you some tips and tricks on how you should spend your time, I must apologise for my absence since my exchange ended in May (globetrotting  doesn’t always allow for a great internet connection). But now I’m back – and for good! – I …