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My Internship Experience

Over the summer I was lucky enough to secure an internship through the Nottingham Internship Scheme. This meant that for four months I was a Website Update and Funding intern at the Nottingham Elders’ Forum. One day I would be copywriting and producing new content for their website and the next I would be research …

Three Weeks into Third Year

Somehow, I have managed to complete full two weeks of uni *pats myself on the back*. If we were being technical, I actually done three, because you know, Welcome Week and all that *gives myself an even bigger pat on the back*. So, as a university veteran who is now in their third and final …

Habits to Start Today

Do your reading Speaking from personal experience, it is very easy to fall into the habit of leaving reading until the night before the corresponding lecture, seminar or workshop. Or, worse still, not doing it at all and hoping that what you can remember from the lecture will be enough to guide you through a …

How to Dress Like a Notts Student…

… or at least dress appropriately for the weather, that is. When you’re sat in a lecture theatre at 9am you will quickly realise that university is not a fashion show. Of course there will always be some people who appear to always be dressed to the nines, but the majority of people are more …

Your Guide to University Park Campus

University Park Campus is the central campus of the university. With a radius covering miles of square feet, there is an abundance of facilities to make use of onsite. More than aware of the difficulties of navigating such a vast space, I am here to share some wisdom and tell you the places that are …

5 Odd Societies to Join

Hide and Soc Growing up and entering adulthood does not necessarily mean that you need to leave games in the playground. Hide and Soc meet up on a weekly basis to transport its members back to their childhood days and play a range of different games. Acting as a perfect way to let off steam …

Quelling Your Fears Regarding Shared Bathrooms

At sixth form, I was pretty much one of the only people who was going to be living in shared accommodation at university. That is, the majority of my year had secured en-suite accommodation. Due to being an anomaly among my peers, it seemed to me that people went out of their way to tell …

How to Decorate Your University Room

Whether you’re moving into halls of residence or into a house away from campus, the chances are that your options décor wise are quite limited in regard to accommodation contracts and inventories. Nonetheless, in spite of any contractual obligations, nobody wants to live in an empty cell or a room, empty of signs of life …

University Hacks

University culture takes a bit of time to become accustomed to, with new lessons to be learned around every corner. If you’re off to university this year, read these tips and ‘hacks’ to make the move less unnerving. University-Based Hacks Listen to Lectures at Double Speed More and more lecturers are turning to Echo365 to …

Your First Week at University as a Fresher

Although everybody’s university experience is different, having talked to a range of different people from different universities, I have come to the conclusion that the goings on of Freshers’ Week are pretty much universal. I mean, there are obviously going to be some differences according to the events you choose to attend, but on the …