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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 …

Student Discounts in Nottingham

We all know that student life isn’t exactly known for its luxury or materialistic nature. However, albeit not the most financially friendly experience, student life need not be limited to eating beans on toast three times a day in clothes that are falling apart at the seams. As more and more businesses see the value …

How to Make Your Freshers’ Week Instagram Worthy

As reluctant as I am to say it, I am somewhat addicted to social media. Despite my best attempts to #liveinthemoment, I still find myself getting my phone out before to record my experiences. If you, like me, love to, or are planning on, making your Instagram a visual diary of your university experience, here …

5 Things you Should Know About Living in Self-Catered Accommodation

You Probably Won’t Set Fire to the Kitchen When I started university, I was certain that I was going to set fire to the kitchen and burn the whole block down. Despite not being a bad cook, irrationally I believed that in a moment of lost concentration that I would turn away from the oven, …

3 Things You’re Probably Worried About but Will Actually be Okay

Although everybody has their own worries when it comes to going to university, after speaking to my friends and family who have graduated or are at university, I have come up with three areas in which worries may arise: friends, academia and money. Nonetheless, although these may be sources of panic, I am here to …

The Truth About Being a Twin at University

The Separation is Unsettling Being an identical twin, it is safe to say that moving to university caused a major lifestyle shift for me. Indeed, for the past 18 years although I had lived my life as an individual, that life had always coexisted alongside my twin sister. Despite being in different classes, friendship groups …

How I’m Going to Make My Summer Productive

Now that university is over until September, it is quite easy for the summer months to pass by rapidly with nothing more being achieved besides the completion of a couple of books and twice the number of boxsets. Unwilling to let this be the case and effectively sleep my summer away, I intend to make …

My Internship Application Experience

About the Nottingham Internship Scheme Every year the Nottingham Internship Scheme takes place over the course of the summer holidays. Featuring a huge variety of local and national internship opportunities from a range of business from sectors such as business, research and engineering, almost every possible sector is covered. Internships offer you the ability to …