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Best Value for Money: Food Edition

It’s now that awkward middle ground in the semester where you’ve run through a decent portion of your bank account but you’ve still got ways to go before the year ends. Got a brunch date with the girls coming up? Craving a burger to get you through that nightmare of a dissertation? Here are my …

“I think I have too much stuff” – A guide to moving into university

Ditch the massive suitcases (unless you’re flying). If you’re travelling by road, it’s much more convenient to pack your things into duffel bags, bin bags or foldable rucksacks. They hold quite a few things and are incredibly space-saving when it comes to stuffing them under your dorm bed once you’re unpacked.   Check for prohibited …

Improving your grades one step at a time

With results day well and truly behind us, it comes without a surprise that some of you may not have achieved what they initially set out to; and this can really crush your spirit. As someone who consistently beat the school system to achieve high grades, having to re-sit an exam in my first year …

How to find motivation when you need it the most

With exams come and gone and the unfortunate winter chill still lingering, it can be very hard to find the motivation to stay on top of your academics, hobbies and social life. If you follow my blog, you might have noticed that I, myself, have been rather unmotivated lately, which led to reduced scheduled posting. …

A week in my life as a university student

University life is miles apart from the spoon-fed, laid-back student life I was used to at high school. For those of you wondering what university will be like (or what it’s like for someone on a different course to yours), here’s what a week in my life typically looks like*. Monday – Lectures used to …

Tips for Applying to University

Those of you that are reading this right now are probably in the midst of applying to university, or at the very least, thinking about it. Whether or not you apply to Nottingham – I’d suggest you do; it’s wonderful – the following tips will help you make the most out of the next few …

Summer Internships Abroad: My Experiences in Singapore

A big part of getting older, and progressing through uni, is trying to cram your CV with as much as work experience as you can get your hands on. The list of benefits of spending your summer productively is a mile long and beats wasting away 3 months on your mum’s couch. As a medical …

Maintaining long distance friendships at university

Growing up, my friends and I dreamed of travelling across the world for university whilst maintain a ‘sisterhood of the traveling pants’-esque friendship. Having spent 2 years in Nottingham with friends in New York, Singapore, Sydney and the likes, I can truly attest that one of the hardest parts of leaving home is leaving your …

Eating your way around Nottingham

Here’s a guide to my favorite restaurants in Nottingham (and an excuse to spend that latest pay-check). Ed’s Easy Diner: This little diner on the top floor of Victoria Center became a cult favorite amongst my friend group over a year ago. With their recently renewed menu and all their amazing deals, Ed’s is still …

Getting Organized at University

Come Monday, Welcome Week 2018 came to an end. For those of you who just joined us at Nottingham, I have no doubt that you’ve had one of the most fulfilling, spontaneous and exciting weeks of your life. For the rest of us veterans, it’s been a week filled with nostalgia and failed attempts to …