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How to cope with homesickness

With a little over a month before you begin (or are back at) university, missing home is probably the farthest thing from your mind. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably even raring to go and dreaming of all the adventures you will have in Nottingham. However, homesickness happens to the best of us and …

Budgeting 101

I’m about to enter my 4th year of university education. 4 years! There was once a time I didn’t think I would even make it this far. Regardless, I couldn’t be happier or more grateful for my time in Nottingham and the lessons that I have learnt. One of the bigger things that I’ve managed …

Guide to being a student in Nottingham

Being a student is hard. Lucky for us, Nottingham makes it just that bit easier. Here are my top tips for making the most of your student status in Nottingham before entering the real world where student discounts don’t apply. First off, read that last line again. And then re-read it. Too many students don’t …

Dummies guide to travelling within Nottingham

Nottingham has plenty to offer, from the stunning campus to the historic lace market and beyond. Lucky for us, getting from point A to B really is a just a straight line with all the cheap and reliable modes of transportation readily available throughout the city. Keep reading to learn more about the various ways …

The ultimate guide to Nottingham’s best spots to de-stress

Now any old list borne of a simple Google search will give you the best spots in Nottingham to procrastinate with some friends. However, I did promise you the ultimate guide and so here are my favourite, secret (but not really) places to hang out in in Nottingham.   The arcade! Now this one’s well-known …

Balancing placement and revision

For most students, exams are just around the corner and for others, like myself, they’re only about 4-5 weeks away. If you’re in your latter years of university, you’re also likely to be on placement. If you thought finding the motivation to revise was difficult in first year, your placement years are only going to …

How To Beat The Blues

Having been over a year since I began contributing to this blog, it has become increasingly difficult finding new and engaging content to talk about with my readers. However, with exams looming, it seemed obvious that the best way to reach out to my audience was to lend a helping hand to those of you …

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 …