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Why results aren’t the most important thing

Loser? “Hey Tom*! You scored so well! Only 1B!”  With hardly a word, my form teacher had moved on from me to her next student, leaving me to deal with the tsunami of emotions washing over me. It was hardly easy. In the aftermath of the collection of my less than stellar results, it seemed as …

Sport and Mental Health

Sport and mental health go hand in hand. In both good ways, such as the release of endorphins and spending time with like-minded friends having a positive effect on mental health, and in not-so-good ways, when overtraining, obsession and perfectionism come into play. I personally am a bit of a water-baby, having grown up by …

A local’s guide to getting the most out of your Nottingham experience

Guest post by postgraduate Marketing student, Jonathan Theuring Escape the student bubble: for some students the university experience consists largely of mixing with other students who they meet through their courses, the societies they join, or simply their accommodation. These are all great ways to make friends and enjoy the time you spend in your …

Applying for postgraduate study at Nottingham

Guest post by final year Sociology student Harriet Badley. The question on everyone’s lips at the minute is ‘what are you doing after uni?’ sending a panic ripple through third-year students across Nottingham. Over the last few months I’ve been considering my options and I’ve decided to stay on at Nottingham and study a postgraduate …

Dealing with panic attacks

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy. Panic attacks are exactly what their name says – when you feel like you’re being physically attacked by the anxiety – the panic – your body is experiencing. They’re both emotionally and physically draining. Lots of people get panic attacks as a one-off during a stressful period. …

Dealing with mental health at uni

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy.  When I came to uni I was really nervous about a lot of things, like everyone else starting first year. What will my hallmates be like? (Lovely) Will I like the course? (Absolutely) How will I fit in? (Not so bad at all). However, I had another …

Let me introduce myself

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy. I’m Issy. I’m a second year medical student here in Nottingham. I love my sports – rowing and sailing especially – and live with five of my best friends in Dunkirk. I have the cutest dog you may ever meet (biased opinion). She’s a King Charles Spaniel …

What to Pack for University

Although summer is still in very much session, bright and hot as ever, with uni right around the corner it’s high time we students start to consider what to take – or not to take – with us when we head on back, because every bit of space counts (trusttt me). From having lived off …

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 …

Dissertation Chronicles: Part 2

6. Okay you’ve written quite a lot … Well done! Take a month off! Do nothing! via GIPHY 7. You’ve reread what you’ve written …. And realise you were no position to take a month off babe. This is a hot mess. A HOT mess. via GIPHY 8. Eat, sleep, diss, repeat.  You’re treating this essay like …