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How the 3MT Competition became a springboard for my career

Virology PhD student Chidinma Raymond was the 2019 People’s Choice winner of the Universitas 21 (U21) Global Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. In this blog post she reflects on her experience. In 2019 I was thrilled to win the People’s choice award at the Universitas21 global 3MT competition. To get to that highpoint though I went through an …

Decorating your space on a budget

With not long to go before it’s time to move into dorms or a new student house, it’s about time to think about decorating! It might sound minor and maybe even a little bit tedious but making your space your own will leave you feeling comfortable and less home sick. Here are my top tips, …

Keep your money safe

We hope you’re looking forward to joining us at the University of Nottingham in September. As you prepare to make the move to your new home, it’s important to be aware of some crucial security advice.  Nottingham is generally a safe place to live and study, but the University has been made aware of a number …

The last lesson

I look at the result slip that my teacher hands to me. BBAD, the paper reads. I feel a whirlwind of emotions. In front of my friends, I know I cannot show too much emotion. But I wish the ground would swallow me. [3 years later] I log into Bluecastle. Looking at the marks listed, …

Top Tips when House Hunting for the First Time

Whether you’re excited to leave halls for the first time or if you feel you didn’t make the best of decisions when house hunting this year round, here are some top tips for house hunting in Nottingham to make sure that your next academic year goes smoothly! I get by with a little help from …

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 …

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 …