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5 Odd Societies to Join

Hide and Soc Growing up and entering adulthood does not necessarily mean that you need to leave games in the playground. Hide and Soc meet up on a weekly basis to transport its members back to their childhood days and play a range of different games. Acting as a perfect way to let off steam …

Healthcare in the UK – A Guide for International Students

As an aspiring doctor, one of the things that attracted me to the UK was its one-of-a-kind healthcare system. However, as a student, the differences in the system and its associated complications were a nightmare to navigate. As an incoming fresher, you’re bound to get fresher’s flu; and even if you dodge a bullet there, …

How To: Fight Fresher’s Flu

Fresher’s week is known for many things; wild nights out, campus fairs, cliché pictures at the ‘Nottingham’ sign. One of the biggest things you’re headed for, however, is the dreaded fresher’s flu. And trust me, there’s no escaping this one. While we at Nottingham do want you all to enjoy your fresher’s week, we also …

Quelling Your Fears Regarding Shared Bathrooms

At sixth form, I was pretty much one of the only people who was going to be living in shared accommodation at university. That is, the majority of my year had secured en-suite accommodation. Due to being an anomaly among my peers, it seemed to me that people went out of their way to tell …

What to expect when you’re expecting….to come to Nottingham

The coming fall will mark 2 years since I made the 4000-mile trek to the University of Nottingham. With the start of a new academic year looming, I have decided to use my blog to advise incoming international students on what to expect upon arrival and how to transition to life in Nottingham as easily …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Baby Steps: Preparing for University

I like to believe that this blog attracts a whole array of readers but many of you probably landed here while scouring through the internet for tips on preparing for university. Well, I’m here to deliver exactly that! With less than 2 months to go, this new chapter in your life is just around the …