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5 Things I’ll Miss About Living In A Student House

I could finally relate to the TV show Friends. Recently excited first and second years have been stumbling into our house, checking out the rooms and seeing if they want to rent the home. Watching them walk in, Starbucks and Unipol pamphlets in hand I am transported back to January 2015 when me and my friends ambitiously …

How do I run a society?

So you’ve either got a society, thinking of making a society, or you’re just curious to find out what the ‘behind the scenes’ of a university society looks like. Well, look no further! I’m the president of the Contemporary China society and I’m going to give you a couple of my tips or things I’ve …

Slovenia: 8 Reasons You Should Visit

With my last Easter holiday break having come and gone, I thought it was wise that I took a break from revision to travel to a new country. I headed to the sunny side of the Alps a.k.a Slovenia. Don’t know where it is? Neither did I until I booked this holiday. It’s a small country nestled between …

Hello from Cornwall!

This last week I have been in Cornwall, in order to have a bit of a break before revision for summer exams seriously gets underway (sigh). To deserve the time off, I mainly spent the first week of the holidays finishing off and editing the first complete draft of my dissertation. As that’s not very interesting, …

A White Christmas (kinda)

It’s been two weeks since Christmas holidays have started but I have only spent 3 days in Nottingham. What have I been up to you might ask? Well for starters the Sunday after term ended I headed down to London just as an escape from Nottingham. As much as I love this little city I …

All Grown Up? Not quite..

I am currently in Norwich. No it’s not what you may think, this isn’t a trip to enjoy the seaside and some fish and chips. Though would you blame me if I slipped some of that in during my down time? Anyway, back to my point, this is largely a business trip. Well.. Kinda. I say …

On holiday in…Nottingham

I think this is the first time in my life that I have genuinely had nothing to do. Seriously. It’s pretty good.   I mean sure I’m applying for jobs, filling in registration forms, washing, tidying and waiting in a nervous limbo for results. That come out tomorrow. Inhale….and exhale. But I’ve also been trying …

Guten Tag: a student holiday to Germany

Hallo! Sprecken zie English? “Nein” … Bitte? Pretty bitte with cherries on top?   *awkward silence*   Ok so I’ve been on a post-exams trip to Germany. It was awesome. But people tend to assume I’m a local and I did 8 weeks of German 9 years ago. So obviously I’m fluent. My German = rude …

Listing my life

Discoveries I have made this week: 1. The non term-time hopper bus timetable. Do you like waiting? Do you enjoy gnawing hunger in the evenings? Do you enjoy randomly walking around because all Uni shops are closed?  Well you’re in luck! We bring you the non term time hopper bus timetable- now even more inconvenient! …

Define holiday…

Happy New Year everyone!   It has been two weeks since my last blog, as we have had Christmas and New Year on the Wednesdays in between, and the holiday has been MANIC. Christmas is always so busy I find, seeing family and friends and all the cooking and work that has to fit in …