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How to live the ‘not-so-broke’ student life

If you ask someone what they want most out of life, you’ll get a whole variety of answers. Love. Happiness. Education. Travel. But if you ask a university student what we want most out of our lives (as of right now, at least) and we’ll all say the same thing; money. Whether you’re saving for …

10 Things To Be Grateful For

As we close in on our much-awaited Easter break, university has been kicking us in the gut just a little bit harder. With a particularly difficult week ahead of me, I decided to dedicate this blog post to a few things that I am grateful for.   University education at a great university. As tiring …

Inspired Musings of an International Student

Sometime ago I moved 4000 miles away from home to pursue a higher education at the University of Nottingham. After having watched one too many ‘coming-of-age’ movies in high school, I was extremely excited to move to a new town and make new memories. Unfortunately, as I settled into my flight, the disappearing city lights …

The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving University

  We all grow up with fantasies about the world that slowly disappear as we get older. A perfect university experience is one of those dreams. A year ago, peering into this chapter of my life from the safety of home, I had high hopes for what everyday life at uni would be like. Little …

Books every university student should read

For some of us, there isn’t much that rivals the feeling of cozying up with a good book on a winter’s day. After all, what better way to escape the cold than to jump into a whole other world! Here are, in my humble opinion, 3 books that I truly believe will change your life …

On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas My Uni Gave To Me…

With the first semester over, it’s fair to say these few months have been the strangest, most eventful, but most exciting ones of my 18 years. Seeing it’s Christmas, I thought of nothing better to write about than a nice little festive reflection of those past 12 weeks. I hope you like it, here’s my …

#Throwback

Sitting in the library today I saw many prospective students and parents looking lost around campus for the UCAS visit days. This made me realize, around 3 years ago in February was the first time I came to this university for the very same reason. On that day (as cheesy as it sounds) I did …

Till then, take care

Hello for the last time everybody! Yes, these past several months of writing for the university blog have been great. It is now time for me to write my last post. I just went to see my consultant this morning for my Mid Course Appraisal (medical students have a logbook which needs to be appraised …

I’m a 4th Year Medical Student

Hello, How’s your holidays so far? I hope you guys are having fun and doing lots of wonderful activities with your family and friends. I on the other hand, have now become a 4th Year Medical student this Monday. My first attachment is Obstetrics and Gynaecology (learning about pregnancy and conditions relating to female reproductive …

It’s the beginning of my 2 week holiday!

Hello readers! I am currently writing to you all the way from Edinburgh. Yeap, I’m currently on my 2 week holiday before the start of my 4th year. This week has been a rigorous week for all 3rd year medical students as we faced our final examination of the year. It began on Monday with …