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How to Have the Perfect Summer

I have had my fair share of long summers. From the ages of 4 to 16 I had the glorious six week summers. Then throughout college and university I experienced the three month limbo of time off from when my exams finished to when the academic year began once again. I have been so used …

Being a ‘graduand’

So I only figured out what the word ‘graduand’ meant a couple of weeks ago. It refers to that weird limbo period in final year where you finish your exams but you have not yet graduated and its the position that most of us final years are in. After 3 years of grueling exams (okay …

My Bucket List of Local City Trips

The end of the year is in sight and I’m counting down the days until I can do some exploring guilt free. Luckily for me, Nottingham has a fairly central location within the UK, making it well connected to other cities. So here’s my bucket list of places I’d love to visit for the first …

5 money saving tips to help fuel summer fun

Summer is fast approaching – though you might not be able to tell on account of the frosty mornings and wet weather of late. Whether you’re a fresher or a postgrad, chances are you’re starting to think about making some plans to lap up some sun in a new and exciting place. But woe betide …

Summer Internship pt. 1

So I’m sitting on a train from Birmingham to London and thought I’d kill the time by writing my next blog post. I’m moving to London for a short summer internship with Deloitte for 5 weeks and I’m crazily excited! Oh… and of course a bit nervous too, but I guess nerves are natural! I …

3 Exciting Events In Nottingham This August

Got a placement or a student job and are sticking around Nottingham for the summer? Need some things to do to fill your time around the beautiful city? One of the great things about Nottingham is that it is always filled with events – you’re never short of things to do. I’ve compiled a quick list …

What graduation is actually like

08:00– final drive down to Nottingham. Let’s not get too emotional Gemma, it’s only the A52. 10:00 – god it’s getting hot already. Might open a window. But that would mess up my hair. Am going to kill anyone that tries to open a window. 10:01 – I’m going to kill my brother. 11:35 – …

3 Books To Read This Summer

Everybody knows that the primary purpose of summer is to catch up on your reading. (Before my exams finished, I caught myself saying “I can’t wait until the holidays so I have time to read again.” Please note, I am studying English.) But sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. As such, …

Spending the summer in Notts? Be a tourist!

It’s rather an English tradition that, come summer, students flock back to the nest for a few months instead of sticking around their university town. A Dutch friend of mine found this bizarre and confusing – why would you want to go back to your parents’ place? (Aside from cheaper living costs, of course…) For …

8 Ways To Beat Summer Holiday Boredom

Marathon a whole TV show. My recommendations at the moment are: Community, Gilmore Girls, and Parks and Recreation . You can also check out Emma’s blog post about good TV shows to watch this summer here. Get ahead on your reading for next semester: *imagine me nodding intelligently at a book of early modern poetry* …