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Surviving Winter in a Cold Student House

As a university student, a cold house is pretty much a given. Last week, the central heating system in my house broke down… again. In desperate times like this, my housemates and I had to get creative in order to survive. Here are some hacks that we picked up during our many cold trying times. …

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 …

The Forgotten Season

The festivities have come to an end, the rain has been torrential and unrelenting, the threat of exams is mentally crushing every student south of Canning Circus. This post is to remind you that not all is lost, there is light at the end of the tunnel, even darkness must pass. And to help soothe …

Surviving the cold

It’s undeniable that University Park Campus is beautiful, with lots of green space that makes it so much nicer to look at than city campuses. In the summer, there are plenty of outdoor spaces for reading, picnics and BBQs. What’s not to love about tall trees and patches of greenery as you travel from one …

It’s Always Sunny in… Nottingham?!

I know you are all probably as exhausted as I am, barely surviving on caffeine but if you’re looking for a little break from revision or a good excuse (in my opinion at least) to procrastinate have a little read of this post. Not too many words but lots of pictures, I promise! I love food and …

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 …

Robin Hood lovin’

Last week, I unleashed my inner Maid Marian (she’s inside us all) and excitedly prepared to be part of one Notts nightclub’s Guinness World Record attempt to get as many Robin Hoods in the room as possible. Sadly, I still remain record-less- but I did learn the important lesson of not losing your friends on …

Christmas Capers

I have succumbed to Christmas cheer. As the date on my phone, ticked over or rather changed, to the 1st December the countdown to Christmas was on. As soon as I start counting it all starts to feel real. Also with my birthday thrown in between now and Christmas, deadlines and going back home the month of …

Distractogram

Isn’t it ironic … that you probably found your way to this blog post as one of your many methods of skilled procrastination; the exact topic I’m going to have a chat about. And the main culprit on trial: social media. We are currently half way though the exam period. I hope yours have gone/are …

Retaining the will to live

It’s a feeling I’m sure you’re becoming all too familiar with this week, the will to live slowly seeping through your fingers with every page of text you read, every sentence you write.  Take heed guys, there is an end! Apparently. If you find it let me know. Not going to lie, this week hasn’t …