Reflections

On July 19, 2019, the future I had always dreamed of came to fruition. When the going got tough, it was the anticipation of this day that got me on track. Getting a PhD is as demanding as it is exciting. The whole graduation experience was both humbling and uplifting. I am grateful to God, family …

Instagrammable Nottingham

We asked our student ambassadors Lupin, Vivian and Yulia to share their favourite photogenic spots of Nottingham with us. Here are their top picks of places to take yourself (and your camera) when you arrive in Nottingham: 1.) Nottingham sign – Yulia and Vivian What better way to show off that you study here than …

International Alumni Stories: Sameer from Bangladesh

I am Sameer Safwan, born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh and had the wonderful opportunity to complete my Undergrad and Postgrad studies in the prestigious University of Nottingham. After completing my O and A levels from Dhaka, while researching Universities amongst the top 10 in the UK for Economics, Nottingham was right up there. I …

International Student Ambassadors: Burhan from Turkey

Why did you choose the University of Nottingham? I chose the University of Nottingham since it has a renowned engineering department consistently ranking high among in the leaderboards. I particularly was looking for practical elements in my course where I could apply the theory that I learnt, and the University Of Nottingham offered just that. …

International Student Ambassadors: Lars from Norway

Hey, my name is Lars. I’m a 22-year-old and originally from Norway. As I grew up in a military family, I moved between Norway and America regularly. My hobbies include watching Ice Hockey (go Panthers), computers, longboarding, and snowboarding. I’m currently a first year Computer Science student here at the University of Nottingham. Why the …

International Alumni Stories: Noureen from Pakistan

I am Noureen Asif Shivji, a former PhD student of the University of Nottingham. I completed my PhD from the school of health science, University of Nottingham in December 2018. My thesis is on ‘exploring puberty experiences of young males (aged 18-21 years) living in urban Pakistan’. My research interests are in qualitative research methodology, …

International Student Ambassador: Aisha from Nigeria

Our International Student Ambassadors provide campus tours, telephone calls and social media for international students preparing to study at Nottingham. Aisha is from Nigeria and is studying a Development Economics PhD. Here are her thoughts on life at Nottingham. Why did you choose the University of Nottingham? I admire the University of Nottingham for its global research …

My advice on making the most of your time, at the University of Nottingham

By Amna Sandhu from Pakistan, who recently completed an MSc Banking and Managerial Economics degree at Nottingham with a Business School scholarship. I still remember the day I chose to study at the University of Nottingham. The idea of studying in a new country was exciting and thrilling but at the same time a little scary too. …

Halal food in Nottingham

Ismail Sadurdeen, Nottingham graduate and former Students’ Union President (2016-17)  shares his recommendations for Halal food and Halal dining in Nottingham. Food is a very important part of all our lives. As a Muslim who follows Halal, leaving the comforts of home cooked food and moving to a western country was a difficult choice. Growing …