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Going Home after Uni for the first time.

For some it’s after 3 months, but for others, we are away from our families and home for a year! Going home for the first time after acquainting yourself with the university life can be enriching or disappointing. I’m here to share my experience as an International student flying back home for the first time …

Societies Aren’t All About Sport

You’ve probably heard by now that joining societies at University are one of the best ways to immerse yourself into the student community and to make friends. However, it may feel a bit daunting if you believe that most of our societies are sports-orientated, but you’ll be glad to know that this is not the …

Highlights on a few interesting societies at UoN

One of the most exciting ways to find like-minded friends at university is to find your interests in our societies. If you’re unsure of the societies you want to join, we have a long list of societies that include both activities and sports on our SU website. Want to know more? You can also visit …

Decorating your room at university (cheaply!)

Decorating your room is one of the best ways to make student accommodation feel like home. As the nights get darker, it’s important that your room is a warm and comfortable place to return to. But any student room will feel rather empty at first, and needs thoughtful work to transform it. The first thing …

What is a Personal Tutor?

You might have heard about people talking about personal tutors before you get to uni, for example, if your parents or siblings have gone to university. However, if you’re anything like me, I had no idea what to expect from the personal tutoring programme at Nottingham. I didn’t know how often we’d expect to meet, …

Breaking the Ice: Days Out in Nottingham

When you’re meeting new people at University, it can be a bit daunting trying to find activities to break the ice that don’t feel awkward or forced. No one loves going around in a circle trying to list a fun fact about yourself. Here are some ideas for ice-breaking days out with your new flatmates …

Polaroids (Ending an old friendship)

It’s quite hard to burn Polaroids. The lighter flame keeps going out and she’s still smiling in the photo. If I wasn’t stood on a bridge, on a windy morning, maybe it would be easier, but I still don’t really think the flame would take. I can’t think of anyone I know who would be …

What is the Best Way to Take Notes at Uni?

You might have found yourself wondering what the best way is to take notes during your lectures. Should you keep the same methods that you had in high school and sixth form? Is an iPad better? What app should you use? This blog post is going to detail all of the ways that you may …

Welcome Week is not the Be All and End All

Welcome to Nottingham! Congratulations on getting your place, we hope you have the best time here. One of the most anticipated parts of joining university is Welcome Week (or weeks!). It’s probably the thing you’ve heard about most before coming to university, renowned for lots of drinking, nights out and clubbing. For some of you, …

A Random List of Things I’ll Pack for Uni: 

The hardest yet most exciting part about moving to university is packing for yourself. It could get especially challenging for international students because they have more things to adapt to. But you will be glad to know that you learn to find replacements and make do without many luxuries while exploring what student life has …