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Skills to Perfect Before Coming to University

In less than 2 months, the University of Nottingham will open its doors to thousands of eager students ready to start a new chapter in their lives. Going to university is a life-changing experience; one filled with uncertainty and growth. This year, the “fresher” experience may look a little different, courtesy COVID-19. But there are …

Summer Spirit

No matter how you tend to spend those hot summer months, staying at home and away from other people is probably not your idea of a fun summer. For me, summer is for travelling, visiting family abroad, exploring new cities… so I’m definitely not feeling very summery this year.  Then again, if I feel this …

The Power of Networking

The pandemic isn’t over and the resulting economic destruction is undeniable. Depressing start to a blog, right? But what if the pandemic – and its impact on virtual services – has given us something valuable and timeless? With more time on our hands and a global boardroom at our fingertips, the current situation has pushed …

Why I chose to live in a studio flat in second year

If you’ve read my other posts, you may know that I’ve just finished first year and I’m about to go into second year. As you may also know, most people going into their second year share a student house with their friends in Lenton. Thankfully, if I wanted to do that, I had the opportunity …

A Tale of Two Cities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.” For me, those two cities in the time of COVID-19 are Nottingham and London. On March 19th, I drove …

How can YOU capitalise on boredom?

Now that we are in July, we’ve now formally seen an entire season pass amidst the pandemic. And of all the highs and lows we have experienced this year, our biggest takeaway has undoubtedly been the gift of time. Time spent with family or in isolation has been cataclysmic for so many of us; whether …

My path to postgraduate study

This guest post is written by third-year PhD student, Declan Wayne. I started my academic career at the University of Nottingham in 2010. I knew I wanted to study science but wasn’t exactly sure what area I wanted to focus on, however, I was certain that my passion was in human physiology. I came across …

Networking Masterclass: How to effectively use LinkedIn

Last night, during one of our daily Zoom calls, my friends and I started debating the efficacy of LinkedIn. Everyone had different opinions but one thing was for sure, LinkedIn had become a saving grace for graduating classes during the pandemic. Gripped by so much uncertainty, the only thing many of us can do is …

How to Handle Getting a “Bad” Grade at University

If you are reading this, then chances are you’ve gotten a disappointing mark on a piece of work. Or maybe you’ve just handed something in and are reading because you anticipate getting a bad mark. Whether you fall into the former category or the latter, just know that a low grade isn’t the end of …

Order Food to Support the Community

Hello! Hope you’re doing well!   If you’re spending the lockdown in Nottingham… I can’t say I’m not a little jealous. Although I’m enjoying trying new recipes while I’m stuck at home, I do miss my favourite takeaways from Nottingham – and I like to think they miss me too.    As we all know, …