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A Day-Out of University Life to the Zoo!

Hear students, the sun has begun to shine brighter! It’s time to switch your big, heavy coats with thinner, more colorful layers. Isn’t it great to see everybody out on the downs with barbecues, music, and games? The last couple of weeks have been ideal for a day out to soak up some sunshine. Just …

The Most Unique UoNSU Society…

Lately, I’ve been attending one of the most unique societies at the University, the Medieval Combat Society. I (along with every fantasy/history nerd) have had it on my radar since I started my course. Two weeks ago, thanks to an invitation from a friend, I finally got the courage to give it a go. I …

My International Christmas Covid-19 Experience

I was thrilled about spending my first Christmas in England, although I knew I wouldn’t be able to meet my family. But I had a flatmate who stayed back because she was an international student too. We saw all our other flatmates off together and decided to explore cities nearby over the Christmas break. Two days …

How to eat well and spend less at uni

Moving out of catered halls into a student house or into self-catered halls can bring different challenges and a culture shock to us all. Once you’ve successfully gotten through the first week or self-catered life without too many disasters, you may start thinking about how to eat well and reduce the cost of your food …

My Favourite UoN Student Bands

I recently discovered the UoN BandSoc playlist, and the many student bands included in it. This week, inspired by the playlist, I thought I’d write about a few of my favourite bands formed by (current or former) UoN students. Featured Image: The Terms The Avion The Avion are a Psych/Garage Rock band. Their 2021 single, …

Student nights in with Res-X!

Come September, all prospective university students scour through YouTube for student vlogs. They are always in search of students who once felt as overwhelmed as they are. This includes those who victoriously got through the Fresher’s events and the first couple of months without any problem! My admittedly biased research showed me that prospective students …

Dos and Don’ts – What should I bring to uni?

With all the information out there, it can be difficult to figure out what you’ll actually need and what you definitely won’t need at university. Worry not, I’m here to tell you some of the main things that students bring to uni and don’t need as well as some things you’ll need but will most …

New (academic) year, new you? – Trying new things at University

Just like a new calendar year, a new academic year is a fresh start. Especially if you’re about to begin a new stage in your education, and in your life! You’re moving to a new city, maybe even living alone for the first time – it’s a new beginning. There is no other time that’s …

Adjusting to The Academic Step-Up of Uni

The journey from school-goer to university student is rife with challenges. And that’s not including the academic hurdles. We know that this year may still look very different for some of you but Pursuing a higher education will offer you a lifetime of opportunities, experiences and lessons learnt. Of these, the adjusting to the academic …

Taking notes digitally

Hello! This is the last part of my three-part series on OneNote. You can read part 1 here: Getting started with OneNote – Student life (nottingham.ac.uk) You can read part 2 here: Switching your notes to digital – Student life (nottingham.ac.uk)   In this part, I’ll talk about switching to digital note-taking after you’ve fully …