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Ways to become more employable during your degree

You’ve just arrived at university and the prospect of graduation seems like a very distant concept. You launch yourself into your studies and university life and you’re very busy. It’s easy to forget about career planning during your studies but thinking about and acting on this during your time at university can be crucial when …

How to save some extra cash at UoN

Going to university is much more than just about our three or four-year degree. We leave our comfort zones to build a little world for ourselves in a whole new place! We learn to make do and adjust to everything that seems new around us. Most of all, we take the first step towards living …

Getting involved in the Education Network

The Education Network is a great way to get involved in the student community and have a voice on matters related to your academic life. It can be a bit confusing when you first arrive so here’s a helpful guide to the structure of the Education Network and what each role entails.  Course Reps  Around …

UoN Student Life Hacks

When you first arrive at university, it can be a little daunting – especially when trying to find your way around the large campus, and not yet having knowing coursemates to ask. Luckily, there are a few life hacks out there that can help to smooth the way. What I’ve included in UoN specific, and …

Hang-out spots at University Park

If you start University this month, your YouTube feed is probably full of university and campus vlogs. One of the most recurring mentions you might find is the University Park Campus. There are over 30,000 students at our University, and University Park Campus is almost big enough to accommodate ALL of us. If you’re a …

Food Shopping at Nottingham

For a university student, food is always an interesting topic of conversation to have. From what I hear, catered student accommodations take good care of the students’ nutrition needs by providing cooked meals and also allowing students to buy food on campus with their weekly top-ups. They seemed tempting to me because they would help …

You should make your accommodation feel homely

Irrespective of how glorious our freedom might seem after the big move to university, home is the place where we feel most comfortable. This is probably why we find ourselves grabbing photo frames and other silly items of attachment that make us feel homely, with warmth even while we’re far away. As an international student, …

Unique societies at UoN

UoN is home to loads of different and unique societies, to allow you to enrich your student experience and try something new. They are also a great way of making new friends and meeting people with similar interests. The SU’s website has an enormous list of them all! Here I’ve compiled a list of societies …

Using group chats to connect with your peers before you move

Editors note: Please note that these group chats are not managed or monitored by the university. They have been created by students for students. Please be cautious about who you share your information with It’s really easy to feel clueless and out of the loop as a prospective student at university. More so, if you …