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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 …

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 …

Catered or self-catered halls? (Interview)

When choosing UoN accommodation, catered or self-catered is a key question. But if you’re currently looking at halls, you’ve probably found that there’s no straight answer. A lot of the practicalities are hard to know about before you’ve actually lived in halls. To help you with your decision, two current UoN students, Florence and Toby, …

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Things to know before bringing a car to UoN

I’ll start by saying this: you probably don’t need to bring your car to university. For most people, it’s expensive and impractical, especially in a city with a brilliant tram network like Nottingham. However, if you need to bring a car, here’s how to manage driving around UoN and Nottingham. The roads will be different. …

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Interview: What’s it like studying a language alongside your degree?

Studying a degree means you can completely immerse yourself in your subject. But when you’ve decided upon your favourite subject, the one that you are staking your entire future on, it can feel conflicting if you’re also interested in studying a language. The University of Nottingham’s Language Centre gives you the chance to study a …

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