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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 …

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 …

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 …

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Essential UoN items that you can’t forget

Packing for uni is stressful – and then moving across the country with your whole life squished into a car is even worse. There are some UoN specific essentials that I have used throughout my time here and, in my eyes, are essential for your survival as a student. Catered Halls Despite living in catered …

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What I wish I knew as a first year

I remember moving into university on a drizzly morning in September 2019. I was extremely nervous about the first year experience (very excited too), but I needn’t have worried. Three years later I’m now looking forward to returning to university to start my fourth year, after my third year abroad. After three years of being …

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Adapting to university classes

Leaving familiar surroundings and arriving at university can be daunting. Not only do you have to adapt to a new place, new people and a new lifestyle, but also a new workload and a new way of working. But have no fear, many students before you have succeeded, and if you find yourself struggling, there …

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Adapting to Nottingham city life

Moving to uni was definitely a time filled with excitement and fear for me. Coming from the countryside, I knew that adapting to life in a city was going to add to the challenge. However, I survived and I now appreciate the different lifestyles I have at home vs at Nottingham. Here are my top …

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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 …

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