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Socially Distanced Socialising – Making new friends during a pandemic

One of the biggest parts of the ‘University Experience’ is entering an environment full of new people. In usual circumstances, your first few weeks would be filled with attending events and activities and lectures full of opportunities to make new friends. Although this might not be the case this year, it doesn’t mean that your …

All the things Uni-d to know about your Uni Card

Soon after your registration, you will receive your University Card, also known as your Student ID. It will have your name on it, your student ID number, the start date of your course and your library card number – plenty of information! Not only that, but it will be crucial to your time as a …

A New Reality

When I wake up, the first thing I do is check my phone. This morning, it’s an email reminding me about a welcome talk – five minutes before it starts. I drag myself out of bed, turn the kettle on and find my laptop under a pile of clothes on the couch. I cleaned the …

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 living alone for the first time – it’s a new beginning. There is no other time that’s more …

Being Vegan at Uni

It’s no secret that I’m vegan – you can see that very clearly when looking through my past blog posts. In fact, my veganism affects most parts of my life. I’m an environmental vegan, which means that my diet is a part of a sustainable lifestyle that I’m working towards. But, no matter what your …

Journaling for the soul

We’re all striving to live in the moment, especially that we’re supposed to be experiencing the best years of our lives at uni. Of course, this is really difficult because we’re constantly dwelling over the past or the future. I definitely struggled with this a lot, and I’m definitely not an expert, but I’ve got …

Favourite Student Recipes

I was never into cooking before university, but living in self-catered halls made me into quite the chef. Of course, being a student on a budget and having to operate out of a shared kitchen (and fridge) meant that the recipes I could choose from were a bit limited. This is because you won’t want …

Your First Week in Halls

If you haven’t yet, check out my post about ‘your first night in halls’ – this post is definitely a continuation from that one! What is waiting for you in your first week in halls? Well…  Your first shopping trip If you’re in self-catered halls, this will probably be a massive grocery shop – hopefully …

Your First Night In Halls

Just imagine… You’re finally here! Welcome to Uni of Nottingham! You’re all moved in- maybe you’ve travelled from really far away or maybe you were a short journey away- either way, I bet you’re tired. It’s a stressful experience! Maybe before returning home, your parents will spend a day in Nottingham with you? Maybe, you’ll …

The Date Jar – Nottingham Edition

In anticipation of returning to Nottingham, I spent a couple of days putting together a Notts-special Date Jar for me and my partner. If you’re not familiar with the concept of a Date Jar, it’s a jar (or some other container) filled with date ideas – perfect for indecisive couples! Full of our favourite spots …