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Order Food to Support the Community

Hello! Hope you’re doing well!   If you’re spending the lockdown in Nottingham… I can’t say I’m not a little jealous. Although I’m enjoying trying new recipes while I’m stuck at home, I do miss my favourite takeaways from Nottingham – and I like to think they miss me too.    As we all know, …

Reviewing Weird Vegan Recipes

Hello! I hope you’re well and staying relatively sane.   Over the past week or two, I’ve taken to trying strange new recipes. Some of them to reduce waste, some of them to satisfy some non-vegan cravings. All of them – a little bit strange.   A short bit of background  – I’ve been vegetarian …

4 Escapist Books to Lift Your Spirits

With the current state of the world; the unrest and anxiety… there’s a certain type of fiction that really hits the spot. I find it hard to focus on a book when I have a lot on my mind, but these books have achieved the impossible – they pulled me into a world that is …

In Defence of Mind Maps

Ahh, the dreaded Summer Term. Exam season is upon us and, along with the omnipresent lack of motivation due to that-which-shall-not-be-named, we’re all looking for ways to spice up our revision. Chances are that you’ve already got your favourite revision strategies that are tried and tested and work for you. Trust me, so did I. …

Things to do when stuck inside

Switching to online learning is leaving us with a lot of free time… and for many people, a lot of boredom. Although online lectures and preparation for assessments are fleshing out my to-do list, this time is also a great opportunity to catch up on all the things you’ve been putting off! So here’s my …

Best Green Spots around University Park Campus

Spring has finally arrived in Nottingham. The weather is sunny (at times) and (relatively) warm… it’s a shame to stay inside. So, although I’m currently buried under a mountain of assignments, I try to take advantage of the lovely weather whenever possible. If you’re like me, and your work is keeping you away from a …

Writing Diversely with Lauren James

Happy LGBT history month!  This week, I had the pleasure of attending a ‘Writing Diversely’ workshop led by a University of Nottingham alumnus and author Lauren James. As a young bisexual woman, I have struggled to find well-written characters which represent me in fiction throughout my entire life. So, although I don’t consider myself much …

Friendly Hacks for Sustainable Student Living

Hello! A few weeks ago I wrote about the top 5 places to find tasty veggie food on campus, and today I’m coming to you with more sustainable student content! In honour of Go Green Week, I’m going to share with you my ‘life hacks’ for sustainable student living on a budget. In this post …

Start the New Term Motivated!

The beginning of a new term often comes with a lot of anticipation and excitement, but also… anxiety. Let’s be honest, the thought of a “fresh start” can be quite overwhelming and stressful. So I’m here to share my top tips on how you can make it easier on yourself and get motivated for the …

10 Societies for Creatives

A new term is upon us and, along with the start of the new decade, it’s a great opportunity to try something new! Whether you’ve put your creative hobbies aside to focus on your degree or whether you have never considered yourself a creative, studies show that creative hobbies outside of your work considerably boost …