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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 …

Things I wish I knew before starting university

Before coming to uni, I didn’t even know what questions to ask! In fact, in most cases, I didn’t even know what I didn’t know. Mostly, I figured out these things by myself – but you don’t have to! Trams They’re the easiest mode of transport between the university and the city! It takes about …

What to Pack for University

The big question everyone has before moving out for the first time: what do I pack? Before coming to university, I read so many articles and watched so many youtube videos about this exact topic. The truth is that your packing list will be very unique to YOU. You need to consider what are some …

Adjusting to Self-Motivated Study

One of the massive differences between A levels and your degree is how much of your study is dependent on you. Of course, you have a lot of freedom in terms of your attendance and optional exercises, worksheets and assignments – but what does that freedom really mean? It turns out that having that much …

5 Things I’ve Learnt From My 1st Year

Ahh, first year. Before moving to Nottingham I was filled with equal parts excitement and anxiety, and I bet you feel somewhat similar. I may not have all the answers, but I can definitely share my experience with you! Being fresh out of my first year and onto my second, here are 5 things I’ve …

Nottingham in Bubble Tea

I have a confession… I’m addicted to bubble tea. Whereas some people might stop for a cup of coffee in the morning, I go straight for the boba shop. It’s a problem… but a really yummy one.  If you don’t know what bubble tea is, you’re missing out. It’s a tea-based drink invented in Taiwan …

Summer Spirit

No matter how you tend to spend those hot summer months, staying at home and away from other people is probably not your idea of a fun summer. For me, summer is for travelling, visiting family abroad, exploring new cities… so I’m definitely not feeling very summery this year.  Then again, if I feel this …

Why I chose to live in a studio flat in second year

If you’ve read my other posts, you may know that I’ve just finished first year and I’m about to go into second year. As you may also know, most people going into their second year share a student house with their friends in Lenton. Thankfully, if I wanted to do that, I had the opportunity …