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Being An LGBT+ Student At University

Going to university as a member of the LGBT+ community is incredibly exciting. It’s usually the first time we get to introduce ourselves to a whole new set of people as our own most authentic selves. But as well as that excitement, it can also be very nerve-wracking. Being away from home with all of …

Ten Top Tips For Saving Money At Uni

We all know that a student’s favourite word is ‘free’. But for when spending is unavoidable, here are some of my top tips for keeping costs down, saving you money in the long run! 1. Plan what you’re going to eat for the week before you go shopping This helps make sure you only buy …

Being a Musician at University

“I’m a musician. Are there many opportunities for me at uni?” It’s a question I hear time and time again at open days. And my response is always: “I’m a musican too! And I’ve never once felt like there weren’t enough musical opportunities at uni!” Even based on SB campus, I immediately had access to …

When Nottingham Wasn’t Your Firm Choice

For something that happens to so many of us, we don’t talk about it enough. When you open your results envelope and see that you’ve missed the grades for your firm choice. When you log into UCAS to find that it’s your insurance choice that’s been confirmed. That heart sinking moment when you realise that …

Self Care For The Busy Student!

It’s no secret that university life can get extremely hectic at times. As soon as the last few weeks of the semester hit, my free time fills up with rehearsals, studies, and deadlines. It can be really difficult to keep a clear head when the time you would normally spend resting and recuperating, disappears. At …

Committee roles, yay or nay?

Is being on a committee all it’s cracked up to be? We’ve all been there, innocently enjoying a year of our favourite sport or society at uni, until suddenly they spring it on you: committee elections.The wonderful student group you’ve grown to love can’t go on without a new set of fresh-faced committee members. But …

A day in the life of a 4th year vet student

5am: I wake up bright and early to get straight outdoors for a kale smoothie and a run. Just kidding! I’m very much still asleep at 5am. And don’t even talk to me about kale. 8am: I wake up (for real this time), scroll through social media for a bit, and drag myself through the …

Top Five Things to Do at Sutton Bonington

Ah, Sutton Bonington campus. Approximately 10 miles south of University Park and Jubilee Campuses, it’s a place mostly unheard of by the majority of University of Nottingham students. But to me? It’s my home. I (of course) think it’s worth visiting all year round, but just in case you need more convincing, here are 5 …

The Comfort Zone Hokey Cokey

You put your whole self in, your whole self out… If there’s one thing you can say about signing yourself up for a five year long university course located in a city you’ve never set foot in before, it’s that it’s probably going to take you a little outside your comfort zone. The Comfort Zone …

Looking back on welcome week, three years later…

Back in 2016… I started welcome week at university as a fresh-faced, just-turned-18 year old with four A Levels, zero life skills, and a long-held ambition to become a vet. Now I’m a just-turned-21 year old with a degree, a fair few more life skills than I started out with (I hope), and a slightly …