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University Bucket-list: Five new things you must try

How do you know if you’re really making the most of out University ? My last post covered ways in which you can make the most out of Freshers week. But some of you may be wondering, how do I do as much as I can at University? Well look no further. I’ve compiled a …

How to Make the Most out of Freshers Week

Ahh freshers week…there’s nothing quite like it. It’s one of the most exciting yet terrifying weeks of your life. Read on to find out how to make the most of it !! Put yourself out there Starting university is scary. You’re in a new city, living with strangers, and without the home comforts you’ve grown accustomed …

How to navigate Online Assessments

Starting university in the midst of a global pandemic is going to be a bit strange. Many universities have had to adapt teaching and move courses online. With this move towards online learning, much of your assessments will also be online. Like many first-year university students, online assessments were completely new to me when I …

Coming to University through Clearing

If you’re thinking about coming to university through clearing, read on to learn about my experience of applying to Nottingham through clearing, and how that impacted my preparation for starting university. Research the University It’s important to make sure that the university and location is somewhere you can see yourself living for the next three …

How to Handle Getting a “Bad” Grade at University

If you are reading this, then chances are you’ve gotten a disappointing mark on a piece of work. Or maybe you’ve just handed something in and are reading because you anticipate getting a bad mark. Whether you fall into the former category or the latter, just know that a low grade isn’t the end of …

Best Ways to Relax during Quarantine

It’s hard to keep calm and carry on during quarantine. As a third year student with deadlines approaching, it’s easy to feel stressed in the best of circumstances. With the added anxiety from these unprecedented times we find ourselves in, trying to study can seem overwhelming. Each of us has had to dramatically alter the …

Staying Motivated at University

Academic success at university often depends on staying motivated during periods of frustration and struggle. As deadlines approach and the workload piles on, staying motivated at university can be tough. It’s tempting to procrastinate and spend time focusing on other more fun activities. If you feel yourself beginning to lack motivation, distracted by current uncertainty, …

Sustainability Week: How to be a more Sustainable Student

Tomorrow marks the beginning of University of Nottingham’s Sustainability week. From University Mental Health Day to Advocate Magazine launch, this upcoming week promises to cover all aspects of Sustainability. News about climate change and evidence of our detrimental impact on the environment can often leave you wondering, what could I possibly do to be more …

How to Improve Your Student Living

Many of you may be thinking about your accommodation next year. Maybe you’re a first year excited by the chance to move out of halls and live with friends. Or you might be a second year hoping for a better living experience in your final year. Student living can be difficult, there’s no one to  …

How to Budget in the Kitchen

The thought of cooking for yourself everyday can be quite daunting. Between lectures, deadlines, extra curriculars, and having a social life; cooking healthy meals each night all while living on a budget may seem impossible. But don’t worry, with a bit of planning and a few you-tube videos, cooking for yourself at university will become …