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So you’re coming to Nottingham?

If after receiving your A level results (or equivalent) you’ve found you’ve secured your place at Nottingham, then congratulations! You’re about to start at least three awesome years here. If you’re nervous, or just don’t know what to expect, that’s completely normal! I felt the same, yet here I am on the other side having …

My Nottingham journey: #MeantToBe

Back in the dark ages of March 2011, I made my first visit to the University of Nottingham on an undergraduate UCAS offer day. I have always been incredibly indecisive and had arguably not done the most sensible thing when I made my university application – I had only looked around one of my 5 …

Graduation!

Yesterday I graduated from the University of Nottingham, so my undergraduate journey has officially ended! It feels really strange to say that. Fortunately, I’m sticking around in Nottingham until September to earn a bit of money, so I have a while until I’ll start getting all emotional about leaving! Here’s how my graduation day unfolded. …

Post-exam adventures

Almost 2 weeks ago I stepped out of my last ever exam at the University, which was a really weird (but relieving) feeling! Since then, I’ve actually been very busy doing things which aren’t revision. This has included: Post-exam celebratory lunch and a pint: After my final exam I wanted to celebrate and went for …

I did it my way

This week I’m hoping to ease your exam anxieties by telling you what I’ve learned about revising now I’m a… err… wise and mature final year. The key message – do things your way! Revise WHEN you want I was talking to a friend of mine recently who’s a lark (someone who gets up early). …

Election 2015: A guide from the perplexed

With all this political to-ing and fro-ing going on (literally, in terms of David Cameron’s journeys up and down the country; and metaphorically, in terms of argumentative TV debates), it can be difficult to decide which party to go for – particularly if, like me, this is your first time voting in a general election. …

Hello from Cornwall!

This last week I have been in Cornwall, in order to have a bit of a break before revision for summer exams seriously gets underway (sigh). To¬†deserve the time off, I mainly spent the first week of the holidays finishing off and editing the first complete draft of my dissertation. As that’s not very interesting, …

Reading rules the roost

Call me old fashioned, but if I had to choose between books, TV and film, I’d definitely go for books. Books are reliable and always there for you (unless you drop them in the bath), but the others can let you down – the powers that be can cancel your favourite TV programme at the …

We all love science

Following on from Olivia’s post¬†about her research project, I am also doing a science-themed post this week in the spirit of British Science Week. I asked some of my friends and fellow students who study different science subjects to explain the highs and lows of their degrees, and why science is so awesome in general! …

A fancy dinner plus one

Other than grad ball at the end of the year, there aren’t many opportunities to get kitted out in formal attire at university. Unless, of course, your boyfriend is in bellringing society (what, you haven’t heard of it?)! So on Saturday night I donned the smartest dress I could find in my wardrobe and headed …