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Breaking the Ice: Days Out in Nottingham

When you’re meeting new people at University, it can be a bit daunting trying to find activities to break the ice that don’t feel awkward or forced. No one loves going around in a circle trying to list a fun fact about yourself. Here are some ideas for ice-breaking days out with your new flatmates …

The Most Unique UoNSU Society…

Lately, I’ve been attending one of the most unique societies at the University, the Medieval Combat Society. I (along with every fantasy/history nerd) have had it on my radar since I started my course. Two weeks ago, thanks to an invitation from a friend, I finally got the courage to give it a go. I …

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 …

Your Guide to Fun and Socially Distant Activities

University might look a little different this year. Social distancing, masks, bubbles and more lend a truly extraordinary challenge to our social lives. Consequently, this upcoming year will most likely see some very creative activity options. To guide you towards a safe, yet fun, social experience, here’s a compilation of some socially distant activities to …

Things To Do In Nottingham That Don’t Involve Drinking

A quick note from UoN: this blog was written in a time before COVID 19 but we think it’s something that will help you in your student life, We hope that you enjoy the blog but please be aware that social distancing measures may change some of the things you read about here.   A …

Feeling Festive: Fun Winter Activities

Last year I barely noticed Christmas was approaching until the last week of term… this year its constantly on my mind! Maybe it’s the amount of deadlines I have before the end of term that’s pushing me towards festive procrastination… With that in mind, here’s a list of 23* activities you can try to get …

Getting involved: How to pick societies

One of the best things about university is the chance to try something new. Nottingham has hundreds of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities for you to experience. There’s so much choice though, it can be hard to know where to start. So here’s my top tips to help you find something you’ll enjoy! Previous …

Rainy with a chance of rain; non-revision indoor activities to relax and de-stress.

It’s raining. I’m looking out the window and it’s still raining. It was raining when I went to bed, it was raining when I woke up, and I can positively guarantee that it will be raining when I get on my bike to cycle home this evening. If your days currently consist predominantly of colour …

So you’re staying in Nottingham over Easter?

As a postgrad student in the middle of running a study and also working on the weekends, time-off is a rarity right now. Add to the mix the astronomical cost of a return train ticket home to Cornwall, and the sheer length of time taken for said train to trundle along the antiquated track of …

8 Ways To Beat Summer Holiday Boredom

Marathon a whole TV show. My recommendations at the moment are: Community, Gilmore Girls, and Parks and Recreation . You can also check out Emma’s blog post about good TV shows to watch this summer here. Get ahead on your reading for next semester: *imagine me nodding intelligently at a book of early modern poetry* …