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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Adjusting to the Academic Step Up

So with the second week of September having come and gone, university is edging ever nearer, and all the anxieties and fears associated with a new beginning – the environment, the activities, the people – will begin to spring forth, filling your mind with question after question, what if’s and but how’s. Okay so that …

A non-drinker’s guide to Fresher’s week

Ask around and anyone will tell you that Fresher’s week is all about the parties and non-stop drinking. It is an inescapable stereotype. But, in reality, your time at university is whatever you want it to be. If you don’t enjoy drinking alcohol or don’t drink for personal reasons, there’s still plenty of ways to …