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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 …

Expectations vs Reality of Student Life

Whether you’re getting ready to head into your first or final year at Uni, we’ve all heard the same comments from family and friends over summer such as ‘Enjoy your last proper meal before going back on the noodles’ or ‘Why are you tired? Did you too much partying this term?’.  However, everyone has different experiences at Uni …

Making Friends at University

So we’re almost into September now and with our summer daze all but ending, the countdown to the start of the new academic year has begun! It’s all VERY exciting, but as the prospect of university edges nearer and nearer, the thought of preparing for it can seem daunting since it brings up a whole …

Everything you need to know about coming to uni

You did it! ? You’ve got your grades, your place and the countdown to moving day has started. But there’s so much information you need to know and you may feel a bit like this… ⬇️ It’s ok, we’ve gathered together the most important things you need to know. Share your joy using #UoNFreshers Add …

Adjusting to life in a city

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.   Having …

How to Improve Your Week with Small Changes

How to  improve your week with small changes – it’s all about the baby steps! Getting back into the swing of University after a long summer break can be difficult and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. That’s why I’ve put together a list of small things which you can do every day to help keep …

Getting Organized at University

Come Monday, Welcome Week 2018 came to an end. For those of you who just joined us at Nottingham, I have no doubt that you’ve had one of the most fulfilling, spontaneous and exciting weeks of your life. For the rest of us veterans, it’s been a week filled with nostalgia and failed attempts to …

Healthcare in the UK – A Guide for International Students

As an aspiring doctor, one of the things that attracted me to the UK was its one-of-a-kind healthcare system. However, as a student, the differences in the system and its associated complications were a nightmare to navigate. As an incoming fresher, you’re bound to get fresher’s flu; and even if you dodge a bullet there, …

How To: Fight Fresher’s Flu

Fresher’s week is known for many things; wild nights out, campus fairs, cliché pictures at the ‘Nottingham’ sign. One of the biggest things you’re headed for, however, is the dreaded fresher’s flu. And trust me, there’s no escaping this one. While we at Nottingham do want you all to enjoy your fresher’s week, we also …

What to expect when you’re expecting….to come to Nottingham

The coming fall will mark 2 years since I made the 4000-mile trek to the University of Nottingham. With the start of a new academic year looming, I have decided to use my blog to advise incoming international students on what to expect upon arrival and how to transition to life in Nottingham as easily …