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5 Things I’ve Learnt From My 1st Year

Ahh, first year. Before moving to Nottingham I was filled with equal parts excitement and anxiety, and I bet you feel somewhat similar. I may not have all the answers, but I can definitely share my experience with you! Being fresh out of my first year and onto my second, here are 5 things I’ve …

Making the Most of the Summer Before University

These next few months will be some of the most transformative times for students heading into their first year of university. Whilst COVID-19 may have butchered many of your summer plans, there are still plenty of ways (and time) to make the most of your days prior to ‘Welcome Week’ in September. Spend (socially-distant) time …

Nottingham in Bubble Tea

I have a confession… I’m addicted to bubble tea. Whereas some people might stop for a cup of coffee in the morning, I go straight for the boba shop. It’s a problem… but a really yummy one.  If you don’t know what bubble tea is, you’re missing out. It’s a tea-based drink invented in Taiwan …

The Power of Networking

The pandemic isn’t over and the resulting economic destruction is undeniable. Depressing start to a blog, right? But what if the pandemic – and its impact on virtual services – has given us something valuable and timeless? With more time on our hands and a global boardroom at our fingertips, the current situation has pushed …

Why I chose to live in a studio flat in second year

If you’ve read my other posts, you may know that I’ve just finished first year and I’m about to go into second year. As you may also know, most people going into their second year share a student house with their friends in Lenton. Thankfully, if I wanted to do that, I had the opportunity …

Order Food to Support the Community

Hello! Hope you’re doing well!   If you’re spending the lockdown in Nottingham… I can’t say I’m not a little jealous. Although I’m enjoying trying new recipes while I’m stuck at home, I do miss my favourite takeaways from Nottingham – and I like to think they miss me too.    As we all know, …

Best restaurant deals to welcome the new decade!

What better way to kick off the decade than a wonderfully cheap meal out at any of these popular restaurant options around Nottingham. And with a while to go before a post-Christmas restorative pay-day, these restaurant deals will have you dining like a king! Red’s True Barbecue on Queen Street is offering 50% off throughout …

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 …

Staying safe on a night out

As you’re probably already aware, the world is far from a safe place. Be it Nottingham, or anywhere else really, it’s not very hard to run into danger. However, I’m a very firm believer in the fact that nobody should be too scared to live their best life. Having said that, I think it’s important …

5 Things You Should Know about Living Off Campus

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.   Living off …