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Disability Recognition Month Alumni Blog Series: Thomas Lamb

Over the course of this month we’ve shared a series of blogs from alumni reflecting on this year’s theme of ‘Disability: Finding our way’. The alumni have been kind enough to share their experiences of living with a disability whilst studying at Nottingham, how they found transitioning to and from university life and their career …

Ways to Keep Fit from a Self-Confessed Fit-Phobe

I’ve talked about it before, and I’ll probably talk about it again, but I exercise now. Yes, that’s right, I actively put on a pair of trainers and break a sweat. As someone who previously hadn’t exercised since year 11 PE lessons, this is a breakthrough in my way of life, improving my wellbeing on …

Football & Rugby: A Confession

I have a confession to make. First, some backstory. I have followed football for all 22 years of my life, I have seen highs, lows and Euro ‘08. I have seen Beckham’s freekick against Greece, Lampard’s goal that never was and Arsene Wenger evolve from the Steve Jobs of football to the sporting equivalent of …

Nottingham – The City of Sport

Last Friday I went to watch Nottingham Forest play Reading (who is the team I support), it was a great game finishing 3-2 to Reading. However, I was sitting right in the middle of a block of Forest fans so my celebrations were fairly muted! This trip to the City Ground got me thinking, Nottingham …

Kike recognised as one of the UK’s Top Ten Black Students

Economics student, Great Britain javelin thrower and fashion line director Kike Oniwinde has been named as one of the UK’s Top Ten Black Students in the Rare Rising Stars 2012 competition. After qualifying for the European Under 20 Championships in 2011, the straight A’s student is now ranked among Great Britain’s top five javelin throwers. …

Hotlanta to Empire City

My last post saw me en-route south headed for the city of Coca-Cola and peaches, Atlanta. After an eleven and a half hour train journey with minimal sleep the Amtrak train pulled into the station in the early morning. Atlanta is not a city you would initially think to visit unless you were travelling through …

Sports & Secret Societies

Yet another busy week across the pond here at the University of Virginia as the semester approaches the home straight. Last weekend was my Mother’s birthday, which meant a special day out to one of the well renowned local wineries and it did not disappoint. A special Easter brunch with some exceptional company was followed …

Becoming of Age in America: Cake, Cabins & Guns.

Another two for one offering this week for reasons that will soon become clear. It has been an exceptionally busy two weeks with no two days being similar which I guess is what studying abroad is all about! I shall go back to last Friday that seems an age ago, I was taken to my …