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Spending the summer in Notts? Be a tourist!

It’s rather an English tradition that, come summer, students flock back to the nest for a few months instead of sticking around their university town. A Dutch friend of mine found this bizarre and confusing – why would you want to go back to your parents’ place? (Aside from cheaper living costs, of course…) For …

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* …

3 Creative Hobbies You Can Pick Up This Summer

Summer is now well and truly upon us like winter on Game of Thrones. It can be tempting to use this time to lie in bed all day and just relax, and whilst relaxing is certainly important after university, the long summer can be the perfect opportunity to gain some new skills. That may come …

A Fantastic Summer Weekend in Nottingham

To anyone who’s ever said there isn’t anything to do in Nottingham I’m sorry but I am going to have to prove you wrong. Having been in Nottingham for almost 3 years now, I was amazed that I was still able to find somewhere new to explore. And if you know me, you know that …

Summer in Nottingham

The pop up beach is about to arrive and I’ve been thinking of things on offer for those who decided to stay in Nottingham this summer. I binge-watched the new season of Orange Is The New Black and found myself a bit stuck for things to do, so decided to come up with some summer-themed entertainment. If you chose to …

The Summer Job

Hello dear readers, I am blogging from Kettering! Haven’t heard of it? Well I forgive you because neither did most of my friends.. To give you an idea; it is in the borough of Northamptonshire and is between Nottingham and London, about an hour to both cities. The reason I am here is because I am on …

4 reasons I’m for summer internships

While other students are off travelling this summer, I’ll be staying in Nottingham, saving my trips for weekends and the end of summer and opting to work instead. Last year, I worked as a Social Media Manager and really enjoyed it, so this year I’m testing the water with PR. I’m excited to start my internship …

Fleeing the country

So I’ve followed study tip no.1: Get up from your desk. Stretch. Go for a walk. Take a bus to the airport. Get on a plane. Never return. This year, for the first time since primary school, I had no summer exams (be jel) and 11,000 words of coursework later, I decided to flee the …

It’s Good to Be Back

  Goodbye rainforest paradise, hello Nottingham! (not that Nottingham isn’t nice) I am back after a lovely 6-week summer in Malaysia. Scorching weather without book in sight, non-stop flow of conversation and good company pretty much sums up my trip home. The heat was what prompted my family to go up into the highlands where it was …

The Home Stretch

The last time I blogged was about a month ago. In case you were wondering where I have been, I am now on the other side of the world; back home in Malaysia. Sweet, sunny, and unfortunately hazy Malaysia. Before returning home I was in Norwich on my Boots Summer Placement as I mentioned in my …