• Home Run: Cambridge

    “Where are you from?” “Cambridge” I lie, when anyone from outside of East Anglia asks me. Technically, I grew up in a tiny village north of the city, but Cambridge is still ‘home’. Cambridge is a little urban hotspot for creativity, science, culture and history in the East Anglian countryside...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Riga

    A historical city centre with Baltic culture: 700,000 inhabitants live in Riga thus making it the largest city in the Baltic Sea. Although the official language is Latvian, English is understood and spoken – especially amongst the younger crowd. Widely known are the Old Town (Vecriga), a UNESCO World...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Wroclaw

    Despite what you might think, mid-semester breaks aren’t just reserved for exchange students. Whether in first year or final, a weekend in another country can fit alongside course deadlines and doesn’t have to take you into your overdraft. Although travelling abroad during term time can feel especially cheeky, the...
  • The Great Escape: 36 hours, no money, no limits. How far will you get?

    The Great Escape programme involves raising as much money as you can prior your travel date, all the money of which will go to a charity in partnership with the Enactus organisation here at the University of Nottingham (UoN). Over the weekend of travel, (18-19th or 25-26th March) the...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Tokyo

    Much to the dismay of student travellers, Tokyo has recently been ranked as the world’s most expensive city. However, while studying abroad for a year in central Tokyo, I discovered various money-saving methods in order to spend as little yen as possible. I became a somewhat professional in saving...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Copenhagen

    My friend and I were completely bogged down in the pre-Christmas slump of having trudged through 11 weeks of lectures, coursework and revision. We knew a holiday was needed and we knew we couldn’t actually afford one. After a drunken search of Skyscanner however, I realised we in fact,...
  • Travel Refresh

    Want to successfully travel cheap while studying abroad? It’s a new year and with that comes new resolutions! If yours is to travel more, then keep reading because the University of Nottingham’s Travel Society has put together some handy tips for how to travel on a budget. 1. Plan...