• How Coronavirus Has Affected My First Year University Experience

    First year of university is meant to be the perfect opportunity for you to become accustomed to life as a student and meet new friends without the same level of academic stress that second and third years face. Coronavirus has however put this life on hold and has meant...
  • Wobbles of Wobble Week

    Feeling scared, out of place, lonely, unsure, lost, stressed, overwhelmed, isolated, or vulnerable? We can empathise. University is a challenging time at a challenging age, but you are not alone. Below, four students share their experiences: acknowledging that wobbles can happen to everyone, at any time, and, most importantly,...
  • LGBTQIA+ Lifestyles and Struggles

    Many of us here at the University of Nottingham are either part of the LGBTQIA+ community, or we know someone who is be that a friend, family member or work colleague. The term LGBTQIA+ encompasses many identities with the acronym standing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexuality/Aromantic,...
  • Holocaust: A history that should never be forgotten

    As I left my home on the freezing 4th of November morning in 2015, weary-eyed and barely awake, I felt a knot in the pit of my stomach for what the day ahead would hold. I was making the mammoth journey to Krakow, Poland and back in just one...
  • 8 ways to gift more ethically this Christmas

    Look for gifts made out of natural materials. Gifts made out of natural materials are a great alternative to plastic and other man-made substances. Mabboo.com uses sustainably sourced bamboo to make everything from boxers (yes, boxers made of bamboo!) to sunglasses to phone cases. Great gifts, especially for those...
  • The Banning of RAGs – The Killing of Karni?

    An early start, an empty bucket, a dodgy fancy dress outfit and a randomly picked city, finished off with a few cups of lash and that warm, fuzzy feeling of selfless, charitable pride. Nottingham RAG raids were an insanely effective (AND fun) way of raising money for charity; the...
  • New year, new me: how to make the most of your time at university

    With a new year comes a new start – or so they say. But really, after a couple of days the feeling of being born again has already been stamped out. Nothing is different from how it was the year before; the weather is the same, the people are...