• Fresher’s Memoirs-Day 5: Stories

    Laura’s short story reflects on the struggles faced as a young woman starting university. From an early age, I was taught never go anywhere on your own. To take my sister everywhere with me. Especially to public toilets. You hear stories, don’t you? Just last week, as well. All...
  • Graduate Reflections #2: Highlights of UoN

    The University of Nottingham has been three years of highlights and memories, and there are many things that have made it such a distinctive place. Having studied English Literature, I found the course to be really varied and there was a chance to do everything: I’ve been on trips...
  • Six things university has taught me outside of my degree

    University is a time of personal growth, learning and preparation for the world of work. But after a year and a half of being here, I’ve found that I have gained many more valuable lessons from general student life than from my degree itself. From cooking and cleaning skills...
  • When Home Isn’t Home Anymore

    Home is a deeply rooted word; it’s a word that must grow from somewhere ancient and buried. For many Freshers’, going to university also means leaving home for the first time, and it’s common for students to feel homesick and isolated in a new city. Home is both where...
  • Sutton Bonington students staying safe during freshers’ week

    Sutton Bonington, a student accommodation campus at the University of Nottingham, will be providing their residents with wristbands during freshers’ week. All campuses under the student accommodation provider Campus Living Villages, which includes Sutton Bonington, will be giving out wristbands to ensure the safety of their residents. “The wristbands...
  • Is Freshers’ Week worth the hype?

    If you’re coming to The University of Nottingham, or any university, the chances are you’re either dreading or really looking forward to Freshers’ Week. It’s designed to ease students into the uni lifestyle; in short, get drunk and make friends before the term starts and you can’t go on...
  • Mental health concerns in universities

    According to a new report from UniHealth, 1 in 5 (19%) students have suicidal thoughts. The report goes on to claim that 82% of UK university students experience stress and anxiety, and 45% have feelings of depression. Such feelings of anxiety and stress can already be felt during freshers’...