• Why You Should Go Pro Bono

    Pro Bono is a volunteering society run by the University of Nottingham Students’ Union. Three current students talk us through their experiences of volunteering in various sectors and why you should give it a go.  Pro Bono across the Pond Reiss Morrison – Third year Law student. Hello, England!...
  • Meet your 2019 LGBT+ Officer Candidate

    Jake Card is a first year Chemistry student running to be your LGBT+ officer for the 2019-2020 academic year. The following are a few key points from his manifesto: Believing that “community change is always required”, Jake is committed to people being “taught about the past issues and main...
  • Tacos, Tequila and Turtles: Volunteering in Mexico

    My year abroad found me on the pacific coast of Mexico in sleepy surf town San Pancho, little sister and neighbour to one of Mexico’s lively “Magic Villages” Sayulita. Here I volunteered in a centre called EntreAmigo’s that acted not only as the heart of the community but my...
  • Erasmus +: Opportunities you didn’t know you had

    In the UK we have a tendency to associate ‘Erasmus’ solely with courses that offer a year abroad and as an ambiguously-defined institution that awards language students free money to galavant around Europe. In reality, it is much more than this and is in fact a very serious scheme...
  • Welcome Week with Georgina Pittman

    With Welcome Week fast approaching, nervous and excited students are probably frantically packing the last of their university essentials, while the rest of us are bracing for the storm that is a hoard of newbies to campus. We purchase our club tickets for the opening days commencing on Monday...
  • Volunteer holidays on a budget: my Workaway experience

    Finding myself exam-free but with zero plans and very little money at the beginning of last summer, I was faced with a conundrum: how could I travel and make the most of my summer with no funds to do so? Searching online I stumbled upon ‘Workaway’ – a website...
  • Why everyone should take a gap year

    Gap years are not for everyone, and I certainly didn’t think they were for me. However, taking a gap year was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. It doesn’t matter whether it’s before or after university that you decide to have one: the year out...