• Welcome 2020 – What, Why and How?

    Think back to Welcome Week. Remember the legions of pink-shirted people there with you at every turn? No? Well then you probably did Welcome right, but these fun-loving, determined and caring people, called Welcome mentors, were indeed there, and now it’s your chance to join their ranks!...
  • Fancy Dress Hacks

    We all know that fancy dress is a big part of uni culture and it is not just exclusive to Welcome Week. Fresher’s is only the beginning of a long few years of endless themed nights out and socials. If you join a sports team or society you may...
  • Fresher’s Memoirs – Day 1: First Day

    So here you are. First day of university life. Sat upon a freshly made bed, your mum’s parting gift, trying to get your head around the fact that you’re actually here. You made it. Months of studying, then a summer of anticipation, researching what to bring to uni, societies,...
  • Looking for a new sport? You’re at the right place

    As the University of Nottingham prepares for another exciting year of sport, with all the teams entering their pre-season training, there are plenty of sports to get stuck into this academic year. Whilst the likes of football, netball and rugby are often seen as the most popular sports and...
  • Ronan Sullivan: Freshers’ Column #1

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines fresher as a “young frog”. In many ways, we are all young frogs. Born small into the big pond flailing, thrust into a world we know nothing of, battling to stay afloat amidst the copious amounts of liquid swirling around us (the liquid in...
  • 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...
  • Five Final Top Tips for Freshers

    At the start of the week, we brought you an article on how to make the most of Welcome Week. Now that you’ve registered, made new friends and nursed one too many hangovers, Ellen Smithies is giving us a hand to give Five Final Top Tips for Freshers. So...