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Becoming a better student chef

Becoming a better student chef

Making good meals is a sure-fire way to conjure happiness for yourself, as well as friends and family. It can be tricky starting out on your own if you didn’t do much cooking at home, but there’s no better time to practise your culinary skills than at University, where you can be your first test […]

The Pressure to Succeed

The Pressure to Succeed

Ever get the feeling like you always have to do well? The pressure to succeed can feel overwhelming, but here’s why you should give yourself a break. As students, we often feel like we’re always under pressure to do well. Whether its your friends, your family or your lecturers, there’s always someone telling you to […]

Unpopular Opinions: Uni Edition

Unpopular Opinions: Uni Edition

With around 50,000 students at the University of Nottingham there’s sure to be quite a few differing opinions flying about. Not just about whether ketchup goes in the fridge or cupboard… (definitely cupboard). Here’s a few unpopular opinions about University life. See which of these, if any, you agree with – you might even have […]

Setting Up a University Society

Setting Up a University Society

You’ve checked out all the societies that the Student Union has to offer, and it doesn’t quite have what you want, or you’ve spotted a gap in the market. Perhaps you desperately want to join a society that takes Beer Pong seriously or one that is dedicated to creating human powered aircraft but alas, such […]

Keeping Fit and Healthy at University

Keeping Fit and Healthy at University

We’ve all been there, got a little too comfortable, a little too lazy living away from home. When university gets overwhelming it’s too easy to slip into unhealthy habits, lose motivation. Keeping fit and healthy during these down days is the only way to get out of a rut. Here’s a few tips on getting […]

Coping with Flatmate Conflict

Coping with Flatmate Conflict

Living with people is difficult, but avoiding conflict shouldn’t be stressful. I’ve had my fair share of flatmate drama. Here are my tips for coping with flatmate conflict, and making your university off time as stress-free as possible. (If you’re still looking for your next flat, check out my advice here.) Be up front from […]

What to Do if at First You Don’t Succeed.

What to Do if at First You Don't Succeed.

Unfortunately, my advice is not to ‘try, try, try again’… Sorry folks… We’ve all been there: found the perfect job, opportunity or placement, but unfortunately have missed out. Whether that be at the initial stages of the application, the assessment centre, or at the final interview. Either way, the same feeling surfaces and it’s the […]