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What to look for when house hunting for second year

What to look for when house hunting for second year

When you’re house hunting for off-campus student accommodation for your second year there are some things that you want to look for and here’s why. These things might seem obvious but they can often slip someone’s mind. Bills, bills, bills Please, oh, please look out for bills and what’s included in your contract. This is…

How to cope when fresher’s flu hits

How to cope when fresher's flu hits

It’s November. University has been going well, you’ve got loads of plans for the weekend, drafting that essay, having a catch up at the SU bar when all of a sudden you get that tell-tale sniff. Then you sneeze, then your throat is a little sore. Oh dear, you’ve got a cold! We’ve all been…

How to plan for your second-year accommodation

How to plan for your second-year accommodation

Now some of you might have already started planning for your second-year accommodation, some might have a place to stay already for the coming academic year. However, the majority, I presume, have not yet created a plan. Here are two things for you to think about in regards to second-year accommodation. Who you might want…

Dealing with imposter syndrome at Uni

The graduate skills gap - and how to beat it

Imposter syndrome at university is a relatively recent phenomenon, or maybe it’s only been recently noticed. Either way, there is a marked increase in students now suffering from imposter syndrome and there are a few theories as to why. What is imposter syndrome? First of all, imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon which is characterised…

Things you’ll miss after leaving Uni

Things you'll miss after leaving Uni

Whether you’re graduating, going on your year abroad or on industrial placement there’s sure to be a suitcase full of things you’re going to miss after leaving Uni – and Nottingham itself. Let’s not get caught up in the sadness of it all and instead makes the most of the time left. Here’s a few…

A student’s guide to voting

A student's guide to voting

The next UK general election will be on December 12th this year. Here’s how to get involved in the voting. How does it work? UK elections run on a system called First Past The Post. It sounds super complicated, but its easy to understand when broken down. There are 650 constituencies in the UK –…

How to approach post-Christmas exams

How to approach post-Christmas exams

I hate to mention the E word, but exams are fast approaching. When I was at uni I absolutely hated the post-Christmas exam period. I just think it’s so cruel to make people revise over Christmas! Here are some ways that you can get all of your work done, smash exams and still enjoy the…