Category Archives: University Life

The Best Languages to Learn at University

The Best Languages to Learn at University

Whether you’re considering studying a language as your degree, or as an extra module, or you’d prefer to self-study, it’s a perfect way to enhance your skill-set and spend your free time. Language learning demonstrates resilience (languages aren’t easy), dedication (it requires life-long learning) and a good memory, amongst other assets, to future employers and […]

Navigating University Relationships

Navigating University Relationships

Uni is a weird time for relationships. Some people are going long distance, some go to uni together, some get together at uni, and others want to be as untethered as possible. None of these options are wrong. Here are some of the things my friends and I have learnt about navigating university relationships. We’re […]

The Ins and Outs of a Gap Year

The Ins and Outs of a Gap Year

It’s not always youth hostels and backpacking… When you first hear the words gap year, what images come into your mind? People riding on elephants in Thailand? Or working in an office somewhere 9-5 getting experience in before university begins? But what actually happens when you decide to take a gap year? This happened to […]

Coping when you’re ill at Uni

Coping when you're ill at Uni

Everyone gets ill at uni, and I don’t just mean freshers flu. Surviving a cold or flu can be hard when your family isn’t around to wait on you hand and foot or be appropriately sympathetic. Here are all the things that make me feel better when I’m ill in term time (including as I […]

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 […]

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 […]