English Studies, Graduate
(5)·By Sian B·English Studies· Jul 2021
Freshers week at UON was an exciting introduction to university life. Being in catered halls, all of my nights out and transport were pre-arranged, which I thought was great since most students were completely new to Nottingham. The nights out were long, fun and eventful and the uni made sure we were safe and had help available if needed. In my first year of university, I lived in a catered hall on campus - one of many. I thoroughly enjoyed this year, with the stress of food shopping and cooking not an issue for me, I was able to concentrate on making friends and settling into my studies. I felt safe and comfortable. I lived in a shared house in my second and third year, which I also very much enjoyed! I am so thrilled I picked UON - I feel as if no other university would compare. Most of my teaching / studying was carried out in the Trent Building, UON's beautiful trademark building. The gym was probably the best I've ever attended, with amazing floor to ceiling windows, lots of space and a positive fitness environment. There was a large selection of libraries to pick from as well as many different study spaces on campus. The student union was a friendly, encouraging and uplifting space, both the hub of the uni and a great place to relax and/or get food. I loved my course for its diversity - it was not just purely canonical literature and allowed students to study across language, literature, history and drama. We were able to select modules from a largely diverse list, specialising in a range of different subjects. My lectures and lecturers were engaging, offering thought provoking lectures that left you thinking about them long after the lecture had ended. I thoroughly enjoyed the freedom we had when it came to coursework and our dissertation projects. Nottingham is the perfect location for students. The buzz of the city is noticeable, with its lively nightlife and cultural activeness. The city is a perfect distance from the university, allowing the best of both worlds with a beautiful green campus on your doorstep and a vibrant and convenient city a short journey away.