The University of Nottingham is a buzzing green and gold hub of fun and prosperity. It definitely has got its own special quirks, aka the Ocean Cult and fearing that dreaded 9am on a Thursday morning on your timetable. Thanks Crisis. Whether you’re a fresher or fourth year, see if you can relate to any of these GIFs that describe being a student at the University of Nottingham. What could be a better introduction to a campus than through some inspiring GIFs? I can’t think of any better…
1. Moving into halls
You’re clutching your door stop as if it’s the gateway to friendship and fun. I mean it was the number one suggested way to make friends on that 10 Ways To Make Friends At Uni article! The door must be open at all costs.
2. Freshers fair
You end up running around between all the stalls and sign up to at least three societies you never end up going to. It’s pretty overwhelming but also a lot of fun and there’s always that irresistible free Dominoes pizza.
3. Trying to navigate the giant campus
Campus is huge and there are so many buildings. Until you get to grips you’ll definitely have a map downloaded on your phone. How come Trent has a mystery upstairs, why am I in a tunnel under Portland and where do we even begin with Coates!? It’s the engineering building for goodness sakes.
4. Avoiding that person you hooked up with at halls brunch
Whether it’s in halls or the Portland caffeteria, this eye contact is so not what you want when you’ve just surfaced for your hangover bacon. Not today Satan, not today.
5. The mad rush for events tickets
Everything is ticketed and they come and go super fast. You’re sat ready with every electronic device open imaginable and oh… they’ve all gone in five minutes. Thankfully there’s that super helpful buy/sell uni of page, let me just sit on there for the rest of the day now.
6. Queuing for 2 hours to get into Crisis or Ocean
If you’ve decided to make a spontaneous trip to these two huge Notts nights and you haven’t been sat on buy and sell for about, oh all day, then good luck to you my friend. Rain or shine we will be waiting for those students who peaked way too early to leave so we can be let in.
7. Pre-drinking at like 6pm
You finish class on a Friday at 4pm and your Ocean ticket is for 9pm! Better start drinking on the walk home then. The mad rush means you usually end up necking a bottle of something before being bundled into an Uber.
8. Thursday 9ams
Timetable release day can be a blessing or a curse. No-one wants that early time slot on a Thursday. RIP. How will I be able to fully relax and get my groove on in BCL with this weighing on my mind?
9. Trying to go to all the end of uni events
Post-exams at University Of Nottingham there is so much on and you find yourself losing sleep and brain cells for a good two-week stint. How many times can you wear the same shirt or that blue eye shadow in that time? You better also purchase some Berocca.
10. Having to move out
Finishing the year and having to say goodbye to all your mates is always a sad event. You look at that stain you left on the wall longingly and think, wow I really made my mark here. Until till September squad, luv u always.