Olly Staines

Olly Staines
Nottingham University


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UCU marking boycott set to go ahead at University of Nottingham

Whilst many students will be unaffected by this action, what does it mean for those that will be?

University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University to merge from September 2023

The two universities will now become one known as Nottingham Universities

Notts-based supporters of Animal Rebellion ‘Paint The Streets’ in night of national action

In Hockley, Lace Market, and Sherwood the posters and paint could be seen

Third year is stressful but there’s a bittersweet sense that it’s all coming to an end

Huffing and puffing my way to my 9am is a real test of the endurance, willpower and motivation I have in the tank for my final few months at university

‘No one was able to save them in time’: Notts students affected by Turkey-Syria earthquake

‘As the Turkish community we are expecting everyone and anyone to help raise awareness’

UoN students join Animal Rebellion to protest the opening of new animal sanctuary in Notts

Campaigners fear that the site will impact local wildlife, amongst concerns for the endangered animals that will be kept there

Nottinghamshire Police share advice on how to make your student house safer

After a recent spate of burglaries, here’s four quick tips to protect your student home against theft

‘We don’t want to hurt the students’: We spoke to striking Nottingham University lecturers

The lecturers are striking over pension and pay cuts, and working conditions

Nottingham Students’ Union believes in ‘freedom of choice’ and is showing the World Cup

The SU will be showing all World Cup games in Mooch

As a student with diabetes, I’m tired of people not understanding the daily impact it has

I felt like I lived to serve my chronic illness, but this is how I’ve made peace

Nottingham is one of the only unis in the country to ban staff-student relationships

Sexual relationships are banned between UoN staff and students where a power dynamic exists

Breaking: University of Nottingham staff to strike for three days in November

The strike action will take place on the 24th, 25th and 30th of November

Nottingham short of 5,500 student beds but doing all it can to avoid accommodation crisis

Nottingham’s director of planning is convinced the city can escape a student housing catastrophe

Notts Best Dressed: Halloween 2022

Is anything as scary as the updated price of Tesco’s meal deal?

The uni experience has been romanticised by the media – it needs to change

For the sake of freshers’ mental health the university conversation needs to have balance

UoN places 118th in QS Sustainability World University Rankings 2023

The university beat nearly 600 other global institutions

Clubbers of the Week: Feeling free in week three

It might be getting cold out but Notts students are still heating things up on the dance floor

‘Checking your chest isn’t only fun, it could save your life’: We spoke to Notts Uni Boob

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month it’s important to remember that people of all genders can get breast cancer

I’m a vegan and this is why I support the milk protests

We’re just young people who genuinely care

University of Nottingham ranks 18th best uni in UK in Times World University Rankings

UoN has placed 130th overall in the world

All the ways that University of Nottingham are celebrating Black History Month

In celebration of Black history and culture this October

Police are looking for two men after student favourite Bargain Booze was robbed

Both alcohol and money was stolen

11 ways you can be more sustainable as a Notts student without breaking the bank

One people, one planet

It’s back baby! Clubbers of the Week: Freshers’ Week edition

Crisis Crisis Crisis

Attention Notts students, The Rose and Crown is getting refurbished just in time for summer

A brand new pergola has got your name all over it

The England cricket team went on a Notts night out and ended up with kebabs in Mega Munch

Turns out they’re just like the rest of us

UoN calls off assessment and marking boycott

The boycott has ended with immediate effect

University of Nottingham has confirmed a marking boycott is going ahead

The boycott is set to begin on Monday

UoN launches scholarship programme to support at-risk Ukrainian students

The programme provides a full package of support enabling eligible Ukrainian students to continue their studies at UoN

A rundown of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Notts

I feel like Anton Ego from Ratatouille

Clubbers of the Week: Feeling alive in week five

Crisis above everything

UoN scraps charge on dairy milk alternatives in campus coffee shops

A massive win for vegans

These 12 reasons are why Lenton is definitively the best student area

Anyone who is anyone lives in Lenton

Parked van blocks tram line causing traffic pile up in city centre

Two trams were stuck behind the van

We found the cheapest flights from Notts Airport and you can go on holiday from just £16

Pints are cheaper abroad

As a student with a chronic illness, this is what navigating university life has been like

I don’t think of myself as ill

Realistic changes you can make as a Notts student to live a healthier lifestyle

Your body is a temple

A guide to thrifting and sustainable fashion in Notts

Buy well, choose less, make it last

Just because first year doesn’t count, doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter

It lays foundations