Boy looking over edge holding onto tree

Shooting for the Stars but Landing Amongst the Trees

Conversations about space in a non-academic setting was refreshing. The people who came on the trip were not just science students – they were students of philosophy, engineering, science, pure math, computer science and gender studies. The variety of opinions and perspectives shared made our conversations all the more interesting.

Bicycle upside down infront of UC

A New Cycle – Bicycling on Campus/ in Toronto

The only memories I have of cycling when I was younger were my first tricycle (still have it!), being chased by wild dogs when I tried to learn to bike and trying to bike between joggers; assuming that people would move out of my way when I rung my bell. However, with the guidance of my teammates and cycling daily to and from practice in the Fall and Summer, I can now confidently cycle on the busy streets of Toronto.

picnic tables under a tree with homework on them

Sun’s Out, Books Out – Finding Outdoor Study Space

Even though it’s near impossible to find plug points outdoors, I personally enjoy disconnecting every once in awhile. All the places above are near libraries and indoor designated work-spaces that I can retreat to if it gets too hot, starts to rain or if there are too many bugs. Despite this, a huge plus about studying outside is that I can snack at anytime without feeling guilty every bite that I sneak in the libraries – shh!

Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush

Healthy living at the University of Nottingham is not something that is particularly hard to do. If you live in the residence halls like I do, you will find yourself having a love-hate relationship with the colossal “Hills” of Nottingham…