For anyone interested in Music and hoping to come to Nottingham in September (whether you are studying Music or not), I can't recommed highly enough the university's Music Society. The musical life of the university is a varied and exciting one and is incredibly fulfilling. The society website http://www.mussoc.org.uk contains information all about the society and there is a message forum at http://www.mussoc.org.uk/forum where prospective freshers are very welcome to post questions.
I look forward to welcoming many of you to the Society in September.
Mussoc Information Officer
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