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i'm doing a science subject at notts but the science campus is isolated form the main and is in some village??!! so it's kinda put me off as it looks really bad compared to the other campuses:mad: has anyone got photos of it please??
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It's a lovely building but right out in the sticks. I play footie there and it is a good 20 bus journey to the main Uni. Bugger all in Sutton Bonnington, it's like Emmerdale
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I live on SB at the moment and it's fine - true it's a bit of a bubble but you get out what you put in, so make the effort to get involved and you'll be fine. xx
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Basically, yes, SB is out in the countryside away the from the main campus - but as the campus is so small you get to know most people in your year/other years really well and so making friends is easy as long as you get involved!
Admittedly, I did initially get quite annoyed about SB being so far away but now I really like living there.
Theres also a free shuttle bus that runs all day from about 8am untill around 11pm i think, so getting into nottingham is easy and a free bus to Oceana on mondays (so you save lots of money on taxis) and JCR put a bus on back from Isis on wednesday for about £3 and so also a lot cheaper than getting a taxi.

Anyway, that's just a little bit about SB, if you want to know anything else, let me know! xx
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I get the impression that you think all sciences are on SB. This is not the case. SB is only for agriculture and arboculture etc. The standard sciences - biology chemistry physics maths engineering etc - are all on University Park.
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I was just wondering.. do you have to stay on SB campus if you're doing science cos i don't really want to miss out on stuff on the main campus. I am planning to do Nutritional science any one doing that?
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Sutton Bonnington is for animal-based or agricultural sciences and vet med - that's why it is in the countryside. Everything else is either on the University Park or Jubilee campuses which are in the city.
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It's over there because it's used for vet sciences and if you've seen the number of horses and the like, you could see why it's not in a city centre lol.

People have talked about your views on Asians already and I agree completely with what La Trampa has said.

With regards to things to do though, SB is getting a lot more involved with the SU now. There are a few clubs, sports, societies happening there at the moment, but there's now full-time SU staff over there getting things into gear so there'll be more and more to do year upon year You know that if you want something to happen though, all you have to do is speak to a member of SU staff and they'll get onto it as soon as possible and get it sorted. You know, if you want a paintball tournament, just ask for one.

With regards to accommodation, a good number of people do live in halls on UP then get the free Hopper Bus onto SB every day; this simply depends how much you want to travel, as it's a good half hour spent getting to/from the campus each time. My lectures are on Jubilee and I cycle there from UP (takes about 8 mins), so I don't mind, but it's a personal thing
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SB is for "biosciences" and vets so degree subjects like chemistry, biology and physics are on main campus, not on SB.
If you're worried about missing out on main campus stuff, don't be!!
We go out into the city just like main campus students would and we have our very own events on campus that are always amazing fun
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This discussion took place 4 years ago, could anyone give me an update of what the SB campus is like now??
Also are there any 'stereotypical' accommodation halls in the campus?? (My friend at Liverpool said her halls are named 'party central' amongst the students!) Thanks
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This discussion took place 4 years ago, could anyone give me an update of what the SB campus is like now??
Also are there any 'stereotypical' accommodation halls in the campus?? (My friend at Liverpool said her halls are named 'party central' amongst the students!) Thanks
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I'd say SB campus has improved since this discussion took place. We now have our own branch of the Students' Union called the Guild, which is dedicated to SB campus. They help organise events for SB campus, including bar nights held throughout the term, pub quizzes, and other fun events. They also help tie us in with the Students' union up on UP (University Park campus). There is currently ongoing construction work on site, with the building of the new amenities block (which doesn't yet have a name of it's own), and when it's finished it will house the student services centre, bar, restaurant and other amenities (the building should be finished by January 2015, or so I'm told).
We also have a whole load of societies held on SB campus, including many of our own sports teams who make use of our sports centre right over the road from the campus, so you always don't have to go all the way to UP for sports, unless you particularly want to be in the main campus teams.
However, if you do want to visit main campus (whether it be for sports teams, other societies, or sometimes you may have lectures on UP depending on what course/modules you're taking), there is the free Hopper Bus service that runs regularly throughout the day. I think the first bus is at about 7.30, or 8am, and they run about every half hour. When you get to the evening, they drop to every hour, and the last bus to UP is at 11pm. Also on weekends, while it is less frequent, the bus does go into Nottingham city centre for free, which is great for shopping or meeting friends Or there is the Skylink bus which runs outside campus Mondays to Saturdays, that can take you in to Loughborough, or Nottingham (if you don't want to take the Hopper Bus). This bus isn't run by the university though, so you will have to pay to use it.
I don't think any halls have any particular reputations, or at least not as far as I'm aware.
I realise that this all just sounds like I'm desperately trying to convince you to come here, but I'd definitely say that if you get the chance, it's worth coming down to take a look at the campus yourself, to see if it's somewhere you can see yourself studying (and possibly living) for the next 3 years or more.
One quick note as far as accommodation goes though: First years pretty much all live on campus, but second and third years have more choice with where they want to live. Some choose to live in Halls for the entire duration of their course, most move out into the local villages of either Sutton Bonington or Kegworth, but you do also have the option to move out and live in Nottingham, closer to UP. Me and two friends are doing exactly that in September - although it does mean we have to catch the hopper bus to and from lectures every day.
Anyway, hope I could help a little
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Hi there
I'd say SB campus has improved since this discussion took place. We now have our own branch of the Students' Union called the Guild, which is dedicated to SB campus. They help organise events for SB campus, including bar nights held throughout the term, pub quizzes, and other fun events. They also help tie us in with the Students' union up on UP (University Park campus). There is currently ongoing construction work on site, with the building of the new amenities block (which doesn't yet have a name of it's own), and when it's finished it will house the student services centre, bar, restaurant and other amenities (the building should be finished by January 2015, or so I'm told).
We also have a whole load of societies held on SB campus, including many of our own sports teams who make use of our sports centre right over the road from the campus, so you always don't have to go all the way to UP for sports, unless you particularly want to be in the main campus teams.
However, if you do want to visit main campus (whether it be for sports teams, other societies, or sometimes you may have lectures on UP depending on what course/modules you're taking), there is the free Hopper Bus service that runs regularly throughout the day. I think the first bus is at about 7.30, or 8am, and they run about every half hour. When you get to the evening, they drop to every hour, and the last bus to UP is at 11pm. Also on weekends, while it is less frequent, the bus does go into Nottingham city centre for free, which is great for shopping or meeting friends Or there is the Skylink bus which runs outside campus Mondays to Saturdays, that can take you in to Loughborough, or Nottingham (if you don't want to take the Hopper Bus). This bus isn't run by the university though, so you will have to pay to use it.
I don't think any halls have any particular reputations, or at least not as far as I'm aware.
I realise that this all just sounds like I'm desperately trying to convince you to come here, but I'd definitely say that if you get the chance, it's worth coming down to take a look at the campus yourself, to see if it's somewhere you can see yourself studying (and possibly living) for the next 3 years or more.
One quick note as far as accommodation goes though: First years pretty much all live on campus, but second and third years have more choice with where they want to live. Some choose to live in Halls for the entire duration of their course, most move out into the local villages of either Sutton Bonington or Kegworth, but you do also have the option to move out and live in Nottingham, closer to UP. Me and two friends are doing exactly that in September - although it does mean we have to catch the hopper bus to and from lectures every day.
Anyway, hope I could help a little
Thank you so much for all that useful info!! Yeah SB does sound good and I also visited the open day last week...so I've got a better idea of the campus now (Which was great!)
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Thank you so much for all that useful info!! Yeah SB does sound good and I also visited the open day last week...so I've got a better idea of the campus now (Which was great!)
No problem, I'm glad it could help
I have to say, the open days are wonderful and pretty informative (I was actually working at them as one of the Student Ambassadors). Out of curiosity, which subject are you looking at studying?
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No problem, I'm glad it could help
I have to say, the open days are wonderful and pretty informative (I was actually working at them as one of the Student Ambassadors). Out of curiosity, which subject are you looking at studying?
Veterinary medicine (hopefully?!) And the open day was amazing! So practical! Loved it What do you study??
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Veterinary medicine (hopefully?!) And the open day was amazing! So practical! Loved it What do you study??
Ah, best of luck with that. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, just be prepared for the work load, you're pretty much working 9-5 every week day, except everyone gets Wednesday afternoon off to do sports or other things. One bit of advice that I've learnt from my vet friends: start revising early. If you leave it all till the last couple of weeks before exams, things will not go well
I've just finished my first year of Animal Science. I've always wanted to be a vet, but unfortunately I didn't get the grades and would've had to do one too many resits to get them, so Animal Science seemed a good course for me. Plus, if at the end of my course, I decide I want to re-train as a vet, I can still do that :P
I may not be able to answer questions relating to your course (although I'm sure you could find someone on here who could), if you have any questions about campus life, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer
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This discussion took place 4 years ago, could anyone give me an update of what the SB campus is like now??
Also are there any 'stereotypical' accommodation halls in the campus?? (My friend at Liverpool said her halls are named 'party central' amongst the students!) Thanks
You do realise this is the Nottingham Trent forum not the University of Nottingham one
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Veterinary medicine (hopefully?!) And the open day was amazing! So practical! Loved it What do you study??
I am sure you would be fine with SB for Vet Medicine. All the students on this course would all be really keen to make friends with each other and support one another. The one regret you may have is that you wouldn't get a chance to live on main campus and experience the hall experience there, it is really good. Perhaps you and a few friends could get together and live in the same hall on main campus just to get that awesome experience for a year further down the line? You certainly don't need to stay at SB for all the course, the free hooper bus is quite good, about 17-20min journey time between campuses.
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Ah, best of luck with that. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, just be prepared for the work load, you're pretty much working 9-5 every week day, except everyone gets Wednesday afternoon off to do sports or other things. One bit of advice that I've learnt from my vet friends: start revising early. If you leave it all till the last couple of weeks before exams, things will not go well
I've just finished my first year of Animal Science. I've always wanted to be a vet, but unfortunately I didn't get the grades and would've had to do one too many resits to get them, so Animal Science seemed a good course for me. Plus, if at the end of my course, I decide I want to re-train as a vet, I can still do that :P
I may not be able to answer questions relating to your course (although I'm sure you could find someone on here who could), if you have any questions about campus life, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer
Did they refurbish all the halls at SB?
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Did they refurbish all the halls at SB?
From what I've heard/been told they have all been refurbished recently (I think within the last few years or so). I lived in the newer halls on campus last year though. But my friends have said that they are fairly newly refurbished, and that the older halls are at the same standard as the newer ones on the inside, it's just that the buildings look older from the outside
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From what I've heard/been told they have all been refurbished recently (I think within the last few years or so). I lived in the newer halls on campus last year though. But my friends have said that they are fairly newly refurbished, and that the older halls are at the same standard as the newer ones on the inside, it's just that the buildings look older from the outside
I think a few like Wymeswold and Radcliffe were more like prisons several years ago. I do hope they sorted them out. I read there are some big expansion plans for the campus in the near future. What the place really needs is more students on site, in the 1000 region. The academic buildings like the Plant Science and Food Science buildings looks wise probably are as good as anything in the World.
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