16 Things Every Nottingham Trent Graduate Will Remember
The oldest pub in Britain, the land of Robin Hood and home to the first Hooters in the UK. Nottingham can boast many unique triumphs but there are some things only the students of Nottingham Trent will care to remember…
1. OCEAN Wednesdays
Being subjected to the stinking carpet but powering through until the bitter end, just to scream along to the Baywatch theme song.
2. Spanky Van Dykes
Going to grab a burger whilst avoiding lectures and spending your time thinking how it long took to make this shrine to… anything that existed ever?
3. Going to a varsity ice hockey match
Not having a clue about ice hockey, but embracing the opportunity to scream abuse at ~that~ other team.
4. The Student Union
Mourning the old SU and spending your entire time at uni without an on-campus watering hole.
5. The Rock City Stairs
Being there for the moment someone loses their dignity.
6. Going to Wollaton hall
But only so you can say you’ve been to Batman’s house and got a photo of ‘Wayne Manor’.
7. Annie’s Burger Shack
Making the journey to the palace of burgers and accepting you will come out in a food coma.
8. ‘T.R.E.N.T we are the Trent Army’
What a delightful anthem.
9. Nottingham Shottingham
Constantly being asked by your student pals in other towns…”is it safe there?”
10. Oh to be on a City campus
Beginning University in your chosen city, wandering around campus for three years but never understanding why there was a cemetery right in the middle of it. Still less scary than Cromwell Street though.
11. The secret door in Coco Tang
Going to the underground paradise for cocktails and searching for that signature door, only to realise behind it… is just another room.
12. Taking the tram
Only ever using public transport to get the tram to the station from uni. That 20 minute walk was way too difficult to navigate.
13. Damn signs
Apparently there is only one uni in Nottingham.
14. Girls 7 : Boys 1
Walking around campus expecting to be forever surrounded by a sea of girls and thinking no, no wait there’s a lot of guys here too… can they just not count?
15. Boots Library
We all had a moment when we realised that Boots Library is named after John Boots, the founder of ‘Boots’, the Pharmacy King.
16. Nottingham what?
Being asked what uni you went to and people presuming you mean the Uni of Nottingham. No mate, Nottingham TRENT.
It’s just a pride thing.