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  • Slobstacle Course

    Posted By: Simon Jacobs, 8 Dec 2014

    Slobstacle course. Hello and welcome to the annual slobstacle course. The slobstacle course, a traditional event in the university slob’s calendar is a unique and rare opportunity to flaunt skills usually hidden from the public. The event takes place in student flats and houses across the country in varying terrains and difficulties. Competitors will trudge […]

  • Some Like It Hot

    Posted By: Simon Jacobs, 7 Dec 2014

    After months and months of toiling away in the caves of their development office, the app creators have finally completed the Hot Halls app. What is Hot Halls? It’s a new hyper dating service for students. Similar in many ways to the offerings of other well known dating companies, however it’s got one significant difference…It’s […]

  • The Only Way Is Skint

    Posted By: Simon Jacobs, 5 Dec 2014

    TOWIS So you’re a student, you’ve managed to get yourself through your first term of this year, but it’s been pretty difficult budgeting and affording all the mad nights out. You’ve also got all of those books you haven’t used and those library fines you’ve racked up by losing them. So what do you do […]

  • Katy B: Review

    Posted By: admin, 26 Nov 2014

    Uni2know recently had the pleasure of going along to Peckham born, singer-songwriter Katy B’s show at Leeds’ O2 Academy. A combination of dubstep, pop, R&B and house, Katy B’s set was full of energy and a real crowd-pleaser; she even had a posse of beautiful, feisty dancers. Katy herself, full name Katy Brien and previously […]

  • JAMES BAY REVIEW

    Posted By: Clare O’ Leary,

    On Tuesday night I indulged in my two favorite things; cheap larger and men with guitars (sounds seedy I know). The former provided by the ever-welcoming Brudenell Social Club, the latter by James Bay. As a Hertfordshire youth, James formed a band with his friends, but in moving to Brighton to study, his music went […]

  • INTERVIEW: Billy Lockett

    Posted By: admin, 30 Oct 2014

    When Uni2Know was offered to catch up with up-and-coming singer songwriter Billy Lockett for a second time we jumped at the chance to see his soulful set and find out more about his new record Old Man. We arrived at Brudenell Social Club before his set to find him backstage with his feet up relaxing […]

  • JUNGLE JAM @ MINT WAREHOUSE: Review

    Posted By: admin, 10 Oct 2014

    It doesn’t take long at Leeds to notice that there is a pretty strict pattern where clubbing is concerned: Monday at Mint, Tuesday at Hifi, Wednesday at Warehouse…. and so on. While we’re obviously very lucky to have such a consistent and reliable spread on offer, you may find yourself yearning for something a little […]

  • Unknown Festival Review

    Posted By: admin, 5 Oct 2014

    As we settle in to our second week of Uni and summer continues to slip further into the past, Uni2know takes a last longing look back at one of its highlights: Unkown Festival. Unknown festival was back for the second year this September for another 5 days of live music, art, performances and fun in […]

  • Fresher: “Am I forgetting something?”

    Posted By: admin, 15 Sep 2014

    This is a comprehensive list of must haves (with some hidden extras). Ok let’s go; 1. Alarm clock 2. Alcohol (to share with your new friends) 3. The basics (tea, coffee, sugar, milk etc.) 4. .Bedding 5. Pack of cards 6. Phone charger 7. Clothes horse 8. Condoms 9. Cutlery 10. Extension cord 11. Febreeze […]

  • Salmond “We’ll keep the pound even if it means joining the UK”

    Posted By: admin, 13 Aug 2014

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has said that Scotland will keep the pound even if it means joining the United Kingdom to do it. Speaking at a packed press conference Mr Salmond explained “It is Scotland’s pound. It doesn’t belong to George Osborne, it doesn’t belong to Ed Balls. It’s ours and we are keeping […]

  • Preparing for Your Year Abroad

    Posted By: admin, 21 Jul 2014

    Whether you’re deciding whether to go, writing your application, or actually at the terrifying packing stage of heading off for your year abroad this September, there’s a few things you need to know that you won’t find in any of those dull university booklets. Having just spent a year in Canada, I can say from […]

  • No Tomorrow Review

    Posted By: admin, 9 Jun 2014

    No Tomorrow Festival No Tomorrow finally arrived last weekend, it all happened in a dream location, just outside ‘Batman’s mansion’. As it’s run and organized by DHP you can expect a well-oiled machine of a festival. The tickets were well arranged with various prices available, large acts were confirmed and the weather was looking great. […]

  • I’m not going to resign but I might grow a stash!

    Posted By: admin, 27 May 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has confirmed this morning that whilst he will not be heeding calls to step down from either position, he would be willing to grow a patch of facial hair above the lip in order to revive the fortunes of  the ailing party. The statement […]

  • 2015 election debate to be held on Porn Hub

    Posted By: admin, 20 May 2014

    The Guardian and Daily Telegraph have announced that they are teaming up with on line skin flick vendor Porn Hub to host the leader’s debate ahead of next years general election. A spokesman for the three media outlets explained “People are bored of stagnant debate and lame party political broadcasts on BBC and ITV. Even […]

  • The Man’s Essential Guide to Shoes

    Posted By: admin, 12 May 2014

    A lot of people are shy when it comes to admitting their obsessions and addictions. I, on the other hand, can confidently and proudly admit that I have an obsession with men’s shoes (and before you ask yourself the obvious question, no I am not a man.) When I meet someone for the first time, […]

  • 10 things you do with your student gym membership

    Posted By: admin, 11 May 2014

    1. Tell people about it 2. Complain about the price 3. Claim you go all the time 4. Use it as a shelter when it’s raining 5. Come up with excuses not to go 6. Feel part of the ‘fitness crew’ 7. Attempt one class and never go again 8. Stalk the fitness gods and […]

  • 10 things you wont get away with after uni

    Posted By: admin, 9 May 2014

    1. Waking up after 10am.   2. Leaving all your work to the night before, starting and finishing it hours before it’s due.   3. Going out every other night.   4. Going to an hour lecture then going for a nap. 5. Asking your parents for money every month.   6. Losing your ID […]

  • 10 of the world’s favourite numbers

    Posted By: admin,

    1. TWO   2. FIVE   3. THIRTY FIVE   4. FIFTY SEVEN   (WE COULDN’T FIND A SUITABLE GIF FOR 57…) 5. SEVEN   6. TEN   7. ELEVEN   8. ONE HUNDRED   9. EIGHTY ONE   (COULD NOT FIND A GIF ONCE AGAIN) 10. THIRTEEN  

  • The Philosopher on Vegetarianism

    Posted By: admin,

    I hate people who aren’t vegetarians but suddenly start caring about animal rights as soon as a cat gets sexually abused. They get all up in arms about animal rights, and then go home and eat sausages. Blissfully unaware of the thousands of cows and pigs that are bred to be slaughtered, which makes the […]

  • 10 things that just don’t suit everyone

    Posted By: admin,

    1. Hats 2. Shirt & Ties 3. Boat Shoes (THESE GUYS CLEARLY WERE NOT WEARING THEIR BOAT SHOES) 4. Suits 5. Tight Dresses 6. Happiness 7. Leather 8. Beards 9. Blonde Hair 10. Shorts

  • 10 cars you can’t afford as a student

    Posted By: admin,

    1. BMW Z4 2. Mercedes SLK 3. Porsche 911 4. Lamborghini 5. Ferrari Dino 6. Audi R8 7. Reliant Robin 8. Classic Mini Cooper 9. Peel P50 10. Rolls Royce

  • 10 things you can’t afford as a student

    Posted By: admin,

    1. M&S microwave meals 2. Dinner in a fancy restaurant 3. Clothes shop anywhere other than Primark 4. Decent birthday presents 5. A new anything 6. Tomorrow’s night out 7. A Netflix account 8. A PS4 9. A car 10. University fees  

  • 10 things you can but shouldn’t bathe in

    Posted By: admin,

    1. Beans 2. Jam 3. Chocolate 4. Money 5. Slime 6. Nettles 7. Ice 8. Insects 9. Mud 10. Cheetos

  • 10 things you wouldn’t do in a taxi sober

    Posted By: admin,

    1. Sing 2. Have a long conversation about your problems with the driver 3. Stick your head out of the window 4. Drink vodka 5. Throw up 6. Speak on the phone really loudly 7. Demand he turns the music up 8. Eat a kebab 9. Fit 8 people in a 5 seater 10. Tell […]

  • 10 things you forget exist whilst being a student

    Posted By: admin,

    1. Milk delivery 2. Newspapers 3. Proper meals 4. Sports 5. A clean bedroom 6. Parents 7. Rules 8. Deadlines 9. Other people other than students 10. Fruit

  • 10 awful/insulting presents to get someone

    Posted By: admin,

    1. Toilet brush 2. Deodorant 3. Washing up liquid 4. A Door 5. A Mirror 6. Shower Gel 7. Any book with the title ‘for dummies’ 8. Socks 9. Mouth Wash 10. The wrong age card

  • 10 ways to mildly annoy someone

    Posted By: admin,

    1. Send them a blank text   2. Leave a pointless voicemail message   3. Having the last biscuit   4. Asking for a piece of chewing gum   5. Breathing loudly   6. Leave the door slight ajar   7. Start talking to them as they’re going up stairs   8. Like everyone of […]

  • 7 Best things to get your hand stuck in

    Posted By: admin, 1 May 2014

    1. Cleavage 2. Jelly 3. A firm handshake 4. Bubble Wrap 5. Edward Fourtyhands 6. Honey or Jam pot 7. Pringles

  • Menswear Basics on a Budget

    Posted By: admin, 30 Apr 2014

    What is it with us men? We buy things, ditch the instructions, go about things our own way and 9 out of 10 times end up with something that just doesn’t quite work. The same goes for our clothes. So many men make the mistake of not following the basics and unfortunately, just like badly […]

  • Girl Meets Dress: For all your Grad-Ball needs

    Posted By: admin,

    You want to get an amazing dress for the last big night-out of your university career? I can hear the yells of agreement now. We all want to look fab for Grad Ball, it’s a huge night, you’ve done three years of a degree and it’s now the time to celebrate with all the friends […]

  • Great Foods for a Glowing Complexion

    Posted By: admin,

    We are persistently bombarded with adverts for cosmetic products promising to clear your skin, cleanse and nourish but how much good do they do and should we be spending our money on them? The axiom you are what you eat has never been truer. Increasingly, studies are finding links between certain nutrients and radiance, acne […]

  • Tokyo Style: The truth about Japanese fashion

    Posted By: admin,

    Our intrepid fashion and beauty editor Allie-May Redmond recently went to Tokyo with her course to find out about the trends and styles from a part of the world that often appears a little crazy to outside viewers. She heard from marketing and consumer experts working within the Japanese fashion industry and discovered some amazing […]

  • The New Yorker: Extract Two

    Posted By: admin,

    Olivia and her boyfriend, Lucas, moved to New York last year. They returned with a whole host of stories about some of the weirdest experiences you could imagine. When last we left her, Olivia Jecel had just landed a job at a film production company, but this was soon disrupted by Hurricane Sandy. Here she […]

  • Summer Lovin’: A Preview of Leeds Summer Parties

    Posted By: admin,

    As the days get a little longer and the weather a little warmer, as Leeds becomes a flurry of glittery garden parties, it’s easy to forget that exams are getting a little closer. Forget focusing though, when Leeds coolest venues are providing burgers, barbecues and beats, all day, all night. Here’s a run through of […]

  • Easiest things to get your hands stuck in

    Posted By: admin,

    1. Coffee pots 2. Jars 3. Gates 4. Finger traps 5. Mousetraps 6. Turkeys 7. Sleeves 8. Gloves 9. Letterbox 10. Side of the car – picking up your phone

  • Kabukimono “The First Step”

    Posted By: admin, 29 Apr 2014

    Kabukimono is a limited edition range of t-shirts ethically produced in the UK and designed by University of Manchester graduate, Edward Vanes. T-Shirts are priced £25 each. Their first collection, Hajime went live in April so I sent Kirsty Marsh to investigate. It was a typically Mancunian night; dark, wet and windy. I had no […]

  • The Night of the Kebab.

    Posted By: admin,

    After a night out we’ve all stuffed our faces with a doner from the local kebab shop – the one that failed every health and safety test – that leaves you feeling even more queasy. However, on one fateful night, Laura Reynolds found the best kebab in Nottingham. Before promptly forgetting where it was… It […]

  • Worst things to get your hand stuck in

    Posted By: admin,

    1. A hug 2. A bear trap 3. A dog’s mouth 4. Honey or Jam pot 5. Nettles 6. Letterbox 7. A turkey 8. Handcuffs 9. Your mouth 10. A door

  • Uni2 Interviews… Billy Lockett

    Posted By: admin, 28 Apr 2014

    He’s a singer, songwriter who’s just sold out his first UK headline tour, not bad for a guy that’s not even signed to a label. Hailing from Northampton, Billy Lockett describes his sound as “indie acoustic, but very hard-hitting lyrics so it ranges from upbeat acoustic to sort of heavy ballad-y piano stuff.” Billy has […]

  • The Philosopher

    Posted By: admin,

    The world is a weird and senseless place. Johnny Lawrence often finds himself bemused by the stupidity of society and in this column, he shines a light on the daily idiocies that make up our lives, stares modern society in the face. And tells it to go fuck itself.  “There is no philosophy involved, this […]

  • Will.i.am at the LG Arena

    Posted By: admin, 25 Apr 2014

    It’s somewhat surprising that will.i.am’s recent UK shows mark the beginning of his first ever solo world tour. After the seemingly unending string of hit singles he’s left in his wake over the past few years, you’d think he’d have gotten round to it by now. With high-profile collaborations behind most of them however, the […]

  • The Inner Child Does Fancy Dress

    Posted By: admin,

    You know that ‘inner child’ that everyone has? If that concept was to be personified, it would probably act a lot like Malcolm Remedios. An English student who’s in his element at university, where superhero costumes and pillow forts experience a resurgence among students with too much time on their hands. In this column he’ll […]

  • Aunty E… Treacherous Tinder!

    Posted By: admin, 24 Apr 2014

    Hello boys and girls, the time has come again for me to share the horrors and delights of these past few weeks.  We managed to survive Valentine’s Day creeping up and stabbing us in the back. For the singletons whose only company this Valentine’s was their smartphone, Tinder is like a gift from Venus herself.  […]

  • The library is not your bedroom!

    Posted By: admin,

    Tot up the amount of time you’ve spent in your university library. Feel a bit sick now? Now, ask yourself how much of that time was productive? Students often spend hours in the library, simply to feel as if they’ve done work. However, many will get too comfortable, spending so much time there, that they […]

  • Oh, Mandy, you came and gave me anxiety

    Posted By: admin,

    Nottingham is well-known for its regular dance and house nights in the city, especially in the club Stealth- a favourite among the techno lovers. The club celebrates the best in underground music and is favoured by many established DJ’s and producers. But these nights often go hand in hand with drugs. They introduced me to […]

  • Uni2’s Local Artists Corner: One Bomb

    Posted By: admin,

    Si and Shookz, the two creators of electronic dance sensation One Bomb, have seen their success grow and grow in the last year. Their music ranges from chilled-out House to fast beating Garage and it’s because of this diversity that the duo are now becoming a hit. I managed to catch some time with them […]

  • Peace at Rock City

    Posted By: admin,

    The queue is down the street. The sleeves on t-shirts are securely rolled up to elbows. Short sides, floppy quiffs everywhere, boat shoes, top buttons done and we’re over 100 miles from hackney. That’s right it was Peace at Rock City and more indie than the love child of Grimshaw and Noel Fielding’s silver pillow […]

  • Uni2Interviews… PEACE

    Posted By: admin,

    PEACE are an English indie rock band. They released their debut album ‘In Love’ in March last year to rave reviews. Last month, we talked to drummer Dominic Boyce, about the band, Lou Reed, and embarrassing pictures. It’s been a huge 12 months for you guys, with the NME awards in February, your debut album […]

  • “Bringing Sexy Back?”

    Posted By: admin,

    Don’t deny it now, you guys and girls LOVE a saucy music video and in recent months, there has certainly been no lack of them. So much so that – in early January – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) stated that it wants an age-rating system for online videos introduced ASAP! This was […]

  • Beginner’s Guide to Bondage (and Other Sexperimentation)

    Posted By: admin,

    After the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ phenomenon of 2012, bondage and kinky fetishes have become a much discussed topic. However, the book misses out the plethora of possible embarrassing, awkward and troublesome situations that your new sexual freedom can get you into – take it from someone who knows. So here I’ve put together a […]

  • The Continuing Disappointment: Hard Hitting Plagiarism

    Posted By: admin,

    SILVER SPOON FOUND IN DAVID CAMERON’S RECTUM The continuing disappointment can exclusively reveal that the prime minister has been rushed to hospital in the early hours of this morning complaining of severe stomach pains. Cameron, who had previously been attending a white-tie dinner to raise money for bankers struck by bonus cutbacks, began to suffer […]

  • The Evil Truth of Game Shows

    Posted By: admin,

    If you’re a student – or injured – you’ll be well acquainted with daytime TV. That vast no-man’s land of destitute time stretching from noon till the evening. Where television debases into mind-numbing ‘chat’ shows, trash hunts and old men watching trees, all led by a glistening, gurning David Dickinson. There are also game shows. […]

  • The Joys of Non-League Football

    Posted By: admin,

    Every Monday, discussion with my friends in the morning lecture quickly turns to the weekends’ Premier League action. Arguably the best league in the world, in which millions are wasted by clubs every year, and the overdramatic build-up surrounding games on Super Sunday is – quite frankly – absurd. Sometimes breaking away from the ridiculous […]

  • Uni2 Interview… You me at Six

    Posted By: admin,

    You me at Six are a very popular five piece boy band from Surrey. Before their fourth album was released, at the end of January, we spoke to guitarist Matt Helyer, to get the lowdown. Where are you talking to us from right now? I just bought a house, and my friend is helping me […]

  • The Two Worlds of Charlie F at the Theatre Royal

    Posted By: admin, 22 Apr 2014

    Early last week, Bravo 22 Theatre Company visited Nottingham’s Theatre Royal as part of the UK tour of ‘The Two Worlds of Charlie F’. This moving play depicted the difficulties of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel returning from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and the trials they face in attempting to adapt […]

  • Uni2 Interviews filmmaker Jeanie Finlay

    Posted By: admin,

    “If Elvis is alive, he wears a mask and goes by the name ORION” Nottingham-based filmmaker Jeanie Finlay’s fifth feature film, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of Jimmy Ellis, an unknown singer who was plucked from obscurity and adopted into a crazy scheme to pose as a masked Elvis look-alike […]

  • Introducing… July Child

    Posted By: admin, 14 Apr 2014

    While studying Politics at the University of Nottingham, Kiyon Samavat became more and more involved with the underground music scene and started DJing under the title ‘DJ Kiks’. After graduating, he wanted to continue making music, and so he joined up with childhood friend and long-time collaborator Amber Clara, to form the ambient music duo […]

  • The Perks Of Being An International Student

    Posted By: admin, 10 Apr 2014

    Studying abroad is a big challenge even for the most adventurous souls. But no matter how difficult it may seem at times, it definitely has its perks. FREE DRINKS AND FOOD Homesickness is like rainy days- unexpected and uncontrollable. But this always comes hand in hand with sympathy. There is always at least one friend […]

  • 10 Ways To Mildly Annoy Your Housemate

    Posted By: admin, 9 Apr 2014

    Choosing housemates is an, oh so tricky business, make the wrong choice and you could get stuck with an absolute wanker of a flatmate. This was the mistake my past housemates made when they chose to live with me. I don’t aim to cause all out wars with my housemates, simply make them swear under […]

  • All Uni2Know about… Natalie Findlay

    Posted By: admin,

    Natalie Findlay is a rock singer from Stockport. Her first single ‘Greasy Love’ was very well received, and with an EP released at the beginning of the year and an album on the way, you’re going to hearing a lot more from her. During her tour she played in Nottingham at Bodega and before the […]

  • How to know you’re a Buzzfeed addict:

    Posted By: admin, 1 Apr 2014

    1. It’s the only thing you post or share on Facebook.     2. Your only conversations on Facebook are Buzzfeed links.       3. You talk about the lists ever second of every day.       4. You love it so much that you’ve made it your homepage and you’ve told Google […]

  • 10 Things you accumulate as a student and leave in your flat

    Posted By: admin,

    1. 3D glasses.   2. ‘Spare’ underwear 3. Half finished bottles of alcohol   4. Microwave meals in the freezer 5. Pack of vegetables in the freezer 6. Copious amounts of fancy dress 7. Phone chargers   8. Change/ coppers   9. Bin bags   10. Primark bags

  • The First Year Blues

    Posted By: admin, 8 Mar 2014

    You hear a lot of things about university before you start. You were probably told that University is the best time of your life, Freshers year is non-stop partying and you’ll meet friends for life within the first few weeks. For many students this is true, they throw themselves into university and love it from […]

  • The 1975 visit Nottingham

    Posted By: admin, 6 Feb 2014

    It’s been a big year for The 1975. The Manchester-based rock band have had numerous hit singles and, in early September, released their eponymous debut album, which shot to Number 1 in the U.K. albums chart. Uni2 went to their recent show in Nottingham, and after the gig spoke to frontman Matthew Healy, to find […]

  • Drinking Games from around the world… Gelande Quaf

    Posted By: admin, 4 Nov 2013

    Gelande Quaffing was born almost thirty years ago, in the town of Jackson, Wyoming, USA. In 1986 the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, one of the best known ski resorts in the US, was closed due to a 14 foot storm.  Members of the Jackson Hole air force were waiting out the storm in the local […]

  • Uni2 Interview… Bombay Bicycle Club

    Posted By: admin, 28 Mar 2013

    Bombay Bicycle Club are a four-piece indie rock band. Formed in 2005 since then they have released four albums. During the tour to promote their newest album “So Long, See You Tomorrow” we sent Alex Esden to meet BBC’s drummer Suren de Saram; to get the story behind the bicycle club. Why Bombay Bicycle Club? […]

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