Our Trip to Nottingham 2011

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Julie, Julia, Quentin and Virgile.

In England, in the heart of the East Midlands lies a city well-known thanks to the legendary hero Robin Hood : Welcome to Nottingham !

Nottingham is a city steeped in history. You will walk in Sherwood forest, visit the castle which was the property of the Sheriff of Nottingham, see Robin Hood’s statue and open your eyes wide in the Wollaton Hall a beautiful natural history museum.

Nottingham university is huge and very modern. The campus is perfect to laze on grass under trees when it is sunny – Yes ! sometimes in England the sun shines. ^^

Nottingham city centre is very attractive with its Ferris wheel and malls. At night, you can go out in pubs and nightclubs. The oldest in in England, the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, is located also in this city. It is a very nice place where you can taste the beer and so discover a part of the local culture. Night in Nottingham is great !

Then, when you wake up in the morning, what a pleasure to enjoy an authentic English breakfast ! A new day in Nottingham begins !

Written by Julie

First of all, it is 2 unforgiven weeks that you will not regret ! I mean, imagine : 2 weeks where you are totally submerged in the spirit of an English country. If you want to do one semester (or more) during your degree course at INSA, it can be a good first experience.

My SCAN trip was in Nottingham from the 19th of February to the 6th of March. After one hour of fly, we touched the English floor at Stansted and surprise ! It was raining (whereas the sun was shining in France.. Anyway.. No actually, it rained only this day). And we arrived at Nottingham after 4 hours of auto car. To resume, we slept in a nice bed & breakfast, not too much expensive and with authentic full English breakfast on morning ! And the day, we went to the campus by auto car to see some lectures : thermodynamics, mechanics, mathematics, quantum world, but also psychology, macro economy, politics etc. It is very interesting to see how the courses work in foreign university. Moreover you can discuss with many students and then compare with France.
The SCAN trip is also the discovery of the country (if you have never been here), you visit the city and its around. For example, we visited the castle of Nottingham and saw Robin Hood’s statue. We walked in the Wollaton park too and visited the natural history museum.

And night.. Night is great in Nottingham ! There are a lot of very nice pubs an club nights where you can easily speak with others.
Actually, it is a good experience to improve your knowledge, your English, to discover the country, and to have good times with friends 😉

Written by Julia


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