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"A triumph", a quartet and a term packed full with fantastic music - TERM 2 BLOG


"All in all, a fantastic concert that showcased the amazing talent of the students at this university",

Were the final words of Rosie Carter's review from The Tab about the "triumph" of the University of Nottingham Philharmonia's first concert of the term, kicking off what is going to be a term of brilliant live music.

Along with the lunchtime concerts (free entry) at 1:15 every Tuesday and Friday at the Djanogly Recital Hall, we have two mammoth concerts coming up in the next few weeks by the University Choir and the Universities Sinfonia on the 23rd and 30th of March respectively. With tickets only being £5 for UoN students, this is steal and an ideal opportunity for orchestral music skeptics to give live classical music a go!

With familiar tunes like Rossini’s William Tell Overture, to epic choral pieces (RVW’s Toward the Unknown Region, featuring Viva Voce choir) and a piece composed especially for the Sinfonia and Viva Voce by Nottingham University Alumnus, Ed Denham, it is going to be another demonstration of the great and lively music scene at the UoN!


Hannah & Sabrina's Interview with The Jezabels

posted 28.02.14 at 6:13pm by Hannah & Sabrina


When The Jezabels came to Nottingham February 24th to play at Rescue Rooms, Hannah and Sabrina had the pleasure of interviewing the band's lead singer, Hayley!
We really enjoyed our chat with her and hope you might too, have a listen:

If you liked the song in between, that was The End from their new album The Brink.

If you want to hear more, you can find them on Facebook here:
And Twitter:
And listen to their music on thier YouTube account:

Cheers! xx

Petition for street lighting on Station Road gains over 1500 Signatures

posted 26.02.14 at 8:38pm by The Pulse

On Monday 24th February, a petition to install street lights on Station Road, which had been signed by over 1500 people, was handed over to Nottinghamshire County Council. The petition is part of an ongoing campaign aiming to improve the safety of the road, which many University of Nottingham students have to use to access Sutton Bonington Campus.

Katy, a student living on Sutton Bonington, told 'The Pulse' about why Station Road is a concern for students, and their hopes for what the petition might achieve:

Next, we discussed the issue in the studio:

However, not everyone agreed that street lighting is the ideal solution. One listener said of Station Road:

"It's a rural road, usually quiet even in day time. There is paving too. I'm all for the project but realistically I'd rather money be spent on provision/mobility for the elderly - money's tight. SB students - invest in fluorescent stripes, walk on the pavement. OR petition for more frequent buses, not costly street lights."

We also considered the use of a petition in the campaign, and how successful petitions in general can be in bringing about change:

Sabrina's Interview with Shy Nature

posted 25.02.14 at 4:06pm by Hannah & Sabrina

On Saturday Feburary 8th, Sabrina had the pleasure of interviewing the up-and-coming band Shy Nature. Shy Nature is a 4 piece alternative rock band from North London who has just set off on a 2 week tour with a bundle of fresh tunes. To hear more about them, have a listen to the interview:

If you like what you hear, check out their tracks, all recorded LIVE in the URN Studios! ...
Deadly Sins:

Lie Back:

And Sabrina's personal fave,

You can also find them on Facebook here:
And Twitter:
And Soundcloud:


Varsity 2014 - Men's Basketball Match report

posted 25.02.14 at 12:15pm by URN Sport

University of Nottingham put Trent in their place as they convincingly beat the men in pink 75-42 in the 2014 Men’s Varsity Basketball fixture.

A capacity crowd of 4,426 people filled the Capital FM Arena to anxiously await the fate of their university team as the University of Nottingham faced up against Trent for the second consecutive year in the massive arena. The opening quarter was far more open than many had predicted with Trent eventually trailing 14-19 after the initial period of play. Some impressive layups by Trent’s McKen had exploited some lackadaisical defence from Coach Richardson’s side, but the crowd were certainly enjoying seeing so many baskets in such quick succession.

The second quarter continued much the same, with the University of Nottingham maintaining their lead with the score at 36-31 at the buzzer. Combination play from pointguard and playmaker Aaron Brown and captain Jeff Smith was really making the difference with fellow guard Zapeta also stamping his mark on the game with a beautiful layup from distance.