5 Social Media Accounts Every Student in Nottingham Needs to Follow

Words: Gemma Cockrell
Wednesday 14 September 2022
reading time: min, words

If you want regular tips on what to see and where to go throughout the year, drop these lot a follow…



Obviously, it goes without saying that first on the list is LeftLion. Founded in 2003, LeftLion is a group of journalists, illustrators, photographers and graphic designers who make a monthly magazine about all the cool stuff in Nottingham. We distribute 12,000 copies every month from our base in Sneinton, and you’ll be able to find us all over the city centre and the surrounding suburbs of Nottingham. With content ranging from interviews with local creatives to gig reviews, restaurant suggestions to deep-dives into local history, you can find everything you need to know about Nottingham inside the pages of a LeftLion or on our website.



My Nottingham

The official Instagram account for the Nottingham City Council is well worth a follow, especially if you are a fan of photography. Posting scenic photos of Notts, including landmarks such as Wollaton Hall and the Council House in Old Market Square, their page is sure to make you appreciate the beauty of the city you are studying in. And if you are a budding photographer yourself, you can even tag them in your own posts with #MyNottingham for the chance to have your shots reposted to their 24,000 followers.



It's In Nottingham

We feel like the clue’s in the name for this one, but we’ll add a little extra spiel just in case. Spotlighting all the biggest events from across Nottingham, from new business launches to must-visit attractions, this page is dedicated to celebrating everything that makes our city so special. Even better? They’re great at suggesting more family-friendly activities for when your gang from home come to visit. Even better? They run regular competitions, giving followers the chance to get their hands on everything from hybrid bicycles to festival tickets.



We Are Floot

Want to get a feel for the best places to grab some food, sink some drinks or spend some spare time? Well, check out the Best Of section later in this magazine... But if you want regular suggestions popping up on your timeline, We Are Floot have you covered. A new app and Insta page dedicated to showcasing Nottingham’s finest local businesses, this is a great, free place to get inspiration for every chill day or hefty night out in our city. Highlighting everything from pubs to clubs, cinemas to coffee bars, these lot are a must-follow.



Nottingham Nightline

Nottingham Nightline is a student-led volunteering organisation, run by undergraduate and postgraduate volunteers from the University of Nottingham, that provides a confidential and anonymous point of contact for students at both unis. They aim to provide a safe and welcoming listening service for whoever requires it, allowing you to talk to someone about anything that is on your mind without any fear of judgement or identification. If you need help or advice, their DMs on Instagram are always open, or you can call 0115 951 4985 between 7pm-8am every night of term.


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