Where to | African & Caribbean groceries

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There will come a time when you’re just craving some sweet fried plantain or fried yam and fresh pepper. Yup, that day will come and when it does you’ll be thanking us for this blog post! After you run out of your stock of home cooked food you’ll probably want to buy some familiar groceries and follow mum’s recipe or just experiment in the kitchen.

Below are a few local supermarkets to cater to your needs:

  • Mogal Express – 188 Ilkeston Rd, NG7 3FY
  • Iqra shop – 117 High Road, Beeston, NG9 2LH
  • Victoria Shopping Centre market –¬†222 Victoria St, NG1 3PT

You can purchase all sorts of ingredients from plantain and yam to the realest seasonings.

Don’t forget to invite your lovely ACS committee round for dinner ūüėČ


University essentials | What not to forget & tips

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Hey Freshers! We hope you’re all very excited to move into Nottingham and meet tonnes of new people. As you’re writing your uni shopping lists and planning your massive trip to IKEA or wherever else, we thought we’d give¬†you a little extra help. This¬†is¬†a very¬†extensive list of what you need to buy/pack from bedding to important documents, it’s all there. Literally all of us on the committee used this list when preparing for university and it was incredibly¬†useful. Argos, Wilko¬†and¬†IKEA¬†also have their own university checklist, deals and some great themes and bedroom ideas. We’d recommend decorating¬†your room and making it cosy because that’s where you’ll spend a lot of your time and¬†you might even get a bit homesick!

The Notts ACS forget-me-not’s:

  • Mattress protector
  • Corkscrew/tin opener
  • Extension cable
  • Door stopper (so you can meet your flatmates on move-in day)
  • Hangers (you wont be given¬†any)
  • Kitchen roll
  • Toilet brush
  • Washing up sponge
  • Medication (fresher’s flu is so real!)
  • Blanket
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothes drying rack

Lastly, a few tips for when you move in:

-Make sure you give your room, kitchen space and bathroom a good clean before you do ANYTHING

-For the¬†self-catered lot, don’t bother buying a toaster, kettle, iron or rice cooker as¬†you’ll probably be given one to share with your flatmates; check what will be provided and wait till you get there¬†so you can split¬†the cost of extra appliances

-Don’t take toooo much stuff with you especially if living on campus as you’ll have to move in and out each term

-Buy a double duvet not a single even if you have a single bed

-Earplugs may come in handy for noisy neighbours (and St Peter’s Court fire alarms!)

-To save space in your vehicle you can do your food shopping in Notts
Lidl Р1 Midland Way, NG7 3NY, ASDA РHyson Green, NG7 5FP, etc are close-by for the self catered students

That’s all from us for now! Comment below if you have questions about anything related.

Where to | Loud trims and fleek


Where can I get my braids done? Who’s the best barber in town? I need to do my eyebrows, help!

Yes guys, we hear you loud and clear and we’re eager to answer your¬†questions so here goes…

For the ladies
The best hair and cosmetics shops we’d recommend are:

  • Beauty Spot Cosmetics¬†–¬†499-501 Alfreton Rd, NG7 5NH (10-15 min walk from¬†St Peter’s Court)
  • The Xpression (city centre) –¬†84-86 Upper Parliament street, NG1 6LF

The best hairdressers:

  • The Honey Hand – If you want top quality fleekiness, you can get in touch with our Welfare Officer, Honey, who has over 5 years of professional experience. She specialises in lace closure weaves, braids, twists, relaxer treatments, you name it, and also threads¬†eyebrows! – Ilkeston Rd – honeyhandenquiries@gmail.com
  • GHAB|pro – With over 5 years experience in the hair and beauty sector, Sophia is your go to girl for all things beauty related. From weaves and hair treatments to full face makeovers, GHAB|pro has¬†you sorted!¬†–¬†Insta:¬†@ghabpro¬†–¬†ghab@gmx.com – 07538584945
  • Naturelle Salon¬†–¬†106 Hucknall Rd,¬†NG5 1AD
  • Shayaa Natural Hair Salon –¬†204-202 Ilkeston Rd, NG7 3FX

The best nail shops and beauty bars:

  • Five Star Nails –¬†4 King’s Walk, City Centre, NG1 2AE
  • USA Nails –¬†19A Trinity Walk, City Centre, NG1 2AN
  • New York Nails –¬†34 Upper Parliament St, NG1 2AG
  • Mona’s Beauty Bar – (inside Superdrug) Victoria Centre Market, NG1 3PT
  • Lashious Beauty – Victoria Health Centre, Glasshouse St, NG1 3QN

For the gents
The loudest, sharpest and most intricate trims:

  • T-Cuts –¬†134 Alfreton Road, NG7 3NS (the best in Nottingham apparently!) –¬†0115 978 9073
  • Kurt Barbers – 22 Hartley Rd, NG7 3AD – 07790678818
  • Yess Jam Barbers –¬†82 Hartley Rd, Nottingham NG7 3AF –¬†07786294969

You’re very welcome.