I’d say my alarm woke me up early, but the excitement had me up checking the time from sunrise.  

Hi, I’m Rachel, and I am FAR too excited for Nexus ICA’s Rag Week 2023.

As this is my third and final year, I’m not wanting to miss a second. Trundling on down at 10:15, I was met with a hive of activity as 40 odd people sorted and packed up the vans and cars, ready for our commute to Matlock. 

Final briefings and fundraising pushes saw us well on our way up to the North (a relative term of course).

Mats, side by side, as far as the eye can see with clear routes carefully laid out to the toilets and fire escapes. As the catering team began their task of feeding the five thousand, we all began to adjust to our new home.

The boys’ room doubles as the dining/common room between the hours of 07:00 – 21:00, and these chambers filled quickly with excited students and staff lured by the smell of burgers and chips.

When all stomachs were satisfied, a well-deserved round of applause for the cooks saw the end of mealtime and made way for the day’s final notices.

So, what have we got in store? 

…and then all over again…and again…and again.

Keep an eye out for live updates on our socials. Trust me, you don’t want to miss a minute!


Check out Nexus ICA social media accounts for live RAG week updates.