Student Blogs: University of Leicester

Welcome to the University of Leicester student blog site. Join the bloggers as they take you on a behind-the-scenes journey through university life at Leicester. It’s a great way to learn more about studying at Leicester or ask a question about the course you’re interested in studying – from someone who’s actually on the course. Don’t be shy. Get involved in the conversation and leave a comment or two. They would love to hear from you. More subjects and lots of friendly new bloggers are being added regularly so be sure to come back often.

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Open Days!

One of the most important aspect of the whole university application process is attending the open days. Yes, a lot of people apply to universities on a whim but it is vital to at least get a feel of the university before applying and consequently committing to it. University isn’t just about the study, but […]

Kitty (Australia)

Sydney Harbour

Sydney is often considered to have one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Now, admittedly, there are a lot of harbours in this world that I haven’t seen, but Sydney’s is pretty beautiful. The most well known part is obviously the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, but there’s actually a lot […]


Hakuna Fatmata

So it is the last day of the Student’s Union Executive Elections today and I want to urge everyone to vote for the candidates that they believe in. I was also inspired to write a blog post on a candidate that I believe in, and that is Fatmata Daramy aka Hakuna Fatmata. Apart from her […]


Three Tips For Freelancers

It’s funny how certain words have certain connotations, isn’t it? I mean, we give words meaning based upon certain contexts, and these meanings inform our subsequent usage and understanding of these words. For example: freelancer. It is amazing to me that so many people still don’t hold freelancers in the same regard as entrepreneurs, when, […]


Let’s Talk About Mental Health

  I have an anxiety disorder. I’m not afraid to say that. I used to be, but I’m not anymore. And I know that there are hundreds of thousands of people who feel the same way, but are too afraid to speak up because of this pathetic stigma that surrounds mental health. I know that […]


Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward

  This is my favourite quotation; it was said by Victor Kiam, who was an American entrepreneur and also owned the New England Patriots at one point. The quotation just resonated with me the first time I came across it.   There have been many times in my life where I have both metaphorically and physically fallen on […]


Time Management Tips

Last term I completed the Leicester Award, which is a course you can do through the uni to improve skills like working to deadlines, self reflection, public speaking, and giving presentations. One of the skills I chose to focus on then was time management, and so here I am, ready to impart my knowledge on […]


Open days: what to expect

The big day is here, the arrival of an open day. I am sure that most university students remember their open day and the adrenaline rush when walking around the campus. The same feelings would come to prospective students but, also with excitement and nerves. This post is inspired by Lois with her brilliant work […]


Question Time: Uni Student Version

So last week I had a thought about writing a post on the types of questions that I would have loved to ask a university student but was either 1: too afraid to ask 2: missed the chance to.   The thing is, they always tell you to make sure you ask everything during events, […]


Open days- making the most of them

It’s that time again, UCAS days are taking place and swarms of prospective students are wandering around campus, trying to drink in vast quantities of information that will ultimately play a huge role in deciding the next path in their life. But, what do you really need to know and get from the day?? Grab […]


My Year Abroad in Texas in Five Pictures

Lately, I’ve been feeling very nostalgic about my year abroad because of my impending deadlines and the terrible weather. I thought I’d relive some of the best nine months of my life through the medium of photos. Friends Ok, I know this isn’t one photo but I couldn’t pick just one picture of me and […]


Tutorial Presentation

Recently, I had to do a presentation in my tutorial.  This was in preparation for my final year where I will have to do a 45 minute talk followed by a Q&A. Luckily, this is two years away, and my tutorial presentation only had to be 10 minutes long and could be on anything within […]


Dances with Medics

That’s right, it’s another corker of a title. Anyway, as a once starry-eyed medic, most of my friends in first year were also on my course, so naturally I’ve spent most of my time in Leicester living with medical students. So I thought I should share my wisdom and findings with the world as I’ve […]


The Economics of Student Discounts

  In my last blog post I talked about all of the ways you can use your student status to save some money here and there, but why is this? The theory behind student discounts (or any kind of of discounts for that matter) is a pretty simple one as far as economic theory goes. […]


Fun Outside the Comfort Zone

In my blog post last week, I wrote about pushing yourself to step out of your comfort zone, specifically in regard to social situations. Going out for ‘compulsory cocktails’ with my Miscarriages of Justice co-workers last week was one example I had of initially convincing yourself not to try something but which ended up being incredibly worth it […]

Oishi Deb

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event


9 months to go!!

I was at home this evening and decided to check and look over my rota for this year. I was surprised to see that I actually only have 5 placements/9 months left to go to before I qualify as an ODP. This is an exciting and scary thought, as I will soon be running an […]


I am back (literally)

In 2016 there have been just five blog entries from me. I was on the verge of quitting, but eventually I pulled through. Now I am back in Leicester for a very intense writing session.


How to save money as a student!

First off, I hope exams went swimmingly for all that took them. The geology department here at Leicester had a two week exam spell where all 1-3rd year students took them. Least to say over that time it was rather… tense. However, our ‘SB room’ (common room) has still got the brown paper up to […]


Rest & Recovery

My portfolio for the level 2 Interpreting Archaeological Evidence module has been submitted on time. Due to various events like Christmas, my daughters wedding and a three week illness however, I put myself under immense time pressure to finish. When I say finish, I mean an assignment that I am happy with. The weekend before submission for […]


Why Big Brother Isn’t Just Trash TV

  As a psychology student I’ve always been fascinated by social interactions, what makes someone likeable? What makes people crack? Now in some way or another I’d argue these notions are explored in depth through each and every series of Big Brother. Whilst I do accept the original concept has become slightly diluted with BBUK […]

Matt Q

Coughs and Sneeze spread diseases… My time in General Practice

“He’s got a bit of a cough and a runny nose and I’m a little bit worried it might have settled on his chest…” And so begins your typical consultation in the wonderful land of General Practice. I’ve just started my placement in Corby – also know locally as “little Glasgow”, on account of the […]


A Guide to Political Institutions in The Hague

The Hague can be seen as one of the most underrated cities to visit in Europe, particularly for Politics and International Relations students (as you may probably know by now, this is where I am living and studying- so I may be somewhat biased). When visiting the Netherlands, the majority of people tend to prioritise […]


Till We Meet Again.

It has been great blogging for you guys over these past couple months but I am afraid this will be my last blog post. Now that I have graduated it is time for me to pass the baton to the next Natural Science blogger, to whom I wish the best of luck (I’m sure they’ll […]


Graduation day!

Yesterday was the big day! I now have BA to my name and I’m officially a graduate of the University of Leicester.   All-in-all it was a really nice day. Mum and dad came down for the day to celebrate with me. First thing I did was collect my graduation robes from the Students’ Union. Being completely […]


The EU Referendum

Are you registered to vote in the upcoming EU referendum? If you aren’t registered or don’t know if you are, you can register here. If you don’t register than you can’t vote and with those <55 years old much more likely to vote In on June 23rd, the Remain campaign needs you to vote. This video from channel 4 […]


Why Jane Austen’s appearance on our 10 pound notes is a big deal (even if you’re not a big fan)

While as a Literature student I may be very excited to see my favourite author’s face everyday, there are of course many who find her novels dull, and those who just do not care or know who she is. Either way, I think it is important to note the reasons which make this a great […]


A little trip to Rome

As a late birthday celebration, I went on a four day trip to Rome. It planned out to be the perfect timing as we managed to book the little gateway during my reading week, so luckily I didn’t have classes.   This was the first time my friends and I would be visiting Italy, so […]


Last week in Leicester

I’ve been in the UK for four years now as a student but this is by far the longest I’ve stayed here during summer. Usually I’ll be packing and going straight to the airport after my finals in June, simply because summer is my favorite season and specifically, summer in Cyprus (my home country) is […]

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