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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Master and Remainder (Part 3)

Back once again for the renegade Masters (Sadly not the Fatboy Slim remix).   It’s been a while since the last update but I’m heading towards the end of the project, and my time at University. So I thought I would give you all one last account of my experiences studying and researching for my […]


Human Geographers and the Big Apple

If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York – Frank Sinatra   A good old Frank Sinatra can never do anyone wrong. So why a song about New York and not Disney? The human Geographers have flown out to the Big Apple earlier this week. […]


Around the World in 80 Minutes

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Apologies for the late upload this month. Dissertation work has been in full swing. Only 15 days till the submission date. I am both nervous and excited. I have one final meeting with my supervisor this coming week to discuss some feedback on the draft I […]


Richard III Visitor Centre

So I finally went to see Richard!!! Well not really, I went to see the Richard III Visitor Centre and it was AMAZING!!!!!!! On a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 100!! I mean I may be biased due to my profound love for Richard III but it was definitely a 100!! Richard, […]


Things to Look Forward To

Well it’s about a week later and my life is exactly the same – dissertation, job applications, and revision. But hark! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I could feasibly hand in my dissertation before the end of next week! Now wouldn’t that be a turn out for the books. […]


I should be revising

Hmm so even though I’m supposed to be revising I have been binge watching TV too, whoops. It always seems that during exam season new series start! The mini series ‘Clique’ on BBC was particularly good, so interesting, but it was bound to be good as the producers of skins also produced Clique! It follows […]


How To Hit Those Exams Where It Hurts

  So… It’s coming around to that time of year again. Exam stress is building, and you can never have too much advice on how to best revise. So here are my tips and techniques that have served me well since GCSEs. I hope they prove just as effective for you!   Flash cards have […]


My Favourite Economics Modules

  Since I am coming to the end of my BA Economics undergraduate degree here at the University of Leicester, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite modules over the past three years. Some of these are optional modules and some are core. For more information on what modules you will […]


Back to the future, or the excitement of summer internships

     When it comes to students’ worries, I can tell you that there is only one thing that scores higher on the scary scale than telling your landlord about all the things that you broke in the house or running out of food money in one night spent in O2 and then surviving on […]


Being mindful in how we use language

  Today’s blog post is simultaneously a PSA and a personal vendetta against people who don’t use Oxford commas. Just kidding!   This week, I wanted to write about our use of language. I never truly understood just how much of an impact words can have, written or spoken, until I started studying law. I suddenly found myself […]


Second year placements

Hey! I am now half way through my second year of the ODP course, which means that I only have six months remaining until I qualify (scary times). I thought i’d talk about the difference between first year and second year on the ODP course. I have found that second year placements are generally a […]


“It didn’t make it disgusting” The weekend my parents went vegan

I’ve been home for the long weekend, as I had some time off work because the Students’ Union was closed. It’s been a well-earned break from work, revision, and my dissertation as well as a chance to catch up on some much-needed rest. My parents decided to eat some vegan meals with me whilst I […]


Hallmarks of a Final Year

  Happy Easter everybody! I hope you are all having fun eating lots of chocolate. If you’re like me and chose the sad option of continuing revision through this holiday weekend, make sure you have lots of nice food today, okay?   So today I decided that I would create another one of my beloved […]


Academic Diversity at Leicester

While reading for my dissertation I came across the book “A Theory of Justice for Animals” by Robert Garner, which I have found incredibly inspiring and has become a staple piece in my writing. A couple of months ago, I found out that Robert Garner is a lecturer in the politics department at Leicester! So, […]

Matt Q

IPE to meet you

A subject rarely touched upon in the admissions process to Medical School is the examination system. There’s good reason for this – after all, when you’re applying from ysear 13 your life is chocker with exams, some of which I still believe are harder than those you encounter at any point in Medical School (indeed, […]


That is a wrap (well just not yet)

This time last year, I was buried in revision for my exams. The exams that would determine where I would continue my studies. Now look, here I am, one year at the end of my first year of uni! On one hand I am a bit freaked out at how fast time has flown but […]


And now I am working in a Museum!

A part of the PhD experience is the chance to enhance our professional careers. Now I am a very proud museum professional. Now time management becomes a more serious issue than ever before


How I survived A-level psychology

  A common question I’m asked by students wanting to study psychology at degree level is generally how I made it through psychology A-level, any tips and tricks I learnt along the way and quite frankly how I managed to stay sane throughout the whole process. I can honestly say It wasn’t easy by any means and […]



You’ve probably heard it in the news or at least seen Google’s doodle about it: An international team, including space scientists at the University of Leicester, have discovered a system with seven Earth sized planets, just 40 light years away, orbiting around a red dwarf star. This discovery was made using both ground and space […]

Oishi Deb

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event


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 […]


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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