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.

Latest posts from the subject blogs

Scarlett

Time’s Up

  And in what felt like no time at all, it’s all over.   This week I finished my Law degree, and it’s been a weird one.   On Sunday it was my 21st birthday, and whilst I thought that it would be horrendous, because it was followed by two consecutive days of exams, the […]

Ismail

Research, Research, Research

While I await my supervisor’s feedback on my questions, I’m continuing to push forward with my research. At this stage, I’m just reading tons of research, and, honestly, I can appreciate the point of doing a dissertation at this point. First, there’s likely no way I would have ever had the discipline to sit and […]

Khadija

Unofficially Over

I’m done!!!!!! Freedom!!!!!! 4 years of my life over! My degree is OVER!!! I can’t express how happy I am to no longer have exams, to have completed all aspects of my degree. I am so excited and happy. I feel so free. I’m so excited for the summer, and for my graduate job which […]

Kitty (Australia)

Sydney’s coastal walks

If there’s one thing Sydney does well, and has in spades, it’s coastal and harbourside walks. I think I must have done about seven by now and they never fail to disappoint. Some of the walks just take you along the harbour and give you stunning views of the city skyline, feat. The Opera House […]

Charlotte D

Random Acts of Kindness

I didn’t think this would actually be my first post, but in light of recent events, I thought it was time to spread some positivity. I’m sure most of you are aware of the terrible attack that occurred in Manchester; my thoughts go out to anyone who has been impacted. Yet among everything, what struck […]

Jaipreet

An Update

Firstly, I’m sorry I haven’t been writing much lately. I’m at that strange point where I’m not really going anywhere except Sainsbury’s, or doing anything except revising. I won’t complain about exams – thankfully I’ve been able to choose my modules so that I’ve only had two – but all the same revision is annoying […]

Arllen

Second Year Snippets

Two down; two more to go! I hope you are holding up well against this tide of revision, examination and television! I have to mention TV because I swear everything I watch are coming back at the same time i.e. now.   As mentioned above, I managed to get through my first two examinations and […]

Courtney

All that is Pure

University of Leicester students are all short of time right now, what with it being the middle of exam season, so for this weeks’ blog post I thought I’d do something a little different. It’s a listicle, but it will be a short one with three suggestions for the purest, happiest things to get you […]

George

My Exam Technique.

Exam technique is primarily down to personal preference, however, my exam technique is developed from an amalgamation of listening to advice and trial and error. Hopefully, you might learn some helpful tips from the way I conduct my exams, or if there is something you do which I did not mention, which you think others […]

Hâf

Are you still watching?

Seeing as exam season is upon us, I thought I’d dedicate a post to that one important thing we’re all doing right now: binge-watching TV. Don’t lie to me, you stopped revising about 5 episodes ago didn’t you?   What I want to talk about in particular is revival shows. So many TV shows are […]

Faheema

So, what exactly do you do?

“So, what exactly do you with all the free time you have?” – This is a question I have been asked over the year on many occasions and to be honest, I am starting to get pretty annoyed. I am fully aware that during the teaching periods us sociology students have very few contact hours […]

Oishi Deb

BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017 part 1

I attended the 10th BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium at the Aberystwyth University, Wales. This is an annual one-day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects. Alongside keynote speeches and talks, this conference also includes poster presentations from all year undergraduates and master students. Students were encouraged to submit an abstract for their poster […]

Becky

Finding A Place To Study

  As exam season makes its way back round, the David Wilson Library is getting more and more packed by the day.   I love studying in the library as I feel it’s where I’m most productive and achieve the best revision. However, when it starts to get to the point where you have to […]

Lizzie

Applying for jobs

Hey guys, So today I thought I’d talk about applying for jobs on the ODP course. As I now only have 5 months left on the course (scary) we are all starting to apply for jobs so that we have one when we qualify in October. A job advert went out earlier on this week […]

Simran

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. […]

Luke

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 […]

Katie

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 […]

Frances

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, […]

Pal

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

Tasmin

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 […]

Lori

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 […]

Mark

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 […]

Elizabeth

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 […]

Osarenkhoe

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 […]

Megan

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 […]

Karolina

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 […]

Munira

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 […]

Dimitra

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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