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

Shannon A

What My Erasmus Year Abroad Taught Me

As you may or may not know I have spent the last academic year in Malta on an Erasmus year abroad. The past two months being back on British soil and preparing for my fourth and final year at the University of Leicester have shown me the many ways my Erasmus year abroad has shaped […]


The Dollars and Cents of a University Education

As I see more of our University of Leicester bloggers retiring due to graduation, I wonder what expectations they have for moving on to the next phase of their careers. My general impression of UK university students is that they graduate and move on to professional careers in various fields without the same stressors that […]


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 […]


What You can Gain from Criminology and Netflix

As I’ve been studying Criminology at Leicester and delved deeper into different subject areas, I’ve become more and more interested in the reality of the subject and in the depictions of crime and criminal justice that are all around us.   I’ve found myself watching and reading more crime fiction (and some non-fiction depictions like […]

Jo M

Graduation is something else

  Graduation is magical, no lie. It definitely was one of the most incredible days of my life.   The day began with an early start, soon-to-be graduates and loved ones arriving on campus from across the globe. It may have only been a matter of weeks since I had parted with my fellow course friends, […]

Adam (Germany)

Tschüß Berlin!

It’s finally happened, the day I’ve been dreading and hurtling towards at record speed for the past few months has came and gone, and I have officially left Berlin and finished my Erasmus year abroad. Given that I can honestly say that I’ve never felt as happy, free, entertained and at home as I have […]


Let’s talk about my PhD!

On one hand I don’t have much to report as there is no progress in my PhD. I did not have any field trips recently, I am not writing anything. But – you know there is always a “but”

Shannon N

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wied… etc.

I can’t really believe I’m typing this but this is my last ever blog post. I’m officially graduated and no longer a student at the University of Leicester, which makes me more emotional than I’d like to admit.   Though I’m excited to experience a new University, I’m also really sad to leave somewhere I […]

Emily W

Thank you and Goodbye, Leicester

As it’s now been exactly two weeks since I graduated I thought it was about time to do my final post *sobs*. If you’d have told me three years ago when I was having a meltdown because I didn’t think I could hack moving into halls that, by the time it was over, I’d be […]


Goodbye from me…

So here it is, my last blog post! Firstly I need to answer the question: what next? I have my degree under my belt but what to do with it? I mentioned in an earlier post that I had a place on the Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology MSc, remaining at Leicester. So this is […]


Graduation + Vlog!

  For my last blog I thought I’d share with you some bits and bobs from my graduation day and a vlog! My friend Ellie and I take a look inside some of the buildings on campus, including the Students’ Union, the Law School and the David Wilson Library. We also head into town and show you some […]


My Graduation

Tuesday 12th July marked a special day – my graduation! Its still sinking in that I am now a Leicester graduate. The day was really quite an unreal experience, but a great celebration of our time at University. In this blog post I would love to share it with you!   Once I had met my […]

Olivia W

A farewell blog

As I was walking onto the stage at De Montfort Hall on Friday 15th July to receive my degree certificate I was feeling a huge mixture of emotions. I was hugely proud and happy to be graduating with a First Class Honours in Sociology but sad that my three years at University had come to […]


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 […]



I am now back home in Hungary which feels great – though being 35 Celsius degrees here, I almost miss the British weather. The past weeks were very busy for me, but now I finally have time to contemplate some university-related issues that have happened recently and that are still ahead of me.   Most importantly, […]


My Teaching Internship

Last week I started a paid internship in teaching physics at my old college, Loreto in Manchester. There are about 15 of us on the scheme with Teach Manchester, all of us interested in teaching either physics or maths. The main aim of the scheme is to get more physics and maths graduates into teaching […]


The Wait Continues…

Hello! It seems like forever since I made a blog post (and that’s because it has been a while, sorry!). I’ve been busy over the past couple of months studying, writing my dissertation, getting ready to move to France and starting up my own business (more on that in a separate post), which is why […]


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 […]


A year out in the Capital

I have found out that i have been offered a place to do my intercalated degree at King’s College London. I will be undertaking Psychology. I am so excited to be doing this Bsc as it looks incredibly interesting. The Bsc is such a great opportunity to explore a specific area of interest in great […]

Ben N

Year In Industry Success!!

  On Friday I had my first- and I’m delighted to say last- Year in Industry job interview. It was at a company called Handling Concepts and it finds ‘bespoke solutions to handling problems’. In English they design and build machines to move ‘things’, ‘things’ that are too heavy or awkward for humans to move. […]


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 […]

Laura M

Being dragged back to England

It’s such a helpless feeling to be returning home again. It’s always the worst part of coming to have to leave this beautiful country and some amazing friends too. I love the life out here, and it’s so different to life at University, filled with stress, hard work and expectations. Instead, you find a kind […]


Internship application

I’m a proper responsible uni student, I applied for an internship! SO EXCITING! I found the advertisement on, for a marketing intern this summer in London and went about creating my CV. My first CV! So I was a bit lost on how to go about doing my CV and I thought ‘hey I could […]


The Last Lap

I think we can all agree that the past couple of weeks have been quite hectic. From the winter break, to Christmas, to exam preparations and finally writing the actual examinations. And before we knew it, semester two was upon us. As a final year student, the second semester is basically my last lap. The […]

Olivia J

Who’s voting for Trump and why?

Since the beginning of the presidential election campaign we’ve seen Donald Trump plastered across our screens and across all forms of media because of stupid things he’s said or extreme policies he’s backing. We’ve also seen his rise, with quite a lot of incredulity, to popularity and it really (really) begs the question; who is […]


Study methods-go your own way

Oh wow, it has been three and a half weeks since my last post. I am right in the middle of doing the reading for my dissertation and my desk looks a bit burdened. There are papers, book chapters and notebooks piling up and to everyone who sees it it looks like pure chaos. To […]


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 […]


Hungry in Leicester…

Last year, I wrote an article about the most common places for students to live in Leicester and a mini-summary of them all. As we almost reach the end of my 3rd year in Leicester, I thought I’d do the same except this time round about my top 3 affordable (as we are students, of […]

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