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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Simran

Power of women

Millions of women across the world joined together to form the Women’s march on 21st January 2017. This march was about the protection of women’s rights, safety, health, and families. This occurred in Washington D.C however, many other cities joined with them such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, New Mexico city etc. There were sister marches […]

Becky

Give Me All The Discounts

  Being a student normally means your disposable income is quite low and with Christmas just gone, and the student loan starting to disappear only moments after it drops into your bank account because of January rent, saving some extra pennies here and there can really help.   So, to help you out a bit […]

Hâf

Nothing is that perfect, right?

As yet, I have not heard one bad word against La La Land. Not one. Every review, every Tweet I’ve read swoons over the modern-day take on a classical Hollywood musical. Now, when something takes the world by storm and no one can fault it, I get sceptical. Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world can […]

Lucie

Yet another career change (and unleashing creativity)

  This week, I have had many a revelation. I’ve realised that as much as I enjoy studying law, I enjoy creating art more. This means a career change might be in need… And this can only mean two things: onwards with the journey and on to the next great adventure!   My career path […]

Katie

Finally free…. (until summer)

They’re done, thank the lord. Finally finished my 4 exams which is a huge relief, as I spent so much time in the library people probably thought I lived there (which is slightly depressing). But now they’re done I don’t quite know what to do with myself. Last year as soon as I finished my […]

Khadija

Trump

Trump is finally president!!! And I know everyone is all doom and gloom, but I’m actually very excited. Not because I’m a supporter of trump (hell no!!!), but because I’m intrigued at how big of a disappointment he is going to be for all those who supported and voted for him. There are only 2 […]

Faheema

Semester one, that is officially a wrap!

Even though in my mind semester one finished the day we broke up for Christmas, it officially ended on the last day of exams. I have now submitted my first ever pieces of academic/university essays as well as sitting my first ever university exam, all very exciting things. The one really weird thing about all […]

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 […]

Luke

Master and Remainder (Part 2)

And we’re back! It’s been a while since my last post but it’s a new year, so it’s a new chance for me to promise a lot and deliver a little.   So after part 1, I was bunkered down in the library. I have occasionally managed to surface, where I’ve realised the challenges a […]

Tasmin

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 […]

Maria

Discover Holland (IV): De Haar Kasteel

     Last weekend, I once again decided to explore some of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands and ended up visiting the grandiose De Haar Kasteel. The castle is situated about 10 minutes cycle outside the village of Haarzelius, a roughly one hour cycle from the Utrecht city centre. Despite its closeness, reaching […]

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 […]

Jaipreet

Decorating a Room

So last week I said I’d put a few of my own recommendations in action for how to decorate your room on the cheap into action, which I have. Enjoy this quick video on what my room looks like Enjoy  

Frances

The Real Criminal Investigation Department

We’ve all seen portrayals of CID in fiction and we’ve probably all wondered how accurate what we’re seeing really is. Since beginning volunteering with the police, I had the amazing opportunity one day this week to shadow in Lincolnshire Police’s CID and gain a taste of the reality behind criminal investigation in the UK.   […]

Arllen

Weekend Recommendations: De-Stressful Films

Exam time is upon us but as a third year, I have been given this one off! Whilst I’m sure I would have looked on these few weeks with excitement at the start of semester, I can honestly say that I am as busy as I would have been if I had been revising. Admittedly, […]

Lizzie

We all get ill sometimes

Hey guys! Firstly I want to apologise for not posting for over a month, I was struck by the awful flu virus that has been going around at the start of December and have only just started feeling myself again in the last week. Due to having this virus, I had to take nearly two […]

Ismail

The PESTLE of Possibilities

One of the most valuable nuggets of knowledge I’ve gained during my program is related to the PESTLE analysis. At first, I used to think of finance in isolation, as a discreet discipline with a prescribed framework for analysis. In other words, I used to think that finance decisions could be based solely upon the […]

Oishi Deb

My day at the Future Female Engineers Event

I attended the Future Female Engineers Event last year, which was organised by the TargetJobs. The summary of the event can be found in this video here.

Courtney

New Year, New Blog

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope the first few days of 2017 have been treating you well. As I sit in the Students’ Union writing this blog between finishing assignments it’s hard to believe that this time a year ago I was exploring Texas with my parents as part of my year abroad. Although, obviously, […]

George

Greatest Discoveries in Physics and Astronomy: 2016

2016 may have been a turbulent time for politics, and lately people online have been excessively anthropomorphising 2016 and shouting abuse at it anytime a celebrity dies. I don’t think this is the correct forum to discuss politics, and as for the latter point I would suggest, if anything, expressing your condolences in a more constructive, […]

Lori

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2017!

My apologies for inactivity on the geology blog, Christmas seems to creep up behind you and suddenly before you know it, it’s already here. As always, the presents I have bought are still to be wrapped and the wrapping paper is still in its packet! I guess that’s due to exam prep for January and […]

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 […]

Pal

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”

Katie

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 […]

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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