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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Leicester Union’s Student Elections 2018

  Today (Sat 17th Feb) marks the beginning of the week-long election campaigns for our Union’s next Executive Officers! It may seem like a small affair, but these yearly elections can be extremely influential in shaping union policy on matters of sports, wellbeing, education & activities. Plus, the election of a President gives us, the […]


Stop comparing YOUR year abroad to other people’s year abroad

I don’t know what’s happened since I came back after Christmas, but I have been pretty much genuinely really happy and content and yes, whilst the improved weather has helped a lot, I think it has a lot to do with my attitude. I’ve made a conscious effort to just not compare my year abroad […]


Strikes, strikes and strikes

If you’re not aware but many university staff members, mainly teaching staff, are going on strike from this coming week. The dates they are striking are: Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd February Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th February Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th March Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday […]


Black Holes and Wormholes: 3rd Year Project Pt 1.

I am currently doing the biggest module of third year the pair project. It is worth 20 credits (each year you do 120 credits worth of modules). At the end of last year we were given a big list of projects with descriptions. You pick five from the list and rank them if order of […]

Charlotte D

Let’s Talk: Mental Health

  Potential new series for you all, discussing subjects that shouldn’t be labelled as taboo, and yet are still seen as something that should be kept quiet. A lot of the things I want to talk about will relate to experiences I’ve had at university, however can equally be applied to any stage of life. […]


Erasmus 10: My first semester

    Exams are over, and I have officially said all my goodbyes so I thought it would be fitting to do a reflective piece on my first semester in Madrid.   A lot has happened in 2017, and one of the most important things for me was starting my year abroad in Spain. Like […]


A Special Day or A Special Dessert?

A Special Day or A Special Dessert?   February 14th is a unique day.   Whether you are single or in a relationship and whether you are happy or unhappy about either scenario does partly impact on your opinion of the day. And whichever of those four scenarios it is, it’s very hard to escape the […]


Setting My Sights on The Target

It’s me again. I think. I mean, I don’t actually feel like myself, but I guess that’s to be expected under the circumstances. I’d had a rough time focusing on my reading for my dissertation, so things haven’t gone exactly according to plan since my last post. Perhaps it my innate sense that my submission […]


Varsity Series… Fencing

Hi there! As part of my varsity series, I’ve decided to visit different, less well know sports in order to see what they do and how they are training for varsity. Today, I visited Fencing! They train at The Roger Bettles Sports Centre in Oadby on Tuesday 8pm-10pm, Thursday 7pm-10pm, Sunday 12-3pm and I went […]


Training Time – Sport in Leicester

We all know somebody who makes a new years resolution to go to the gym for whatever reasons. Well, it’s currently February, and I am still waking up at 7am frequently to hit the weights. Only 11 more months left! It’s a great feeling when you leave the gym knowing that you’ve produced an exhilarating […]


Stress stress stress

Although there are many enjoyable parts to being at uni, it can be stressful. In chemistry especially, the course is relatively intense and requires a significant amount of study outside of lectures. Unfortunately, in order to excel a surface understanding of chemistry is not enough; you need to be able to apply your knowledge to […]


Student Money Saving Top Tips

Most students are always looking for ways to save some cash in order to make their student loan go further, so here’s a few of my top tips for saving money. Student discounts can save you loads. Lots of shops and attractions offer discounts for students so make sure you always ask if they offer […]


Commercial Awareness: A 101 Guide 📰

Commercial Awareness. Everyone says that they don’t quite know what it is. In fact, it’s become a cliche to say that there is no definitive answer to what the term ‘Commercial Awareness’ means. On the contrary, however, I think it’s actually quite straightforward and I’m going to tell you how to become a Commercially Aware […]


The issue with the Man Booker Prize

I have seen all over news and social media this week the controversy surrounding the inclusion of American authors in the Man Booker Prize, probably the most well known literary award. The argument comes from publishers who are concerned that the winning of American authors has detrimental impact on US sales for English nominees. The […]


Meningitis: A Saturday night in A&E

This post is slightly less cheerful than my normal ones, but this weekend I spent 8 hours in A&E with suspected meningitis, thankfully it wasn’t but this post is a reminder of the symptoms to look out for. Also if you are a first year student please make sure you get the free vaccine (I […]


Desk essentials to maximise productivity

#1: Artwork/photographs: There is something to be said about the calming effect that art has. Sticking up posters of serene scenery  or photographs with old friends can really lighten up and bring life to an otherwise dull desk.   #2: Post-its: Who doesn’t love good old post-its? Post-its not only help you stay organised and […]


How I unwind and relax amidst the pressures of uni

There are times when the uni bubble can feel like too much; you feel under a lot of stress and pressure and like you’re working yourself into a rut. You can sometimes feel this way whether you have numerous deadlines looming or a relatively relaxed work schedule at the time, it’s just part and parcel […]


Handing in my dissertation

It’s over.  After 6 months of collecting data, analysing the data, and writing it up. I am so happy it is done. I am very glad to say goodbye to it but, sad to leave it behind. When you work so hard on something, you grow attached it to. My dissertation was based on trees […]


Back to business

  Hi readers   Annual leave has officially ended and that means it’s time to get back into the swing of things, placement here I come… The ODP course offered by the University of Leicester is different to your typical course in relation to its structure. We get x2 weeks during the Xmas period and […]


60 percent

It has been almost a year since may last post. I have not dropped out, I just became quite busy. But I have great news to report. And I wanted to write this blog post since November…

Oishi Deb

ACM Europe and WomENcourage 2017 conference, Spain

This is my last post and I would like to finish my blogging by sharing my experience at the ACM Europe and WomENcourage conference 2017 which took place in Barcelona, Spain. The conference took place from 6th to 8th September 2017 which was organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM-W Europe womENcourage […]

Charlotte D

It’s That Time of Year Again

  No..not Christmas, although I’d forgive you for thinking that with all the chocolate tins already clogging the supermarket shelves. We’re a mere two weeks away from university freshers, and a confusing game of Tetris, trying to make all your stuff fit into one car. So, this is a little post for all of you […]


The Last One

  The time has indeed come for my time as Leicester’s History blogger to end. As I am a graduate and therefore no longer actually doing History. Thanks so much for reading this over the last year; I’ve really appreciated and enjoyed all of it. If you want to go back through any of my […]


Signing Off

Tomorrow, the 31st of July 2017, officially brings my student blogging experience to an end. It not only marks the end of this job but also brings me officially to the end of my university experience. Even though I graduated a couple of weeks ago, having this blog meant that I still had some official […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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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