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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Safety First

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. I cannot believe it has almost been a month since university started. Also, I turned 22 last Tuesday (WHAT). While I continue to live in denial with the fact that I am (cough) an (cough) adult, I am going to emphasize on safety in today’s […]


Societies for Criminology

Joining a society is definitely one of the best opportunities at university. What’s great is that you can continue an old hobby, explore new ones, make like-minded friends, and by joining a committee, have the chance to take on a leading role and boost your experience in any area of responsibility that most interests you, […]


Do Things

There’ll be a moral in here somewhere. Something about never passing up the opportunity to go to a pub.   If the notion of vegetarianism angers you, this is your trigger warning.   I’ll admit I’m not strictly vegetarian. I never really learnt how to cook meat, so at uni I’m pretty good. Unfortunately my […]



So this week, I have been getting more fit. Apart from my walks to and from university every day (which is about 25 mins in total), plus my walking to the city centre and back, I don’t get any exercise. And I blame this partly on expensive gym membership and mostly on the fact that […]


Student Friendly Halloween Costumes

  Halloween is looming upon us and thus it’s time to start prepping those costumes, now being students we’re not about splashing cash on a £45 Harley Quinn outfits, so I thought I’d give you a low down on some cash friendly Halloween outfit ideas!   1) Liquid Latex (£2.75) – This is literally the most […]


How I keep fit and stay healthy at uni, Pt. II

  My last post was about how I stay healthy and fit at uni (as much as possible); I’ve split up the post so that it’s not a gigantic one (because clearly, I have a lot to say on the subject), so let’s get right into it!   I think we can all agree that cravings are […]


What To Pack When Studying Abroad

Packing for my year abroad was definitely a challenge for me. Sadly, my airline only allowed to me to bring one 30kg suitcase and a carry on so I was forced to figure out how to fit my whole life into one suitcase.  Before I started packing, I already knew it was going to be […]


The Work/Sleep/Social Life Balance

  The work/sleep/social life triangle is a common picture spread through social media. The main idea is that you can easily balance two out of three of the components, but balancing all three is near impossible. However, at university, it’s pretty much vital to make time for all three.   WORK: Prioritising work is obviously […]


It’s That Time of Year Again… (Part 1)

  Hooray! Halloween is just around the corner! And with that in mind, it’s only right that I, a film student, should celebrate this occasion by doing a ‘Top 4’ of my favourite scary movies. Enjoy!   Carrie (1974, dir: Brian De Palma) I can’t imagine there’s too many people alive today who haven’t heard […]


What is your timetable like?

Something I was really anxious about before starting uni was my timetable. I’ve never been the most luckiest with timetables across my two years at college (I always had early starts and late finishes with so many hours free in between!) But it seems like luck is now on my side (she says) seeing I […]


Keeping skills alive

I have an appalling memory. Literally appalling, I struggle to remember what I had to breakfast never mind how to partially differentiate something, Which is why it’s so important to keep your skills up to date. Love it or hate it, lets face it, maths is important. No matter what degree/job you do, its highly […]


Monday Motivation: ‘Let’s Go Library’

  Inspired by the regular visits I’ve been paying to the Library due to my copious amounts of dissertation reading, I am going to dedicate today’s blog to the hub of every university. David Wilson Library. Image taken from Wikipedia. Isn’t it just the prettiest? So I’d like to cover the essential things you should […]


Did someone say gelato?

There are two things which you should know about me a) I’m a physical geographer b) I’m a big fan of food.   So have you heard of a place called ‘Gelato Village’? If you have not, you’re not the only one. Couple of weeks ago, I was walking past this gelato shop in Saint Martins Square in […]


Hospital Placements on the ODP course

  Hello! A large part of the ODP course is about going to different theatres in your chosen hospital trust on placement. The course is split up into placement blocks and weeks spent on study block at Leicester University. Depending on which hospital trust you choose to have as a placement hospital, you will get an […]


Tim Peake’s Honorary Graduation Ceremony.

Yesterday afternoon I cycled up to the National Space Centre because I had been given tickets from our very own university to attend a prestigious event: Tim Peake‘s Honorary Graduation Ceremony. As you may know Tim Peake is Britain’s first ESA astronaut. He spent 186 days working on the International Space Station where he completed his […]


Travelling with Depression

As today is World Mental Health Day, I wanted to put the spotlight on what to do when you experience depression whilst travelling. I spent the past year studying in Texas and recently travelled back to the US after just starting new medication. One of the not so nice elements of sertraline is that it […]


World Mental Health Day

Honestly, I actually had another post planned for today but seeing as it’s World Mental Health day, I thought I should share some of my feelings. To start with, I know for most of you this is just a hashtag that you’ve seen pop up on Facebook and Twitter all day so I won’t start […]


***Lectures and note taking!***

Hello! Hope you are all well and finding uni life exciting! The start of a new term is always nice, especially since it’s October! October is great, not just because it was my birthday last week – I turned 20 which seems crazy! But just because Autumn is beautiful. I love walking across Victoria Park […]


Industrial placement experience at Rolls Royce part 1

In between my second and final year, I experienced a year in industry. I worked in Control – Software Engineering at Rolls-Royce. I was part of the software design team for the Corporate, Small and Medium sized Engines (CSME). I worked on various software related work for the aircraft’s engine control system. I was also involved […]

Why widening access to medical education must be at the heart of Hunt’s doctor drive

Jeremy Hunt’s controversial new plans to phase out foreign doctors in the NHS has been met with shock and disbelief by many in the medical profession.   His proposal would be achieved through the creation of an additional 1,500 medical students (about 5 medical school’s worth) each year, as well as preventing doctors from leaving […]


Essays, holidays and digs!

Well the summer has been and almost gone and it has been really busy.I had the Post Medieval module to study from June which I found very interesting. The problem however, was that I also work full time and needed to fit in: 1. Our holidays and 2. A field school; not to mention being on call from work 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 […]


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”


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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