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


Dissertation Prep

  My 2nd year at uni is over, and when I return to lectures in September, I’ll begin preparing to actually write my dissertation. Oddly enough, it seems way less daunting now that I know what my plan is for September. I mean, it’s essentially the same length as 4 essays over a year. It […]



Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I was unsuccessful in getting on any internships for over the summer. This includes the SURE programme in the physics department here at Leicester uni. I thought I had a good chance of getting a place on it, however, it has proven very difficult and ultimately unsuccessful. I am not […]


Support the 3 Lions

England’s World Cup campaign finally kicks off today and after seeing some very unpredictable performances already, I think this could be anybody’s game.   The World Cup has come at a perfect time for me. I have no job and no exams so if I can literally watch all the games. But of course, I […]


Conservation Biology Field Trip – Part 1

By now most students have left Leicester for the summer and are at home enjoying the freedom that comes with the end of another academic year. But for those of us studying the third year module ‘Conservation Biology’ we had a five days of field based teaching. This took place in locations around   Leicestershire […]


Making the Most of Summer

  Summer, for uni students, is long. Almost too long – and that’s why you have to make the most of Summer. And for a lot of people, this means either working or revelling in doing nothing. And honestly, it should be neither.   Use this time to do everything you couldn’t do at uni. […]

Charlotte D

Adventure Calls

  Tomorrow I start my journey to Orlando, and to my Cultural Exchange Program, working for the Walt Disney Company. I’m beyond excited but equally nervous for what the next few months has in store for me. I’ve said all my goodbyes and my suitcase is just about packed…and is definitely going to shut without […]


Misogyny and Hate Crime

As mentioned in my previous post, I really enjoyed the two taught modules in my final semester here at the University of Leicester. As I spent the last post discussing a key issue within the Forensic Science and Criminal Justice module, it seems only fair that I dedicate this post to hate crime.   Before […]

Yekaterina (France and Spain)

Last trip- Valladolid

I’m now back in England again after an eventful year abroad, I’ve really enjoyed living in France and Spain!  I would recommend doing a year abroad to everyone,it has allowed me to find out more about myself, given me the opportunity to develop my language skills and most importantly it gave me the chance to […]


Student Awards

Last week I went to the annual Student Awards ceremony. The Student Awards is an event run by the university and students’ union which celebrates the achievements of individuals and student groups throughout the year. The event took place at Stamford Court, the university’s conference facility in Oadby Student Village. After a welcome from the […]


Fasting and placement

Hello   As it is Ramadhan- A month where muslims around the world observe fasting from sunrise till sunset, so no food or water throughout the day, I thought I would blog about what it is like on placement.   I have been in Trauma Orthopaedics and Emergencies this month, scrubbing for lots of Hemi […]


Clearing? Let’s clear that up

My journey here at the University of Leicester started off in clearing process and lets say it is not a decision I regret! The clearing service was so simple, straightforward and quick! During the initial phone call where the advisor just asked what course I was interested in and what grades I had achieved, I […]


Course Rep Awards

Hi Guys! I have now left Leicester until September and I am currently enjoying summer back in Yorkshire! It’s nice to be able to relax and enjoy some time with my parents and be able to once again experience the countryside life! Last week I went back to Leicester because I was nominated for an […]


Leaving Leicester

This week is the week I officially leave Leicester for good, after 3 years of so much fun I’m finally saying goodbye. It is such a big step (made worse by the fact all my friends will still be here) but it is time to start packing my things ready to leave my last ever […]


The end of an era

  Yesterday was a sad day…I officially moved out of my student house. It was emotional packing everything up (the amount of junk I’d acquired over the year was surprising) and leaving Leicester for what I hope is not the last time ever.   Overall I have really enjoyed my time here, have met some […]


Highlights of my trip to the capital

As an international student from Singapore, London was at the top of my list of must-visit places in the UK. Finally with an appropriate holiday in the middle of 2 blocks, my best friend and I planned a four day tour of the city. My favourite memories from the trip are revisited below.   1. […]



Can’t believe I’ve nearly finished Uni. Madness. It has FLOWN BY- I’m not ready to leave the Uni nest and enter the proper world of work… luckily I’m doing further study so don’t quite yet have to deal with responsibility of being an adult! I can’t believe I’m almost finished at Leicester though. I arrived […]


18 days left of uni

As I have no exams this year, only (lol) essays and a dissertation due in, I finish the university year really early on the 8th May. This seems crazy to me as it’s only eighteen days away… but I’m really looking forward to the lack of stress and pressure when I’m done. As I’m in […]


Erasmus 11: The Erasmus way

  Proactivity is your best friend.   As an Erasmus student, you can’t afford to sit around or worse, stay at home and rest (unless the doctor explicitly said so).   Being an Erasmus student is a unique experience because it means that you chose to immerse yourself in a different culture and learn how […]


Colombia Part 1

It seems like a lifetime that I have visited Colombia, even though it was six months ago. I do miss Colombia as it was a once in a lifetime experience. I do miss the beautiful sunsets and the warm weather. However, I don’t miss the mosquitos or sweat flies. Going to Colombia was a culture […]


The universe has smiled on me

At the beginning of January I found an interesting conference. Though I was a bit late submitting an application to be a speaker, I tried my luck. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of my PhD journey.


RAG Week 2018

UoL Orchestra performs in the snow.   Every February, universities across the UK participate in ‘Raising and Giving’ (RAG) Week, and here at Leicester we’ve been giving it all we’ve got. This year it also coincides with ‘Wellbeing Week’, making the campus a pretty positive place to be.   Despite not being very musical myself […]

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 […]


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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