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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Charlotte D

Disney Update: Two Month Countdown

  The 18th of April marked the two month countdown for moving into Disney housing in Orlando, and officially starting the Cultural Exchange Program. To say I’m excited would be an absolute understatement, but there’s still so much to do!   I have sorted quite a few things so far, including my flights, booked a […]


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 […]

Yekaterina (France and Spain)

Improving a language abroad

Hello! I’ve been really busy at uni recently, so many classes and exams are coming up soon 🙁 but anyways, I thought I’d write a blog about improving a language abroad because I think it’s really important to be able to communicate with local people and to also feel at ease, like at home!   […]


Elementary Particles

Elementary Particles was the last speciality elective I took this year (the others I took were Life in the Universe; Active Galaxies and Cosmology).   In second year you do a bit of particle physics, lots of people like this bit of the module because it is quite easy. The third year speciality elective has some […]



  Hello all   We have made the move from elective surgery- scheduled, pre-planned surgeries that don’t involve medical emergencies, to Non-elective/ emergency procedures. Everyone gets different experiences dependent on their placememt hospital, so personally I have never been in Othopaedics before so I was really excited to see someting new and different as I […]


Mallorca – Part 1

On the Sunday I landed back in Birmingham airport after a week and a half in Mallorca on a field trip. The field trip formed the majority of teaching for the ‘A Field Guide to Evolution’ module and I can honestly say it has one of the best things I have done at uni so […]


Dissertation timeline

My dissertation deadline is fast approaching and I’m not sure when an appropriate time to start panicking is. We’ve all heard the rumours of people claiming they wrote their dissertation in one week and still got a first. While this is a) most likely not true and b) definitely not a good idea, you might […]


Brain Food

  So it’s 2018, and whilst it’s now April, it’s still a fairly a new year – and possibly a new you. Needless to say, one of the most common things that people will commit to doing in a new year is becoming healthier or, in my case, staying healthy and maintaining my good eating […]


Easter Holidays – Revise or Relax

After a soothing two week holiday in India, I’m back to blogging and boy, do I feel refreshed. This holiday was a necessity but it has taken up half of my revision time. This got me thinking whether the trip was worth it in the end. Do you think we should relax or revise?   […]


Self-Defence or Murder?

  Imagine the scenario: you’re not at university but are instead alone in your family home. It’s the middle of night. You are awoken by noise from downstairs. Somebody is moving about inside your house yet your family are 200 miles away. Do you keep as quiet as possible and call the police, speaking in […]


Livin’ la Vida Loca

For the best part of 2 weeks I have been ignoring all of the work I have to do for exams, and as Ricky Martin once said “Livin’ la Vida Loca” This mostly involved taking a trip to southern France and around Italy with my course pal, trying to soak in some European culture and […]


The Struggle of Motivation

The Easter Holidays are a time for revision/essay writing. Because of all the hard work that has been put in this year, it is really difficult to keep motivation levels high at this time of the year, when arguably motivation needs to be at its highest. Most students go home during this holiday and it […]


Travelling on a student budget

The weather has been horrific in England for the past few weeks, so I’m sure we are all mentally planning some sort of summer escape. Last year I had the privilege to go interrailing with my friend Harriet, and although it ended up being quite expensive, we got a lot of bang for our buck […]


Fieldwork at Leicester

If you ask any geology student what their favourite part of their degree is they would probably say fieldwork. It’s a crucial part of any geology course and it’s easy to see why people love it! Going out into the field gives you the opportunity to learn so much more than you get from sitting […]


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 […]


Coughs, confusion and collapse: Solving medical conundrums

Having just started my Junior Medicine rotation, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on some of the interesting things I encountered during my first week. I witnessed patients presenting with a myriad of different complaints – ranging from acute back pain to severe shortness of breath. It was intriguing to see how an […]


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 […]


One Year to Go: The Brexit Countdown

  On 29th March 2019, in exactly one year, the UK will officially leave the EU. What started in June 2016 will come to a climax in the coming year, as the final arrangements regarding untangling the UK from the various European institutions will be fully disclosed.   Theresa May kicked off the countdown by […]


Options, options, options

It is that time of the year when deadlines are fast approaching but we’re all braving through this knowing that we do not actually have to come back for any teaching, just exams we might have during May/June. But this also when we get the email asking us to choose our options for the following […]


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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