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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Finding a Job at Uni

  As all students know, money can become easily scarce, with textbooks, vodka, and take out pizza all contributing to the demise of your student loan. Therefore the easy solution is of course a part-time job, however finding a job that will fit around your timetable, socials AND allow you to return home for the holidays can often […]


Back in Leicester

So I’ve been in Leicester for almost a week and I’m so glad to be back. I’ve missed Leicester more than I originally thought. Leicester is so beautiful, the city centre is full of cute little boutiques hidden in little streets. And there’s so many healthy food places that were not here during my second […]


The Ultimate Checklist

So, term starts a few days from today and at this point, you’re probably thinking, “Well, this is it, there’s no turning back because I’m about to be launched into the sky for a few hours and when my feet are back on the ground, I’ll be on a different continent.”   “UNLESS they just […]


Pre freshers/first year nerves!

Hello! So this is my first post as student blogger (nerves and excitement levels are at an all time high!) So, here I am two days from freshers, to say that there are a few nerves is an understatement, I am very nervous but excited at the same time. Though I am not moving out […]


If you want it, ask for it

        Now that the craziness of the first weeks abroad has calmed down a bit, I thought it would be interesting to tell you about how I got the opportunity to study abroad in the first place. It is a rather uncommon story, that it does not just follow the two classic […]


Alert! New Academic Year Approaching!

Hello all! I hope you’re enjoying your final week of the holidays before the madness of freshers dawns upon us! I thought whilst I was here, contemplating my new time table, I’d tell you what I found useful when preparing for my first few lectures at uni.   Each lecturer has their own unique style […]


Brexit Backlash – London Left Out of the Loop?

The Brexit saga continues…. I’m not so interested in the political aspects of the referendum, as I’m not a big poli-sci guy, but the ramifications related to finance are significant. One of the best things about studying finance here at University of Leicester is the multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the various interactions of all of […]


Price Discrimination

  Price discrimination is one of my favourite theories in economics. I first learnt it way back during A Levels, but it has reappeared many times, both in my course and in life (yep, sometimes what you learn in class actually does help you in real life). For those who don’t know, price discrimination is […]


Settling in

I’m finally back at Uni – hurrah!! Moved into my new house with my fab housemates- who all study chemistry too and are basically the entire ChemSoc committee. Everything has been great so far, although it’s a bit weird getting used to all the little sounds our old Victorian house makes. It’s strangely liberating living […]


Suave Social Suggestions

I’m not sure if the title of this post is entirely accurate – I just wanted a tiny bit of alliteration. I was playing with the idea of ‘SIKK SOCIAL SKILLS’ but decided against it. Feel free to behave as suavely as you like though.   Right, new year. As you’ve probably already realised, friends […]


A bit about The University Of Leicester…

Hey guys, this blog is basically going to talk about why The University Of Leicester is a good place to study the Operating Department Practitioner course. I am in my second year now so I feel like I have gained a fairly good idea of what the University is like from personal experiences. Last year, a […]


Climbing the Academic Tree of Criminology

This week I am faced with a new challenge within the academic study of criminology and security studies. I am having a preliminary interview with the objective of starting a PhD. I remember being petrified when I first started my undergraduate studies. The questions arose: will I cope? Am I clever enough? What if my […]


My favourite place on campus

To kick off a new academic year, I’m going to talk to you about my favourite place on campus. Although small, the University of Leicester Campus has many amenities, resources, and little quirks that will play important roles in your daily student life. If I’m being really honest, my favourite place on campus is the […]

Changes, Changes and more Changes!

It’s mid-September time and most people are moving out or getting ready to move out. The changes already begun. As a university student, we don’t have a peaceful life as it’s very dynamic. September time is where everything starts to change. It’s the time where we begin to leave home to settle down into our new university home. It’s that time […]

3rd Year and 3 Exciting Things!

  Hi everyone! I’m Arllen, a 3rd year Medical Physiology student and the new Biological Sciences blogger for this year. A very warm goodbye to our previous blogger Daisy – we wish you all the best for the future!   Now with my final year around the corner, I thought I would start my blog […]


Hello and Howdy

Hello everyone!   My name is Courtney and some of you may remember me from being a study abroad blogger in the past academic year. However, since I am new to the American Studies section of the Student Blogs website and you may not know me I thought I would briefly introduce myself for my […]


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 […]


CERN, Seoul and the Summer of a Physics Student: Part 2

In my last blog I talked about what I got up to in the first half of my summer and now it’s time to tell you about the second half. So, after returning from Geneva I had a busy few weeks ahead of me as I had to move out of student accommodation, go back […]


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 […]

A blast from the past

Hello again everyone! My name’s Matt, and I’ll be your resident medical student blogger for the next year. Reading back I have some big shoes to fill, and I wish Tamara the best of luck on her year messing with people’s brains down in London. A select few of you more loyal Leicester blog readers out […]


Mentoring at BBC Summer of Code Club

Hello everyone, this is my first blog hope you will enjoy reading it. I am going to talk about something that I do in my free time. I love engaging with young people to promote computing and engineering. As I am a STEM ambassador, I started mentoring at the BBC ‘Make it Digital’ coding club. […]


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 Wait Continues…

Hello! It seems like forever since I made a blog post (and that’s because it has been a while, sorry!). I’ve been busy over the past couple of months studying, writing my dissertation, getting ready to move to France and starting up my own business (more on that in a separate post), which is why […]


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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