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


My ever-changing career path, Pt. II

  It’s been a really windy road to figuring out what I want to do with the rest of my life.   I realised that I hadn’t been honest with myself about my passions, because something had stopped me every time from admitting my one, true passion for the media and entertainment industry. I’ve called […]

Charlotte D

Personal Statement 101

September is fast approaching, which means new starts for a lot of people, whether it’s your first year of University, finishing GCSEs, or the beginning of sixth form college. However, one of the biggest changes is entering your final year of A-Levels, and potentially applying to University. If you are in this boat, you will […]


Top Tips on Writing your Personal Statement

So soon it’s time for some of you to start writing personal statements, personal statements are a huge pain I’m not going to lie, purely because they are tedious, but once it is submitted I promise you, you will feel so accomplished! So here are some fabby top tips on writing your personal statements, I […]


Having problems sleeping?

Everybody knows that feeling of tossing and turning in your bed at night time where, you want to sleep but you can’t. Once you finally close your eyes and drift off into dreamland, your alarm goes off (not a great feeling). Everyone has their reasons for not sleeping at night, it might be down to […]


How to save money as a student!

First off, I hope exams went swimmingly for all that took them. The geology department here at Leicester had a two week exam spell where all 1-3rd year students took them. Least to say over that time it was rather… tense. However, our ‘SB room’ (common room) has still got the brown paper up to […]


Leicester Love

As someone who has lived in Leicester their whole life, there are things which bug me but more importantly there are many more things that I love about Leicester! Multiculturalism – Leicester is a very very diverse place. We are not short of many places of worship (mosques, churches, temples…). Plus we have the biggest […]

Kitty (Australia)

One last post

So this is my final post! I know I’ve said this 100 times, but it doesn’t feel like that long ago when I was writing my first blog post at the beginning of my year abroad. Looking back at my posts it’s reminded me of some of the things I’ve done that I had forgotten […]


Brexit Negotiations

  Just over 4 months ago, Theresa May triggered Article 50, beginning the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Last month, negotiations finally started after a turbulent election. By midnight tonight, EU countries must have submitted their applications for the EU agencies located in London.     Be warned: opinions incoming.     So […]



This is my last blog post for the University of Leicester, my goodbye post.  Leicester has been such an amazing place to study. The diverse student body, the opportunities that it offered, the growth that it enabled, all this makes saying goodbye so difficult. I remember my first day, being driven to Freeman’s common by […]


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 […]


Coming Down the Home Stretch

Tick…tick…tick…   Time continues to move, and I continue to inch closer to the finish line. I’m finding the focus to make progress with my dissertation, despite the communication issues I’m having with my supervisor. Honestly, doing the literature review has energized me. I’m rediscovering my passion for finance and my dissertation, and I’m once […]


 Erasmus 1.1 – Spanish Accommodation

    I promised to write about this when I had the chance, so here it is! You can check my previous post on planning and preparation here.     This past month has been stressful and exhausting, to say the least. I thought I had everything organised with my accommodation when I got an […]


How Coldplay will help me remember Leicester

As all good things must come to an end, so too must a very mediocre University blog. But before I leave you all, I would like to share a final message about what I’ve learnt at University and my time living in Leicester…through the medium of noughties alternative rock music.   So I’m guessing that […]


Leaving Leicester Without Losing Leicester

About this time two years ago, I started my student blog and have learnt and grown so much since then, with the help of this blog to encourage me to reflect on my experiences. I distinctly remember being concerned that I wouldn’t be able to think of enough things to write about, but wow, has […]


Au revoir

After two years of blogging for the university, we’ve reached my last ever post. I suppose it’s only right that I share my pearls of wisdom to all those prospective students out there. (Disclaimer: I’m not that wise, I’ve just been a student for quite a while now.)   How do you get the best […]


The Final Curtain

  So, this is it guys! My goodbye post.   Firstly, I would like to say what a pleasure it has been to write for you all this past year and I hope I have been able to provide a broad insight into what life as a Biological Sciences student in Leicester is like.   […]


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 […]


Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry- Why choose it at Leicester?

Chemistry is a such a versatile and interesting degree- and even though it is challenging, it is definitely worthwhile. But why choose it at Leicester? So many universities offer it but what is so great about Leicester? At Leicester we have a fair few lectures per day- which means you’re not just getting 5 hours […]


Stephen Hawking

To celebrate Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday a conference called “Gravity and Black Holes” is being held over the next few days. At this conference there will be lectures and discussions about recent discoveries in cosmology and the future of this field of physics. So we all know that Stephen Hawking is a genius but what […]

Oishi Deb

BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017 part 2

The BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium also included a talk from Carrie Anne Philbin of Raspberry Pi, who talked about using your powers for good. She is a presented in the Computer Science – Crash course in the YouTube channel. You can watch her videos here. There were speakers from Google as well as academics from the […]


All that is Pure

University of Leicester students are all short of time right now, what with it being the middle of exam season, so for this weeks’ blog post I thought I’d do something a little different. It’s a listicle, but it will be a short one with three suggestions for the purest, happiest things to get you […]


Applying for jobs

Hey guys, So today I thought I’d talk about applying for jobs on the ODP course. As I now only have 5 months left on the course (scary) we are all starting to apply for jobs so that we have one when we qualify in October. A job advert went out earlier on this week […]

Matt Q

IPE to meet you

A subject rarely touched upon in the admissions process to Medical School is the examination system. There’s good reason for this – after all, when you’re applying from ysear 13 your life is chocker with exams, some of which I still believe are harder than those you encounter at any point in Medical School (indeed, […]


And now I am working in a Museum!

A part of the PhD experience is the chance to enhance our professional careers. Now I am a very proud museum professional. Now time management becomes a more serious issue than ever before


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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