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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Christmas Break, is it really a break at all?

As many of my close friends and family know, Christmas time is my favourite time of the year. As a student Christmas doesn’t really mean a break for uni work… sorry to break it to you. This Christmas break I have been very busy, doing uni work, working to earn some money so I can […]


Accomodation choices

If you are thinking of coming to Leicester University and you live in a different city, it’s likely that you will be moving out so accommodation is a priority. It’s important to have an idea of your living standards and expectations. Do you want to be catered or self catered? Would you prefer to live with […]


Student Savvy (food) Shopping

Having reached my fourth and final year at uni now, I think I’ve finally grasped the most economical (arguable), healthy and realistic ways to food shop and eat whilst at uni. My housemates and I all tend to do online shops as we’re all too familiar with the temptations of promotions and shiny packaging the […]


Documenting your year abroad

Documenting my year abroad was a really important necessity of mine, and as i’m sure – a lot of other people! I’ve always been interested in photography, I wouldn’t say it’s really a strong skill of mine but I enjoy it nonetheless. I’ve also always been interested in purchasing a Polaroid camera for a long, […]


Personal tutors and how to use them

  If you’re a student you’ll know all about personal tutors. If you’re not familiar with them, they are a tutor from your university assigned to you from your first year, there to support you with a whole range of things from personal matters to academic help.   I have been lucky enough to have […]


No more exams – EVER!

Last week I sat my last ever exam as an undergraduate student. This gave me mixed feelings, whilst I’m relieved that I don’t have to go through the stress of sitting exams again, it means that I’m one step closer to finishing my degree and being released into the real world. The way my module […]


Exploring Leicester: Bradgate Park

So you have a whole day off and want to do something other than staying in bed watching Netflix? Bradgate Park is the perfect please to spend a day outside in the countryside! First of all how to get there: Walk/Uber to St Margaret’s Bus Station and get the 120 bus at 11.13am (a return […]


The Dangers of Political Interference

  As the student blogger for criminology, it is inevitable that some of my blog posts will feature key criminological topics and stories, especially when they feature in the mainstream news. For that reason, today’s post focuses on the John Worboys case.   An update on the latest situation is available at this link: […]


Back to business

  Hi readers   Annual leave has officially ended and that means it’s time to get back into the swing of things, placement here I come… The ODP course offered by the University of Leicester is different to your typical course in relation to its structure. We get x2 weeks during the Xmas period and […]

Charlotte D

Entertaining Your Guests in Leicester

I arrived back in Leicester today with some mixed emotions. As is customary for anyone who lives more than an hour away from your home town, although you’re excited to go back to your university home, there’s also the hurdle of homesickness and missing friends and family to get over. There’s no cure for homesickness, […]


Little trip to Munich

Hello hello!!  Sorry for the delayed post! So aside from exams and other stuff, I managed to fit in a little weekend away to visit my friend in Munich. I have never been to Munich before, but it’s of particular interest to me as I have a keen interest in German history. One good thing […]


How to Revise

In a previous blog I talked about my exam technique. This time I am going to talk about my revision technique. However, I must note everyone revises in different ways so try out different ways of revising and see what best suits you. When to start? First as I discussed in my blog about Quantum […]


My Goals for 2018

I don’t really go along with the whole ‘new year, new me’ rubbish, if you want to change something then there is no point waiting in my opinion. However, this year I decided to make the most of the new year and set myself a few goals for my last few months at uni (that […]


60 percent

It has been almost a year since may last post. I have not dropped out, I just became quite busy. But I have great news to report. And I wanted to write this blog post since November…


Studybucks: Christmas Edition 🎄❄️🎅🏻⛄️

It’s holiday season. The days are short and cold, the nights longer and colder. Hundreds of glittering lights fill the air, which is thick scents of cinnamon, gingerbread and the sound of festive music. It’s a wonderful time of year, to say the least. And it’s around this time of year that I love to […]

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 […]


Reflecting on 2017

Personally, I found 2017 a great year (albeit a little tumultuous) as it had its fair share of both ups and downs. The year gave me the chance to actually implement my new year resolution (which was to stress less and spread positivity) and become more organized in the way I work.   I realized […]


Semester one: A look back

Second year, seamster one – Done! It is quite hard to believe that at this moment and time I am quite literally half way through my degree. HALF WAY!!! Time has flown is an understatement. But here’s a quick run down of how semester one’s modules went down. Modules: We has 3 modules this semester, […]


Erasmus 9: Celebrating your Birthday

  For those of you that know me, you will understand my keen interest in maintaining traditions and of course celebrating birthdays.   As an Erasmus student, one of the main concerns I faced (apart from the paperwork and understanding Spanish law) was how I would go about celebrating my 21st birthday. It is understandable […]


Rent Right with Amy Moran – SU President

  Last week, I attended the Student Union’s Assembly on behalf of my society (POLAIR). I can’t say I was thrilled to spend my free evening sat in the freezing union square, but our SU officers did quite well in sweetening the deal with some pizza (Thank you Emma and Carrie!). But I came away […]


Third year: less than a year until I graduate!

It’s only the second week of first semester and I can already tell a difference from second to third year. The first difference is the intensity of work compared to second year, everyone is already stressed with deadlines and work loads. As my dissertation is due in January, every moment counts and I can’t waste […]

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 […]


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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