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


Ethics to Influencers: Live Student Panel at YMS 2018

  After a long day, I’m currently on the train back to Leicester after attending YMS 2018 with Student Hut! After answering some survey questions for the Student Hut back in December (link’s here), I was invited to participate in a live student panel along with a few other students at the Youth Marketing Strategy […]


Making the most of the library

Whether you have a whole bunch of coursework to do, or a ton of revision to get through, I think the library is a great place for it. “What’s the point? I can revise at home?” you may ask. Personally, I find going to the library reduces the number of possible distractions, and separates uni […]


Staying Motivated

This semester I’ve been working on writing up my MGeol project which is worth 50% of my fourth year. I don’t have any taught modules this semester, so other than meetings with my supervisor I have very little scheduled contact time. This means that I’ve had to keep myself motivated to work on my project. […]


What company will I end up working for?

My fellow Math students, as you get closer to the end of another action packed year, it’s time to start thinking about what type of career you want to pursue. If you already know what you want to do, who you want to work for and how you are going to get there, congratulations! I […]


Baking in a uni kitchen

Baking is something which I love to do at home but at uni it’s a bit more tricky. I don’t have much equipment and ingredients can be expensive to buy, especially if you won’t use them often.   But recently I’ve realised that there are many things that you can make with ease in a uni […]


The Key to Success

What will make me succeed? How will I achieve the best? These are the sort of questions you’re probably asking yourself right now – and they’re completely valid. The art of revision and deciding which technique to use is not something we are really taught at school – some people get it right and some people […]


Going green as a student

There is currently a lot of talk about the environment and the absolutely detrimental effect that humans are having on the planet – most likely due to Planet Earth and Blue Planet, and many videos going out showcasing a poor turtle having a plastic straw completely lodged up its nose. Not a pleasant thought or […]


The Art of Anaesthesia

Having finished two weeks of anaesthesia, I am both mesmerised and enlightened by what anaesthesia as a specialty truly entails. I really enjoyed being attached to the anaesthetists, as they were both extremely friendly and eager to teach. I got the opportunity to assist in the insertion of laryngeal mask airways and insert a cannula […]


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 […]


Varsity 2018

This year I was part of the Equestrian Varsity team riding against DMU. Varsity is the biggest sporting event of year for the students at University of Leicester and it’s incredibly exciting to take part. All the competitors will train hard for the weeks before their fixture and each win accumulates points for the university! […]


Student Accommodation: 4 Things to Consider

I’ve blogged about a range of subjects over the past few months but have not mentioned accommodation. However, as this is the time of year where prospective undergraduate and some returning students will be finalising their accommodation choices for the next academic year, this is the perfect opportunity to change that.   I don’t think […]

Charlotte D

Life Moves Pretty Fast

  “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you’ll miss it!” ~ Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.   Potentially not the best role model, but Ferris Bueller, as a fictional young man, made a point that is just as applicable as it was in the nineteen-eighties. Lately […]


Varsity Series…. Men’s Cricket

My Varsity series is continuing, more and more clubs are wanting to get involved which is amazing to see! Mens Cricket… renowned for being a very close club and definitely one of the funniest! I have once again asked the club, 5 questions and I have patiently (may be funny but they are slow on […]


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.


International Women’s Day

Today is international women’s day in case you weren’t aware. So what is it? It is a day celebrating women’s achievements throughout history across all nations. This year is particularly important due to the Time’s up movement and #Metoo. All over the world women are marching to end gender inequality and sexual discrimination. Leicester have put […]


The best shows to watch to unwind from uni

If you’re anything like my friends and I you’ll spend most of your evenings chilling watching TV or Netflix. When I’m not watching a channel 4 show with the girls in the living room, I’ll be watching the latest crime drama with my boyfriend (we love a Silent Witness to get hooked on). I’ve put […]


Modern Dance Society

  I have been part of a dance group since the age of 4, when I turned 18 I decided to give it up due to moving away for uni and exam commitments. I didn’t join a society in first year and I really regretted it, second year I joined hockey but as a sport […]


Recovering from Recovery

Recovering from Recovery   Second week into my recovery placement and my fellow classmate was my first ever patient! She was feeling quite light headed and faint. Next thing you know, the Nurse in charge took over and got her on a bed and was placing a BP cuff and pulse oximeter on her and […]


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 […]


Erasmus 10: My first semester

    Exams are over, and I have officially said all my goodbyes so I thought it would be fitting to do a reflective piece on my first semester in Madrid.   A lot has happened in 2017, and one of the most important things for me was starting my year abroad in Spain. Like […]


Handing in my dissertation

It’s over.  After 6 months of collecting data, analysing the data, and writing it up. I am so happy it is done. I am very glad to say goodbye to it but, sad to leave it behind. When you work so hard on something, you grow attached it to. My dissertation was based on trees […]

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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