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


To Study Abroad?

  I’m home now. Away from any uni work.   Then I had to remember the lingering Leicester award deadline.   *sigh*   I managed to pull myself together to complete it, and it got me thinking about the future. Nothing too remote, just thinking about the next freshers, travelling trips in the summer and […]


Grenfell tower fires

It has been over a week since hearing the horrible news about the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington. The fire engulfed a 24-storey high tower block of public housing flats within a couple of hours. Unfortunately, the fire took many lives and injured over 50 people. Until this day, loved ones are seeking their […]


Results and Winning a Prize!

If you are wondering about the general timeline for exams and results at uni; it is as follows. You do your exams from about mid-May, and finish sometime at the beginning of June. You will then have to wait a few weeks, and you should expect to get your results towards the end of June. […]


Discover Holland (IX): Eindhoven

The next stop of my “Discover Holland” adventure is Eindhoven, a city about which you probably have heard before. If you ever live in the Netherlands, particularly in Maastricht, you will inevitably end up passing by this city, as it is a city that lays at the crossroad between the South and the North of […]


Uni Hacks: How to IKEA

I love IKEA. When I went to France for my year abroad, IKEA was one of the only familiar places that made me feel at home. I bought everything, I mean everything from IKEA during my year abroad. I went two days in a row and spent over £400 buying things for my studio, from […]

Charlotte D

Pass and Proceed

  Big news has arrived for many university students this week; turns out that you no longer have to wait until August to find out your overall, and summer exam, results…sorry A-level students!   So, first and foremost, just in case you hadn’t guessed, I’ve passed my first year of university! *Fanfare music*. I think […]


The Application Question to Rule Them All

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had a great week. Just an update to my current goings and doings, I am currently back home taking a break from the sunlight. It’s been a tad cooler along the coast these past few days and I am definitely not complaining. Nice as the summer weather has been, […]


Contrary to popular belief, studying law is not hard!

  I hope everyone’s summers are going well so far! I’m back in Canada for the holiday, and although it’s nice to be home with family, it’s certainly not a time for relaxation. My summer is full with finishing up my Canadian degree (finally), prepping for my dissertation, and thinking about what to do after […]

Oishi Deb

BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017 part 1

I attended the 10th BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium at the Aberystwyth University, Wales. This is an annual one-day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects. Alongside keynote speeches and talks, this conference also includes poster presentations from all year undergraduates and master students. Students were encouraged to submit an abstract for their poster […]


No More Summer Holidays?!

  My past 20 summer seasons have consisted of going on holiday, seeing friends and just having a really fun time. Summer has never been anything but a time for enjoying yourself whilst waiting for the next school/6th form/university term to start. However, this summer is a little different…   Two weeks ago I officially […]


Moving Out… what didn’t I use?

So, it is now time for me to move out of John Foster. I am going to miss my room. I was very lucky that I received an adapted room which means that my room is probably twice as big as the standard rooms. Another perk is that the bathroom is basically a wet room, […]


What I’m Doing Over Summer

By my calculations I should be in Norway as you read this. If all has gone to plan, I am currently in a museum, about to eat something delicious having spent the day swimming in a bay. Catch up with me on my Instagram (jai7deo) for scenic-ness. But for now, a blog post in the […]


Next Steps….Maybe

As I continue to await my supervisor’s feedback, I can’t help but worry a bit. I recognize that he is likely overwhelmed with a large number of dissertations to supervise, and I’m sure he does have a summer vacation, but I need to know if I can proceed with the change in focus of my […]


Law with a Modern Language

  Welcome to the Modern Languages student blog!   As this is my very first post, let me talk about why I chose to study Law with a Modern Language at Leicester.   Currently, I am in my second year of a 4-year programme. Here at Leicester, you are given a choice between French, Spanish […]


That’s All, Folks…

  I never thought I’d see the day that I finished first year, yet here I am, two days after finishing my second year. And honestly, as cliché as it sounds, it has flown by. It doesn’t seem like five seconds since I was taking my film production module in semester one and contemplating whether […]


Ill in exam time

Trust me to get ill around exam time. Literally the WORST time to get ill but I’ve managed it. Unfortunately, I fell ill mid exam during my Organometallics module and threw up which isn’t the outcome I was hoping for. I was majorly panicking as I literally didn’t know what to do- and didn’t want […]


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 […]


So, what exactly do you do?

“So, what exactly do you with all the free time you have?” – This is a question I have been asked over the year on many occasions and to be honest, I am starting to get pretty annoyed. I am fully aware that during the teaching periods us sociology students have very few contact hours […]


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 […]


Master and Remainder (Part 3)

Back once again for the renegade Masters (Sadly not the Fatboy Slim remix).   It’s been a while since the last update but I’m heading towards the end of the project, and my time at University. So I thought I would give you all one last account of my experiences studying and researching for my […]


Academic Diversity at Leicester

While reading for my dissertation I came across the book “A Theory of Justice for Animals” by Robert Garner, which I have found incredibly inspiring and has become a staple piece in my writing. A couple of months ago, I found out that Robert Garner is a lecturer in the politics department at Leicester! So, […]

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 […]


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 […]


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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