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

Manal

A Muddled Mind

Easter break is here and I can’t contain my happiness! This final semester has been a wild roller coaster ride. I have no deadlines before May but collecting data for your dissertation can be quite exhausting. And although I have finished conducting all my interviews, the next big challenge is to transcribe and analyse it […]

Pal

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

Khadija

British Sign Language

Yesterday, as part of my course representative training at the University of Leicester, I went to an introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) and I loved it. Learning BSL had been on my wish list for some time, and I was so happy that I was given the opportunity to go to a free introduction. […]

Jaipreet

10 of my favourite little known historical facts, part 2

The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin really happened. No one is sure what the piper is a symbol for, or why the children disappeared, but a stained glass window was made in the 14th century to tell the tale    In 1922, the New York Times wrote the Hitler had rose to power […]

Joseph (New Zealand)

House Hunting from Across the Globe

One thing most students will have to go through at some point during their time at university is finding somewhere to live. Most students at Leicester spend their first year living in halls of residence, then for subsequent years usually choose to live in a house or flat with a group of friends (although you […]

Faheema

The clock is ticking!

In nine days, my first year of university will come to an end(ish). It will officially end once I’ve done my final exam some time in May. But as of the 24th March, teaching in the sociology department for us first years will stop. Nineteen weeks of university have scarily flown by. In this post […]

Katie

Tour is approaching…

End of term is approaching, so that only means one thing (drumroll please)… tour is approaching!! So far have nothing ready at all and I have quite a few fancy dress costumes to buy so probs should get on it at some point. I am SO excited, a week of playing lacrosse in the sun, […]

Harriet

Getting Spooked at the Space Centre

  Fun fact about me: I’m very easily freaked out. If I ever think too hard about life, the universe and everything in between, it makes my brain feel close to combustion. So, naturally, fully knowing that the concept of space gives me the heebie-jeebies, I decide to spend my Saturday at the National Space […]

Arllen

Saturday Motivations: Winning the Semester

So here we are again, at the end of another semester. There’s only another week of teaching left before Easter, and then it’s basically revision time for a lot of Leicester students!   Instead of lamenting on passing time, I decided to dedicate this post to the things in my life – and in this […]

Luke

Pi in the sky

On March 14th (Or 3.14 to all the American readers) every year, Mathematicians take some time away from their high paced, all action lives to celebrate Mathematics and the wonder that is Pi. And what better day of the year to try and encourage any budding Maths lovers to pursue their passion into University.   […]

Lizzie

University Of Leicester ODP Open Day

Hello, A few weeks ago the University Of Leicester held an open day for the ODP course. It took place in the brand new practical room that all of the student ODP’s have access to in the Medical Sciences building. The practical room has a life size dummy that we can practice different anaesthetic techniques […]

Courtney

Working While Studying

I’ve talked about my part time jobs on my blog several times before, and I firmly believe that the only reason I’ve been able secure a graduate job in the civil service is because of the transferable skills I’ve gained by working alongside my degree. So, for this week’s post, I thought I would talk […]

Scarlett

Let’s Be Honest

  More and more this semester I’m realising that in life being flawed is really some strange version of perfection. I had this glaringly obvious realisation pointed out to me last year that people will always love you more for being flawed and real than perfect and fake.   It has been quite the struggle, […]

Matt Q

Welcome to Leicester budding medical students!

A big hello to all budding medical students coming to visit the University this weekend! I have to say it’s an intriguing time to be joining. Since I started waay back in 2012 there has been a sea of change in the Medical School. We have a new eco-titan of a building, cutting edge technology […]

Simran

One year.

Time heals the pain – everyone. “It’s going to be fine.” “You’re in shock.” “It’s fine to cry.” “I am sorry for your loss.” The words that everyone will hear in their lifetime when they lose a loved one. I heard these words this time last year when I lost my cousin and my grandmother. […]

Tasmin

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 […]

Frances

Brunch, Ghosts, Afternoon Tea, and Victorian Clothes – Celebrating 21st Birthdays in Leicester

The longer I’ve lived in Leicester, the more gems I’ve found whilst exploring, so I thought I’d share just a few of these adventures! I’ve found that one of my favourite things about Leicester is the endless openings of independent businesses. After returning from my semester abroad last year, this was something I had begun […]

George

TRAPPIST-1

You’ve probably heard it in the news or at least seen Google’s doodle about it: An international team, including space scientists at the University of Leicester, have discovered a system with seven Earth sized planets, just 40 light years away, orbiting around a red dwarf star. This discovery was made using both ground and space […]

Becky

The Economics of Student Discounts

  In my last blog post I talked about all of the ways you can use your student status to save some money here and there, but why is this? The theory behind student discounts (or any kind of of discounts for that matter) is a pretty simple one as far as economic theory goes. […]

Oishi Deb

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event

Lori

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 […]

Mark

Rest & Recovery

My portfolio for the level 2 Interpreting Archaeological Evidence module has been submitted on time. Due to various events like Christmas, my daughters wedding and a three week illness however, I put myself under immense time pressure to finish. When I say finish, I mean an assignment that I am happy with. The weekend before submission for […]

Elizabeth

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 […]

Osarenkhoe

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 […]

Katie

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 […]

Megan

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 […]

Karolina

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 […]

Munira

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 […]

Dimitra

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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