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The Students Union Elections

So it is that time again, 5 positions, 31 candidates (yes I worked this out), who will reign victorious? A quick side note – I do not want to offend any of the other candidates, these are just the people I chose to vote for and why! Voting for the Executive Positions is so important […]

Varsity Series… Fencing

Varsity Series… Fencing

Hi there! As part of my varsity series, I’ve decided to visit different, less well know sports in order to see what they do and how they are training for varsity. Today, I visited Fencing! They train at The Roger Bettles Sports Centre in Oadby on Tuesday 8pm-10pm, Thursday 7pm-10pm, Sunday 12-3pm and I went […]


Varsity is something that I love, the whole University coming together to take the rule of the city; the vibe is fantastic! There are many films, mostly American ones that show Varsity, most usually American Football, as this huge drunken celebration where the home team wins narrowly in a tough battle. But Varsity isn’t really […]

Dissertation Time

Even though I am only in the second year of University, it is time for me to start planning my Dissertation. I am very lucky, and one of the few who knows what they want to do, however, according to my tutors, this is likely to change. However my potential topic is women in Victorian […]

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 […]

A day in the life of me!

Hi there! So as you know I am a second-year Ancient History and History student and I am going to take you on a day with me. 7:30am: I get up to be in Uni for 9am as I need to set off walking at 8:30 in order to be there on time. As I […]

This Girl Can…

This Girl Can is such a fantastic movement and something that is very important to me. This Girl Can is a Lottery Funded Movement which ‘is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.’ It is such […]

My stay in LRI

So, I’ve broken my ankle. Unfortunately for me I was playing Rugby and it happened, this then caused me to have a lovely time in Leicester Royal Infirmary, so for my blog post today it only seems fitting to relate it to my new broken ankle and in this case it is going to be the help […]

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