So, another week bites the dust and it seems to only get busier for us Leicester students!
Fortunately, barring my dissertation, all of my deadlines are officially completed. It is strange to think that my degree is becoming a series of lasts – last essay, last lab report, last lecture with so-and-so. This is why I have chosen to dedicate this week’s blog post to mulling on some fun things I am planning to do in the next two or three weeks to mark the end of an incredibly busy term. Irrespective of how busy uni gets, the city doesn’t really stop and there’s always stuff to do on the off chance that I have a spare afternoon (or more).
First on the list is 2017’s Leicester Varsity! If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a multi-sport event that runs between Leicester University’s sports teams and De Montfort’s teams. It is ridiculously competitive and it culminates in one of the biggest events in the university calendar: Rugby Varsity! Everyone is invited to the events and it is a great way to support housemates or friends that might be playing. Unfortunately, I missed it last year so I am definitely looking forward to righting my wrongs and attending this year. I am also tempted to go pledge my support for another sport outside of rugby, so I will be pondering on which one that could be before March 17th which is when it starts.
Secondly, is a Medfest lecture on the 16th. This year, the topic is on psychiatry and Matters of Life and Death. Although it is a little outside of my degree’s reach, I really enjoy attending the lectures and events that they host as they are open to everyone. This year, I have already attended some events and gained some interesting insight into emerging research into radiation and cancer, neurodegenerative disease and Brexit (of course!). I am sure this will be no different, and personally, I enjoy panel events as it’s always interesting seeing what sorts of spontaneous discussions crop up between experts and the audience.
Last but not least, I am going to do my best and pay a visit to Oadby before I travel home for Easter. Anyone who knows me will vouch for how frequently I whine about visiting the Botanical gardens. It is such a beautiful place and with the weather on the up, it is a great time for an early spring walk. Although my back-up plan is definitely a good long walk around Victoria Park which is a rite of passage for any Leicester student.
So that’s my shortlist. I’ll let you guys know how I get on with ticking off these things off on my list as the term winds down. I will leave you all with a cute picture of some giant tortoises I saw at Twycross zoo today! (If you can, make sure you go as it’s lovely).