Hi guys, for my first blog post I wanted to do a quick introduction about myself and a few of the topics I might write about over the next year. So here are some facts about me and my life so far at the University of Leicester.
1) I’m a second year Biological Sciences student. So far I have loved my course, particularly the Adaptation and Diversity module. This year I chose to change my course to specialise in Zoology. One of the reasons I picked Leicester was because of the structure of the first year. All the Biological Sciences students study the same five modules in first year (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cell Biology, Genetics, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Adaptation and Diversity) this meant that I got the chance to learn more about each area before I picked a specialism.
2) I am a member of the Equestrian and Polo club at the Univeristy. I joined as a fresher because I have been riding since I was 8 and competing since I was 13 but I had never had the chance to try playing polo before. I loved playing polo last year and I am the club’s Polo Captain this year! So expect a post in a few weeks about my first couple of months on committee. (Also just a quick, and slightly biased suggestion, why not come and find the club at the freshers fair and sign up for a taster session).
3) I love, love, love trying new cafes and Leicester has a lot!! One of my absolute favourites is Six Degrees Coffeehouse just opposite the end of University Road where it meets London Road. It does amazing coffee at good prices and supports a local charity called Open Hands Trust. I’ll be doing a post soon about my favourite bars and cafes in the city so follow my blog to see that.
4) This summer I was one of 3 students that went to the Gatsby Plant Sciences Summer School which was a brilliant experience. I also did a voluntary work placement within the University Genetics department working in the Botanical Gardens (which are within the grounds of the Oadby student village) and I learnt a huge amount doing this. As well as this I have managed to fit in a few holidays including two weeks on the Austrian Alps. I’ll be writing about how to make the most of your incredibly long summer holidays as an undergrad later this year.
So that’s just a bit about me and what I’m doing so far at Uni. Keep your eyes peeled for next week’s post all about things to do before you start University this September.