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Finals

Can’t believe I’ve nearly finished Uni. Madness. It has FLOWN BY- I’m not ready to leave the Uni nest and enter the proper world of work… luckily I’m doing further study so don’t quite yet have to deal with responsibility of being an adult! I can’t believe I’m almost finished at Leicester though. I arrived […]

Livin’ la Vida Loca

For the best part of 2 weeks I have been ignoring all of the work I have to do for exams, and as Ricky Martin once said “Livin’ la Vida Loca” This mostly involved taking a trip to southern France and around Italy with my course pal, trying to soak in some European culture and […]

International Women’s Day

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Today is international women’s day in case you weren’t aware. So what is it? It is a day celebrating women’s achievements throughout history across all nations. This year is particularly important due to the Time’s up movement and #Metoo. All over the world women are marching to end gender inequality and sexual discrimination. Leicester have put […]

Varsity

Varsity

It’s that time of the year again… varsity, so get your bevs ready as UoL get prepared to beat DMU once again! Varsity is the time of the year where the rivalry of DMU vs Leicester peaks, and it’s definitely not one to miss! With so many sports going on there’s something for everyone- and […]

Stress stress stress

Although there are many enjoyable parts to being at uni, it can be stressful. In chemistry especially, the course is relatively intense and requires a significant amount of study outside of lectures. Unfortunately, in order to excel a surface understanding of chemistry is not enough; you need to be able to apply your knowledge to […]

Grad jobs

So I graduate in less than 6 months which is super scary as Uni has been my safety net for the past 2 and a half years. It’s mad to think that the people I live with and consider my closest pals were strangers a mere 3 years ago. But, as graduation approaches, we all […]

Choosing modules

The further you get in your degree course for chemistry, the more flexibility you get with regards to choosing modules. This shouldn’t be a snap decision – it should be something that you seriously consider, as you will have not only have to study this module for months; but also sit and exam on it. […]

Little trip to Munich

Hello hello!!  Sorry for the delayed post! So aside from exams and other stuff, I managed to fit in a little weekend away to visit my friend in Munich. I have never been to Munich before, but it’s of particular interest to me as I have a keen interest in German history. One good thing […]

Dsypraxia- What is it??

Dyspraxia is one of those specific learning difficulties that can go under the radar, as many just don’t know what it actually is. This can in turn, lead to it being missed at school or even, at University. Dyspraxia is a developmental coordination disorder, present in both adults and children, commonly affecting fine and gross […]

Reflection

So as I’m third year, and don’t have long until it is deemed socially unacceptable to watch TV all day hungover eating last night’s takeaway, I am now having to do a fair few of these reflection sheets. Basically you summarise what you’ve learnt skills wise (apparently downing multiple VKs is not one of them, […]

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