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Best places to drink in Leicester

(Nearly) everyone loooves a bevvy. But Leicester has sooo many lovely places to drink, and sometimes, just sometimes, a Strongbow dark fruit at the Dog just doesn’t cut it. So here’s a little list of a few cosy spots that can rustle up a great cocktail:   The terrace: this is a must if you’re […]

Term time

So this Monday I start back on full timetable *sob* and as I’m in my third and final year it means my disso (dissertation) is looming. I thankfully (praise the lord) have managed to avoid labs for my project, so if you do Chem don’t worry you won’t necessarily be stuck in a lab! I […]

FRESHERS

When you hear that, there’s only one thing that springs to my mind and that’s… alcohol (and lots of it) Fresher’s is the time that you make lifelong friends in the toilets, and soon learn how much of a mess you and your flatmates are when you try and stumble home.   It’s the rime […]

Summer loving had me a blast…

You’re all singing it now aren’t you! Hope you all had a fabby summer, unfortunately spent most of mine working, although I work in events which is pretty cool! So I am going to do a run through of the fests so you can see which one you fancy for next year! (As I’ve been […]

A level results day (and the aftermath)

So it’s that time of the year again and every time I refresh my twitter feed I see more and more people who have been accepted to join UoL which is so lovely to see. I still can’t quite get over the fact that I am going into my 3rd year- time has literally flown by. […]

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry- Why choose it at Leicester?

Chemistry is a such a versatile and interesting degree- and even though it is challenging, it is definitely worthwhile. But why choose it at Leicester? So many universities offer it but what is so great about Leicester? At Leicester we have a fair few lectures per day- which means you’re not just getting 5 hours […]

10 things I love about Leicester

It’s slap bang in the middle. Need to pop down to London? no problem. Want to go up for a bev up north? Easy, only a couple of hours away. It’s very multicultural, so there are so many different cuisines- espesh indian food. (everyone loves a good curry). There’s also this fab little turkish place […]

Going through clearing

Getting my A level results was genuinely the worst day of my life. I have always been that person who was obsessed with revising- I was working so hard to achieve my grades; working ridiculous hours to get my brain to regurgitate information. Little did I know that I would later be diagnosed as both […]

Ill in exam time

Trust me to get ill around exam time. Literally the WORST time to get ill but I’ve managed it. Unfortunately, I fell ill mid exam during my Organometallics module and threw up which isn’t the outcome I was hoping for. I was majorly panicking as I literally didn’t know what to do- and didn’t want […]

I should be revising

Hmm so even though I’m supposed to be revising I have been binge watching TV too, whoops. It always seems that during exam season new series start! The mini series ‘Clique’ on BBC was particularly good, so interesting, but it was bound to be good as the producers of skins also produced Clique! It follows […]

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