As I write this I’ve just got back from Enactus’ annual international market, where local businesses come to the uni and sell their fantastic products. It’s a fantastic atmosphere, and the kind of place you end up spending a lot more time than you’d planned. I thought I’d drop by for lunch and ended up spending about 2 hours there. Features included pies containing seemingly every kind of meat under the sun, 4 separate BBQs, chocolate fondue, a milkshake and doughnuts van, 4 types of chocolate brownies, cake pops, and Dan Schofield (currently placing number 4 on the Leicester Power List) criticising the lack of vegetarian and vegan food. Aside from the food stalls, there was also a climbing wall, live music, taster sessions of a huge range of languages, and pop up stalls selling mugs, bags, wind chimes, badges, and other knick knacks.
I loaded up on badges to fill up my jackets like a proper student, bought some pies to freeze so they were ready whenever emergency hunger strikes me, and ended up eating pure chocolate fondue out of a cup. All round a good day. Although I was slightly confused in that there were only about 3 stalls that sold non-western food at an international market, but oh well. I suppose that and the veggie concerns might be tabled for next time. All in all, one of my favourite events on campus.