Flourish Fair

  On 9th and 10th October, the uni held a Flourish Fair for helping students get settled into uni life, whether it’s for the first time or the sixth time (or anything in between). Below are some highlights I got while visiting – I’ll be blogging more about some of the stalls that were there […]

I have a problem…(I can’t say ‘no’!)

  I’m one of those people who’s always done extra-curriculars. I can’t go to a school or university and not be involved in something outside of my studies. It’s just impossible!   Growing up, I played piano, swam (and eventually became a lifeguard/swim instructor) and did ballet outside of school. Then, I went to an […]

HeforShe at Leicester

HeforShe at Leicester

  I’m absolutely delighted to share that I’m an Equality and Diversity Champion for the university! Today’s topic is the United Nation’s HeforShe campaign and how Leicester is involved with it! If you’re not familiar with HeforShe, here’s the low-down.   The campaign was launched in September 2014, and the aim, as is implied in […]

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

  Summer goes by so slowly and so quickly all at the same time, it’s so strange. But, term is starting so soon and I’m just buzzing to get final year finished with!   Before I wanted to get into the heavier blog posts about uni, student life, finding your life’s calling, etc., I wanted […]

Revision

How I keep organised, revisited

  Almost a year ago, I wrote a post about my complex system of organisation and how I manage my time. Well, almost a year later, the system is no longer overly complex, as it’s been stripped down to the bare necessities, so I wanted to revisit it.   Digital calendar The first thing I […]

Writing a personal statement (as an international student)

  A personal statement is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a chance to tell the uni why you want to attend uni, and what you wish to achieve there.   The key to writing a good personal statement is realising that everyone has their own story to tell and that all the skills […]

My ever-changing career path, Pt. II

  It’s been a really windy road to figuring out what I want to do with the rest of my life.   I realised that I hadn’t been honest with myself about my passions, because something had stopped me every time from admitting my one, true passion for the media and entertainment industry. It’s really […]

My ever-changing career path, Pt. I

  Over the course of this year since September, I’ve written not one, not two, but THREE blog posts on a change in career. I swear this is the last one, because I am so set on this career path and life plan. This is probably the most important blog post I’ve ever written.   […]

What I’ve learned from job hunting, Pt. II

  In reading tons of job postings, I’ve come to realise that there are common threads in terms of what employers look for in their applicants, so I’ve listed some important points in my last blog post. I’m sure I haven’t uncovered every single common thread, and it differs industry to industry, but the jobs I […]

What I’ve learned from job hunting, Pt. I

  I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I’ve been searching for a job this summer, and this is my first time job hunting ever. It’s harder than I thought and there’s an entire process to it that I had no idea existed! I thought my CV was pretty strong before I started filling […]

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