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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 […]

Lei, You’ve Taught Me A Lot

Lei, You’ve Taught Me A Lot

  My time at Leicester has genuinely been the best of my life so far. As cringey as that sounds, it’s true.   So, here is a lengthy account of some of the greatest things I’ve learned from my time at Leicester:   1. Follow your gut. It’s usually right.   Something I’ve  come to […]

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Learn from me and don’t take the easy way out

  As many of my friends are aware, I ‘have a degree in Music’ from the Canadian university I attended before coming to Leicester. We’ll get to that.   In law, we get the rare treat of being able to selectively revise for our exams. Naturally, it’s not recommended, but it’s the most strategic way […]

You’re you, not them

You’re you, not them

  One thing I advocate a lot is the fact that we should not compare ourselves to others. This is a particularly pertinent issue during exam time when everyone is working towards the same deadlines.   If there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that every person is different. Me, personally? I hate working during the day. […]

Being mindful in how we use language

  Today’s blog post is simultaneously a PSA and a personal vendetta against people who don’t use Oxford commas. Just kidding!   This week, I wanted to write about our use of language. I never truly understood just how much of an impact words can have, written or spoken, until I started studying law. I suddenly found myself […]

Sunshine, Rainbows and Everything Wonderful

Sunshine, Rainbows and Everything Wonderful

  University is stressful – especially at this time of year with assessed essays and exams looming.   What annoys me to no end is everyone moaning, comparing knowledge for no reason other than to make themselves feel better – leaving others feeling worse, and people sharing an endless supply of dismal posts about not doing […]

Challenge accepted!

  Back in November, I wrote a blog post about being overwhelmed by uni. Well, guess what? It’s that time of year again! It’s nearing the end of term, and not only are deadlines being thrown at you, but big events are happening: namely, the Law Review Launch Event and mooting finals. On top of that, revision […]

The Puzzle of Motivation

  Motivation is pretty difficult to hold on to; it slips through your fingers like sand. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘motivation’ as the ‘desire or willingness to do something; enthusiasm’. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? It’s more than just simply having a desire or willingness and being enthusiastic about something; you truly have to have […]

Learning to Fail

Learning to Fail

  This week I thought I would share with you a very significant life lesson learned in my law degree at Leicester.   Now one thing any student is scared of is that dreaded word… failure.   One thing I have come to realise, though, is that actually failure is a good thing. Strange concept, […]

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