The Modern Languages Blog

Blog posts from students studying Modern Languages at the University of Leicester. Subscribe.

 Erasmus 1.1 – Spanish Accommodation

    I promised to write about this when I had the chance, so here it is! You can check my previous post on planning and preparation here.     This past month has been stressful and exhausting, to say the least. I thought I had everything organised with my accommodation when I got an […]

Thoughts on Academic Representation

    For the past two years, I have been involved with academic representation and It has been an interesting experience so far. I started off as a course rep in my first year and decided to take a step further this year by nominating myself for department rep.   Academic representation is one of […]

Your guide to Sprint <3

Your guide to Sprint <3

  Yes, I can imagine what you are probably thinking but don’t worry, this is not a beginners’ guide to sprinting.   It is, however, a guide to one of those extracurricular activities I promised to blog about.   Ladies and gentlemen, (well in this case ladies but you will understand why in a moment) […]

The Modern Language Study Centre

The Modern Language Study Centre

    Today, I will be writing about one of the perks of being a modern language student; the MLSC.   What is it you ask? It’s the Modern Language Study Centre! One of my favourite places on campus. It’s on the 6th floor in Ken Edwards. It is a great place to study, practise […]

Erasmus Part 1: Planning & Preparation

¡Hola!   Yes, you guessed it right.   I’m going to Spain and it’s going to be an incredible experience!   Why am I so sure?   Well, I can never be certain but I am currently preparing and planning for my year abroad which is why I thought it would be useful to give […]

Law with a Modern Language

  Welcome to the Modern Languages student blog!   As this is my very first post, let me talk about why I chose to study Law with a Modern Language at Leicester.   Currently, I am in my second year of a 4-year programme. Here at Leicester, you are given a choice between French, Spanish […]

Why Jane Austen’s appearance on our 10 pound notes is a big deal (even if you’re not a big fan)

While as a Literature student I may be very excited to see my favourite author’s face everyday, there are of course many who find her novels dull, and those who just do not care or know who she is. Either way, I think it is important to note the reasons which make this a great […]

How learning a language could limit terrorism

In the past few months, the news has been full of coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels, Turkey and Iraq. Understandably, our government has become increasingly worried about the possibility of another terrorist attack happening in Britain, and as a University student I was interested to see whether the government was making any […]

Exams and results

When we head to our exams it can seem like our entire lives depend on their results. Parents’ pressure, teachers’ warnings and friends’ worrying can all add up to it becoming an enormous weight on our shoulders, one that is tough to bear. It can indeed be a little frightening to think that everything in […]

How to keep a student house tidy

Hello all! I know that my previous blog post would be incomplete if I didn’t advise you how to keep your wonderful new place clean, which can be surprisingly hard especially if you live with people who are not necessarily passionate about tidying. It’s so important to have a nice, pleasant space around you to […]

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