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Decisions and Debt

My sister will be 24 in October, and for the first time she’s thinking about going to university. She wants to be a dietician. Knowing the nutritional value of foods is something of a hobby of hers. It’s a bit of a family joke recently that she’s gone barmy for avocados. This means we’ve been […]

It’s Not All About The Work

University. Three or more years of essays, exams, presentations, all nighters in the library and exam-related stress. There’s no denying that studying at university is difficult. Yes, it’s stressful. Yes, sometimes you’ll question why you ever thought it was a good idea. Yes, sometimes you’ll struggle to meet a deadline. HOWEVER: the best advice I ever […]

Real Life Starts Now

When you first arrive at University fresh-faced and full of expectations for the next four years of your life, the end of your degree seems unimaginable. Somehow over three years have passed since I was in that very position and I now have less than nine months of student life remaining. The first thought that flashes […]

Back to Student Life!

I’m writing this on a Sunday afternoon from the comfort of my brand new student house! I moved back up to Leicester a week ago and, safe to say, everything has been GO GO GO! As ever, unloading my boxes and boxes of clothes, stationary and course books required both of my housemates to lend […]

Looking Forward

I can hardly believe it’s August already, when did that happen?! One thing you’ll start to realise at uni is that time goes by far too quickly – it seems like only yesterday I was arriving at Beaumont Hall as a frightened fresher, nervously clutching my hefty Spanish dictionary, yet here I am going into […]

The Careers Service at UoL

At Leicester, we’re lucky to have a Careers Service whose job it is to help the students with all things careers related- from general guidance, to giving feedback on our CVs, to providing mock assessment centres for us. As mentioned in my last post, I’m really starting to think seriously about my future career but […]

Life After Uni

For me, thinking about life after Uni is a strange strange thought. As I am studying Languages which is a 4 year course, I still have a year in Leicester filled with hard work and fun times to come but as you may have read in some of my fellow bloggers’ posts, this week has […]

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Las Huelgas

Huelga- A word that is a big part of Spanish culture which in English means ‘strike’. Last week students at my university, the Complutense (and at others in Madrid) hacían huelga/went on strike on Wednesday and Thursday to protest again cuts to funding the education system. A quote that I read online giving a Spanish […]

July Open Days

If you are a prospective student reading this blog and you attended last Thursday or last Friday’s University Open Day, you may very well have seen me as I was working as a Student Ambassador over the 2 days. I love my job, seeing as the Open Days were back to back, the ambassadors stayed […]

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