Boxing Day: survival of the thrifty.

Boxing Day: survival of the thrifty.

The 26th of December, also known as Boxing Day, is a time associated with the emergence of frenzied shoppers. Since most of my shopping is done online, I decided to attend the local Highcross mall to see what all the hype was about. As I stepped out of my house, there was an eerie silence […]

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

With winter in full swing and my penultimate semester officially over, I can finally see freedom on the horizon. Whether I’ll reach it with a smile depends on how much revision gets done over the Christmas break. As exams loom around the corner one thing’s for certain…the time for games are well and truly over. With […]

NUS

NUS

The National Union of Students (NUS), a voluntary body of over 600 student unions, collectively represent the interests of more than 7 million students nationwide. This year’s elections to become the spokesperson for Leicester University’s Student Union (ULSU) have officially opened. For those who don’t know, NUS Delegate’s play an integral part in voicing the […]

Team Jsoc.

Shalom

Last week Leicester’s very own JSoc led a 3 day campaign aimed at teaching students about the Judaic culture. Supported by members from the Union of Jewish students (UJS), this gave students the opportunity to ask questions about aspects of Jewish life. Throughout the week the Jewish Society (Jsoc) organised a variety of activities, from […]

Make it happen.

Make it happen.

Once again, the University of Leicester’s annual ‘Festival of Careers’ has come and gone. As one of the biggest graduate recruitment events in the country, this gave students the opportunity to interact with representatives from a range of employment sectors over 3 days. After attending a prep lesson with the Career Development Service (CDS), I […]

The Beginning.

The Beginning.

Last night the Politics and International Relations Society hosted their first freshers bar crawl of the year. This free event saw students from all years &  disciplines embark on a journey from Revolutions to the infamous Red Leicester. As we met at 9.30pm, people began flocking through the doors, excitement was in the air. We […]

The Final Hurdle

The Final Hurdle

After an eventful summer working with Oxfam, the final hurdle was in sight. On the 9th of October, I was chosen alongside six other lucky campaigners to deliver the Love Syria Petition to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). At around 11am I made it to my train with seconds to spare, whether I’ll learn to […]

Our very own sports Secretary Otis Long representing POLAIR.

Fresherz Frenzy

‘Freshers’ is a week that’s designed to help first year students adjust to life at university. In this week of fun and excitement, often before your studies, you’ll be expected to become a socialite through a series of planned events. To many of you this will be your first taste of independence, so here are […]

Holidazed

Holidazed

With the start of the new term on the horizon, as the holidays draw to a close, its safe to say that this was a summer to remember. In June I had the opportunity to attend Glastonbury alongside Oxfam. August saw the beginning of my fund-raising for Barnardo’s, whilst in September I went to festivals […]

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s

This week I began my position as a fund-raiser for one of Britain’s largest and oldest charities. For the last 150 years, Barnardos has been dealing with the sensitive issues facing young people in the UK. With Ramadan over, my aim is to break the stigma that students are lazy by actively getting involved in […]

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