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Driving back to Uni

Driving back to Uni

‘Driving back to uni’ – sing that in your head to the christmas song ‘Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea’, NONSTOP FOR NEARLY 3 HOURS. I hate myself on car journeys. You now have my journey back to university from home summed up nicely. I’m pretty sure the universe was sending me a sign that […]

Society’s Xmas Functions

Society’s Xmas Functions

Best part about being in a society? – THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS! Last term; hectic, so so hectic – hence this very late post. It all started mid November, the time when assignments are due and the idea of Christmas is blossoming in your mind, teasing you, trying to distract you from work. Assignments are the worst, […]

Ill at Uni?

Due to Oreo developing a taste for curry powder (put on his cage to stop him trying to chew through the bars), marmite now coats several of the bars. Oreo very much falls into the latter category of 'you love it or hate it'.

It’s that time of year; it’s getting chilly, colds are going round and you’re not 100% sure whereabouts you put your (only) super warm coat. Taken ill at uni? Utter panic ensuing as you realise you need your parents there to look after you? Don’t worry here’s a (fairly) independent step by step guide to […]

What am I doing?

What am I doing?

So I’m sat in bed, completely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work I’m meant to have done over the past 8 weeks, which I’ve skived off the majority of it if I’m being perfectly honest. I have a 2,000 word essay due in tomorrow, of which is not nearly ready for submission. Have to […]

Black Friday Paris 2015

Australia

Friday night I’m sat at my desk, trying to cram in my last bit of reading before I go downstairs and watch TV with my housemates, when I get a text from my boyfriend – “I’m in shock with what’s going on in Paris”. “Paris? I’ve not got the news on?” “There’s been a terrorist […]

The Arrival of 2nd Year…

The aforementioned 'hamster in tow'; his name is Oreo because that is what he looks like.

So 2nd year has begun, the year you’re meant to know everything you need to about the university, know the people on your course and know what direction you might want your career to head in. The year your modules get more intense, reading lists lengthen and you’re meant to have figured out a strategy […]

It’s Not All Work & No Play – Trip to Sri Lanka

It’s Not All Work & No Play – Trip to Sri Lanka

As I sit on the balcony of what used to be a Governor’s mansion in Sri Lanka, but is now a tourist-friendly hotel, gazing down at the deserted beach while the cool breeze rescues me from the blazing sun, I think not about the beauty, but rather I think to myself, “Is that sentence really […]

Holi Colour Festival

Holi Colour Festival

On Wednesday 10th May the Hindu society hosted a colour fight in Victoria Park to celebrate the Holi Festival. Having seen pictures from colour fun runs I have been increasingly curious about the colour events. As a result when my friend, KF, rang up and mentioned she had a spare t-shirt (at Leicester the majority […]

Varsity

Varsity

So our varsity week was CRAY-ZEE! Super super chaotic and busy, so let me please walk you through one of the most exciting sporting weeks at Leicester. Setting the scene: UoL Vs DMU, Hockey Varsity At 11am the walking bus from the student village began. The 80 bus was taken from OSV to Mary Gee. […]

Spontaneous Weekend Trip!

Spontaneous Weekend Trip!

So guess where I went this weekend… No wait, don’t bother you won’t get it.

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