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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.

In New York City! Pictures Included

Performers singing and dancing at the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation award ceremony in NYC.

Over the years, I have grown accustomed to flying across the country and the globe on a daily basis. This week, I was in New York City to attend an award ceremony. This was the first time I had been in NYC during the winter. I have spent many a day in Boston, MA during […]

My First Post

Hello everyone! My name is Eugenie and I’m a Ph.D. student here at the University of Leicester via distance learning. I will be regularly uploading to this blog to share my experiences over the course of my time here at the University. My time at the University has certainly been rewarding thus far, and I […]

Lizard Owning SnapChat Guy

‘You know that guy that I added on snapchat, thinking he was that one guy I knew but turned out he’s this other guy – yeah? Well he keeps sending me pictures of his pet lizard.’ – EC   I thought I’d start off the New Year (and my first blog post on here) with […]

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