Student Blogs: University of Leicester

Welcome to the University of Leicester student blog site. Join the bloggers as they take you on a behind-the-scenes journey through university life at Leicester. It’s a great way to learn more about studying at Leicester or ask a question about the course you’re interested in studying – from someone who’s actually on the course. Don’t be shy. Get involved in the conversation and leave a comment or two. They would love to hear from you. More subjects and lots of friendly new bloggers are being added regularly so be sure to come back often.

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Charlotte D

Combating Homesickness

  It’s been a while everyone, but hoping to have a couple more posts out in the next week or so. It’s been very hard to juggle continuing my communications with home, whilst also living my life to the fullest in America.   I guess on that subject I want to talk about homesickness, or […]


My first city break in Prague

Whilst at a wedding last month, my cousin came to me and said “Hey Leon, we’re (him and my other cousin) going to Prauge soon, wanna come?” And I was like, “Hell yeah!” What a great decision I made.   Prague (In Czech Republic) is a vibrant city to visit. Firstly, let me disappoint you […]


Hi guys, sorry this blog is a bit late, I’ve had a bit of a mental week!  My first week here was pretty easy going, nothing was happening as Australia was still on the Winter Holidays – this was great for me as my jetlag was insanely bad, I’m still only just getting over it!  […]


Thank You and Goodbye 👋🏽

So this my final post for Leicester Studentblogs. Second year is now a mere memory, and I’m fully focussed on the year ahead.   So in every sense, this post is a goodbye. A final farewell and also a piece of gratitude to everyone who had taken the time to read my articles, comment and […]


Graduation: A Balanced Perspective

Over the past few weeks, as graduation got nearer and I have spoken to friends, acquaintances and colleagues about their respective graduations, their attitudes towards their own ceremonies were divided into two groups.   The overwhelming majority of people spoke glowingly, with many describing it as one of the best days of their lives. It […]


Top Tips for Applying for Graduate Jobs

Over the past few months myself and lots of my peers have been going through the seemingly never-ending process of applying for graduate jobs. After applying for lots of jobs, I’ve got myself a place on a transport planning graduate scheme starting in September which I’m very excited to start. From my experience of graduate job […]

Time to read

  Hello, as you might have already read my name is Hemali and I have just finished my first year of studying Management with Marketing. So, with that said welcome to my first blog post!    Currently I am on summer break which means I have more time to myself, usually I would look forward […]


Finding Help For Applying for PhDs

Since my last blog I have been scouring the internet for advice on applying for PhDs. The first thing I came across was a blog from a previous University of Leicester blogger, Lilian. She talks about her experience applying for PhDs, her successful application to the University of Leicester, and her advice for future applicants you […]


Oadby… I MISS YOU!

Whilst I’m super excited to be living with a new group of people next year in our new uni house, I’m missing Oadby so so much. I was in John Foster Pavillions and I could not have asked for better accommodation… If I didn’t have to I wouldn’t have ever left!   You might be […]


Year Abroad as a Languages Student

  After a protracted period of procrastination, I finally bit the bullet today and booked my flights and accommodation for September. As of the 31st of August, I will officially be a student abroad! While having everything (more or less) sorted has eased my stress levels quite considerably, it has also made the fact that […]


The End of My PhD Journey Is Getting Closer

I guess some apologies are in order. For the last two years, I have not been updating my blog regularly. I managed to cramp too many things into my life and eventually I had to set my priorities straight. But there are some very exciting developments, which I am happy to share with you


Student Fly Tipping

  This is something that is rarely properly addressed by the university community, and more needs to be done. I’m well aware that all students have moved out of their accommodations for the summer. But when I saw a BBC article about this a few days ago, I thought a perspective on Leicester would be […]


Italy – Part 2:

In my last post I told you about my trip travelling around Italy up until we left Trecase to go to Bari! Bari was really nice in the centre, even though it doesn’t have the best reputation, but if you are going I would definitely stay in the centre not the outskirts. For all our […]


The mysteries of mental health

As I am currently on my second week of my Mental Health placement, I have seen a range of interesting patients with suspected split personality disorders and bipolar disorder. To me, it is incredibly fascinating to think about how suboptimal mental health can result in individuals manifesting behaviour that is not characteristic of them. For […]


The Ultimate Leicester Student Summer Guide

I’m sure by now you’ve managed to get through my top ten list of favourite psychological films (and if you haven’t – then what are you waiting for?!). So, I’m guessing you’d like to go outside for a change, yes? Ah Les-tah city! Whether you’re here for the Summer because of an internship or you’re […]


My Canon of Literature

With the academic year reaching its end, I was thinking about where I was this time last year. I had just finished the last of my A Levels, revelling in the prospect of a glorious three-month-span of nothing, and brimming with nerves and excitement at the thought of starting university in September. Studying English would […]


Why I am living on my own in 3rd year.

So by the title, it is clear that this blog will be about why I have chosen to live on my own in 3rd year. 3rd year is going to be a tough but rewarding experience, my workload will increase and I have also taken on some roles in two different societies as well as working […]


All About Autism

Introduction One thing I feel you should learn about me is the fact that I have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), or autism as it is better known. I’d imagine you’ll have one of the following reactions: “What’s autism?” “Oh, I’ve seen Rain Man. I know all about autism!” “Oh, I know someone who has that!” “What? No […]


Summer 2018

  Hi The sun is finally out!   The weather is amazing (even though I am stuck in the house writing assignments), I just want to get out there and soak up the sunshine. yr2 of ODP-ing is coming to an end very soon and with only 4 weeks of placement left between now and […]


Clearing? Let’s clear that up

My journey here at the University of Leicester started off in clearing process and lets say it is not a decision I regret! The clearing service was so simple, straightforward and quick! During the initial phone call where the advisor just asked what course I was interested in and what grades I had achieved, I […]



Can’t believe I’ve nearly finished Uni. Madness. It has FLOWN BY- I’m not ready to leave the Uni nest and enter the proper world of work… luckily I’m doing further study so don’t quite yet have to deal with responsibility of being an adult! I can’t believe I’m almost finished at Leicester though. I arrived […]


18 days left of uni

As I have no exams this year, only (lol) essays and a dissertation due in, I finish the university year really early on the 8th May. This seems crazy to me as it’s only eighteen days away… but I’m really looking forward to the lack of stress and pressure when I’m done. As I’m in […]


RAG Week 2018

UoL Orchestra performs in the snow.   Every February, universities across the UK participate in ‘Raising and Giving’ (RAG) Week, and here at Leicester we’ve been giving it all we’ve got. This year it also coincides with ‘Wellbeing Week’, making the campus a pretty positive place to be.   Despite not being very musical myself […]

Oishi Deb

ACM Europe and WomENcourage 2017 conference, Spain

This is my last post and I would like to finish my blogging by sharing my experience at the ACM Europe and WomENcourage conference 2017 which took place in Barcelona, Spain. The conference took place from 6th to 8th September 2017 which was organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM-W Europe womENcourage […]


The Last One

  The time has indeed come for my time as Leicester’s History blogger to end. As I am a graduate and therefore no longer actually doing History. Thanks so much for reading this over the last year; I’ve really appreciated and enjoyed all of it. If you want to go back through any of my […]


Signing Off

Tomorrow, the 31st of July 2017, officially brings my student blogging experience to an end. It not only marks the end of this job but also brings me officially to the end of my university experience. Even though I graduated a couple of weeks ago, having this blog meant that I still had some official […]


The EU Referendum

Are you registered to vote in the upcoming EU referendum? If you aren’t registered or don’t know if you are, you can register here. If you don’t register than you can’t vote and with those <55 years old much more likely to vote In on June 23rd, the Remain campaign needs you to vote. This video from channel 4 […]


A little trip to Rome

As a late birthday celebration, I went on a four day trip to Rome. It planned out to be the perfect timing as we managed to book the little gateway during my reading week, so luckily I didn’t have classes.   This was the first time my friends and I would be visiting Italy, so […]


Last week in Leicester

I’ve been in the UK for four years now as a student but this is by far the longest I’ve stayed here during summer. Usually I’ll be packing and going straight to the airport after my finals in June, simply because summer is my favorite season and specifically, summer in Cyprus (my home country) is […]

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