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.

Latest posts from the subject blogs


King Power Stadium Tour

There’s lots to do in Leicester at the weekend and around lectures, I’ve been lucky enough recently to go on a tour of the Leicester City FC grounds and thought I’d do a little vlog for you guys! Click Here   Here are the three most interesting things I learnt from the tour- The starting […]



After 10 months of ‘hard graft’, I could not be happier to say that my intercalated master’s degree is finally DONE! Which includes my dissertation; I’m chuffed to say that it’s completely finished and handed in!!! I can’t begin to tell you how amazing a feeling it is to have finished such a huge piece […]


And so my journey ends

Almost five years have passed since I first arrived to Leicester. I excited, determined and a slightly bit worried about my abilities. But the University of Leicester embraced me and made sure that I will perform to the best of my abilities. And now, I am a Doctor of Philosophy*


“How do I know if university is for me?”

If you’re trying to work out if university is for you, then I am sorry, but as cliché as it sounds, university can be for anyone!  I say this after working as a Summer School Mentor for two weeks for The University of Leicester, and found myself giving some of the children so many reasons for […]


Graduation awaits

I am happy to say that I received a first class honors in Mathematics Bsc and am now ready to start a new chapter. The last 3 years have been one heck of a journey.   Math graduates will be swarming UOL this Thursday, celebrating our fantastic achievements. I am sure it will be emotional […]


Final post from me

Hi guys   This will be my final post for now so I wont ramble on. Shortly you’ll have a brand new shiny student ODP blogger bringing you great content! I have had a great experience writing blogs on behalf of this course and I really hope it helped or was interesting to read. All […]


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 […]


The Replication Crisis

On Wednesday evening last week the psychology department hosted a guest lecture by Professor David Shanks from UCL titled “The Replication Crisis in Psychology”. As the title suggests, the lecture discussed the issues around the lack of replication, and the inability to replicate a number of experiments in the area of psychology. Replication should be […]


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 […]


Thinking about going home!

As I write this there are only 8 days between me and home!!! It’s both a scary and exciting time as I miss everyone and everything from home, but at the same time there’s a certain sadness involved in flying 16,000 km away from all the friends you’ve made in the past year.  It’s a […]


Hungry in Leicester…

Last year, I wrote an article about the most common places for students to live in Leicester and a mini-summary of them all. As we almost reach the end of my 3rd year in Leicester, I thought I’d do the same except this time round about my top 3 affordable (as we are students, of […]


Balancing Life, the Universe and Everything

So uni’s a messy time at best. On top of our studies, we have work, societies, friends, partying, all that good stuff. Understandably, all of that can be overwhelming and it’s hard to keep track of it all. So here’s a step-by-step guide on keeping your life on track: Step 1: Make a list of […]


Is this the beginning of the end?

It is that time of year when everyone is slowing down and gearing up for the Christmas holidays. The city centre is well lit and campus has just hosted its annual Christmas market (the best food is eaten here!). But as a third and final year student, this point of the year is basically the […]


Inside the Clearing Team

  Okay, so the title of this post is a little misleading. I wasn’t on the course clearing team. I actually spent the last few days working the accommodation clearing hotline. It’s like the main clearing hotline, but a bit less stressful. I was on hand over the last few days, helping students find the […]


Is time management a myth?

The amount of blogging I’ve been doing recently has significantly reduced (huge apologies). I won’t lie, the third year workload has really shocked me! From second to third year I would say that the workload has pretty much doubled and it has been a struggle to balance my time between uni work, paid work and […]


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 […]


Interview Techniques

  A lot of students use the summer holidays to either earn some money or to gain experience in fields relevant to their studies or the profession they’re looking to pursue after university. In some cases, this means going back to a job they held previously, something that I have done for the past few […]


The Dissertation Experience

In May I had the pleasure of returning to Leicester University to deliver a presentation to MSc Labour Market Studies students during their Teaching Weekend. Nerves aside, I was excited about sharing the learning from my dissertation experience. In preparing the presentation one thought immediately came to mind – undertaking the dissertation was like climbing […]


Time to Say Goodbye

    After 11 months and 34 posts (including this one), the time has come for me to say goodbye.   The past couple of months have felt a little weird. I submitted my dissertation on the 15th May. That was the point where many students felt that they had come to the end of […]



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 […]


World Space Week

It’s World Space Week! On the first day of @WorldSpaceWeek 2018, we're throwing you back to @newscilive where we showcased our space story and involvement in the upcoming @BepiColombo mission to Mercury! #WSW2018 #TBT #OutofthisWorld ✨?? — Uni of Leicester (@uniofleicester) October 4, 2018 So what is World Space Week? In 1999 the UN […]

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 […]


5 Top Tips for Freshers

Hey, congratulations! Your A-Levels are over and you’ve made it – you’re going to uni. Seeing as you’ve chosen to come to Leicester, you’ve obviously got good common sense (and impeccable taste in higher education providers). However, I thought it would still be beneficial for me to compile a short list of five hints and […]

The Good Immigrant

  Hi everyone!   This is the promised vlog of the good immigrant discussion panel. I would really recommend the book I believe you can still ask for copies at the libary reception. The book holds accounts of  26 authors experiences of what it is like to be a person of colour in Britain today. […]

Charlotte D

Moving On: Goodbye University, Goodbye Blog

  I have been blogging for the University of Leicester for over two years now, beginning towards the end of my first year, and through that time I’ve posted almost eighty blog posts via both the Film Studies and History of Art page. But now, today, as my university journey comes to an end I […]


January Exams…

So, to kick off my first ever vlog, I decided to talk about something very important. And no, unfortunately, it is not about Christmas! I’m talking about the dreaded January exams…which are fast approaching us (not that I want to freak you guys out or anything…) In this vlog, I decided to share with you […]


Sports, societies and socials (part 2)

Just like Leicester’s sports network, there are a huge variety of societies to join while in university.  Each subject has their own associated societies, all sorts of skills: first aid, gaming, and baking, and helping the community with hungry for change, Nightline, and Marrow (+ many other great charities).   I have been involved in […]


Catch up with my travels (Part 2)…

Last weekend I went for a girls weekend away to Seville with some of my friends that I have met whilst at uni. We had a great weekend, filled with lots of cocktails, wine, cheese and other good food! Seville is a beautiful city, every street had a gorgeous old European vibe and we visited […]


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 Travel Scholarship – 4 Tips.

So, as I mentioned in my previous blog, I was fortunate enough to have been awarded a £400 scholarship from the University for my trip to Nepal. This was part of the Travel Scholarship, which occurs around January time every year. I know this is a while away, but whilst it’s fresh in my memory, […]

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