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

Charlotte D

Dissertation 101

  Strap in folks, this is going to be a VERY long one…   There’s a reason why so many people take a picture outside of their university library clutching a neatly bound paper bundle: your dissertation will probably be the most challenging piece of work you’ll have to do during your time at university. […]

Kess

New York, New York: Part 1, Vlog

My blog post from a few weeks ago was about my amazing trip to New York in April, with my Mum and Dad, in a series of photos. You may be pleased to know that I have now completed my first vlog from our trip! This vlog is from our first evening and day in […]

Emily

Less than two months to go…

With only less than two months remaining of my Aussie adventure, here is a compilation of one of the things I’m going to miss the most – the good old Aussie sunset.  Also, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you all that the video app no longer has everyone’s favourite piano melody […]

Hannah

Summer Holiday

  I finished exams this week, marking the official end of my year abroad, even though I’m planning on hanging around here for a couple of weeks to make the most of the sunshine! I’ve spent the last two days lazing around, catching up on all the reading, TV programmes and sleep that I missed […]

Charlotte

Choosing YOUR Perfect Degree

  This week, I am going to discuss how to choose the degree course that is right for you.  It is such an individual and personalised thing, and is something that you will be committing yourself to for a minimum of three years of your life, so choosing the right one seems quite daunting and […]

Leon

WE DONE!

Tuesday 14th May 2019, the day I have officially finished university. Wow, just wow. I mean, it’s not really settled in because guess where I am right now? The university library, blogging to you guys. And just finishing off little tasks here and there.   For those of you who still have exams, you’ll realise […]

Beth

Sports Awards 2018/19

  This Wednesday was Sports Awards, which is basically a ball which celebrates the achievements of Team Leicester sports clubs and their members over the year. It’s an excuse to have a break from the revision and get dressed up!!   It’s held at the Athena in town, so we all met at our social […]

Holly

Cast Trip

  In my last blog, I talked about how thankful I was that I plucked up the courage to join the LuTheatre society, and that I had a blast finding a new hobby in acting, playing Timms in The History Boys. What I failed to include, however, was that during rehearsal period, our cast actually […]

Bryony

How to choose a dissertation topic…

So on the 8th April I had to submit my final dissertation proposal, including a risk assessment, ethics form, information and consent forms, methods essay and literature review. It took me about 2 months to complete and be happy with so I’m going to share some quick ways of choosing a topic for your geography […]

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. […]

Lucy

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 […]

George

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 ✨🚀🌌 pic.twitter.com/jRo17gMzPc — Uni of Leicester (@uniofleicester) October 4, 2018 So what is World Space Week? In 1999 the UN […]

Offer holders’ open day

Last Saturday, I was working on the offer holders open day. It started off as a foggy morning, however, we were lucky to have the sun pour on us by the afternoon. I was doing drop-in sessions for people that had questions about living at home during university and what it’s like. As I have […]

Enna

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 […]

Faheema

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 […]

Brit

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 […]

joel

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 […]

Pal

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*

Tabitha

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 […]

Joe

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, […]

Michael

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 […]

Oli

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 […]

Aliyah

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 […]

Katie

Finals

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 […]

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 […]

Becky

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 […]

Megan

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 […]

Munira

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 […]

Dimitra

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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