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

Time in Your Hands: Life as a Film Studies Student

  If you’ve ever read any of my advice blogs, about any aspect of university life, chances are I’ve suggested you either take plenty time to do something or create a schedule. However, what you should probably know is that I’ve actually really struggled without a highly structured life, especially in my second and third […]

Leon

Your Leicester Weekly Events Calender

Hey all, did you know the city of the 2016 Premier League champions is always entertaining? You don’t want to miss out on these upcoming events:   Chris Smither – A fine acoustic guitarist and songwriter is coming to Leicester, along with Matt Lorenz  who is a young musician. If fine music is your thing, […]

Hannah

The Halfway Point

  This week, in addition to finding my way around a new city, I managed to finish up all the last pieces of homework and paperwork from last semester. This means that I have officially completed my first semester, and have hit the halfway point in my year, abroad. I thought this made for a […]

What is American Studies?

  You may be wondering what American Studies actually is – as do a lot of people, and as did I about 3 months before I sent off my UCAS application!  Well, I’m going to try and summarise for you exactly what it is I do for my degree, where I can go and what […]

Holly

Macbeth

  The recent performance of Macbeth by the Royal Shakespeare Company was an absolute pleasure to witness. Having shamefully never even read or seen Macbeth before, I wasn’t sure what to expect: something about murder and some witches was the extent of my knowledge. But I’ve been completely won over by this production, so much so […]

Christmas 2018 is Over… back to Leicester I go!

  As the end of the first week of term of 2019 draws to an end, it is clear that the Christmas holidays are well and truly over. I had an amazing couple of weeks of spent at home, spending lots of time with my friends and family- many laughs were had and prosecco drunk! […]

January a.k.a stress season

Hi, hey, hello! It’s about 10 days late but…happy belated new year! Woo! I apologise sincerely for such a delayed post. I promise I hadn’t forgotten at all but I’m sure if you’re a student then you know that January usually means exams and assessment seasons, a.k.a, total nightmare season! I didn’t have time to […]

Beth

Plastic free product review…

As you will know by now I’m a big supporter of the plastic free movement and I’m trying to cut down on how much single use plastic I use! Plastic pollution is a huge problem and our attitude to this material really need to change, and fast! Humans use an unsustainable amount of non biodegradable […]

Christmas Down Under!

Sorry for the spam of blogs, but I haven’t had wifi recently so haven’t been able to upload anything until now…   So, I just spent Christmas in 37 degree heat, and let me tell you it was WEIRD! It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I LOVE Christmas, I will happily indulge […]

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 […]

Diwali 2018

  Hi everyone,   Some you might be aware that it was Diwali just over a week ago. This year I went along to see the festivities along Belgrave road.   And I would definitely recommend, check out the video below to see what I got up to!          

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 […]

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*

Bryony

How To Be Organised

I’m almost positive that I’m not the only person who has brilliant ideas on how to stay organised that go out the window before day 1 is even over. Whilst I was organised enough during first year to get all my assignments in on time and with pretty decent grades my second year is going […]

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 […]

Joseph

Goodbye Leicester!

This is my last post as a University of Leicester Student Blogger. My time at Leicester has gone incredibly quickly and now that I’ve graduated it’s time for me to go out into the real world (and see if it really is as scary as it seems!). Whilst I’ve been a student here I’ve had […]

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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