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

My Service Celebration

  My cultural exchange programme has coming to an end; I will be home in just a few days, and it’s breaking my heart. But today I wanted to share one of the most important experiences of any Disney college program; your service celebration…or rather your graduation from Disney University, and your official welcome to […]

Bushra

A Level Results Day 2018 – Advice/Tips!

So A Level Results Day 2018 is now a sleep away; hopefully those of you receiving results are taking things easy and getting a good night’s sleep! Results Day is undoubtedly a nerve wracking experience for many which is normal, though it need not be a disastrous day as many get anxious about. Here are […]

Joe

The Travel Scholarship – Making the most of Oppurtinities at Uni.

Every academic year, around January time, all undergraduate students in their Foundation, First or Second year at the University of Leicester are given the oppurtunity to apply for a Travel Scholarship. Through this, the University offers students money to contribute to a travel experience of their choice; providing it  has a defined academic purpose in […]

Beth

Making your new room your home

With results day nearly here new students are starting to think about getting ready to start uni, and current students will soon be back again. If you are planning to live away at uni for the next year then one of the most important things to help you settle in is feeling at home in […]

George

So when are we going to Mars?

Nearly two years ago I wrote a blog about Mars, where Elon Musk discussed his plans for missions to Mars. Since then the rocketry side of SpaceX has improved (I mean there is currently a car floating around space), but I don’t feel any closer to Mars. I don’t really expect SpaceX to be the […]

Enna

University 101: The Art of Budgeting

The start of University equals the start of independent adult life. I didn’t believe this at first as movies and media seem to portray University as one big party but of course, reality bit me on the backside. For once in your life, you have a big sum of money and no one to tell […]

Holly

Silver

  These next few blog posts are inspired by an assignment which I was given in my Creative Writing module in first year: to inspire us to write a 1,000 word non-fiction personal essay, we were given a long list of random nouns, as a starting point. For example, I remember choosing ‘sulphur’ as my […]

Bryony

Result’s Day Anxieties

With only 4 more sleeps until the big day, and Im sure you’re all just as nervous as I was this time last year.I thought I’d share my result’s day story and a few tips on how to prepare and what to do on the day. Let me know in the comments if it helps! […]

Leon

What is Unitemps?

I’m sure those of you who have begun university have become familiar with Unitemps. If you’re not, let me provide some information about it.   Unitemps is a company particularly designed for students to get a job. The reason it’s popular amongst students is because it’s offers flexible hours, advertises jobs revolved around the university […]

What I’ve been up to…

So I’ve now been in Australia for over a month!! It sounds insane to say that i’m already 1/12 of my way through my year abroad so here’s a little overview of what I’ve done so far… Been to the beach MANY times.  Now this might not sound like something impressive enough to add to […]

Tabitha

Top Tips: Packing for Uni

Packing your entire life up in boxes can be a daunting prospect, but I promise that it’s so, so much easier than it first appears. Well, maybe ‘easy’ is the wrong word, but it’s certainly do-able.   My first recommendation for a stress-free packing experience is to use a packing list. I personally like this […]

Hannah

The Thrifty Cook- Part 2: Recipes

  Following on from my last post, here are a few of my suggestions for easy, cheap meals at university.   Easy Tomato Sauce This sauce is the base for many recipes. Great on its own with pasta or as a component of a more adventurous dish, if you can make this you’ll never go […]

Oli

Moving in soon?

  I’ve been working in Oadby Student Village over the summer, and you never know what you find in the depths of the reception. For example, I found a bit of a relic while sorting through some waste paper (To me, a relic is anything that was before my uni days, sorry!) It was a […]

joel

My Annual Holiday: A Guide to Dorset

Every year around late July-early August, my family and I go on holiday to Dorset. It’s a lot of fun and it’s almost always the highlight of my summy holidays. Because this tradition has gone on for years, I know Dorset well enough to recommend a few touristy spots for you all to visit. Weymouth: This should […]

My first year notes

  Here are a few things I feel would be helpful to share with those of you who may be planning to start studying Management and Marketing.  This is a collection of things that I have ‘noted’ during my first year.   Do I need those books?   You may find yourself asking this question. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pal

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

Tanvi

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 […]

Brit

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 […]

Faheema

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 […]

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 […]

Liv

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 […]

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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