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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Not long until CHRISTMAS…

So it’s not long been bonfire night and for me that signals the start of the festive period, which is without a doubt my favourite time of year! To make it even better this year I don’t have January exams, so although I will have uni work to be keep on top of (that dissertation […]


The AccessAbility Centre

I love the University of Leicester for many reasons. One of the big reasons I do, is due to the support you get as a student who has a specific learning disability.   But before I get into all that, let’s rewind back to a few years..   So, I’ve always struggled with handwriting…even since […]

Charlotte D

Building Confidence at University

  A little known fact about me is that I’m a complete introvert; although I do need and want to be around people I get my energy from being alone, and doing my own thing. However, at university, alone time can be in short supply, and can often feel overwhelming if you don’t feel particularly […]


Monster MUA

  Last week, it was my absolute favourite festivity of the whole year: Halloween. As a gal with a love of alternative fashions and creepy things generally, I always get excited about the 31st of October. And not only do I get to indulge in all things sinister, scary and spooky, there is an additional […]


Make the most of your Reading Week!

Most courses at UOL offer a reading week each term to their students. During this week, there are no lectures are classes. Sounds like your school October holiday right? Well, it could be, but it’s also the best chance you will get for revision before the Christmas holidays. What should you be doing during Reading […]


How to Handle Halloween

Introduction So, Halloween’s coming this Wednesday and it’s all very exciting. Going out in fancy dress to all sorts of SPOOOOOKY parties. Still, there are some precautions to consider when celebrating this SPOOOOOOOKY holiday. The Costumes I’m not going to lie: cosplaying is my favourite part of Halloween. I love dressing up as my favourite […]

How to balance work and being a tourist.

One of the main things I’ve experienced in my first term here at Flinders is that it can sometimes get really hard to get a good work/ life balance.  I find this hard enough when I’m at uni in Leicester, but believe me, it’s a hell of a lot harder to motivate yourself to do […]


Budget friendly recipes!

When I first started university, I had absolutely no experience of cooking. Within a few weeks I had built up a repertoire of several different meals which are now my staples! A few months ago I decided to go from vegetarian to vegan, so all these recipes are vegan. These are all cheap, healthy, and […]


Panic Attacks- Let’s Fight Back.

  We live in a progressive society which, more and more, celebrates those matters that were once a taboo. Yet, there remains a stigma around mental health which causes irrevocable harm to sufferers. I have battled depression and anxiety over the years and, for a long time, refused to talk about either because doing so […]

The Festival of Careers

  Careers fair is around the corner, the first date is on the 17/10/2018 and the second is on the 18/10/2018 and if you are studying law a more specialised event will be held on the 24/10/2018. But don’t panic if you don’t feel prepared, there is still time.   What happens in the careers […]


Do I volunteer?

University is about bettering yourself and volunteering is an amazing way to do this. There are so many opportunities at University to volunteer, and I do quite a few of them and it is something I really, really enjoy. My first volunteering opportunity is being part of a committee. I’m part of both Galaxy Press […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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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