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

It’s Okay To Ask For Help

  Through my two and a bit years a to university, I have discovered something…university is hard! Okay, that was a no brainer, but also through these two and a bit years I’ve talked to a lot of people who were struggling, and yet didn’t turn to anyone for help. I’m here to stress to […]

Leon

Utilisiing the most of Festival Of Careers

The Festival of Careers is well  underway and today was related to the finance sector. If you study Engineering, Maths, Business, those type of subjects, I hope you attended today. If you haven’t, don’t worry! The festival is still ongoing over the course of the week. But how can you come out of the festival […]

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 […]

Wooo a vlog…

Holly

Don’t (Type-) B Negative

Warning: No graphic descriptions, but I will be describing the process of donating blood.   This is a bit of a weird, niche blog post, this time around. A lot of my fellow bloggers have written some awesome posts about starting university, settling in and Freshers’ Week – they’re really interesting and entertaining, so go […]

Hannah

Castilla y León

  Over the past few weekends, I’ve started to slowly explore the area around Salamanca. While the city that is hosting me is fascinating in its own right, I’ve discovered some amazing places on my travels, from the small village of La Alberca to the UNESCO world heritage site that is Segovia. For anyone considering […]

Brit

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 […]

Enna

Adjusting to University Life

So I have just finished up my third week of Second year and let me tell you something…I feel just as lost and confused as I did at the start of last year. With things like deadlines, trying to find a society to fit in with, and trying to keep up with the recommended reading […]

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 […]

Bushra

Law Students: Extra Curricular Opportunities!

So as a Law student (and pretty much for any degree discipline!), while a 2:1 or a First may look impressive, it’s the extracurricular opportunities and things beyond your degree discipline which will make you stand out to employers from other equally academic candidates. I’d highly recommend taking on at least one extra thing each […]

joel

A Guide to Surviving Freshers Part 3 – Freshers’ Flu

So I’d imagine everyone and their other half (assuming they have one) has what is colloquially known as Freshers’ Flu. This is basically a cold but practically every student happens and it spreads around Freshers’ Fortnight. There’s no easy way of saying this: it sucks. Colds suck. Here are the best ways of dealing with […]

Beth

Leicester talks…

Starting uni can be a exciting but also a bit scary and it’s totally normal to feel nervous at the start. But for some people there more to how they are feeling than just freshers butterflies. Mental health is something which a lot of students have problems with, probably due to a combination of lots […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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