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

Hannah

Long Distance Friendships

  One of the main drawbacks (and there really aren’t many) of taking a year abroad is being separated from your classmates for the year. At university, these are the people who you’ll see pretty much every day, you’ll ride the highs and lows of your course together, moan about classes and celebrate (or commiserate) […]

Charlotte D

The Optional Modules Conundrum

  Last weekend I bumped into a second year student, who had just selected her modules for third year; she told me how anxious she felt and was already questioning her decisions, which was something I related to, as it was exactly how I felt this time last year. Although having more freedom in your […]

English and British Culture Programme 2019

  So, for the second year in a row I was given the amazing opportunity to be a Study Buddy for visiting Japanese students who were taking part in the English and British Culture Programme.  This role involved me attending events both in Leicester and across the United Kingdom alongside the Japanese students, giving them […]

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 […]

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Sundays are like marmite, some people love them, some people hate them. I personally love them. They can be used to get stuff done, or to just do absolutely nothing. They can be used for a day of life admin, or a day of completing Netflix. Having lived in Leicester for 4 years now, my […]

Beth

Baker Street Cakes – a review

Located on Francis St this is one of my favourite cafés in Leicester! Calling it a café is probably not correct actually, this is most definitely cake shop! In fact it is a macaron and cake boutique and it is as wonderful as it sounds!   This is a tiny little shop, on the lovely […]

Leon

Careers Development Service – You have lifetime support

Did you know that you have lifetime access to the careers service? This applies to you if you are studying or have studied at UOL. But what does this mean?   Free CV and Application Checks – The service will review you CV or applications content (not spelling/grammar) and give you their feedback. This is a […]

Lucy

Sports, Socials and Societies (part 1).

  Cup Winners 2017.                                           Varsity v DMU 2017 Hockey Ball 2017.   Over my four years at Leicester I have been part of a few societies to varying degrees of commitment.  I have tried out […]

Bryony

Making the most of the sunshine!

Last week during the mini heatwave, we decided to go for a walk to Victoria Park. Since coming on the initial open day at the University of Leicester I’ve always thought it was lovely to have a campus in such close proximity to nature. It reminded me of home.   I took my laptop and […]

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 […]

Hot chocolate season

  Hopefully the weather will be warming up soon, but in this cold weather, warm drinks is a must. I’m not a big fan of coffee so I usually end up ordering hot chocolate. So don’t worry I’ve done alllll the hard work of trying different coffee shops in Leicester and I’ve put together, this […]

East Coast Vlog!

Holly

Low Tide

  I have been having an incredible experience at university – I still maintain that choosing to come to the University of Leicester was the best decision I’ve ever made – but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t bad days. I’ve had a tumultuous relationship with my mental health for the past few years and, […]

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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