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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Nottingham Trent University Dance Competition 2019

When I started uni, I joined the Dance Performance Society and it was the best decision I’ve ever made! They offer lots of different types of dance: contemporary, jazz, ballet and tap. There are endless opportunities to perform with the society, including competing in inter-uni competitions, which brings me to this vlog! It’s the beginning of competition […]


Post Exam Trauma

This Monday, the Maths Department released our first term results online. I cannot describe to you how intense the day was. How one page resulted in a whirlpool of emotion for me and my peers. I am pleased to say that I was delighted with my results.   Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for […]


A trip to London – Museums and Art Galleries

Last weekend I had a wonderful weekend away from the stress of third year in London! The trip was a birthday present from my boyfriend and as it was far more interesting to write about than my never ending days in the library I’m going to do a two part blog post about what we […]

Charlotte D

Appreciating Foreign Film

  It’s fair to say that any university degree will usually shape the way you see, discuss and ultimately appreciate a particular subject. For instance, chances are if you study history you’ll have an in depth and often obscure knowledge of a certain period, or a well researched timeline of a particular historical figure.   […]


Toulouse and Lyon

  Last weekend I travelled to Lyon to celebrate my birthday (in the immortal words of Taylor Swift, ‘I’m feeling 22!’). This meant stopping overnight in Toulouse on Thursday before catching an early flight to the city on Friday morning. This gave me the opportunity to see two cities in one trip, something that I […]

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 […]

Leicester to London, 1776-Style

  Last November, I surprised my boyfriend with something he had been wishing for for an absolute age, however thought there would be absolutely no chance of getting – tickets for his birthday to see Hamilton in London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.  I bought the tickets last June, on the day that they were released for […]


New Geology Blogger!

Hello from Leicester!   My name’s Lucy and I am this year’s geology blogger.  I’m currently a fourth year Master’s student studying Applied and Environmental Geology.  My project focuses on a small gold prospect in Southern Serbia with a company called Medgold Resources.  I spent four weeks over there this summer collecting my samples, and logging over 100 m of rock. […]

East Coast Vlog!


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, […]

University of Leicester Law Ball 2019

Hey there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I know, I know. The last month was hectic, but I say that as if this month isn’t even busier for me. However, it may be an excuse for great blog/vlog content, as I have for you today! Yes, today I’m sharing with you a law ball […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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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