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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Charlotte D

Why is Your Personal Statement So Important?

  Over a year ago now I wrote a blog post about what to put in your personal statement, to really make it count (go and check that out if you’re looking for some structural inspiration), so today I actually want to talk about why you want your personal statement to not only be well […]


Let’s make a statement!

  Writing a personal statement can be a very daunting time, there is no doubt about it. However, it is something that I actually really enjoyed in the end, (yes, maybe I’m weird) and it is a great way to show universities that you’re more than a few grades on a piece of paper. Here […]


UCAS Personal Statements: The DO’s and DON’Ts

I know, I know…personal statements can be daunting.   It took me around 5 different drafts, 3 different teachers and 8 different friends to “perfect” my personal statement. I started writing it long before my UCAS application was due as it really does take a lot of time and effort. Many people do not think […]


  Moving away from home can be stressful you might have wondered ‘what would I do with myself?’ The thought of being alone can be daunting. To be honest the majority of students at university who I’ve spoken to, have admitted the first few days were the hardest.   However, having comfortable accommodation can help […]


Library (Part Two) – High-Tech

  So, unsurprisingly, I’m pretty fond of the library, because I love the books, the system and the process. But that’s not the only reason: in this Part Two of my blog post, I’m going to emphasise the additional features of the University of Leicester’s library. With only a week now until the start date, […]

A Little Update…1/4 down!

Hiya!! I am free (ish) of uni work for two weeks! As of Friday I have been on my Mid-Semester break which is a novel concept as obviously we don’t have them at most English unis! I do think I deserve it though, as I have been working blooming hard recently, with deadlines every week […]


Tips for Your First Weeks at University

  Although, for me, my first freshers’ week feels like a lifetime ago, this week brought back a lot of those same feelings. The nerves, the uncertainty, the desperate wish to make friends. All of these are perfectly normal when introduced to a new environment, whether that environment is a new university or a university […]


Your Transportation Guide – Part 2

Welcome to the second half. If you’re new to this, just for your information, I’m writing  a 2 part blog about travelling in Leicester. The first part explained how to get to university, particularly from student accommodation. This part is about getting around, in and out of the city itself.   Train Station – Getting back […]


How am I going to keep organised in third year?

In September I will be going into the third and final year of my undergraduate degree and being nervous is definitely an understatement. I need to keep incredibly organised as I have taken on a lot of projects this year and I need to keep on top of them. Here are the things I’ll be […]


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 […]


A Guide to Surviving Freshers – Part 1: The First Day

Introduction Uni is exciting, there’s no doubt about that. I myself am counting down the days until I return for my final year. But if you’re like me then you’re probably dreading the hectic nature of Fresher’s Fortnight. The fact of the matter is, there is a LOT to do and it can get very […]


Eight Days Until My Viva

It is now official: on 18 September, I will have my viva. Last week I was in Coventry for a conference, but I also visited Leicester to discuss preparations. I am now ready.


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 […]


New Scientist Live!

New Scientist Live is a 4 day festival held in London made for anyone curious about science and what scientist do everyday to unveil the many secrets of the universe. Brain surgery, general relativity, immortality, quantum mechanics, AI, aliens… the list goes on. Whatever it is in science which peaks your interest they’ll most likely […]


Genetics Society conference

You may remember a few weeks ago I posted about my first week of my placement in Dr Hammond’s lab at uni. My funding for the project came from the Genetics Society and in return for this all project students funded by them this year presented their work at a conference in Edinburgh. The conference […]


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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