My name is Courtney and some of you may remember me from being a study abroad blogger in the past academic year. However, since I am new to the American Studies section of the Student Blogs website and you may not know me I thought I would briefly introduce myself for my first post. I’m originally from a small town in Suffolk by the coast, so one of the only things I dislike about Leicester is how far away from the sea it is. I came to Leicester through the most ‘traditional’ route – A Levels – although I am the first person in my immediate family to get a degree. I fell in love with Leicester at the first open day I came to, and there was something about it that made me certain I wanted to come here.
I’m about to begin my fourth year of my American Studies degree at the University of Leicester after returning from a year abroad at the University of Texas, Arlington. I can honestly say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student, and have thrown myself into as many areas of university life as I possibly can. During my time at Leicester I’ve worked in three different roles for the Students’ Union, been a course representative for all four years of my degree, completed the Leicester Award, and served on the committees for both the American Studies and Curry societies. So, if you’ve got any questions about the University of Leicester feel free to get in touch!
In the next nine to ten months I’ll be blogging about all the ups and downs of final year, job hunting, life in Leicester, and the ever increasingly ridiculous 2016 American Presidential election. If you’re interested in the kind of things I may be writing about then feel free to browse through my old blog at https://studentblogs.le.ac.uk/study-abroad/author/courtney/
Outside of studying and working my hobbies include Model United Nations, going to gigs, reading comics, watching television, baking and knitting. (Yes I am very nerdy, I even have the Harry Potter tattoo to prove it).
So that’s it for now, until next time….DFTBA