Farmer’s market on campus

Farmer’s market on campus

I really enjoy the farmer’s markets that set up stalls on campus around once a year selling locally grown food such as fresh fruit, vegetables and homemade cakes although I am slightly averse to the pork pies and other meat dishes for that matter! I usually miss the notice that the market will be on […]

Student Elections

Student Elections

Walking around on campus I’ve noticed large hand painted signs and printed leaflets going up asking for votes for the Student Union Executive Officer Elections. I truly have little knowledge of what each position involves but do know that in somehow whatever they do means that the rest of us students have a good student […]

Moving up the literary ladder

Moving up the literary ladder

I am currently making my way through a large pile of journal articles for my dissertation and for multiple essays and critical reviews I have to hand in soon as assignments. It was when reading through one such article on inflammatory mediators in diseases such as atherosclerosis and hypertension that it suddenly hit me as […]

Final year Final Semester

Final year Final Semester

If only I could add final assignment to the title too! Alas no the semester has just begun and I’m in the library after having finished sorting out my lectures and to do list of upcoming deadlines. My list unfortunately is never completed and as soon as I get to one or two items left […]

Can’t believe I missed it!

Can’t believe I missed it!

I love all animals with a passion, something my family and some friends find to be quite a strange quality in me, so when I saw that there was going to be a petting zoo on campus I was ecstatic.  That was until I read the details and found that I had just missed it […]

Post-Christmas blues

Post-Christmas blues

I don’t celebrate Christmas but for some strange reason, each year I still feel the post-Christmas blues. I feel sleepy and lazy and dread the New Year as I know it brings with it the return of deadlines and work. It also means that I can no longer use the holiday season as an excuse […]

My last Christmas

My last Christmas

It has just occurred to me that this will be the last Christmas I will have which will be followed by just under a month of supposed exam leave which I instead use as an excuse for an extended holiday. In the ‘real’ world when you have a job to hold down, it’s just the […]

The royal approval

The royal approval

“The University of Leicester has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education”. I read that sentence on a university web page and had no idea as to what exactly the university had done to be awarded what is no doubt a prestigious award so I did some quick reading and this […]

The curse of the challenge

­I found a news article following on from last week’s blog post on how so many of the University Challenge winners go on to failure. It was a rather down heartening read and one I know had been written to exaggerate how past winners have gone downhill since winning the show.  It nevertheless still made […]

Have you got what it takes?

Have you got what it takes?

I remember occasionally watching University Challenge on TV whilst growing up and literally being in awe at how the contestants seemed to know the answers to questions on the most obscure topics. How on earth do they do it? Brilliant minds no doubt and so I felt a stab of envy when I read a […]

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