Although it’s been incredibly busy, I’m really enjoying my 3rd year studying the BA Criminology at the University of Leicester.
There are a few reasons for that. The modules on my course, especially Clinical Criminology, are incredibly stimulating. My dissertation is going well so far. And I am loving the freedom of only having two modules consistently on my timetable that I have to attend lectures and seminars for.
But one reason why I’m particularly enjoying my 3rd year is that I’ve joined the university tennis club. I had not played tennis for about six years before this September but I’m gradually getting better. All the committee and the regular players seem to be really nice people and the sessions are a great mix of having fun but also using tactical and technical drills and some matchplay to improve players. There are different sessions designed for different abilities, so whether you’re an experienced player or total beginner, there’s something for everyone.
More information about tennis at UOL can be found at this link:
However, the purpose of this blog is not merely to promote tennis! If tennis is not your thing, there probably is a sport for you somewhere at the University of Leicester. This is an A to Z list of sports clubs at the university:
I would never recommend choosing which university to attend on which is the best for sport. Things such as the quality of your degree, whether you like the campus and city in question, the location and how easy it is to get home will, for most prospective students, be of far greater importance than how many football pitches a university has. Nevertheless, if the quality (or quantity) of sport that a university offers is important to you, then I highly recommend applying to the University of Leicester. While most of the sports facilities and sessions take place at the Manor Road Sports Centre in Oadby (where the vast majority of first year students live), some sessions are held on campus or at the nearby Victoria Park. Furthermore, the excellent Danielle Brown Sports Centre is on campus. Details at this link: