I’ve tried to vary the content of this blog as much as possible. To that end, as well as blogging about topics specifically related to my subject, I’ve written posts on a variety of topics from tennis to studying to the careers fair. I have promoted and will continue to promote the University of Leicester fairly and to talk about the reasons why I would recommend prospective students apply to UOL.
However, there is one aspect of life at the University of Leicester that I have yet to describe in any great detail: the city of Leicester itself. Some people may argue that the town or city that a university resides in is irrelevant but that is not a view I personally agree with. To me, finding a town and city that is suitable for you will significantly affect your enjoyment or lack of enjoyment of university life.
For that reason, I’m going to dedicate the rest of this blog and the whole of my next blog to discussing why I like Leicester and why I think the vast majority of students will enjoy living in Leicester. More specifically, in reverse order, here are my top 6 reasons why I love Leicester:
For me personally, the size of Leicester is perfect. It’s large enough for people to enjoy the benefits of a big city. It’s hard to think of a taste that isn’t catered for somewhere in the city centre! Nevertheless, it’s small enough to not be overwhelming and is still relatively easy to get around on foot. Granted, I’m not the most adventurous, but I’ve only been on four buses and in zero taxis in my time at university!
Around 10% of Leicester’s population are students. I forget the name of the other university in Leicester, but there are a few advantages of living in a town of two universities. For one, there are loads of student offers and discounts from organisations and businesses in Leicester. For another, Leicester is usually lively and buzzing. And third, the friendly rivalry between the two universities keeps the University of Leicester on its toes. Be it university league tables or the annual sports Varsity Challenge, the University of Leicester is desperate to keep improving and keep ahead of its neighbouring university.
Feel free to leave a comment on what you love most about Leicester. Find out if your reasons are in my top four in my next blog, which will be published in early December.