Hello everyone! Apologies for my absence in the past few weeks, but I have just returned from my holiday in Turkey, so was unable to post whilst there.
It was great to get away from the UK for a few weeks relaxing by a pool in the sun (although the weather has hardly been bad in the UK this summer) with literally nothing to do. That being said I did get up to a few things, for example I spent one of my days doing a scuba diving experience. It’s something I’ve never tried before but always wanted too, so when I saw it being advertised I jumped at the opportunity. As I have no diving qualifications I had to have help from an instructor setting up my gear, however once we were underwater I was pretty much free to explore, and I loved every minute of it! It’s defiantly something I will look at taking up on a regular basis.
Whilst I was away it was A-Level results day, and I’d just like to congratulate everyone on their results and say welcome to everyone coming to the University of Leicester! When I found out that I’d got into Leicester I was a mixture of excited and nervous about my impending move into student halls and away from home, though I have to say I was more excited than anything.
For first year I was in GMS, in Shirley house. Halls proved to be such a great experience, you meet so many new people and gain a sense of independence that you don’t get when living at home. My advice to all you new students is to make sure you talk to as many people as possible, you will eventually get bored of telling people where you stay and what course you do, but it’s a great conversation starter. Also be sure to attend the fresher’s fair and get involved with some of the great societies or sports teams that the university has to offer.
If you have any questions about student halls or anything else, feel free to ask