Hey there, everyone! My name is Holly and I’m just about to go into second year, studying English. Coming to the University of Leicester has been one of the best choices I’ve ever made, as I’m loving my time here and I’ve made so many good friends! My interests include reading, customising clothes and photography, but you can expect blogs on a huge range of topics, from student life to the city of Leicester itself.
These next few blog posts are inspired by an assignment which I was given in my Creative Writing module in first year: to inspire us to write a 1,000 word non-fiction personal essay, we were given a long list of random nouns, as a starting point. For example, I remember choosing ‘sulphur’ as my […]
I was thinking about the broad range of emotions which we, as humans, experience. There are so many subsections of the central, simple emotions (happiness, sadness, anger etc), and it almost seems impossible to put each of these feelings into words. However, music provides a platform for people to release and convey these feelings – […]
With the academic year reaching its end, I was thinking about where I was this time last year. I had just finished the last of my A Levels, revelling in the prospect of a glorious three-month-span of nothing, and brimming with nerves and excitement at the thought of starting university in September. Studying English would […]
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Hello! This first blog is an introductory one, letting you know who I am and what I’m up to. I have just finished my first year at the University of Leicester, studying English, where I lived in student accommodation. In September, I shall be going into my second year and living in a rented […]