My name is Jessie and I’ll be writing to you this year as a representative of the Film and Visual Arts department. I’m currently about to embark on my Third Year here at Leicester University. It’s a scary prospect that this will be my last year as a student in Leicester… but having the opportunity to chat about the end of my journey while giving advice on those only just beginning theirs is pretty exciting.
I’ll be keeping you updated on what’s happening in and around Leicester throughout the year; both personal to my course and to all students in general. For example, how to make the most of Fresher’s Week, what events to attend on campus, the best way to spend your time as a new student and how to get the most out of your Film course.
I’ll be dedicating each blog post to a certain topic, ensuring each week they’ll be something new to read that is useful for both prospective and new students. I read the Student Blogs a lot before I came to Leicester University to find out about life as a student, and the honesty of representatives helped me to understand University is a big change and that there are certain things you’ll need to know be fully prepared. Therefore, this blog may include posts from the heart such as: how NOT to spend your money and why it is VERY important to attend lectures and seminars. These posts may seem a little boring but it’s something we’ll all admit as students is essential to having fun in the long run.
It will also include lots of exciting posts about what the best places in Leicester are to visit as a student and also the modules I’ve chosen this year; which are French Cinema, Post-war Italian Directors, Gothic Cinema, Women in Cinema and of course my Dissertation!
If you have any questions throughout the year, feel free to ask me in the comments section below. There is no such thing as a silly question, University is completely different from school or college and the idea of campuses and student villages can be daunting. Next week I’ll bring you a little blog post about preparing for your new term which will hpefully get you all clued up on what will be happening on campus in the first few weeks of university. Until then, hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer!