Hi all, sorry for my blogging absence recently, I’ve spent two weeks away, and then I’ve had a busy few days since. The length of holidays is one of the perks of being a university student, and I often make my family and older friends jealous with them! At Leicester we have 4 weeks at Christmas, 5 weeks through Easter and then a good few months in the summer.
As Geography students you may be on a university trip during the Easter holidays though – first year BSc students go to Dartmoor for 5 days, and second year BA students have a week’s trip to New York. These are both hard work, but good fun, and really help you bond more with your course mates. You’ll also have work to complete over Christmas and Easter, but that’s fine: you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy the holidays and catch up with friends from home etc.
Considering my summer, I completed two months work experience, and then I have just spent a sunny couple of weeks in Tuscany (Italy) with my family. I also visited the British Museum yesterday where there is an exhibition displaying artefacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum. It was really interesting for a geographer to learn about how the volcano (Vesuvius) erupted and affected the two cities differently around 2,000 years ago, and to learn about the lives of the people living there before the eruption – they even had carbonised food remains, with bread, seeds, figs etc to see!!
But that’s enough about me… I want to say a massive congratulations to everyone who received their results last week (sorry for being late!) and I hope those of you who have been confirmed by Leicester are excited about coming here soon! There is a Facebook page called University of Leicester 2013 Entry, where the university posts useful and important information which you need to know, so I recommend liking it and following the posts. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions, which a blogger or ambassador can respond to from a student’s perspective, which might be useful to you.
I also know there’s a lot of information which will be thrown at you soon, but don’t worry about it – if you have any questions about starting university, accommodation or anything else you are unsure about please feel free to comment below on one of my blogs and I’ll do my best to respond helpfully!