Hi everyone! I’m going to be the new blogger for the History department, so it seems only right to introduce myself and tell you all a little bit about me.
My name’s Shannon and I’m a 20 year old second year student. I took a gap year in between my A-levels and starting University, so I’m a little older than a lot of the people in my year. I would love to tell you that I did a lot of really interesting things during my gap year, but the reality is that I went to work full time. Although not as fun as a year travelling may have been, it did give me both increased financial security and a better sense of myself and what I wanted out of the University experience for when I started at Leicester last September.
The first year of my degree has been really enjoyable because I’ve been able to study a range of topics that I haven’t encountered before and perhaps wouldn’t have chosen myself. I’m looking forward to second year for entirely the opposite reason though – I’ve been able to choose 3 out of the 6 modules that I’ll be studying!! I’m more into modern history with political and economic aspects, so I’ve chosen subjects including globalisation and fascism. If you want to find out more about the historical modules on offer at Leicester then here’s a link – http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/history/undergraduate/moduleinfo
Outside of my studies, I’m incredibly passionate about sport. I’m a huge fan of football, Arsenal in particular, and when I’ve got the time (and the money!) you’ll often find me at Leicester station waiting to catch the train down to London to watch a game.
I also love Formula 1 (Lewis Hamilton) and tennis (Rafael Nadal), but really I’ll watch anything that’s on! Some day, I hope to make my love of sport into a career in the media, that’s the ultimate dream really.
I’m sure you’ll get to know me further throughout my time blogging for the History department, but I hope this has been a good start. I look forward to telling you more about my life at the University of Leicester!