So on Wednesday 16th July I graduated from the University of Leicester with a 2:1 in BA History. Here’s what happened during the day: 6am – wake up, shower, make-up, hair, dress, shoes, check camera and phone batteries are charged, and then… 7am – get in the car with mum, dad and brother, leave, find […]


In the last few days a lot has changed. On Thursday evening (confirmed on Friday) I found out my results… and am pleased to say I will graduate with a 2:1 in BA History! Changing the part on my CV that says ‘Expected 2:1 in BA History’ to merely ‘2:1 in BA History’ was a […]

Leicester’s History

After my exams finished I went to discover a corner of Leicester I’d never been to before. I went to see the Roman Baths. It was really interesting to see the foundations of the baths and imagine yourself there, thousands of years ago. The baths is next to the Jewry Wall Museum (so named because […]


After our dissertation was handed in, we were lucky enough to have the History Ball to take our minds off working for a while. Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long because revision was just around the corner! I have had one exam so far and have two left to go. My first one I was […]

History Ball

So after dissertations were submitted we had two days until┬áthe History Ball. On Wednesday Big Band played at the Sports Awards, and as it was our last real performance (and my last performance with them ever) it got a little bit emotional. The Big Band were brilliant and everyone, sportsmen and musicians alike, enjoyed themselves. […]


Two days ago I handed in my dissertation and, yes, it was as scary as people make it out to be! I turned it in online on Monday afternoon after spending a good two hours trying to get page numbers right and margins wide enough! That meant I could no longer change it. So obviously, […]

Dissertation Woes

It’s now 4 days until dissertation deadline day. That becomes clear the moment you enter the library. It is absolutely packed with third year students frantically trying to get all of their work done. 10,000 words might sound like a lot but when you’ve been researching all year the difficult part is not trying to […]


Christmas and Easter holidays are always different. Though similar in length, there are many more distractions at Christmas. There’s Christmas Day, loads of films, shopping, parties, New Year. Loads of things! What do we have at Easter? Five weeks of essays and revision, with only a few distractions. We get some chocolate on Easter Sunday, […]

Home Time

Today’s Monday and I’ve been back home now for 6 days. After the end of term I stayed in Leicester a few days to do some dissertation research on microfilm I could only do in the good ol’ David Wilson Library, then I packed my stuff and came home. These few weeks are my last […]

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