Hi all! My name is Zoe and I am currently in my third year of four on the Interdisciplinary Science (ISci) programme here at the University of Leicester. In this blog I hope to illustrate what my life it like as a student and I will try to cover all aspects of my experience. However, before that, I thought I would let you know a little bit about me, what I am like and why I chose ISci here at UoL. Our story starts back when I was in 6th form and darting all over the country in the nerve wracking sport of Uni hunting. . .
My love for all the sciences and my terrible decision making skills meant that I was having a really hard time in my Uni search. I went to lots of Universities and saw many different science departments. When I found the ISci degree I couldn’t believe my luck. Not only was it a course that allowed me to continue all of the sciences but also taught them in a integrated way. The mixture of lectures, lab work, group work and individual learning sounded really intriguing and was another big factor that lead me to chose Leicester as my first choice. I am not going to lie, it is hard work at times but I find it is more than worth it. Leicester is the only University in the UK to have an ISci programme like ours so it was lucky for me that I loved the University and the city so much.
When I am not studying I often like to indulge in an array of creative activities. I love to sew, knit, paint, bake and generally anything that means I get to get in a bit of a mess. For example, I recently tried out candle making which went really well. That is, apart from the point when I stuck my legging to my leg with hot wax. . . I also love to spend my time playing video games or immersing myself in the worlds of Science-Fiction and Fantasy, be it a book, film or TV programme.
I realise I have been babbling along for some time now and I congratulate you on your attention span! But what would a conversation be with just one speaker? Please feel free to comment and I look forward to hearing from you! Until next time. . .