Another Red Hot Chili Peppers song this week. And what a week!
You might see from some of my fellow bloggers lovely posts about or on the topic of the Summer Ball (which I am attending OF COURSE, so if you guys are lucky you might see a corny pic of me and my friends all dolled up!), but instead I thought I’d spread my reaches a little further… just like the University of Leicester Law School.
One concern that some students flag up on open days or when talking to people about coming to Leicester is the idea of “what if I am the only one?” It happens to all of us, believe me.
When I first started my time at University, I was a weird, sarcastic red-head with a strange sense of humour. And as you can see from my blog, not much has changed.
Obviously, when you come to a different place of education, a different city, county or maybe even country or continent… things will be a little bit different. But it’s important to know that you will never be alone – people are there for you if you want them to be.
I’m not just talking about faculty or welfare or departments (please see previous posts for reference on how great these bad boys are!), but I’m more talking about the sense of community Leicester has.
Taking the Law school alone – figures from the last year show that in classes hold people of all different ages – especially so with more Senior Status students and Mature Students undertaking study! – and from all different places in the world. In fact, from studying with friends and meeting different people I have met people from:
(allow me to clear my throat….)
– Great Britain
– Hong Kong
– United States
…..! And these are people I personally know! By name! Obviously, it would slightly breach my bloggers code to provide any personal information, but I’m just trying to show just how many different people from all over the world choose Leicester as a place to study Law.
Of course, I am not at all undermining your right to be an individual and assert yourself as an original and delicate snowflake (slight Fight Club sideline here….), but even for the most independent and self-assured person, sometimes it’s nice to know that there are people out there who are in the same boat as you.
The important thing to do is to branch out, try out some things and if you don’t like those, try some more things.
Keep your head up Leicesterites, you are not alone in this.