That’s right, it’s another corker of a title. Anyway, as a once starry-eyed medic, most of my friends in first year were also on my course, so naturally I’ve spent most of my time in Leicester living with medical students. So I thought I should share my wisdom and findings with the world as I’ve […]
It was my 20th last week, and whilst I’m officially no longer a teenager, I’ll always be a child at heart. Your 20’s are supposed to be some of your best years; ones where you start your career, find your soul mate and maybe even have children. I’ve been reading a lot of those ‘things to do […]
Dear University of Leicester, I have started and restarted this blog post two or three times now, in search of the right words to sum up my graduation experience. I couldn’t do it. It still doesn’t feel real yet. So, instead, I am writing to you to summarise my time here; to summarise the time […]
So… I’m finished? My degree is over? Just over two weeks ago I sat my last exam, and in doing so, completed my maths degree. I can’t quite process that fact, even now. Once the initial excitement was over, I didn’t know how to feel. My brain kept telling me I should be revising or […]
Posted in Career, Exams, Friends, Future, Graduation, Holiday, Leisure, Money, Postgraduate Study, Work | Tagged adventure, celebrating, end of degree, final year, moving out, pgce, postgraduate, summer
By now, I’m sure you’re all used to my blog ramblings about my ‘adventures’ as a student; rugby, maths, inability to be a proper adult and such… This time, however, I want to have more of a serious chat. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and mental health is something that needs talking about, […]
Posted in Friends, Health, Stress | Tagged Mental Health, mental health awareness, mental health stigma, mind, nightline, pastoral care, personal experience, personal tutor, SU Education officer, support, welfare
Where on earth did April go? And, on that note; where did the Easter break go? I feel like I’ve turned away and looked back to find the holiday ran past me.
Posted in City, Employment, Exams, Friends, Health, Holiday, Leisure, Money, News, Revision, Stress, Studying, Uncategorized, Work | Tagged easter break, family time, holiday work, part time job, revision, spring, student work, study leave, summer, time off
I recently wrote a blog in which I discussed my plans for the future. However, then, in my Varsity post, I hinted that things might have changed a tad. “How’ve they changed, Jess? What’s the new plan?”, I hear you cry. (Actually, I don’t, but let’s just pretend, for the sake of blog content!)
Posted in Career, City, Employment, Friends, Future, Graduation, Postgraduate Study, Work | Tagged changes, changing careers, decisions, mid-uni crisis, not knowing what you want to do, plans after university, when i grow up
For a Leicester student, the month of March means a few things: 1. The end of the second term. Deadlines everywhere. Crying into your coffee in the SU and your sneaky energy drink in the library. Many cries of ‘SEND HELP’, followed by a trip to the pub moments after the deadline, or crawling into […]
Today is the last day of my penultimate term at university, and as I’ve said, that’s terrifying.
The exam period is over! Hooray! I survived (just). There was a small moment of doubt to whether I would when I drew a face on a banana and sent a story of it to my friends on snapchat, but I made it through. Just a small moment of revision madness. I’d like to thank […]