Nia has now graduated from the University of Leicester. Hi, my name is Nia and I’m a third year student studying with the University. I’m currently reading for a Media and Sociology degree so I will be blogging about these topics (yes they can be related!). I have a huge passion for writing and fill every spare minute I have in the day with blogging and writing feature articles for various people I work with. However, writing about an academic subject is all new to me, so hang on whilst I stumble around in the dark, looking to switch the light on!
Goodbye Leicester, it’s been emotional
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on June 23, 2015
Yesterday evening, after three arduous years of studying Media and Sociology at the University of Leicester, I stuffed a car full of my personal belongings and timeless memories, as my last journey home commenced. Today, I have officially finished university and as I await my distinction results, I reflect on some wonderful memories that have […]
Posted in Friends, Future, Graduation | Tagged Communications, degree, education, finishing university, Friends, graduation, happiness, knowledge, life, life changes, Media and Sociology, University of Leicester
Banishing my Ignorance
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on June 8, 2015
Although I’m always willing to try new things, I’ll admit that I am a little bit rigid when it comes to my eating habits, so last week I thought I would try something new – Turkish food. It seems after the stress of finishing a degree had slowly dispersed, I began to reward myself (like […]
Posted in Leisure | Tagged cuisine, culture, Food, Leicester, media and communications, University of Leicester
Can an act to tackle extremism, rob us of our right to freedom of speech?
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on May 24, 2015
Under the new conservative government, David Cameron is introducing a counter-terrorism bill which is set to include plans for ‘extremism disruption orders designed to restrict those trying to radicalise young people’ – Wintour, 2015. What this means is that any behaviour that is considered to be deemed as including ‘a risk of public disorder, a […]
Posted in News | Tagged extreme behaviour, extremist views, freedom of speech, media and communications, news, press, the counter-terrorism bill, the media
The beauty of social media
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on May 24, 2015
This morning, as I lay in bed staring out of a window that gloomily presented the day’s grey and miserable forecast before me; I came across a news story that encouraged me to smile from ear to ear. A soaking wet homeless man with a sleeping bag drenched over his shoulders, was instructed to leave […]
Posted in News | Tagged artistic, Beethoven, fundraising, Media, news story, piano player, power of social media, Social Media, the news, today
The youth ARE passionate about politics!
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on April 30, 2015
With the general election creeping around the corner (7 may is voting day remember!), myself and my friends have been discussing politics like nobody’s business. It’s great to be able to have intellectually stimulating conversations about a topic that really matters and truly effects each and every one of our lives. Being young individuals, we […]
Posted in News | Tagged General Election 2015, interest, news, politics in Britain, the media, the youth apathy of politics, youth politics
Life after university
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on April 21, 2015
For most third years, the university experience is drawing to a rapid close. We’re yet to reach the peak, with exams around the corner, but the sense of the end is obvious among us. For some people, university is simply another step along the path of life, which they’re ready to leave behind. Whereas for […]
Posted in Career, Employment | Tagged changes in life, Communications, education, employment, family, happiness, Holland, Jobs, knowledge, leaving your comfort zone, life, life lessons, The Netherlands, travel, travelling abroad, University of Leicester
Home is where the love is at
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on April 16, 2015
After gallivanting between France and Holland and being caught up on uni work for once, I decided to take a trip home (my second home with my sister down south) for a couple of weeks – plus I was getting kind of homesick, I’m not ashamed to admit. It’s strange, for the first time in […]
Posted in Dissertation, Exams | Tagged easter break, home, juggling university work, life, life lessons, media and communications, organisation, revision, studying, visiting home
Stranded en Paris!
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on March 30, 2015
After returning from an enjoyable visit at my parents house in France, I was due to fly to Holland to visit my aunt for another week away – anything to distract myself from my studies! I’m a very nervous flyer so it’s easy for my mind to jump from 0-100 within a matter of minutes. […]
Posted in Leisure | Tagged France, language, student, the University of Leicester, travelling abroad, travelling alone
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on March 20, 2015
This week, I’ve jetted off to the South-West of France to visit my parents briefly. Don’t get too jealous, it’s very grey – I didn’t even get to view the solar eclipse. Anyway, it’s quite refreshing to be out of an educational environment and relax in a peaceful home where there are no students quietly […]
Posted in Employment
Veggies for days!
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on March 12, 2015
As my time at Leicester draws to a close, I’ve started to look back on the city with nothing but adoration. Some of the novelties that I tended to ignore as a fresher, have now developed to become the aspects of Leicester that I love. If you’re a food lover then you would struggle to […]