One of our writers discovers the hidden value of a challenging work out
Written by Alice Warburton It’s the most wonderful time of the year…again! That’s right, Christmas is coming, and if you’re travelling in the government window between the 3rd-9th December, then you need to explore Leicester in all its Christmas glory before it’s too late. Usually, there would be an amazing ice rink in the middle of Jubilee Square, and a huge Ferris wheel for you and all your friends to enjoy (if you’re not afraid of heights of course!). Things are slightly different this year (and we all know why), but that doesn’t mean things aren’t any less amazing. Take a walk along Every Street in the city to find the Town Hall covered in Christmas decs! A massive banner, reading ‘Christmas Greetings’ first meets your eye, before seeing decorations and tinsel galore. There’s also a cute Narnia scene to feast upon, as well as the classic nativity portrayal. A further walk by the clock tower will show you an enormous Christmas tree beautifully adorned, and although there was no Christmas lights turn on event …
Interview with a former student of Leicester on their time at university, experiences since and more.
Written by Alice Warburton It’s that time of the year again: students rush out in great panic, signing contracts here there and everywhere to secure their dream home for the next year. How do you know who the best estate agents are? Where they operate? If they’re trustworthy? I’m going to list three main agencies below to help get your search started, along with some top tips – contact details will be listed at the end. Please do remember though that every student experience will be different, and so you should go for the one that you feel most comfortable with. Westmanor Student Living Available on London Road and Grange Lane, this estate agent is one to remember due to the variety of properties they offer both in the city centre and near the university. Last year they received 99% positive feedback on all their properties and housed one thousand eight hundred students. Popular properties from them include the brand-new build Queen Elizabeth Apartments on Queens Road, and Lillie House, above Tesco Supermarket next to …
Carla Field and Meggie Eloy have been nationally recognised by the Green Gown awards, where they have been nominated for the ‘Student Sustainability Champion of the Year’.
This week in our Let’s Explore Leicester series, Alice Warburton recommends her favourite local takeaways.
Hannah Westwood talks to founder Harriet Noy for the inside scoop on Hazaar, the zero-waste market place for students, by students.
Written by Laura May Bailey Last Sunday at 11 o’clock, as people across the UK and Commonwealth grew silent, they also gathered in distanced groups at the Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park to pay tribute and remember all those who have lost their lives in war. The 11th of November 2020 marked 102 years since the end of the First World War, a milestone that felt even more poignant this year. Many of the men and women who lived through the Second World War are forced to stay at home, and perhaps, not even see family or friends, for their own safety. With many Armistice Day events migrating online, people feel more disconnected than ever. Looking to the past can provide comfort and inspiration. The History of Victoria Park Before it was the large open park we know today, Victoria Park was a racecourse, a football field, and even one of the first roller skating rinks in Britain. During the Second World War, the park was a vital war resource, used for allotments by …
Advice for couples struggling with the thought of another month without being in the same house/city/country as their significant other.
Lockdown 2.0 is now in full swing. You’ve mastered the art of being indoors: crafts, pamper time, and (every cloud) hours upon hours of Netflix. Now’s the time to venture outside, but where to go? Here’s a quick guide to the best greenery in Leicester, perfect for your daily dose of Boris-permitted exercise.
The arts industry has suffered due to the pandemic, here is a look at why we should be supporting the independent venues on our doorstep.
Lockdown (again) in only in a few days’ time. Everything will close: bookshops, coffee shops, clothing stores, so you definitely need to get out in your last few days of freedom. Why go far when you have it all on your doorstep, so close to your university and accommodation?
Stressed out with uni work? Struggling to sleep at night? Tired all the time? If this sounds like you, read ahead.
The village accommodation has been taken over by an invasive species, that seems to do nothing but mate.
Two students were witnessed having sex, during the early hours of 18th October, by a tree in the village accommodation, situated in Oadby.
A generation of young people with poor mental health has been produced, and the statistics speak for themselves.
A bit unassuming on the outside, once you’re through the graffiti-covered door and up the stairs a world of Instagram-ready neon and concrete awaits.
You might not be stumbling home across Victoria park or catching a taxi back to Oadby with strangers this weekend but, on Saturday night, the Athena will be transformed for the biggest Halloween event in the city.
Leicester’s brand new bowling and gaming attraction, Lane7, opened its doors to the public on Saturday 24th October, and we were very excited to get a sneak peek at the press event the evening before.
The University of Leicester has reported an average of 12 new cases a day over the last week, which is relatively small compared to other universities.
Students have been breaking coronavirus guidelines at Leicester University by having small parties and gathering in groups
An insight into how Team Leicester sport has adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, concerning limitations and hopeful prospects.
This article explores the need for World Mental Health Day and challenges governmental and societal attitudes to mental health in the UK.
An insight into a first-year student’s experience of Freshers Week and the potentially harmful impact on students’ mental health during this time.