Stuck in your flat? Tired of the same four walls? Eaten at every restaurant in Highcross and want to try something new? This week’s recommendation is definitely for you!
A look into a first year’s experience of semester one and what led them to the decision to leave halls.
In Leicester, where higher COVID-19 restrictions have not been lifted for more than 150 days, I discuss my experiences of living and studying in the city.
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 …
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 …
This week in our Let’s Explore Leicester series, Alice Warburton recommends her favourite local takeaways.
Advice for couples struggling with the thought of another month without being in the same house/city/country as their significant other.
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.