Ever wondered what virtual Freshers’ was like this year? Look no further. Josh Elgin asked First Year’s what they really thought.
Freshers’ Week isn’t always as fun as it’s made out to be. It can be a difficult, emotional time. Helena Smith gives advice that all Freshers need to hear.
Incoming freshers, it is of vital importance that you understand you are much too cool and interesting to get involved with anything Fresher’s Week has to offer. You’ve just got back from that life-affirming gap-yah, […]
Being a fresher is unlike anything else. You’ll likely experience every emotion under the sun in what feels like a year of unrelenting highs, lows and pasta bakes. But, my emotional rollercoaster as a fresher […]
Coming from sixth form or college, moving on to the more independent way of learning that is required at university, can seem like jumping over a hundred-metre canyon — an impossible challenge. I can completely […]
I’m from China, and I’ve studied in Leeds since 2017. Being 4,830 miles from home, I know firsthand how hard the move away from familiarity is. I nearly gave-up over feelings of homesickness. But my […]
Before I left home last summer, I had this whole idea in my head that I was going to completely reinvent myself at University. I felt like I had a blank slate in front of […]
We all have a friend or five that have told us: ‘You can’t have a boyfriend/girlfriend at uni’. ‘You won’t embrace the uni lifestyle properly’. ‘It’ll be so hard’. It’s commonly thought that having a […]
Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does […]
“I think therefore I am” is a saying by the philosopher Descartes in which he portrays himself as a ‘thinking substance’, not a physical thing, and thus ties his existence to his mental self rather […]
At University we sometimes have a very limited amount of choice about who we end up living with. This is especially true about first year when you are thrown in student accommodation with strangers. Sometimes […]
We did it, guys! After twelve gruelling weeks, we made it to the finish line relatively unscathed. Despite countless episodes of essay-induced despair where we may have threatened to throw in the towel altogether and […]