Cost of Living:
Shops & Banks:
The journey that you will go through will change you forever both academically and socially. The friends that help you through this will be your friends forever and whatever doubts you have about this course or this University will disappear after your first month...
English at the University of Leicester is like discovering what English is. You do this in an environment where everyone is discovering English at the same time but everyone does it in an entirely different way. Is language simply symbols or is language a code that we could not exist without? Is a text worthy of authority in itself or does the author and the reader award this with their input to the text? The staff consistently add to these questions and the students help you to answer them as you help them. The library is the most important place and you constantly need to know more because the course intrigues you so much. English at the University of Leicester is like no other course and the research that the staff do reflects on the insightful debates that they start in seminars. You never get a question answered but to do so would be retrograde to the course.
In short the course is fantastic and so are the staff. The library is so big it's hard to get your head around but when you do you can start answering some of your questions and developing some more.
The social side is equal to the academic. There is somewhere to go every night and the people you'll meet mean that you're never lonely! The halls' bars are packed every night and the Union just excels every time they do something! The food is not so good but enough to get by and the whole experience is just inexplicable but in a good way. I have tried to explain to my friends how good it is but they just don't understand you have to see it to believe it and everyone really should!
You develop your skills in a short amount of time to a high degree and become passionate about the subject in such a short space of time.
If that's not enough then you can drown your sorrows every night but I can guarantee that you won't! Sleep will become unnecessary as you are either involving yourself in this fantastic course or at a bar ;)
It really is ace ;) Nothing like it anywhere!
Written by snelltastic on 9th Jan 2008