Category: Features

Splurging the student loan without the added guilt

When I got my first instalment of student loan in first year I was ready to splash my cash on whatever I felt like. The loan combined with my overdraft just seemed like endless amounts of money to me and...

/ 18th August 2015

The Other Side to Fresher’s Week

The sun is out, the skies are blue, summer is almost over and so we all know what that means… It is time for new freshers to come out of hibernation and join us on DMU campus. I remember my...

/ 14th August 2015

Students’ happier than ever, as the 2015 National Student Survey results are released!

The figures show De Montfort Students’ Union has risen from a 73% to 75% satisfaction rating, our first shift in two years, going against the national trend. DSU President, Adil Waraich has expressed his delight at the result: “We are...

/ 12th August 2015

Content creation to get you noticed

Now you’ve got your blog up and running you need to fill it with great content to attract readers and showcase your expertise. Finding something to write about shouldn’t be that difficult if you are writing about a topic you...

/ 31st May 2015

Boys, booze and new beginnings

First year is coming to a close and I don’t want it to end, I’d happily do the past year all over again as it’s been the best year of my life. People have a lot of expectations of how...

/ 31st May 2015

The paired reading intervention: A focus on enhancing students’ reading comprehension

After graduating in BA Education Studies and English Language (joint honours) from De Montfort University (DMU) in July 2014, I decided I wanted to broaden my knowledge and gain a further understanding of the education sector and its impacts on...

/ 22nd March 2015

The independence of tattoos

University is one of the best ways that you gain a sense of independency away from your family back at home. You’re meeting new people all the time, you’re doing things alone and you’re finding out who you really are...

/ 20th March 2015

These are a few of my favourite things – meals for students

As a student, we can’t always rely on takeaways and ready meals to keep us going. It gets expensive, but it is incredibly unhealthy as well, and whilst I may not be the most creative in cooking myself, there are...

/ 17th March 2015

Great greeting, cheap eating – a guide to eating out as a student in Leicester

As a DMU student who loves his food, and knows the importance of meeting up with your friends weekly, I know that the temptation is to go and eat at McDonalds, Burger King or KFC for a meal out. However...

/ 13th March 2015

Ready, steady, blog – a guide to starting your own blog

Blogging is a great way to get noticed, share your skills and show your expertise, but where do you start? In this series we will be exploring everything from choosing the right platform, writing your first post to growing your...

/ 10th March 2015