Student events

FEBRUARY

 

Let's Do Leicester: Table Tennis
Friday 21 February, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Charles Wilson Sports Hall

Let's Do Leicester is an exciting way for you to keep active without the necessity of having a gym membership or being part of a university sports team. There is no need to book - all sessions are drop in. Just turn up and join in.

Parasports Week
Monday 24 February - 29 February

A parasports pub quiz, taster sports sessions and a sports inclusivity workshop are amongst the activities on offer as we celebrate parasports.

Doctoral College Week: Images of Research Roadshow
Tuesday 25 February, 9.00am-12.00pm
Studio One, Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA

Following a successful exhibition in November 2019, our Images of Research event is taking some of the prints on tour.

Have your say: strategy consultation with President and Vice-Chancellor
Wednesday 26 February, 8.30am-10.00am
Bennett Lecture Theatre 5

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishan Canagarajah has begun the university's strategy consultation - Shaping Our 2nd Century - and wants to hear from students to help to shape it. Book your place online.

Plan Your Future workshop
Wednesday 26 February, 11.00am-12.00pm
Room 401, Charles Wilson

Finalists: this workshop will help you to discover the path that’s right for you, and the steps you’ll need to take to get you there. Whether you’re thinking about graduate jobs or further study we can help you find the right route

Future You Fair
Wednesday 26 February, 11.00am-3.00pm
Council Suite Room 1, Fielding Johnson

Access leading recruiters offering everything from graduate schemes and full time roles to further study and opportunities overseas at the Future You Fair.

Doctoral College Week: Café Research
Thursday 27 February, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Belvoir Park Annexe, Charles Wilson, second floor

Listen to current doctoral researchers to talk about their research in an informal public setting.

Public speaking training for undergraduates
Thursday 27 February, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Belvoir Park Annexe, Charles Wilson, second floor

Practise public speaking in a friendly and safe environment.

Global Café: Pancake Day
Thursday 27 February, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Graduate Lounge, Charles Wilson

Travel the world without leaving campus at our fortnightly Global Café. Make friends, celebrate different cultures, and improve your language skills, whilst enjoying free drinks and snacks.

MARCH

Crocus Sunday spring flower viewing
Sunday 1 March, 10.00am-4.00pm
Botanic Gardens, Glebe Road, LE2 2LD

Weekend viewing of crocus and other early spring flowers. Refreshments available in Knoll House. Entry by donation in support of Lamp mental health charity.

Refugee Week: Stop Funding Hate public talk
Tuesday 3 March 2020, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Lecture theatre 2, Ken Edwards

Challenge racism and bigotry by persuading companies to pull advertising from media that incite hatred against minority groups.Richard Wilson is a writer, human rights activist and co-founder of Stop Funding Hate. In this talk, he will outline some of the key successes and lessons of the campaign so far.

International Women's Day: learn to lift (women only)
Monday 2 March, 5.30pm and 6.15pm
Danielle Brown Sports Centre

Chatty Tables
Tuesday 3 March, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Reading Zone, David Wilson Library

Take a break and have a chat!

International Women's Day: Ghostbusters screening
Tuesday 3 March, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 1

Refugee Week: Emigration, displacement and art talk
Wednesday 4 March, 5.00pm
Attenborough Film Theatre

Dr Bea Lewkowicz is the Director of Refugee Voices, the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)’s groundbreaking Holocaust testimony collection of filmed interviews with Jewish survivors and refugees from Nazi Europe who rebuilt their lives in Great Britain. The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is one of the repositories of this archive, since 2009. Dr Lewkowicz will present this unique archive and its developments and also discuss a 20-minute film featuring artist Milein Cosman.

World Book Day: children's literature discussion
Thursday 5 March, 12.00pm-1.30pm
Digital Reading Room, David Wilson Library

International Women's Day: medical women in history seminar
Thursday 5 March, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Room 0.31 George Davies Centre, 15 Lancaster Road, LE1 6HA

International Women's Day: women's only gym
Thursday 5 March, 6.00pm-7.30pm
Danielle Brown Sports Centre

Make the Most of your Masters: advanced CVs and covering letters
Friday 6 March, 10.00am-11.00am
Ken Edwards Room 526

Discover how to adapt your CV to suit your level of experience, whether you’re just starting out, changing careers or looking for progression. This will be useful to you if you’re wondering how to make your CV stand out among other applicants.

Raising and Giving (RAG) Week
Monday 9 - Friday 13 March

Sharing your disability with employers workshop
Tuesday 10 March, 10.00am-11.00am
Room 002, Attenborough

Talking about your disability through the recruitment process may be daunting, but can provide you with unique experiences to talk about that set you apart from the crowd.

Wildcard Wednesdays
Wednesday 11 March, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA

Wildcard Wednesdays is a weekly event to learn a new craft with refreshments. Relax,make friends and try a range of crafts from pottery to painting to embroidery and tie dye! £3 per session.

Independent life drawing
Wednesday 11 March, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA

Drop-in whenever it suits you to practise your life drawing in a supportive environment.

Global Café: International Women's Day
Thursday 12 March, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Chi, Charles Wilson

Travel the world without leaving campus at our fortnightly Global Café. Make friends, celebrate different cultures, and improve your language skills, whilst enjoying free drinks and snacks.

Finance and budgeting workshop
Friday 13 March, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Sparklenhoe, Charles Wilson Building, fourth floor

Not sure how to stretch your student loan? This workshop will signpost you to the financial support that may be available to you as well as tips for how to maximise your income and minimise your expenditure.

Let's Do Leicester: indoor football
Friday 13 March, 6.00pm-7.00pm
Charles Wilson Sports Hall

Make A Difference to the Environment Week
Monday 16 March - Friday 20 March

This week will include a range of one-off volunteering opportunities to help to improve the environment.

Let's Do Leicester: badminton
Monday 16 March, 4.00pm-6.00pm
Charles Wilson Sports Hall

Let's Do Leicester is an exciting way for you to keep active without the necessity of having a gym membership or being part of a university sports team. There is no need to book - all sessions are drop in. Just turn up and join in.

Let's Do Leicester: Basketball
Tuesday 17 March, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Charles Wilson Sports Hall

Let's Do Leicester is an exciting way for you to keep active without the necessity of having a gym membership or being part of a university sports team. There is no need to book - all sessions are drop in. Just turn up and join in.

Acing your application workshop
Tuesday 17 March, 3.00pm-4.00pm
Attenborough Room 104

Whether you are applying for a placement, part-time work, further study, graduate job, or any other opportunity, come along to this workshop and find out how to tackle application form questions effectively, and how to best highlight your motivation, skills, and experience. Book your place on MyCareers.

Introduction to assessment days workshop
Wednesday 18 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Attenborough Room 104

Come along to our Introduction to Assessment Days session to find out what assessment days/centres are all about! Not only will you be equipped with the knowledge and resources on how to tackle a number of different tasks commonly ran in assessment centres but you’ll also get to practice a quick group exercise and find out what behaviours employers will be assessing you on.

Varsity
Thursday 19 March - Wednesday 25 March, various times
Various venues across the city

Interview Skills Workshop
Tuesday 24 March, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Attenborough Room 101

Do you have an interview coming up or simply want to get ahead for when the time comes? Then come along to your Interview Skills Workshop to gain some practice.

Homeless Outreach Book Drive
Tuesday 24 March - Thursday 26 March, 11:00am-3:00pm
David Wilson Library

Come and drop off any fiction and non-fiction books to donate to Leicester's homeless.
Art Crash Course: Drawing
Wednesday 25 March, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA

Improve your drawing skills in just 2 hours!
Mature Students: how to sell your previous experience workshop
Thursday 26 March, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Ken Edwards Room 526

This workshop is designed to support mature students and those students looking to change career path to identify and articulate their existing skills and strengths built up in past work.

Let's do Leicester: Swimming
Thursday 26 March, 8:00pm-9:00pm
Danielle Brown Sports Centre

Let's Do Leicester is an exciting way for you to keep active without the necessity of having a gym membership or being part of a university sports team. There is no need to book - all sessions are drop in. Just turn up and join in.

The Big Sleep
Thursday 26 March 8:00pm - Friday 27 March 8:00am
Centenary Square
Brave the elements and sign up to bed down for the University of Leicester's 'The Big Sleep' event on behalf of The Bridge, Homelessness to Hope.


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