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Pick bowser court 100%
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Hi guys,

Congratulations if you have an offer to study Medicine at the University of Leicester! I am Alana, one of two Social Secretaries of the 2020/2021 LUSUMA Committee (Leicester University Students' Union Medical Association), we are all about making sure you have a great experience as a medic at Leicester. Me, Sam the other Social Sec and Joyita our Welfare Officer will be checking this thread regularly for any of your questions about Medicine and Leicester, so feel free to post them here and we will do our best to get back to you. The three of us will all be second year medical students this September, so we have been in your position and can give you insight into your first year.
If you are looking for some general information please check out the LUSUMA website where you can read about sub-societies, sports, charities and much more that we have to offer!

I hope this is helpful and I look forward to answering any of your questions,
Hopefully see you this September!
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Hi guys,

Congratulations if you have an offer to study Medicine at the University of Leicester! I am Alana, one of two Social Secretaries of the 2020/2021 LUSUMA Committee (Leicester University Students' Union Medical Association), we are all about making sure you have a great experience as a medic at Leicester. Me, Sam the other Social Sec and Joyita our Welfare Officer will be checking this thread regularly for any of your questions about Medicine and Leicester, so feel free to post them here and we will do our best to get back to you. The three of us will all be second year medical students this September, so we have been in your position and can give you insight into your first year.
If you are looking for some general information please check out the LUSUMA website where you can read about sub-societies, sports, charities and much more that we have to offer!
I hope this is helpful and I look forward to answering any of your questions,
Hopefully see you this September!
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Hi I was just wondering if you had any advice on accommodations i.e. city vs village thanks
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Anyone applied for City accommodation?
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Anyone applied for City accommodation?
As my 5th option I've went for Opal Court
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Which accommodation is popular with medics?
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Which accommodation is popular with medics?
I just chose opal court for all 5 choices, seeing as its the closest to the medicine building
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Hi I was just wondering if you had any advice on accommodations i.e. city vs village thanks
I lived in Oadby accommodation in first year so I've asked some other med students for their input on living in Opal and Nixon so hopefully its a balanced view for you. In general you tend to get more first years in Oadby, however everyone is different and there is no right or wrong, you have to balance what's best for you! Also the good thing about med is that you can make friends on the course because of the high contact hours so living in Oadby isn't the only way. I would say wherever you end up I'm sure you'll make great friends and I wouldn't worry too much about making the right choice, remember its only for a year (and trust me it will go quickly) and most 2nd years onwards live in houses together in Clarendon Park area so you'll get a different experience after first year.

Oadby: get more of a traditional 'first year halls' type experience and I would say it is better for the social side of things especially like pre-drinks and just meeting up with friends etc. You are about a 40 min walk from med school meaning lots of people end up buying the bus pass or cycling so have to factor that in. Asda is the nearest supermarket and is around 15 minute walk. There isn't much in Oadby town so you end up ubering/getting bus/walking into Leicester town if you want to go shopping or for lunch etc.

Opal: a 1 minute walk to med school, very easy for getting to lectures, also much nearer to Highcross Leicester's city centre its about a 15 min walk. Less of a student social experience compared to Oadby but you are very close to main campus and this includes the O2 Academy where student nights out take place. On London Road (10 minute walk max) there is a Tesco Express and Sainsburys Local near to the train station (another bonus of opal if you are travelling to and from home by train) and a Morrisons which is about 15 minutes from Opal.

Nixon: about a 15 minute walk to med school (main campus and O2 Academy as well), so again easier than Oadby but is more like a 20 minute walk to Highcross. Again much less of a student social experience compared to Oadby. Nixon is more like a 20-25 minute walk to train station and shops near by, its much nearer to the Morrisons being a 10 min walk.

Hope this is helpful in making your decision and if you have any more questions let me know
Best wishes,
Alana
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Which accommodation is popular with medics?
It can vary year on year but in general Oadby tends to be more popular with first years and this includes medics. Within Oadby you can often get blocks of medics in some of the larger accommodation types like the Pavillions (out of the 16 buildings, 2 were nearly all medical students in my year) as well as Bowder but you'll get medics throughout the village because everyone is different and will choose based on personal preference. For my year (2019 entry) we didn't get a choice if we were placed in a medic flat or not if it was an accommodation that was popular with medics and I doubt this will change (although I haven't spoken to the Accommodation team so please don't hold me to this!) As I've said in my post about City vs Oadby accommodation studying Medicine is unique from many courses in that it has lots of contact hours so even if you are in a flat with no other medics you can easily make friends with people in your groups and lectures so don't worry too much about this. Everything in Oadby is within walking distance so even if your medic friends are in a different accommodation type you will still definitely see lots of them. It's also nice to have the opportunity to live with non-medics in first year because most 2nd years and onwards will live in a house in the Clarendon Park area with other medics.

Hope this is helpful and if you have any other questions let me know!
Best wishes,
Alana
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It can vary year on year but in general Oadby tends to be more popular with first years and this includes medics. Within Oadby you can often get blocks of medics in some of the larger accommodation types like the Pavillions (out of the 16 buildings, 2 were nearly all medical students in my year) as well as Bowder but you'll get medics throughout the village because everyone is different and will choose based on personal preference. For my year (2019 entry) we didn't get a choice if we were placed in a medic flat or not if it was an accommodation that was popular with medics and I doubt this will change (although I haven't spoken to the Accommodation team so please don't hold me to this!) As I've said in my post about City vs Oadby accommodation studying Medicine is unique from many courses in that it has lots of contact hours so even if you are in a flat with no other medics you can easily make friends with people in your groups and lectures so don't worry too much about this. Everything in Oadby is within walking distance so even if your medic friends are in a different accommodation type you will still definitely see lots of them. It's also nice to have the opportunity to live with non-medics in first year because most 2nd years and onwards will live in a house in the Clarendon Park area with other medics.

Hope this is helpful and if you have any other questions let me know!
Best wishes,
Alana
LUSUMA (Leicester University Students' Union Medical Association) Social Secretary
Thank you. That was really helpful!
I’m thinking a bit far ahead but what’s introweek like and how did you find it? Any general tips for new year ones?
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Anyone applied for City accommodation?
I applied for Nixon.
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I know as medics we come a week early. Is this week essentially a ‘medic only’ freshers? Also while it’s the whole unis freshers will we have a heavy work load that will prevent us from joining in and socialising during this week?
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I know as medics we come a week early. Is this week essentially a ‘medic only’ freshers? Also while it’s the whole unis freshers will we have a heavy work load that will prevent us from joining in and socialising during this week?
No, LUSUMA will organise an event every day of the week. It's tried and tested and it is guaranteed that you'll have fun
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No, LUSUMA will organise an event every day of the week. It's tried and tested and it is guaranteed that you'll have fun
Ah sounds good. Very excited x thanks
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Thank you. That was really helpful!
I’m thinking a bit far ahead but what’s introweek like and how did you find it? Any general tips for new year ones?
Introweek is such a great experience!! Our committee are starting to plan for this year but obviously with the COVID19 situation we can't confirm any dates yet so wait for updates on the website. Definitely have a look on the LUSUMA website so you can see photos from previous years (under about - then welcome freshers 2019- then introweek 2019)
Previous years have usually run as follows:
Sunday- Meet the Freshers (get to know some of your year for the first time)
Monday- Meet the Parents (you will have two 2nd year medic parents who you'll get to know, this night is great fun and it usually involves the O2 Academy which is the student night club)
Tuesday- PJ Pub-crawl (an iconic Leicester tradition- 1st years have to come in their pyjamas and older years come in all sorts of costumes, there is usually a corresponding grub crawl for non-drinkers which follows a similar route so you can see your friends regardless of if you drink or not)
Wednesday- last year this was at trampoline park and involved karaoke although previously it has been bowling. This will be a sober social and is usually in the afternoon/early evening so don't worry if drinking/going out etc isn't your thing
Thursday- Sports night/Quiz night - all the sports team come together so you can get a taste for which to join, if you're not into sports there's also usually a quiz night instead
Friday- Summer Ball this is an evening ball for freshers to get all glammed up and get nice photos with your new friends!

General tips for first years: I'd recommend trying any opportunities offered to you whether its sports, societies or charities (medic or uni based) definitely try and keep an open mind. Also don't panic about meeting people and not knowing anyone, everyone will be in the same boat as you. Most of all try to go to most, if not all introweek events so you don't miss out!


Hope this helps and best wishes,
Alana
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Just out of curiosity, for people who picked accomodation like Bowder court, why didn't you go for accomodation much closer to the medicine building? Just want to make sure I don't miss out on something I don't know about Bowder court
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i picked opal court
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