Georgina Harmsworth

BA English and Philosophy

Summary: Georgina tells us which clubs and societies she is a member of and explains why the lecturers are the best thing about her course.

Why did you decide to study here?

I chose to study at Leeds University for lots of reasons, the city, the campus and the variety of joint honours courses available to study at the university. I liked the city because it was a nice size, it had all of the major retail shops, and more alternative shops near to the Leeds City Markets, and it was within easy walking distance of the campus. Also, Leeds itself is only an hour away from my home town which is good distance without being too far away from my family. I was really impressed by how many joint honours courses Leeds University offered, and I liked that I would have the chance to study abroad at the end of my second year.

What's the best thing about your course?

The best thing about my course is probably the lecturers; they really bring the course to life! The lectures'  and modules are so interesting that even modules that I wasn't sure about taking, like Renaissance literature, I have found fascinating in the end simply because the lecturers are able make it relevant and informative.

What university clubs and societies are you a member of?

The English society, Art Society, Swing Society and the Student Newspaper!

What are your top-tips for new students?

  1. My first top-tip would have to be to get involved, as much as possible, in anything that interests you! It is all here, from canoeing to trips abroad, to music and drama. Whatever you are interested in the people involved are always pleased to see you.
  2. Second, don't forget your flatmates! The people you share your living space with could end up being your best friends so try to make some time for them too.
  3. Most importantly (perhaps) don't drink too much. The pull of going out will be hard to resist but don't burn yourself out to quickly, there will be many great nights out throughout your time at uni but you don't need to go to all of them!

Could you tell us about one of your favourite things to do in Leeds?

It is hard to pick, but one of my favourite things to do in Leeds is probably walking through Hyde Park, officially known as Woodhouse Moor. I loved it when it was bonfire night, and there was a massive fireworks display, and when the circus society had a fire night and did tricks in the dark! Hyde Park is such a wonderful part of Leeds and it belongs to the students and the people of Leeds.

Finally, what's the best thing about Leeds University?  

For me, the best thing about Leeds University is that it is a friendly university, you get to know lots of people, especially if you join some student societies, and its size makes you feel like it's your university.