University of Leicester


  • Location: City

Student life

As a University of Leicester student, you’ll also be part of the City of Leicester. From fascinating history and culture to a smart, contemporary feel, the city has so much to offer, and is the best place to live and work in the East Midlands (Demos-PwC Good Growth Index 2023). 

You'll never be bored with so many places to grab a bite to eat and activities to get stuck into. Fancy a little crazy golf? Enjoy a night out at over-18 golf spot, Caddyshackers, or enjoy a jungle themed putting session at Treetop Adventure Golf. Climb up the walls at Leicester's bouldering centre, Social Climbing, or knock down some bowling pins at East Street Lanes and Lane7. From board game cafes to trampolining parks and escape rooms, find it all within Leicester city centre.  

Did you know? The Guardian named Leicester Comedy Festival in their Top 5 Comedy Festivals in the world. It takes place every February with over 800 shows across the city. 

Visit University of Leicester to see what life is like on campus.

What's it like to live in East Midlands?
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The East Midlands comprises five counties, with its main cities being Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham.

The region has plenty of history, boasting both the world’s first factory and its first pub (allegedly). It also has many castles, cathedrals and stately homes, including Chatsworth House, which has served as the backdrop to period films like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

And, of course, you’ll find the gorgeous Peak District here. If you end up studying in the East Midlands, definitely make a trip to explore its rolling green hills, peatlands, and quaint market towns – like Buxton, the caverns of Castleton, and Bakewell (home of the famous tart).

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What's it like to live in Leicester?
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Diverse, friendly, and fun – there's a lot to love about Leicester. For starters it's one of the UK's 'most affordable student destinations'.

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Campus and facilities

Whether you're visiting campus for classes, to study, to meet friends or because you're living nearby within our Freemen's development, campus will soon feel like home.

Enjoy a range of global street food options in our Food Court or make the most of your study break in the David Wilson Library Cafe. You can visit the Students' Union for impartial and practical advice on housing, money or academic issues, and our Student Welfare Team is always available on campus to ensure your safety and wellbeing. For those living close to campus in our Freemen's development, in our new accommodation blocks and facilities, including a brand new on-site pub and social space!

For those living in accommodation at The Village, you'll enjoy being part of your own buzzing social community with on-site events and activities. The Village has its own on-site Hub with cinema room, music rooms, event space and pub serving food and drinks. Enjoy regular pub quizzes and more in the perfect space to make friends. 

Course locations

Main Site

University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH