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Study in Leicester

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'.

Cheese

Fancy a slice of Stilton or Red Leicester? Leicestershire is one of the UK's biggest dairy counties.

 

City life – second year University of Leicester student

Nice community, and a brilliant mix of people from around the country and around the world.

King Richard III

The royal remains were recently excavated from Leicester Council car park, 500 years after his death.

Nightlife – first year student at University of Leicester

Republic is very popular with students, and has big artists performing live (T-Pain, The Game, etc) on certain nights.

Rugby

The city's rugby team, Leicester Tigers, are officially England's most successful rugby club. Ever. 

Football boots

Student life in Leicester

Local gems, tips, and things to do, as recommended by students.
Treat yourself
Discover Leicester's best vintage shops in The Lanes.
Low on cash
Check out the dinosaurs for free at the New Walk Museum.
Friday feeling
Grab a £3 cocktail and catch some comedy at Firebug.
When family visit
The National Space Centre is an out-of-this-world day out.
Grab a bite
Don't order starters – you get yummy freebies at Nawaaz.
Sunday chilling
Take a picnic up to Victoria park.

Leicester Cathedral 

After the somewhat unflattering discovery of King Richard's remains in a car park, he was reburied in the much nicer Leicester Cathedral. 

Nightlife – second year student at University of Leicester

The most popular student nights are the student unions, but there is also Revs, Republic, XY, and Walk About. In terms of pubs, The Dry Dock or Loaded Dog are great for a pint and pub grub.

The National Space Centre

Adjacent to the appropriately named River Soar, the National Space Centre is the only place able to house upright space rockets indoors. It also host events the year around, including an annual Star Wars celebration. 

Nightlife – second year student at the University of Leicester

The most popular student nights are the student unions, but there is also Revs, Republic, XY, and Walk About. In terms of pubs, The Dry Dock or Loaded Dog are great for a pint and pub grub.

Leicester City Football Club

What else is there to say about this storied club? Go along and show your support for the shock Premier League winners of 2016. 

 

 

Nightlife – second year student at University of Leicester

I live opposite Clarendon park (which is the main student area). Being away from the student area is a lot quieter and I’m still 5 minutes walk away from other people in my year and a 20 minute walk from the university.

Green spaces

Leicester is home to a lot of lovely flora, from the botanical gardens and the David Attenborough Arboretum to the various parks around the city centre and campuses. So get outdoors! 

Living in Leicester

Housing, travel, and budgeting tips. 

Where you'll find students*
  • Clarendon Park
  • London Road
  • City Centre
Local transport*
  • £20
  • Flexi Week
  • (bus)
*Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

Student money tips

Food on campus is expensive – cheap food can be found at the local supermarkets.

The cost of living as a student soon adds up, us our budget calculator to find out roughly how much you'll need each month.

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