Student life in Leicester

A fully rounded experience that will stay with you for a lifetime

Life in Leicester

About Leicester

Located in the Midlands, Leicester is a lively and vibrant city with all you need to make the most of student life in the UK.

Your new home

The University of Leicester offers a range of high-quality student accommodation options across the campus and city.

Design your student experience

Sport and wellbeing

Leicester is home to several professional sports teams, and there are also plenty of classes, leagues, and activities you can get involved with.

Food and drink

From award-winning restaurants to street food, Leicester offers a variety of cuisines, drawing from its diverse population and culture.

Festivals and events

Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the UK and has a vibrant and varied culture to reflect this. 

Travelling to Leicester

Thanks to its central location, there is a variety of ways to travel to Leicester, whether nationally or internationally.

Cost of living

Leicester ranked among the top ten most affordable cities for students in the UK in NatWest's 2021 rankings.

Campus and facilities

Global Study Centre students will have full access to university facilities and be a part of campus culture from day one.

Diwali in Leicester

Diwali celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India, with up to 35,000 people attending the switch on of the lights.