In 1921 we welcomed our first students. Our university had been founded in Leicester, funded by local people, as a living memorial to honour those who made sacrifices during the Great War. So that they may have life.  

This year we will celebrate 100 years since those first students started. Join us online and in-person to mark this moment, to reflect on our past, and look ahead. The future is ours to change. 

Countdown to ChangeMakers Centenary Festival

Join us at our free ChangeMakers: Centenary Festival.


"Since our founding, the University of Leicester has always been about our place, our people and our purpose. We want our centenary to be a chance to pause and celebrate these, reflect on our past and also be a time to look forward."

Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor

Centenary Gallery

 View our gallery of images from our centenary celebrations.