Welcome to Leicester

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Welcome Citizens of Change

You’re about to start an exciting new journey.
And we couldn’t be happier that you’re joining our diverse community.

Here, you can be yourself and express your individuality. We’ll help you to grow in confidence and discover your full potential. We’ll support you every step the way. And we’ll encourage you to show your true colours and get involved with the things that matter to you- whatever that might be!

What you’ve been through the last few months, makes this moment even more special. You’ve behaved as responsible citizens by staying home and shown remarkable resilience to get through a challenge that has made you even stronger.

We’re so proud you’ve chosen to join us at the University of Leicester. You’re part of an extraordinary year group like no other. Your path here has had its ups and downs. But you belong here. You deserve to be here. You’ve more than earned your place.

We want you to pursue the unknown, go beyond expectation and make a lasting impact. You are in the right place to become one of our Citizens of Change - let’s get started!

Nishan Canagarajah
President and Vice-Chancellor

Citizens of Change

Big congrats! You’re now part of a unique community that’s a force for good. If you want to pursue the unknown, go beyond expectation and make a lasting impact, this is the right place to be.

Your next steps

It won’t be long before you’re here with us on campus. But before you set off on your exciting new journey, you need to make sure you’re ready. Online registration. Check. Accommodation. Check. Let’s get started.

Get ready

Handy checklist

It pays to plan ahead. You don’t want to leave everything to the last minute. Check out your next steps and what you need to do before you get here.

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Plan how to get here

Train? Plane? Car? Bus? Dad's taxi?

It's time to start planning your journey, including our airport pick-up service.

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Register now

It’s quick and easy to register here. Just fill out your details and send a photo.

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Everything you need to know

The final bits to do before you arrive, including information for you if you an international, medicine or AHP student.

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Your new home

Sort out your student accommodation if you haven’t already. And book your ‘Drop and Go’ slot for moving in.

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Money matters

Settle up any accommodation fees or course fees if you’re paying us direct.

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Contact us

Get in touch

Want to talk to us or whizz us an email? Check out our list of useful contacts.

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Your community

Welcome to our vibrant, diverse community. Here, you can get to know some of our friendly faces on campus and chat away to some of our students.

Meet our students and staff

Your arrival

Make yourself at home. Everyone is welcome. Here, you can get to grips with some of the important stuff like completing your registration, getting your ID card, and ignite, our exciting new way of online and on campus learning.

What to expect when you start



Study what you’re passionate about with our new style of flexible blended learning.

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Supporting you

We’ve lots of support on offer from mental health to finances and wellbeing.

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ID check/visa checkpoint

Yes it’s you. It’s as simple as that. Bring some ID to finish your registration.

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Your safety

We're ready for you to join us, and our team have been working hard to make sure everything is safe.

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Welcome Live

Get active. Get social. Get excited.

Welcome, your way

Your exciting journey as a Citizen of Change starts here with events to suit your style and preference.

Plan your activities

Your Students' Union

Share your voice, sample new experiences through our opportunities and events, and get support.

Discover the Students' Union

Welcome, your way

Settle in with live tours, workshops, virtual fairs and more. Your exciting journey as a Citizen of Change starts here.

Plan your activities

Find your circle

From small groups sessions to larger gatherings there will be something to suit your style and preference.

Meet your new best mates

Mind, body and soul

We want to keep you safe and help you look after your mind, body and soul. So, come along to events that will help you learn more.

Helping you to be your best self

Culturally curious

Soak up Leicester's culture at our very own Attenborough Arts Centre and The Curve in town, or express yourself in one of our artistic Students' Union societies.

Showcase your creativity