Welcome to Leicester

We are in the top 1% of universities in the world with a thriving student community and a reputation for excellence.

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Research

Sir David Attenborough's DNA used as part of genetic research project

Dr Turi King's research comparing surname with Y chromosome identified a shared ancestor of all Attenboroughs.

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Athena Swan Bronze Award

Leicester retains Athena SWAN award

This award recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research.

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News and Events

Prizes and publication for Short Story Competition winners

Congratulations to all the finalists in the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning Short Story Competition 2015

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Explore our great city

Welcome to Leicester

Set in the heart of England, Leicester is a city rich in heritage and history, festivals and sport.

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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival

3 February 2016

The UK's longest running comedy festival presents 780 events in 60 venues over 19 days (3-21 February).

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