About the University of Leicester


Our standing

Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Leicester has been awarded gold in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
This means that typically, the experience students have at the University of Leicester and the outcomes it leads to are outstanding.
Our student experience rating is Silver, which means the student academic experience is typically very high quality.
Our student outcomes rating is Gold, which means student outcomes are typically outstanding.
Find out more about our TEF rating.

Our research

Leicester is ranked in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings. The Power ranking takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns. Research power is important because it gives a strong indication of a combination of world-class research, international impact, critical mass and sustainability.

75% of our research was judged to be internationally excellent with wide-ranging impacts on society, health culture,and the environment. That Leicester also entered a substantial proportion of academics (84%) to the REF demonstrates that our academics are continuing to develop and build upon our world-leading research.

Student support

Leicester is ranked ninth in the UK for Student Support in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023.


The University is ranked 49th out of 1,591 universities in the world - and 10th in the UK - in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking.

And it is first in the world for goal 15, life on land, due to its academic excellence and commitment to conserving the biodiversity of the local land and buildings as part of its Biodiversity Action Plan.

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