About the University of Leicester

Opening times

The University is closed during Bank Holidays and Closure Days

Please visit the following pages for the opening times of specific facilities, which may be open when the University as a whole is shut:

Activities and events

Our Residence Life programme continues during times when the University is closed, with activities on each day. Any Leicester student is welcome to attend these, regardless of whether you live in our halls of residences or private accommodation. No need to book, just turn up.

You can also find events to enjoy across the city on the Visit Leicester website.

Urgent support

  • Call 999 for the police, ambulance or fire services. If you feel your safety or wellbeing is at immediate risk, please call 999.
    For urgent medical help that is not life-threatening, ring 111 to speak to a trained professional who will direct you to the appropriate NHS service.
  • University Security is available 24 hours a day. They can respond directly to incidents on campus, including halls of residence and can provide support with reporting incidents to the police. Call 0116 252 2023 (non-emergency) or 0116 252 2888 (emergency).
    This can also be done using the Safezone app on Android and Apple.
  • The Village and The City receptions are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0116 252 2428 or accommodation@le.ac.uk.  
  • Health Assured is a confidential service, accessible 24/7, to support you through any issues or problems that life can bring. You can find more details, including the phone line and the website log-in details, on Sharepoint

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