Alumni and Friends Day

The programme for our Alumni and Friends Day is now live! We are delighted to invite you to join us on campus on Saturday 1 October for a range of free activities to make your visit to campus as enjoyable as possible!

Alumni and Friends Day Programme

10.00am - 1.00pm

Citizen's Scavenger Hunt

Take part in our Citizen’s Scavenger Hunt! Complete the trail to enter a Raffle and win some Centenary Goodies


Across campus

Chemistry Ice Cream

As the Department of Chemistry look forward to celebrating their 100 years in 2023 they are making something extra special for the day - grab your liquid nitrogen ice cream!


Chemistry Building


Drop in and visit in small groups to our residence Glassblower in our George Porter Building.


George Porter Building

Sand Art Workshop

Fill up your own twist glass bottle with our red, black and white branded colours for you to take away as a keepsake (limited number - first come, first served).


Attenborough Building

11.00am - 3.00pm

Attenborough Arts Centre

Visit the current exhibition Bruce McLean: Black Garden Paintings and join a special 25th year anniversary tour at 11.15pm.


Attenborough Arts Centre

ChangeMaker Talks

Listen to a variety of key research findings happening at the university following our exciting REF results.

  • 11.00am-11.15am Tricks Of The Eye And Brain – Professor Kevin Paterson (Psychology)
  • 11.20am-11.35am The Car Park King: Richard III And Leicester - Deirdre O’Sullivan (Anthropology)
  • 11.40am-11.55am Roman Mosaics – John Thomas (Archaeology)
  • 12.00pm-12.15pm My Lobsters – Dr Charly Feldman (Physics & Astronomy)
  • 12.20pm-12.35pm Biomarkers For Stratifying Patients At Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death – Gez Williams (Cardiovascular Sciences)


Attenborough Film Theatre, Attenborough Building

1.00pm - 2.00pm


Grab some lunch and enjoy some free time to reminisce around campus!


Ask about our on campus cafés.

2.30pm - 4.00pm

Annual Alumni Meeting

Join our Annual Alumni Meeting with free refreshments from 2.00pm. The meeting will begin at 2:30pm.


Council Suites, Fielding Johnson Building.

4.00pm - 4.15pm

Alumni Association Committee Tree Planting

Join us outside the Danielle Brown Sports Hall for a tree planting.

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Freemen's Common

Enjoy a tour of our new £150 million campus development Freemen's Common.


Freemen's Common.

Stay over

Discounted stay at College Court

Enjoy discounted stay at College Court (limited rooms available, first come first serve) – Email, and quote reference 74599.

Prices are breakfast inclusive and are as follows:

  • Standard en-suite: £45.00 + VAT
  • Executive or Suite: £60.00 + VAT
  • Double occupancy in either room is an additional £15.00 + VAT per room, per night.


College Court, Knighton Rd, Knighton, Leicester LE2 3UF.

Extend your visit

Richard III Visitor Centre

Enjoy a discounted rate at Richard III Visitor Centre of £7.25 per adult and £4.25 per child – just show your Alumni and Friends Day email at the sales desk.


King Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB.

Space Centre Leicester

Visit the Space Centre Leicester and receive a free Annual Pass upgrade £16.95 for an adult and £13.95 for a child.


National Space Centre, Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS.

Leicester New Walk Museum

Visit Leicester New Walk Museum: Enjoy Where is Home?, Rebuilding Lives: 50 Years of Ugandan Asians Exhibition or Leicester and The Queen; A Jubilee Exhibition - Open 11.00am – 5.00pm on weekends. Free.


Leicester Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

Supreme Queen Tribute Band

Enjoy Discounted Tickets for Supreme Queen Tribute Band at DeMontfort Hall Saturday 1 October, 7.30pm £22.50 instead of £28.50 (limited discounted tickets available – use code DMUSQ22, first come, first served).


DeMontfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU.

Shimla Pinks

Enjoy a 10% discount off your total bill at Shimla Pinks on Saturday 1 October by booking in advance at and type the offer code: UOL10 in the comments.


Shimla Pinks, 65-69 London Rd, Leicester LE2 0PE.

Not only will the day provide a great opportunity to return to campus and reminisce with fellow alumni, but you will also have the chance to attend the Annual Alumni Meeting led by the Alumni Association Committee.

The Alumni Meeting will provide a space for all alumni to share their views, which will ultimately help us to continue to support our global alumni community in the best way possible. You will also hear about alumni activities that have taken place across the last year, as well as future news and events that are on the horizon over the next 12 months. The Alumni Meeting will be hybrid (on campus and online) to ensure that our worldwide alumni community can be in attendance. So if you can’t get to Campus for the day, please do consider joining us on line for the Meeting.

Parking can be found at Freemen's multi-storey car park. Freemen's, Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 6BF – and is set to our special Open Day rate of £1 for the day.

Let us know you are attending by completing our Alumni and Friends RSVP form.

If you would like to attend the Annual Alumni Meeting online please let us know by email so we can add you to the Teams invite ahead of the day.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Alumni Engagement Team.

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