Celebrating 100 years

In 1921 we welcomed our first students. Our university had been founded in Leicester, funded by local people, as a living memorial to honour those who made sacrifices during the Great War. So that they may have life.

In academic year 2021/22 we celebrated 100 years since those first students started. Current students, alumni, current and former staff and the local community came together to mark this moment, to reflect on our past, and look ahead. The future is ours to change.

Commemorate our Centenary with a selection of clothing and gifts

Our Centenary year

For 100 years, our researchers have changed the way we view our world

100 years of inspiring students

Centenary Gallery

 View our gallery of images from our centenary celebrations.

Since our founding, the University of Leicester has always been about our place, our people and our purpose. We want our centenary to be a chance to pause and celebrate these, reflect on our past and also be a time to look forward.

Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor

Centenary merchandise

Commemorate our 100th anniversary with our selection of clothing and gifts.

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