Theres a Buzz about Leicester

Leicester’s reputation and appeal has been transformed in the past year, says University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle.

The creative and delivery-focused approach of City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby is revamping the city infrastructure; the football team has come from nowhere to challenge for the Premiership title; and the discovery and reinterment of a medieval king, have all combined to make Leicester a compelling place in what Chancellor George Osborne calls the “Midlands Engine”. Leicester is finally putting itself firmly on the map – in the UK and abroad, said Professor Boyle.

The anniversary week of the reinterment of King Richard III also provides a reminder of how the University has made an enormous contribution to this success story.