Welcome to our Open Day

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have an Open Day on campus. We hope you’re as excited as we are!

Here’s all your key information: what to do, where to go, when to be there, and (crucially) where you can get a cup of coffee. We hope you enjoy your day.

How to get here

Arriving by train

When you leave Leicester station, walk out to the main road and look for one of our student ambassadors. They’ll be wearing red t-shirts or hoodies and will give you directions to campus. It’s roughly a 20-minute walk.

Arriving by car

Campus

Please head to our multi story car park at Freemen’s Common LE2 7TG (you will need to pay £1 to park here for the day). Please note: this is a 10-minute walk. Once you've parked, follow the pavement signs and look our for our student ambassadors who’ll give you directions. For those heading to campus with access requirements, please go to Entrance 1 on University Road and you will be able to park on Main Campus.

Brookfield (School of Business)

If you’ve booked a session for either Accounting and Finance, Business and Management or Economics, it will take place here. Head to Holmfield Road, LE2 1SD. As you turn off London Road, the car park will be on your left. Once you’ve parked, follow the pavement signs to our registration desk where our friendly staff and students will be there to meet you.

Accommodation

If you’re going straight to our accommodation at The Village, head for Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LH. When you arrive look out for a member of our staff who will give you a map and some instructions for your tour.

When you arrive…

Look out for the signs and our student ambassadors who will direct you to our campus (if your sessions are at the Business School, remember to head to Brookfield instead).

You’re free to look around the university and be inspired. Check your programme to see which buildings your sessions are being held in. If you need a map or directions, there’ll be staff and students around to help you find your way. Keep an eye out for QR codes. They link to our campus map and will show you where you are.

Campus Tours – 9.30-4.00pm

Tours of the campus will be leaving from Centenary Square every 15 minutes. A tour will take around 30 minutes and be led by one of our friendly student ambassadors. If there’s anything in particular you want to see, just let your guide know. Our ambassadors are all current students - so get your questions at the ready!

Information Fair - 9.30-4.00pm

This is an opportunity to fill up on all the info you need. You’ll have chance to meet and question staff involved in your area of study. Some of our information fair stands are in the Percy Gee building, but others are located in the School building. Have a look at our maps and signs around campus to point you in the right direction.

You’ll also get to chat to staff from our careers service, sport and active life team and study abroad team, as well as members of our students’ union and student support service. Head into 'The Square' in the Students' Union to find these stands.

Location Subjects
Students’ Union Level 2 (new Percy Gee) English, History, Politics and International Relations, Criminology, Modern Languages, Film Studies, Journalism, Media and Communication and Sociology along with the Students’ Union desk.
Students’ Union Level 4 (new Percy Gee) Actuarial Science Computer Science, Creative Computing and Maths
George Davies Centre Biosciences, Midwifery, Natural Sciences, Nursing, ODP, Physiotherapy and Psychology
Brookfield Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics
Bennett Building Foyer Geography and Geology
Physics Building Foyer Physics
Archaeology Building Archaeology and Ancient History
George Porter Building Chemistry
Law Building Law
Engineering Building Engineering

How to get around

There are lots of maps located around campus and you can ask any of our staff and students for directions. You can also look at our online map here.

We are also running a shuttle bus that will go from Mayor’s walk on main campus, to Brookfield to The Village. These will run regularly and run with a reduced capacity, so you can socially distance. Please wear your mask when on our buses.

Buses will start at 10.00am and will run until 4.30pm. The last bus will leave campus at 3:30pm and the final bus will leave The Village at 4.15pm.

Accommodation tours

As a new first-year student you’ll be guaranteed a room in our managed accommodation, if you apply for your course before 1st September.

All of our accommodation is self-catered, and there are eight different room types to choose from.

If you’d like to see what our student living looks like for yourself, we’ll be running a regular bus service to The Village, our managed accommodation in Oadby, where you can take a self-guided tour. The journey will take around 15 minutes, and you’ll be greeted by our residential advisors and student ambassadors who will answer your questions and quickly make you feel at home. If you don't want to take the bus, feel free to drive. Parking is available - just head for Stamford Court LE2 2LH. If you don’t want to venture too far from campus, some of our City accommodation will also be available to view. You can get there on foot - just ask one of our student ambassadors or friendly members of staff.

Find out more about our accommodation

Food and drink

With so much to take in you’re likely to work up an appetite. We’ll have several places open where you can refuel and refresh, or just take a few moments to grab a coffee and reflect.

Library café, 9.30am-4.00pm

Hot and cold drinks and sandwiches.

Citroen Coffee Van (Centenary square), 9.00am-4.00pm

Coffee and cakes.

George Davis Centre Atrium, 9.00am-3.00pm

Hot snacks, sandwiches, salads, hot and cold drinks.

Percy Gee building, 11.00am-4.00pm

  • Wholesome - 100% plant-based foods and authentic Asian beverages
  • Astrovan - Loaded fries and baked crushed potatoes
  • Soul - Caribbean food
  • Queens – Wood-fired pizzas and made-to-order pasta.
  • Craft Coffee House - coffee and light bites

At Brookfield, home to our School of Business, we’ll be offering hot drinks and sandwiches, 9.30am-3.00pm

Our accommodation will only be serving hot drinks and water, 9.30am-4.30pm

Covid safety

We’re taking extra precautions to ensure all visitors and staff remain safe on campus. We’ll be keeping social distancing in place inside our lecture theatres and information fair, and wherever possible all queueing will take place outside.

Indoors, we’ll be keeping windows open and assigning suitable occupancy caps on each room. We’ll also be asking all visitors to wear face coverings when inside any of our buildings.

Finally, all visitors will be encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending.

If you test positive or have symptoms of Covid, please do not come onto campus. Should you develop symptoms while you’re here, please return home – where you should arrange for a test and follow the test and trace requirements.

For a copy of our risk assessment, please email recruitmentevents@le.ac.uk

On the day, you can head to one of our Information points where our staff can give you a disposable copy.

Your sessions

The programme we sent you over email has details of the specific sessions you’re booked on, as well as information on general sessions taking place throughout the day.

Please remember that subject sessions only allow for you and one other guest to attend.

If you’re not sure where your sessions are taking place, our staff and student ambassadors will be on hand all day to help you find your way. We also have maps dotted around campus to help you find your way around.

Once your subjects sessions have finished, you’re free to continue exploring the campus. Have a walk around yourself or head to Centenary square for one of our campus tours.

Or you can head over to our Village accommodation in Oadby for a self-guided tour of our student living. If you prefer to stay closer to campus, some of our City accommodation will also be available to view.

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