Settling in

You’re now an official student of the University of Leicester – well done, we're glad you're here. Here are a few things you may like to do after registering:

Fielding Johnson buildingFamiliarise yourself with the campus

You will soon learn to find your way around, but for the first couple of weeks you may want to check a campus map.

David Wilson library at nightVisit the Library

In the first two weeks before term starts you can access the Library even if you don't have your University ID Card. Please speak to the person on reception and show them your University offer letter as proof that you are a student here. Check the Library website for opening times etc.

Students sitting on sofas in the Students' UnionSeek out the Students' Union

The Students' Union is housed in the Percy Gee Building and includes a shop, a restaurant, a bank and a crêpe van! The SU supports over 200 student societies that you can join and take part in. Their mission: "to ensure that your experience at the University of Leicester is the best it can possibly be. In fact, we want your experience to be exceptional."

doctor looking at a computerRegister with a local Doctor

If you are studying full-time for more than six months, you should register with a doctor at the Victoria Park Health Centre. Please try to register as soon as you can after you arrive.

a student and a tutor looking at a computerGet to know your IT account

Your user name (the first part of your University email address) and password will give you access to a wide range of IT services on and off campus. If you need help with anything relating to your IT account, you can visit the IT Service Desk on the ground floor of the Library.

students in the library cafeRelax at one of our food outlets

Wherever you are on campus, good food at excellent prices is not far away. Our restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shops offer convenience, value for money and a friendly welcome. We provide a wide range of hot meals, snacks, takeaways and drinks at convenient locations throughout the campus. We are the first university in the UK to become coeliac accredited and our chefs are award-winning. You'll also have the convenience of being able to download an app and pay using your phone with our cashless catering system.

student swimming at the Danielle Brown Sports CentreTake advantage of our Sports Facilities

The University has two fabulous Sports Centres each with a pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and extensive other indoor and outdoor facilities.

Screengrab of student homepageGet to know our website for current students

The student homepage will be your go-to place to find the latest University announcements and news, as well as links to key services across the University. 

Useful contacts - phone and email details for departments and staff that can help you settle in.