When you get here

You've made it to Leicester - get ready to start enjoying everything that the University and the city have to offer. Before you get too stuck into life at Leicester there are a few more formalities to finalise.

two students talkingIdentity check/visa checkpoint

  • If you're from inside the EU - you will need to get your passport checked at the identity checkpoint
  • If you're from outside the EU - you will need to attend a visa checkpoint where we verify your passport and visa

We will email you with details of where and when you need to go for this. Once this is done, we'll be able to issue your University ID card.

students walking in front of the Fielding Johnson BuildingEarly Arrivals and International Welcome Week

If you're arriving from abroad, or you're a UK student arriving early to campus, we want to make you feel welcome in your new home away from home. With a number of activities for you to attend, Early Arrivals and International Welcome Week (18-22 September 2017) is a great way to help you settle in, meet new people and find your way around.

students on campus during the societies fair in Freshers WeekWelcome Week

We know it can take time to settle into University life which is why Welcome Week (25-29 September 2017) helps you to find out more about your course, discover university and make new friends. You can also explore activities and services to get involved with outside of your studies.

University of Leicester student ID cardsGetting your University of Leicester ID card

You'll get your University ID card once you've completed online registration and the identity check mentioned above. To make sure that there aren't any delays in getting your card, please make sure that set up your account on MyStudentRecord and upload a photo in plenty of time.

interior of De Montfort HallMatriculation Ceremony

On Tuesday 26 September new students are invited to a Matriculation ceremony at the nearby De Montfort Hall. This is an exciting event for us to welcome you to the start of your journey at the University.

Student reading a leaflet in a bank

Confirmation of registration letters and bank letters

We will provide you with letters confirming you are a registered student of the University. This is sometimes required by landlords for private rental agreement and by UK banks to open a bank account.

Please email starting@le.ac.uk to request a registration and/or a bank letter.

web page with different department's timetablesGetting your timetable

For students on most courses, your timetable will be made available to you through MyStudentRecord. Your department will tell you how to access your timetable if this is different.

Two students talking on a sofa

Get matched with your peer mentor

As you’re starting your life here at Leicester you will be assigned a peer mentor, a fellow student from the years above who can give you valuable advice and guidance. Please let us know your interests so you’re matched with the best mentor for you. You can also choose to opt out of the scheme.

Useful contacts - phone and email details for departments and staff that can help you when you get here.