Live and Learn bubbles
At Leicester this September, we want to keep things safe and fun, that’s why we are introducing live and learn bubbles for first year students. Your 'bubble' will be the other students you share living space with, who may also be your new course mates. Staying within a household bubble will help keep you safe by reducing the number of different contacts you have in both accommodation and small-group teaching.
Students in live and learn bubbles will not need to keep a social distance from one another, as you have created a new household.
Just so you know, it may not be possible for all accommodation groups to be set up in this way, for example if there are insufficient students from some courses living in University-managed accommodation, or insufficient students from a single course selecting the same accommodation price point/room type. In this case you will be allocated accommodation closest to your preference and form a household or group with your new flat mates, and can then also form a second, socially distanced group with your course mates, all in line with the latest government guidelines.
Living with other students on your course will help you to make friends initially with students you can also study with, and there will still be plenty of opportunities to meet other students too.
If you are an international student living in University-managed accommodation and need to quarantine on arrival, our accommodation will be available early, enabling you to quarantine before the start of term.