Campus and accommodation tours

Students walking from the library

Our campus is open and we would love to show you around. We have tours of our campus, Brookfield and accommodation; The Village and The City, each guided by one of our Student Ambassadors who can tell you what it’s really like to live and study at the University of Leicester. Places are limited, so book your tour now.

Campus tours 

Our compact campus is small enough to get everywhere easily but big enough that it never feels crowded. We’ll show you the David Wilson Library, the Danielle Brown Sports Centre and our newly refurbished Students’ Union, as well as teaching facilities. You can also meet our dinosaur, Jane the T-Rex.

Please note this tour does not include a departmental visit. If you would like to see if an academic from your department is available to speak with you, please email

Accommodation tours

At Leicester we have rooms from just £66 per week and a wide variety of room types. With so much choice, a tour around our accommodation is one of the best ways to help you decide. 

The Village is a short bus/cycle ride from campus, next to our beautiful Botanic Garden. The buildings range from modern, purpose-built blocks surrounded by green space to amazing Edwardian villas with wood-panelled rooms and secret gardens. 

The City is home to  purpose-built blocks within ten minutes’ walk of campus and only a short walk to the city centre and train station; it’s ideal if you want to have the city on your doorstep. Opened in September 2022 is our brand new Freemen’s development; modern living and high tech teaching and learning spaces.

We’ll take you inside and show you some typical student rooms at both locations. 

School of Business tours

Just a short walk from the main campus, Brookfield is home to our School of Business. We’ll show you the state-of-the-art teaching and social facilities that have been created as part of our £16 million refurbishment.

Planning your tour

You’ll be able to book to see as much or as little as you’d like. To help you plan your visit we would allow an hour per location.  On the booking form, you’ll be able to select time slots for each location and we will email you the day before your tour to give you all the details you need! If you have any questions before then, just get in touch by emailing us at

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