Applying to university is a big step. Starting university, even bigger. That's why we launched HeadStart.

HeadStart provides you with relevant resources, guidance and support throughout the summer, right up to your very first class this October.

From connecting you with your peers via our offer holder community to live student-led Insta sessions and your very own Digital Skills module when you enrol, we’re with you every step of the way.

If you’ve already registered, sign into our new online course to help you brush up on your digital and study skills before you start.

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Starting university can be daunting but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Get ahead of the game and discover all the different things you can get up to in Leicester to make the most of student life.

Campus and accommodation

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Find out more about where you’ll be studying, living, and having fun. Find out what’s in store for you when you join us in September.

Social sciences, arts and humanities

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From history and culture, to social sciences and languages – whatever you’ve chosen, get a HeadStart and hear from our tutors and students.

Science, technology, engineering and maths

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Applied for a degree in STEM? Get a HeadStart and check out our resources and information about our courses in Computing and IT, Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology and Environmental Science.

Medicine and allied health

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Leicester is famous for discovering DNA fingerprinting but our expertise spans across a range of medicine, biological sciences and healthcare professions. Get a HeadStart and discover more about our courses, facilities and our research.

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