Student support and wellbeing

a student receiving support from a tutor

Moving to University can be an overwhelming experience – and the following three or four years can be pretty stressful at times too. Don’t worry – we have been looking after students for more than fifty years: we know what it’s like and we have won awards for our student support. Here is just a brief guide to some of the ways that we are here to help you outside the lecture theatre.


Our Student Wellbeing Service offers a wide range of free and confidential services to any students who need them. We encourage you to get in contact with us before you arrive so that we can make preparations in advance, however you can, of course, access the service at any time during your time at Leicester.

Report and Support

Our online Report and Support system is designed to allow you to report any incident affecting you (or someone else) on the system anonymously or by leaving contact information. You can also find out about additional support information through the support webpages.

Student Learning Development

Student Learning Development provides a wide range of resources and opportunities for students to develop their academic and employability skills. You can also use make use of online tutorials and information resources, themed workshops and one-to-one study consultations.


Our team of chaplains are there to journey with you during your time at university. Whether you need prayer, advice or just a non-judgmental person to chat to, our team are always happy to hear from you.

Our Chaplaincy is based at the Gatehouse, where we run lots of events throughout the year, such as Welcome on Wednesdays, Firepit Nights, Pancake Parties and many more. These are a chance to make new friendships and relax amid the bustle of university life. We also run courses such as The Wellbeing Journey and Alpha.

We offer a free listening ear service for anyone who would like support and needs someone to talk to. There's no cost, no waiting list and no requirement to have a particular faith - we're here to help people of all faiths and none. If you'd like to meet with one of our chaplains, you can contact the chaplaincy directly, or find us at our weekly Wellbeing Pop-Up, Thursdays, 1pm in the Wellbeing Hub. 

Care leavers

The University is keen to assist and support young people who have been in local authority care. If you are under 25, you may qualify for an annual Care Leavers' Bursary of £2,000 for each year of your undergraduate course. Our Student Welfare Service can provide you with information and advice before you come to Leicester and support while you are with us. If you have indicated that you are a care leaver on your UCAS application we will contact you a few weeks before you are due to start study. Alternatively contact for an application form.

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