Welcome to your Offer Holder Day

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Welcome to your Offer Holder Day

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to campus. Below is some useful information you need to know before joining us on campus and to help you make the most of your day.

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To ensure you get the most accurate information, we advise you to check the schedule on the day of your visit as sessions may be subject to change

Planning your day

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Registration takes place from 9.30am and 10.00am*. When you arrive on campus, please make your way to your subject session registration point. We’ll scan the QR code in your email to register your attendance. The day will end at 4.00pm.

Registration points

*Registration for Medicine takes place between 9.00am and 9.30am, and registration for Engineering takes place between 9.30am and 10.30am.

If you require any support for registration, please email us at study@le.ac.uk.

There is lots to get involved with in your Offer Holder Day.

Once your subject sessions have finished, you will be able to visit our two accommodation sites, tour our campus and join talks on managing your money at Leicester and student life at Leicester.

Make sure you take a look at the full programme to see when and where everything is, so you can plan your day and make the most of your visit.

Browse the programme

During the day our social media team will be on campus taking photos and videos. If you see them, please do let them know if you would like to be excluded.

Parents and carers

Some of our subject sessions will be for our Offer Holders only to attend and some you will be able to join. We also have some sessions just for parents and carers. Please check the full programme for more details.

Throughout the morning you can relax in the Visitors’ Lounge. Located in the Percy Gee Building, our friendly staff will be on hand to help out if you have any queries.

Travel and parking

a bus in motion between halls and campusGetting to campus is easy. We're located close to great transport links - whether that's road, train or even a plane!

Travelling by car

Parking: Central campus, Freemen’s Common or The City accommodation

We would recommend parking in our multi-storey car park located on Putney Road (LE2 7TF) if you are visiting our central campus, Freemen’s Common or The City accommodation.

There is a reduced rate £2.50 charge for the day. You can pay on exit or on arrival. Please be aware the maximum height at our multi-storey carpark is 2.1m.

We recommend you follow our yellow AA signs once you reach Leicester due to a new road system that has been put in place. They'll guide you to the car park.

If our car parks become full, you can park in local pay and display car parks. For public pay and display car parks, please head to Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA or Victoria Park, LE1 7RY.

Parking: Brookfield campus

If you have an offer to study Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Economics or Marketing, please head straight to Brookfield campus, Holmfield Road, LE2 1SD, where you can park for free.

Accessible parking

If you require disabled parking or require accessible parking, please get in touch with us at study@le.ac.uk and we'll make sure you have access to suitable parking.

Travelling by train

If you're arriving by train, we're about a 20-minute walk from the train station located on London Road. Use LE1 7RH into Google Maps to help find your way if you choose to walk from the station. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank located just outside the main station entrance or you can jump on the Arriva 48 bus.

Travelling by coach

If you’re coming by coach you will arrive into Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station. Our campus is roughly a 35-minute walk away. Enter LE1 7RH into Google Maps to help find your way if you choose to walk from the bus station or you can use local bus services or a taxi.

Travel discounts

We have teamed up with National Express to offer 30% off National Express coach travel on your journey to our Offer Holder Days.

Find out more about our travel discounts

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Getting around campus

Most of our campus is accessible with a short walk between buildings. If you do require any help or support for the day, please do get in touch with us via email at study@le.ac.uk.

The Village accommodation

The Village accommodation is based nearby in Oadby. If you would like to drive there, use LE2 2ND in your SatNav where you’ll be able to park for free. Alternatively, you can choose to hop on our free shuttle bus from central campus or Brookfield campus.

Campus shuttle bus

Our shuttle bus provides easy access to and from our central campus, Brookfield and The Village.

Brookfield only

There will be two buses leaving Entrance 1 (central campus) going to Brookfield only at 9.00am and 9.30am.

The Village and Brookfield

There will be regular buses going from Entrance 1 (central campus) to The Village via Brookfield between 10.00am and 3.10pm.

The last bus from The Village back to central campus (via Brookfield) will leave at 4.00pm.

Where to stay (including hotel discount)

If you need somewhere to stay in Leicester, take a look at College Court. We are delighted to offer a discounted bed and breakfast rate:

  • £40.00 inc. VAT per night for a single occupancy, standard room
  • £72.00 inc. VAT per night for a single occupancy, executive/suite room
  • Single occupancy rate plus £26.00 including VAT for double occupancy in either of the above room types.

Rooms can be booked by emailing conferences@le.ac.uk quoting ‘OPENDAY24’ to attract their special rate.

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Explore College Court

Food and drink

View of the new Queens food counter in Percy Gee building at the University of Leicester

We’ve got loads of great options on campus for when you’re ready for a bite to eat or a drink. We offer a wide range of dietary options from yummy vegan food and great coffee to hot pizza and Frappuccinos.

Please be aware our outlets only accept contactless or chip and PIN card payments.

Accommodation

A student studying on his bedA big part of University life is where you'll live and finding your new home from home. We've got lots for you to see so we recommended visiting both The Village and The City. Allow 90 minutes at The Village and 30 - 60 minutes at The City.

  • The Village: Hop on a shuttle bus and head up to The Village. Feel free to drive if you prefer, we have lots of parking. Use LE2 2LH in your SatNav.
  • The City: Located a short 10 minute walk from campus on Putney Road (it’s just over the road from our multi-storey carpark) Use LE2 7TG in Google Maps or follow our map and signs.

Did you know? We guarantee University-managed accommodation to all first year students (as long as you apply before 1 September 2024). 

If you haven’t done so already, why not take a look around our accommodation website and make a list of questions you want to ask and what you'd like to see?

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