Welcome to Leicester

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Welcome Citizens of Change

We couldn’t be prouder that you are joining us! You are a generation like no other – you have risen to the unprecedented challenges of our time and are investing in your future with a world-class education.

You are now part of a University ranked among the top 200 in the world with a world-leading reputation for research and discovery. We are proud to be a global university in a city that is among the most culturally and ethnically diverse in the UK. Over a quarter of our students come from outside the UK, spanning 117 countries.

As a former international student myself, my postgraduate experience helped me to shape and build my future. Our purpose is to empower you with a transformative experience -not only to prepare you for change, but to be change makers. Your postgraduate degree will hone your skills, attributes and critical thinking to overcome the challenges you will face. 

You join Leicester at an historical epoch – the start of our centenary year. We were founded with a mission to create a better world. Our aim is to equip you with more than a degree – with the courage to question, the strength to change, and the passion to discover. As global citizens, you are the future – our hope for a better tomorrow.

Above all, have a wonderful time at Leicester. Be yourself and express your individuality. We’ll support you every step of the way. We want you to pursue the unknown, go beyond expectation and make a lasting impact.

I wish you all the best with your endeavours.

Nishan Canagarajah
President and Vice-Chancellor

Citizens of Change

Big congrats! You’re now part of a unique community that’s a force for good. If you want to pursue the unknown, go beyond expectation and make a lasting impact, this is the right place to be.

Your next steps

It won’t be long before you’re here with us on campus. But before you set off on your exciting new journey, you need to make sure you’re ready. Online registration. Check. Accommodation. Check. Let’s get started.

Get ready

Handy checklist

It pays to plan ahead. You don’t want to leave everything to the last minute. Check out your next steps and what you need to do before you get here.

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Plan how to get here

Train? Plane? Car? Bus? Dad's taxi?

It's time to start planning your journey, including our airport pick-up service.

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Sign-up

Register now

It’s quick and easy to register here. Just fill out your details and send a photo.

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International students

What you need to do

Get fully prepared before you arrive so you can settle in once you start.

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Information

Everything you need to know

The final bits to do before you arrive.

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Welcome Live events

Get involved

Activities to help you to make new friends and feel at home.

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Accommodation

Your new home

Sort out your student accommodation if you haven’t already.

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Finances

Money matters

Settle up any accommodation fees or course fees if you’re paying us direct.

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Contact us

Get in touch

Want to talk to us or whizz us an email? Check out our list of useful contacts.

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Your community

Welcome to our vibrant, diverse community. Here, you can get to know some of our friendly faces on campus and chat away to some of our students.

Meet our students and staff

Your arrival

Make yourself at home. Everyone is welcome. Here, you can get to grips with some of the important stuff like completing your registration, getting your ID card, and ignite, our exciting new way of online and on campus learning.

What to expect when you start

Learning

ignite

Study what you’re passionate about with our new style of flexible blended learning.

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Wellbeing

Supporting you

We’ve lots of support on offer from mental health to finances and wellbeing.

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Information

ID check/visa checkpoint

Yes it’s you. It’s as simple as that. Bring some ID to finish your registration.

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Your safety

COVID-19 updates

We're ready for you to join us, and our team have been working hard to make sure everything is safe.

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Welcome Live

Get active. Get social. Get excited.

Welcome, your way

Your exciting journey as a Citizen of Change starts here with events to suit your style and preference.

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Your Students' Union

Share your voice, sample new experiences through our opportunities and events, and get support.

Discover the Students' Union