Welcome to Leicester

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Welcome Citizens of Change

Welcome - I am delighted you will be joining us this January.

You join Leicester at an historical epoch – during our centenary celebrations. 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, I hope you 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 in your academic and social life here.

You are now one of our Citizens of Change. Together we can make a difference. I look forward to meeting you soon.

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. 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?

It's time to start planning your journey.

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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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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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Your new home

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

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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. You've joined us at a special time as we celebrate our Centenary. Here are just some of our Citizens of the past 100 years.

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 and getting your ID card.

What to expect in January


On campus

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

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Supporting you

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

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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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Welcome Live

Get active. Get social. Get excited.

Welcome, your way

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

Plan your activities

Your Students' Union

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

Discover the Students' Union
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