Whether you're a new student starting out at Leicester, returning for your next year of study, or joining us for a postgraduate or online course - we're here to help you get settled in and help you find your way.

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Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor 

Welcome Citizens of Change

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

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

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 for Leicester

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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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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Welcome events

Get involved

Get involved in events and activities and meet new people

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Contact us

Get in touch

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

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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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Your community

Coming to university can feel scary but we're here to help. From academic support and peer mentors, to student societies and social events, there's lots going on to help you meet people and get the support you need to settle in.

Meet your community

Your arrival

Make yourself at home. Whether you're coming from a different country, or from just down the road, 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 Leicester

Advice for parents and guardians

Watching a child set off to university can be an emotional experience and we know you'll have lots of questions. Find out how we'll be supporting your child, alongside advice on how you can help them to prepare.

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Your Students' Union

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

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