Settling in

fielding johnson buildingYou’re now an official student of the University of Leicester – well done, we're glad you're here. Here are a few things you may like to do after registering:

Familiarise yourself with the campus

You will soon learn to find your way around, but for the first couple of weeks you may want to check a campus map.

Find key University information with our handy app

Our MyUoL app allows you to check your timetable, find a PC or access University news - all in one place! We’d also love to hear about your student experience - tell us about it using the app.

Visit the Library

In the first two weeks before term starts you can access the Library even if you don't have your University ID Card. Please speak to the person on reception and show them your University offer letter as proof that you are a student here. Check the Library website for opening times etc.

Register with a local doctor

It’s important to register with a local doctor when you arrive, particularly if you have a pre-existing condition. The nearest doctor to campus is Victoria Park Health Centre. Other doctors can be found on NHS Choices.

Seek out the Students' Union

The Students' Union is housed in the Percy Gee Building and includes a shop, a restaurant, a bank and our very own Starbucks! The SU supports over 200 student groups that you can join and take part in. Their mission: "to ensure that your experience at the University of Leicester is the best it can possibly be. In fact, we want your experience to be exceptional."

Get to know your IT account

Your user name (the first part of your University email address) and password will give you access to a wide range of IT services on and off campus. If you need help with anything relating to your IT account, you can visit the IT Service Desk on the ground floor of the Library.

Be aware of the support available

Our student support services are all accessible through the Student Services Centre in the Charles Wilson Building. We hope you won't have problems with your fees, accommodation, health etc but you should know where to go just in case.

Relax at one of our food outlets

Wherever you are on campus, good food at excellent prices is not far away. Our restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shops offer convenience, value for money and a friendly welcome. We provide a wide range of hot meals, snacks, takeaways and drinks at convenient locations throughout the campus. We are the first university in the UK to become coeliac accredited and our chefs are award-winning. You'll also have the convenience of being able to download the UPayChilli app and pay using your phone with our cashless catering system.

Useful contacts - phone and email details for departments and staff that can help you settle in.