Settling in

You’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:

Fielding Johnson building

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.

David Wilson library at night

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.

doctor looking at a computer

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.

student reading book outside

Read at Leicester

Reading – all sorts of reading – is key to academic success so every new student joining us this year will receive a free copy of our chosen book. For more about reading, literature, related services and ways to get involved, take a look at the range of services in our Library.

Students sitting on sofas in the Students' Union

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 societies 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."

a student and a tutor looking at a computer

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.

students in the library cafe

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.

student swimming at the Danielle Brown Sports Centre

Take advantage of our sports facilities

The University has two fabulous Sports Centres each with a pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and extensive other indoor and outdoor facilities.

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