Welcome events and activities

students on campus for the fresh fair

Welcome is a chance for you to settle in, to find out about your two new homes - the University of Leicester and the City of Leicester - and to start making new friends with other freshers who are just as excited or nervous as you are about this big life change.

Events for student starting in January 2018

Some of these events have limited spaces so please use the online booking form.

Monday 15 January 2018

Chaplaincy Postgraduate Tea and Cake, from 5.15pm onwards, Chaplaincy (opposite Mayor's Walk)
Sorry - this event has been cancelled.

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Welcome and Information Point, 10.00am-4.00pm, in the main square outside
Our friendly and helpful welcome team will be here to support with any questions you may have and to help you find your feet around campus. 

Campus Tours, 1.00pm-2.00pm, leaving from the Welcome and Information Point on the main square outside
Take a tour of the University of Leicester main campus with current students. 

Campus Tours, 2.00pm-3.00pm, leaving from the Welcome and Information Point on the main square outside
Take a tour of the University of Leicester main campus with current students. 

Chaplaincy International Meal, from 5.30pm onwards, Chaplaincy (opposite Mayor's Walk)
This event is now fully booked - sorry.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Welcome and Information Point, 10.00am-4.00pm, in the main square outside
Our friendly and helpful welcome team will be here to support with any questions you may have and to help you find your feet around campus. 

Money and Employment, 1.00pm-2.00pm, Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2
Find out more about setting up a bank in the UK, financial advice for students and how you can find part-time work opportunities through Unitemps.

Keeping Safe and Well at Leicester, 2.00pm-3.00pm, Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2
Find out more about support available to keep you healthy physically and mentally with information about doctor’s services and welfare support, but also about safety on campus and in halls. 

Monday 22 January to Friday 26 January 2018

Leicester Refreshers: Why the hell not? Time and locations still to be confirmed

There will be a wide variety of events during the biggest ever Leicester Refreshers Week! If you’re trying to find reasons why you should get involved, just ask yourself – why the hell not? You can try a new activity, enjoy yourself in good company and keep your body and mind healthy through physical, spiritual or creative activities. You can also get to know Leicester with lots of events taking place off campus too, including organised trips to local attractions. 

A full calendar of events will be available shortly and you can follow the conversation on social media using #LeicesterRefreshers

Student staying in Oadby and City Living student accommodation

If you arrive at Oadby or City Living student accommodation on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January there will be welcome activities for you. After this there are a number of events organised at the following student accommodation locations for those staying here (please ask a member of staff at these locations for further details):

  • Oadby Student Village
  • Oxford Court
  • Opal Court
  • Freemens Common