Welcome events 2019

We've got a whole week of events to help you find your feet and meet new people.

  • Many events are repeated throughout the week - check out what's on when below.
  • You can check locations on the campus map.

If you have any questions, please contact studentexperience@le.ac.uk

Saturday 21 September events

Students' parents or family members are welcome too!

Welcome and Information Point

Our friendly Welcome Team are on hand should you have any questions about starting here at Leicester, returning or finding your way around. You can also collect your Welcome events guide and find out more about what’s on.

Welcome to the University of Leicester

Blitz the basics at our talk, covering the essentials you need to know about being a student.

Campus Tours

  • 11.00am
  • leaving from the Welcome and Information Point outside Shop!

Get to know your campus with our Welcome Team who will walk you around pointing out all the key places you need to know.

Living in the UK

New to living in the UK? Every country is different but find out all you need to know about UK culture and what it’s like living here.

Information fair and GP registrations

Whether you’re a new student, parent or family member of a student, our friendly advisers can help you find out the answers to your queries, get the support you need or take a moment to relax. You can also register with Victoria Park Health Centre to have access to your local GP (doctor) close to the University.

Welcome to the University of Leicester

Blitz the basics at our talk, covering the essentials you need to know about being a student.

Campus Tours

  • 2.00pm
  • leaving from the Welcome and Information Point outside Shop!

Get to know your campus with our Welcome Team who will walk you around pointing out all the key places you need to know.

Living in the UK

New to living in the UK? Every country is different but find out all you need to know about UK culture and what it’s like living here.

Sunday 22 September events

Students' parents or family members are welcome too!

Welcome and Information Point

Our friendly Welcome Team are on hand should you have any questions about starting here at Leicester, returning or finding your way around. You can also collect your Welcome events guide and find out more about what’s on.

Welcome to the University of Leicester

Blitz the basics at our talk, covering the essentials you need to know about being a student.

Campus Tours

  • 11.00am
  • leaving from the Welcome and Information Point outside Shop!

Get to know your campus with our Welcome Team who will walk you around pointing out all the key places you need to know.

Living in the UK

New to living in the UK? Every country is different but find out all you need to know about UK culture and what it’s like living here.

Information fair and GP registrations

Whether you’re a new student, parent or family member of a student, our friendly advisers can help you find out the answers to your queries, get the support you need or take a moment to relax. You can also register with Victoria Park Health Centre to have access to your local GP (doctor) close to the University.

Welcome to the University of Leicester

Blitz the basics at our talk, covering the essentials you need to know about being a student.

Campus Tours

  • 2.00pm
  • leaving from the Welcome and Information Point outside Shop!

Get to know your campus with our Welcome Team who will walk you around pointing out all the key places you need to know.

Living in the UK

New to living in the UK? Every country is different but find out all you need to know about UK culture and what it’s like living here.

Monday 23 September events

Welcome and Information Point

Our friendly Welcome Team are on hand should you have any questions about starting here at Leicester, returning or finding your way around. You can also collect your Welcome events guide and find out more about what’s on.

Matriculation

  • Various times spending on your subject (please check your timetable), De Montfort Hall 

This is our formal welcoming ceremony for new undergraduate and foundation year students joining us each year, and will really make you feel part of the University community.

Attenborough Arts tours

  • 10.00am-12.00pm (frequent during these times)
  • Leaving from the Welcome and Information Point outside Shop!

Paint a Mug

Get creative, relax and meet new people with this fun activity you can just drop in to.

GP Registrations

Register with Victoria Park Health Centre to have access to your local GP (doctor) close to the University.

Busk and Bake

There will be delicious baked treats for sale and all donations will go to charity. There will be fun games and music performances from our very own students! It’s a great chance to meet new students also starting like you.

Vintage Clothes Sale

Vintage never goes out of fashion, so why not wander through the Vintage Clothes Fair to see if any clothing catches your eye.

Tuesday 24 September events

Welcome and Information Point

Our friendly Welcome Team are on hand should you have any questions about starting here at Leicester, returning or finding your way around. You can also collect your Welcome events guide and find out more about what’s on.

GP Registrations

Register with Victoria Park Health Centre to have access to your local GP (doctor) close to the University.

Discover your student life

Get involved in fun interactive activities and meet key people who will be here for you throughout your journey at Leicester and find out what you can get involved at Leicester. You can also join our prize draw with branded merchandise goodie bags to give away!

Campus Tour

  • 11.00am
  • leaving from the Welcome and Information Point outside Shop!

Get to know your campus with our Welcome Team who will walk you around pointing out all the key places you need to know.

Living in the UK workshop

New to living in the UK? Every country is different but find out all you need to know about UK culture and what it’s like living here

Wednesday 25 September events

Welcome and Information Point

Our friendly Welcome Team are on hand should you have any questions about starting here at Leicester, returning or finding your way around. You can also collect your Welcome events guide and find out more about what’s on.

GP Registrations

Register with Victoria Park Health Centre to have access to your local GP (doctor) close to the University.

Sports Fair

Find out more about the range of sports group and competitive teams here at Leicester, join a group or team or try something new.

Activities Fair

Throw yourself into life at Leicester by joining one of our many student groups – we’ve got almost 300! It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and try something new.

Welcome on Wednesday: Pizza at the Chaplaincy

Join the Chaplaincy for pizza and fun activities to meet people and join conversations. Open to all students whether you have a faith or not.   

Thursday 26 September events

Welcome and Information Point

Our friendly Welcome Team are on hand should you have any questions about starting here at Leicester, returning or finding your way around. You can also collect your Welcome events guide and find out more about what’s on.

Freshers' Fair

Hosted by your Students’ Union, get your hands on freebies and exclusive discounts at Fresh Fair with your favourite shops and brands brought to you on campus.

Activities Fair

Throw yourself into life at Leicester by joining one of our many student groups – we’ve got almost 300! It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and try something new.

GP Registrations

Register with Victoria Park Health Centre to have access to your local GP (doctor) close to the University.

Table Talk Lunch

Share a simple lunch and conversation, whilst making new friends.

Global Welcome Dinner

Welcome to one of the UK’s most multicultural cities. Make new friends from around the globe at our free Global Welcome Dinner, open to new first year students. Please register your interest.

Friday 27 September events

Welcome and Information Point

Our friendly Welcome Team are on hand should you have any questions about starting here at Leicester, returning or finding your way around. You can also collect your Welcome events guide and find out more about what’s on.

Freshers' Fair

Hosted by your Students’ Union, get your hands on freebies and exclusive discounts at Fresh Fair with your favourite shops and brands brought to you on campus.

GP Registrations

Register with Victoria Park Health Centre to have access to your local GP (doctor) close to the University.

Give it a Go Day: societies

You met our amazing Societies during the week now come and try out a selection of their activity. All the sessions are completely free just turn up and Give it a Go!

Campus Tour

Get to know your campus with our Welcome Team who will walk you around pointing out all the key places you need to know.

Mocktail Party

  • 7.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Chaplaincy

Come and try delicious alcohol-free cocktails with snacks to eat, good conversation and new people to meet.  Everyone welcome at the Chaplaincy.

Gallery Late

Relax, unravel and unwind with a free immersive live art experience at Attenborough Arts. Showcasing the best in local live music, spoken word, dance and art, we invite you to create with us throughout the evening too. With life drawing and a graffiti wall in our galleries, DJs in our café and much more, expect good vibes to start the weekend right.

Post-Welcome Week events

We have various events throughout the year. You'll have the following to look forward to over the next couple weeks:

  • Give it a Go Day: sports, 2 October
  • Volunteering Fair, 3 October
  • Sustainable Volunteering Debate, 3 October
  • Festival of Careers, 7-11 October

To find out more and keep up-to-date with what's happening around campus and in the city, visit our student events webpage

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as on Twitter for career-related events.

What's on when

Activities Fair

  • Wednesday 25 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Thursday 26 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Attenborough Arts, Gallery Late

  • Friday 27 September, 8.00pm - 10.30pm

Busk and Bake 

  • Monday 23 September, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Campus Tours

  • Saturday 21 September, 11.00am
  • Saturday 21 September, 2.00pm
  • Sunday 22 September, 11.00am
  • Sunday 22 September, 2.00pm
  • Monday 23 September, 11.00am
  • Friday 27 September, 11.00am

Freshers' Fair

  • Thursday 26 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Friday 27 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Discover Your Student Life

  • Tuesday 24 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Give it a Go Day: societies

Give it a Go Day: sports

Global Welcome Dinner

GP Registrations

  • Saturday 21 - Friday 27 September

Information Fair and GP Registrations

  • Saturday 21 September, 12.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Sunday 22 September, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Living in the UK workshops

  • Saturday 21 September, 11.00am and 2.00pm
  • Sunday 22 September, 11.00am and 2.00pm
  • Tuesday 23 September, 11.00am

Matriculation

  • Monday 23 September, various times

Mocktail party

  • Friday 27 September, 7.30pm-9.00pm

Paint a mug

  • Monday 23 September, 11.00am - 3.00pm

Pizza at the Chaplaincy

  • Wednesday 25 September, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Sports Fair

  • Wednesday 25 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Table Talk Lunch

  • Thursday 26 September, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Vintage Clothes Sale

  • Monday 23 September, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Welcome and Information Point

  • Saturday 21 September, 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Sunday 22 September, 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Monday 23 September, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 24 September, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 25 September, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Thursday 26 September, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Friday 27 September, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Welcome to the University of Leicester

  • Saturday 21 September, 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Saturday 21 September, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Sunday 22 September, 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Sunday 22 September, 1.00pm - 2.00pm