While you are here

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.

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.

Learn a foreign language

Languages at Leicester is a programme of accessible language courses run by the University of Leicester in partnership with De Montfort University. It offers the opportunity to learn another language, even if you have never done so before.

Career Development Service

You’ve invested in your future by coming to Leicester and it’s never too early to think about where you go from here. Our Career Development Service is here for you from the moment you arrive, through to graduation and beyond.

Musical opportunities

The University of Leicester has a range of bands and choirs and a unique partnership with the Philharmonic Orchestra.


There are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and CV through volunteering whilst you're in Leicester. The Student's Union offers opportunities to volunteer, along with our Career Development ServiceUseful contacts - phone and email details for departments and staff that can help you develop your skills while you're at Leicester.