The University was founded as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the University was donated by a local businessman, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for all local people who made sacrifices during the First World War. This is reflected in the University's motto Ut vitam habeant – 'so that they may have life'.
Join our students as they show you a day in the life at University of Leicester. From breakfast in Halls, attending lectures and seminars, meeting up with friends and even finding time to keep fit, there's lots to do!
Few universities can boast a campus like ours – small and self-contained yet well connected, and surrounded by nature. It's a beautiful campus and you'll bump into friends and course mates easily
Our award-winning David Wilson Library provides state-of-the art services. We invest over £7 million each year in the Library to make sure that you have the resources and services you need to support your study including access to more than 30,000 e-journals, 300,000 e-books and 800,000 print books.
Our brand new, state-of-the-art George Davies Centre represents a unique opportunity to bring together world-leading medical research and medical education under one roof.
Whether you’re looking to stay fit and have fun, or are an elite athlete, our sports facilities will provide everything you need. Following a £10 million expansion programme, we have two state-of-the-art sports centres – both are filled with modern equipment so you can keep fit, healthy or unwind after a long day.
The Students’ Union is the social hub of the campus. It’s a fully-independent organisation and can help you get to grips with university life. It’s also the perfect place to meet for coffee, volunteer and relax.
The Student Services Centre is a central point for information and advice for all students. If you need help with any practical matters, the Centre will always be happy to help you. You can talk to us about support for your studies, your future career, or your health and well-being.
Oadby Student Village is exclusively for undergraduate students with a mix of converted Edwardian houses and purpose-built accommodation blocks.The Village Hub is at the heart of our Oadby Student Village and is where many of our events in halls take place.
Throughout the year we put on loads of events for students and members of the public. Christmas on Campus is just one of our activities