International students in tehe University of Leicester Students' Union

Make your experience at Leicester special

Your time at university is about more than studying. It's also about making friends, exploring ideas and discovering new hobbies.

The Students' Union

The Students’ Union is there to make sure you have the best possible student experience. The students run it for students to enjoy. The Union provides clubs and societies, academic advice, support services, shops and bars.

You will find it in the Percy Gee building. At the heart of it is the Square, which is the perfect place to relax and catch up with your friends. The O2 Academy Leicester is an amazing music venue. It is also in the Students’ Union building.

Groups and societies

The Union has over 150 groups and societies. Joining one of them is a great way to meet people, try something new, have fun and develop your skills. You can get involved in everything from Asian Dance to Muggle Quidditch.

Advice and support

The Education Unit offers study advice, a range of workshops and one-to-one sessions. If you need someone to talk to, the Welfare Services and Nightline volunteers are always there for you.

Sports and fitness

Two modern sports facilities provide everything you need. They offer everything from gyms and swimming pools to fitness classes. Or you can join a sports team such as American football, basketball, cricket, tennis, mountaineering and more.

Arts and music

The Attenborough Arts Centre is the University’s own arts centre. Discover its new gallery and performance spaces. You can choose from its vibrant programme of events, courses and exhibitions. Or experience the live music events at the O2 Academy Leicester.

Our students

Student Ndaye
The library is new and there are a lot of resource materials for our academic studies. The Students' Union is good. It is a place where students can hangout and socialise.

Ndaye from Nigeria

International Foundation Year - Economics and Management. Progressed to BA Management Studies (Finance)