International students in tehe University of Leicester Students' Union

Discover how to make your experience at the university special

As well as studying, your time at university is about making friends, exploring ideas and discovering new hobbies.

The Students' Union

The Union supports you in every aspect of university life, whether that’s course-related, financial or personal. It is run by students, for students and it aims to ensure that you will have the best possible experience at Leicester.


Joining a society is a great way to meet like-minded people, try something new, have fun, and develop your skills. The University offers over 150 student groups, so there’s something for everyone!


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


The two state-of-the-art sports facilities provide everything you need from gyms and swimming pools to fitness classes. You can also join one of the sport teams, including American football, basketball, cricket, tennis and mountaineering, to name just a few.


The University’s own arts centre, The Attenborough Arts Centre offers a vibrant programme of events, courses and exhibitions in its new gallery and performance spaces.


The fantastic music venue, O2 Academy Leicester, is also located in the Students’ Union building.

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)