University of Leicester campus

Discover your University campus

The University campus offers the best of both worlds. It’s compact so nothing is more than a few minutes’ walk away, but it is also located within easy reach of the city centre.

The campus architecture ranges from beautiful Georgian buildings such as Fielding Johnson Building, to the state-of-the-art David Wilson Library. The campus is located beside Victoria Park so there’s plenty of green space too.

The campus has all you need - a bookshop and other shops, a bank, restaurants, cafés and bars, Students’ Union, O2 Academy Leicester, arts centre, sports hall, Accommodation Office, International Office, Career Development Service, and Welfare Service.

The University is committed to sustainability in everything that they do. All new developments are designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, including features such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting, sustainable materials and natural ventilation.

A recent investment of £55 million, combined with a £1 billion development plan, supports their ongoing campus development. This ensures the University can provide world-class resources that meet the needs of our ambitious students.

Academic facilities

The award-winning David Wilson Library is a light, airy, five-storey building providing state-of-the art facilities. Self-service loan and return, group study rooms, hundreds of PCs, netbook loans, wireless access, a staffed Help Zone in the Library and online, plus a bookshop and café create a first-class study environment. The librarians provide advice on finding and using information, and help you make the most of the resources available.

Subject resources

The University has the latest technology and resources from high-end laboratory equipment, to software for data analysis. The Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, provides handy resources such as discussion forums, web links or podcast lectures.

Supporting you every step of the way

To make sure that your time at Leicester will be as happy and fulfilling as possible Leicester has support and advice on hand if you need it.

  • The Learning Development Team runs workshops and provides online guides and consultations to help you to develop your academic skills.
  • The AccessAbility Centre offers a wide range of support services to disabled students.
  • The Student Welfare Service provides guidance, information and support on practical issues, including finance and advice for international students.
  • The Healthy Living Service provides direction to appropriate health care and co-ordinates events to support a balanced lifestyle.
  • The Counselling Service offers confidential emotional support, and the Mental Wellbeing Service offers support and advice if you find yourself experiencing mental health difficulties that are affecting your studies.
  • The Chaplaincy is a place to meet new friends, relax, pray and discuss faith. It welcomes everyone regardless of faith.

Our students

Student Justine
The campus is really great and I love it. I do medical biochemistry so research is a very key part of our department. Most of our professors are doing current research when they’re not conducting lectures.

Justine from the Philippines

International Foundation Year - Science, progressed to BSc Medical Biochemistry