The University of Leicester

4.0 from 270 ratings
4.0 from 270 ratings
Ranking
71/354 Universities
Location
4.1 / 96 reviews
4.1 / 96 reviews
Party Vibe
4.1 / 96 reviews
4.1 / 96 reviews
Halls of Residence
3.7 / 91 reviews
3.7 / 91 reviews
Clubs & Societies
4.4 / 14 reviews
4.4 / 14 reviews
Freshers' Week
4.3 / 18 reviews
4.3 / 18 reviews

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Overview

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park. The university has established itself as a leading research-led university and is most famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting and for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III

    Total Students
    16,750
  • Male / Female Students
    51% Female 49% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    81% Full Time 19% Part Time
  • International Students
    29% International 71% UK

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4.0 / 270 reviews
4.0 / 270 reviews
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Campus/University buildings
4.0 / 93 reviews
Learning facilities
4.1 / 93 reviews
Sports facilities
4.0 / 93 reviews
Student Union
4.1 / 93 reviews
Careers service
4.0 / 93 reviews
Organisation
3.9 / 93 reviews
Inclusivity
3.7 / 3 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.7 / 3 reviews
Support for international students
3.8 / 4 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.7 / 3 reviews
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4.0 / 1 review

Louise Connolly

4th May 2018
I have really enjoyed my time at Leicester University and will be sad to leave. I was drawn to Leicester on the open day because of the happy and welcoming vibe on campus -and this has continued throughout the years. I have found the campus to be the perfect size - not too big like some universities or to small and it is easy to navigate. There are also plenty of food options and places to sit on campus for lunch - the campus even backs onto Victoria park which is so nice to sit on during breaks in the summer! The library on campus is wonderful - it’s modern and they always have the books I need but you can easily order any book in and in general it’s a nice place to study. The student union is the main building on campus where people tend to gather- the vibe in there is also really friendly but I think more seating would be useful as it gets pretty busy during lunch time. In terms of societies and clubs, it seems that Leicester has something for everybody and though I haven’t got too involved in societies, a lot of my friends have only had good things to say! I prefer to use the gym- the gym on campus (a membership gives you access to the gym on campus and in Oadby) also has a pool and runs daily classes. I have had no issues with my course; I enjoy the lectures, the tutors are friendly and knowledgeable and always respond to emails quickly - which is definitely helpful! Would definitely recommend Leicester University!
Campus / University buildings
5.0 / 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 / 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 / 1 review
Student Union
4.0 / 1 review
Careers service
4.0 / 1 review
Organisation
3.0 / 1 review
Inclusivity
0.0 / 0 reviews
Health and wellbeing services
0.0 / 0 reviews
Support for international students
0.0 / 0 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
0.0 / 0 reviews
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5.0 / 1 review

Michael Smith

3rd July 2018
My course has been excellent and the lecturers and staff in the Department of Criminology have been incredibly supportive. Overall, I believe Leicester is very strong all around: sport, societies, library, accommodation, careers are all excellent. I’ve found all the staff I have interacted with to be professional and supportive. If you go to Leicester and give it every ounce of effort you possess, you’ll have a great time as well as coming out with a good degree.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 / 1 review
Learning facilities
5.0 / 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 / 1 review
Student Union
5.0 / 1 review
Careers service
5.0 / 1 review
Organisation
5.0 / 1 review
Inclusivity
0.0 / 0 reviews
Health and wellbeing services
0.0 / 0 reviews
Support for international students
0.0 / 0 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
20 Plymouth
4.3 / 77 reviews
4.3 / 77 reviews
21 Canterbury
4.2 / 92 reviews
4.2 / 92 reviews
22 Kingston KUT
4.4 / 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
23 Norwich
4.4 / 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
24 Leicester
4.1 / 96 reviews
4.1 / 96 reviews
25 Cambridge
4.2 / 62 reviews
4.2 / 62 reviews
26 Durham
4.3 / 41 reviews
4.3 / 41 reviews
27 Exeter
4.1 / 65 reviews
4.1 / 65 reviews
28 Bangor
4.3 / 35 reviews
4.3 / 35 reviews
29 Portsmouth
4.1 / 55 reviews
4.1 / 55 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 John Foster Hall
4.0 / 18 reviews
4.0 / 18 reviews
2 Digby Hall
4.2 / 13 reviews
4.2 / 13 reviews
3 Beaumont Hall
4.2 / 6 reviews
4.2 / 6 reviews
4 Gilbert Murray Hall
3.8 / 10 reviews
3.8 / 10 reviews
5 Nixon Court
3.3 / 21 reviews
3.3 / 21 reviews
6 Mary Gee Houses
4.0 / 4 reviews
4.0 / 4 reviews
7 Opal Court
3.3 / 9 reviews
3.3 / 9 reviews
8 The Glassworks
4.0 / 3 reviews
4.0 / 3 reviews
9 Freemen's Common
3.0 / 3 reviews
3.0 / 3 reviews
10 Stamford Hall
2.8 / 4 reviews
2.8 / 4 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 American Studies
5.0 / 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Criminology
5.0 / 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Equestrian And Polo
5.0 / 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Hockey - Men'S
5.0 / 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Rowing (Boat)
5.0 / 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Rugby League
5.0 / 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Rugby Union - Men'S
5.0 / 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Economics
4.0 / 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
9 English Society
4.0 / 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
10 Hockey - Ladies'
4.0 / 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 MOSH
4.2 / 95 reviews
4.2 / 95 reviews
2 Fat Cat Café Bar
4.4 / 17 reviews
4.4 / 17 reviews
3 Club Republic
3.9 / 55 reviews
3.9 / 55 reviews
4 O2 Academy Leicester
3.9 / 44 reviews
3.9 / 44 reviews
5 Blueprint
4.4 / 8 reviews
4.4 / 8 reviews
6 Firebug
4.2 / 9 reviews
4.2 / 9 reviews
7 Revolution (Leicester)
4.3 / 8 reviews
4.3 / 8 reviews
8 Orange Tree
4.3 / 4 reviews
4.3 / 4 reviews
9 Club XY
3.5 / 2 reviews
3.5 / 2 reviews
10 Ghost Nightclub
3.0 / 1 review
3.0 / 1 review
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Leicester, University of
4.3 / 18 reviews
4.3 / 18 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Leicester
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom