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A Student’s Guide to Leicester

A Student’s Guide to Leicester

When it comes to university cities across the UK, Leicester is certainly up there with the best of them. It has a vibrant student population of more than 25,000 each year thanks to both the University of Leicester and the De Montfort University campuses located here.

With the University of Leicester situated on the outskirts of the city and De Montfort University more of a city centre campus, there are two distinct choices here for those looking to study in Leicester.

It is one of the most colourful and diverse cities in the country. Leicester has been in the spotlight in recent years for its successful football team, which became Premier League champions. However, we’re going to shine a spotlight on the rest of the city now to give prospective students in Leicester an insight into life in the East Midlands.

Main attractions in Leicester

  • Leicester is home to the National Space Centre. It boasts the UK’s biggest domed planetarium, named after the iconic Sir Patrick Moore. If you like hands-on experiences, you can even take part in trainee astronaut jobs to understand the physical and mental demands of the astro elite.
  • For those with an eye for a bargain, Leicester’s city centre is home to Europe’s largest outdoor covered market. Leicester Market has been in existence for more than eight centuries, with al