University of Leicester
Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
"The uni is very close to the city centre, which has an extensive range of shops. The campus itself is greatly stocked: great architectural library (open 24/5), great newly refurbished student union, several food places, sports centre, all within the campus."
"Great city, has everything you need but is very small and friendly. Campus is also small but with all the facilities you need – I feel very comfortable and at home here. The accommodation in first year tends to be in halls, which are located in Oadby student village. This is great to get in to the swing of uni, then afterwards, you tend to move in to rented student housing – the prices are very cheap compared to other cities. Very satisfied."
"Small city, which is good as everything is in one place. The campus is amazing too as all buildings are next to each other so short walking distances. I did not like student accommodation much because it was far from the university, which meant that I had to get the bus to uni costing me £130 season pass every term. Also, I was catered so I didn't have a cooker in my halls, just a microwave which meant I couldn't cook."
"The campus is a 15 minute walk into the city centre which is very convenient. The student accommodation is a 20 minute bus journey away from campus (and city centre) but I liked this because it separated home from work. However, they also have accommodation a five minute walk away so you have the choice of both, which is great. The library is huge and has everything there that you could possibly need to get your degree. The campus is also quite compact which I think is great because so many other universities have huge campuses which make it a nightmare getting from one place to the other."
"The student accommodation is lovely and the fact that almost all first year students live in the same area gives it a really good feel. It is also a really great way to meet new people. The campus itself is also really well set out. There is only one campus, which is perfect as it means I do not have to travel around town."
"City location, which is good. Nice and easily navigable campus. Good library but could do with more seats. Good SU and lots of places to eat. Wide range of accommodation to suit everyone but more information should be provided on each option."
"Leicester is centrally connected, has good links with London and close to home in the South. Campus is adjacent to a big park so lots of green open space, though the design of the campus itself is a bit of an odd mix of styles. Facilities are adequate for my use, though I avoid the shops as they are tremendously expensive and desperately need to be subsidised for students. Accommodation is good with a wide range of prices and most are fairly cheap."
"The city of Leicester is very nice, and diverse! The campus has both modern and classical architecture, which is nice. The student accommodation is very good. I am at the cheapest accommodation and it is still good."
"The town is a short walk away, as is the train station, which puts the university in a nice position as it is not in the middle of town but very close to it. The accommodation is great, especially in first year, there is a lot of choice and everyone is close together. As for the campus, it is all together which makes it easy to go to lectures throughout the day. The buildings are also generally very new (especially the law building)."
"The campus is in a very convenient location, however the student accommodation isn't. The accommodation is quite a distance from the town centre and the 'closest' supermarket. Facilities at the university are good, but some of the accommodation facilities are not that great. Some accommodation needs to be updated or completely re-done. Additionally, as Leicester has two universities, I'm surprised that a lot of shops close at 11.00 pm (apart from those in the town centre), which can be inconvenient at times."