University of Leicester

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
8.0 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The university is around a 20-minute walk from the town centre but there are buses that can take you there in half that time. The campus has many places to eat and drink with a variety of choices. The accommodation is exactly how you'd expect student accommodation to be. During the day, if you're not in a lecture or at the library, there are restaurants, escape rooms and other activities near the town centre."
"The university campus is great with many good cafeterias and places to eat. The other facilities (gym, library etc) are good but the student accommodation on the other hand is not that great. Some of it looks very good but costs too much while other options are cheap but very old. I would like if the university would invest more in renovating its old buildings. The building in which I study (physics) is the oldest on campus and looks awful."
"We're in a decent location that's close to some shops and a 15-minute walk to the city centre. We also have an amazing library with lots of study spaces."
"It is near the train station, which is convenient and not far from the town centre. The area is nice and green and there is a museum nearby. The cafeteria and restaurant are well priced with a selection of hot and cold items."
"There are plenty of places to eat or grab a snack. The SU is very open with lots of space to meet up and work together or just chill. The uni halls will have events planned such as film evenings, coffee nights, sports classes and sightseeing trips around Leicester."
"The location of the campus and its facilities are good, though the food outlets on campus are a bit expensive. We have plenty of shops and restaurants in town as well as cinemas, a theatre, several museums, a bowling alley and lots of interesting things to do and see nearby all over Leicestershire."
"We're in Leicester in Oadby. There are many different activities from public speaking events to table tennis."
"The location of my university is quite far away from the university student accommodation so I have to get a bus, which can be quite annoying. The campus is laid out nicely and is relatively close to the city centre where there is a bit to do."


"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."

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