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Uni Life in Leicester

Leicester invites over 65,000 students to the city every year, creating a vibrant and buzzing atmosphere across the city

Key reasons to study in Leicester

  • 1
    Ideal for students

    With two popular universities in the city, Leicester is a hive of activity among students. Both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University can be found close to Leicester

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    A drinks hotspot

    From buzzing bars to themed nights out with the two Students' Unions, Leicester

  • 3
    Everything you need in one place

    Want to spend an afternoon shopping? Head to the cobbled streets of the Lanes, where you

  • 4
    Music & culture

    Live music is a huge part of Leicester

Leicester has a bit of everything - from Clarendon Park with its independent coffee shops, restaurants and great letting agents like Livingstone, to the High Cross shopping centre with its top international brands, and everything in between, Leicester is a vibrant and varied city that you really can call home.

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Universities in Leicester

University of Leicester

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The University of Leicester is a venerable public research institution and is known for being a top 30 higher education institution in the UK. You'll find it nestled in the south side of the city, around popular student areas such as Stoneygate and Aylestone.

De Montfort University

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De Montfort University attracts around 20,000 students every year and is well-known for its fantastic employment rates (being amongst the top 25 UK universities for employability). Its main campus sits alongside the River Soar towards the north of the city centre.

Student Life in Leicester

Leicester is the small city with a big personality. With 2 city-centre universities, Leicester is a fantastic place for young people from all over the country and the world, to meet, study and have fun! If you love football, rugby, cricket or basketball, Leicester has a top level team you can support, or if eating out is more your thing, the huge variety of international cuisine on offer in the city is incredible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

October is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Leicester. Properties will be available until February, but we would recommend starting a search for a property during the autumn. The most popular student areas in Leicester include Clarendon Park, Westcotes and City Centre.
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Tenancy periods in Leicester usually last for 12 months. Most contracts will start on the 1st July and end on the 30th June the following year. Occasionally, letting agents may offer tenancy periods that last for 10 or 11 months, starting in August or September. You can always enquire with the letting agent to find out how long your contract length will be.
Deposits are usually either 4 or 5 week's rent. The maximum legal amount a landlord can charge your for a deposit is 5 week's rent. You’ll get your deposit back when you move out of the property. That said, if the landlord is still owed outstanding rent or needs to pay for repairs to damage within the property, they may take deductions from the deposit to cover the costs.
UniHomes accommodation in Leicester usually costs £86 – £160 per person, per week. This price includes the cost of all bills you'll need to pay, which you won't always see on other student accommodation websites. Check out the full range of student accommodations available in Leicester.

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