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Welcome to Leicester

A buzzing city, home to the Leicester Cathedral, independent shops and the esteemed Abbey Park, Leicester has its own unique culture and a lively student community. It’s a space of old and new, connecting people to neighbouring cities and London whilst maintaining distinctive energy and appeal entirely of its own. Nestled in the heart of this, The Aspen soaks up its surroundings to give students a taste of Leicester life.

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Home to three world-class universities, steeped in history, and full of green space, it isn’t hard to see why Leicester is a top location for students to choose for university. With a population of over 300,000 people, the city is packed with things to do and see, and events to attend throughout the year.

Choosing Leicester for university means you will experience life in the largest city in the East Midlands whilst studying at one of its renowned university establishments. Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, Novel accommodation is in the perfect location for you to work, live and play, whilst you study in Leicester.

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Student apartments available in Leicester

Novel student accommodation in Leicester offers lots of options for you to choose from whilst you are living at university. Whether you want the privacy of your own studio apartment, or a community feel in a shared flat, our residence at The Aspen has something to suit every student. All stays include a  private bedroom and if you choose shared accommodation, a fully fitted kitchen and living room is the perfect space to socialise and relax in.

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We understand that student housing in Leicester should be more than just a property to sleep in. The Aspen is designed to allow you to relax and unwind, whilst also providing the ideal base for exploring the local area, and enjoying the nightlife and experiences that the city has to offer. We also understand that moving away from home can be overwhelming, and your wellbeing is very important to us, that’s why If you need any assistance during your stay, you can find dedicated staff at reception to offer you a hand.


Our student housing in Leicester is close to all three major universities, meaning it is the ideal base for any Leicester student. The Aspen, our student accommodation in Leicester, comes complete with a range of unrivalled amenities for you to enjoy during your tenancy with us. Planning and budgeting is a large part of student life, so you can be assured in knowing you won’t receive any unexpected bills during your stay, as they are included in your rent.

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Universities in Leicester

If you need a change of scenery from working in your University library, The Aspen also has study rooms, available to book whenever you need to get your head down and focus. These spaces are perfect for those wanting privacy to work on a project or those looking to host a  group session with coursemates. We understand that your degree is a big part of your university experience, so we’ve designed our student housing in Leicester with you in mind.

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More than 40,000 students choose Leicester each year to study at one of the major universities, with the City hosting the well regarded including the University of Leicester and De Montfort University. There is also the world-class Loughborough University nearby.

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During your downtime from lectures and studying, the City has plenty of pubs, clubs and things to do, including major sports events and parks.

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The location of our Leicester student accommodation is perfect to help you explore the city without having to travel too far. Leicester is also one of the most affordable student cities, meaning you can really make the most of having a variety of places to eat, and shop during your time in the City.

Whether you are a sociable person or prefer a more laid back lifestyle, Leicester has something for everyone. Take advantage of the parks and green spaces close to campus, or indulge in retail therapy on the high street, which is in close proximity to The Aspen.

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