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The University

A research-led university committed to international excellence and high-quality teaching with a central location. Just a mile south of the city centre, it’s located adjacent to the famous Victoria Park.

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The University of Leicester has a compact campus with all teaching buildings just a few minutes walk from each other. Attended by around 20,000 students in total, the university welcomes students from over 80 different counties, with 1,500 being international students. 

Founded at the end of World War I, The University of Leicester was established to ensure a bright future for local residents. This continues to this day, with the university being based on a commitment to make a positive difference in the world. 

Students can enjoy a variety of nightlife and recreational activities in the multicultural Leicester City Centre. From pubs and clubs to sports and travel options, the city is packed with amenities. The city is frequently ranked as one of the country’s best value locations to live, especially for students. Our University of Leicester student accommodation is just a short walk away from the main campus, near the natural beauty of the Botanic Gardens.

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University of Leicester

An excellent reputation

23rd in the UK (and 170th in the world) in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s fastest-growing universities and is currently undergoing a £300 million campus redevelopment programme.

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The university’s strong track record of research has attracted talent from all over the world to tackle some of today’s most critical issues. From social justice to sustainability, The University of Leicester is ranked in the UK’s top-30 research-intensive universities. The strength of the university’s researchers brings an exceptional level of academic teaching to the institution. 

According to THE World Rankings 2021, The University of Leicester is the 25th most targeted university by graduate employers and boasts a 94.4% graduate employability rate. The university’s on-hand Career Development Service helps shape students’ employability profile from the moment they start their degree.

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Living in Leicester

Whether you’re looking for a room or an apartment, we have a variety of University of Leicester accommodation available. Find out which Novel Student residence is closest to the university.

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Every Novel bedroom includes a dedicated work area with spacious desks and comfy seating. You can also customise your room using a variety of storage solutions that double as a great space to put your artwork, photos or houseplants.

Students looking to share with friends or live communally with like-minded people can choose from a variety of en-suite rooms in shared apartments. Leicester uni accommodation with Novel, unlike some traditional student flats or halls, our shared apartments include a beautiful communal living room with a spacious lounge and dining area, as well as ample kitchen space. If you prefer a bit more privacy, we also provide a selection of studio rooms, each with its own fully-fitted private kitchen.

Our University of Leicester accommodation offers a variety of facilities and services, which you can view below. Rent for every Novel property includes all electricity and heating bills, as well as your own private 100Mb wifi network at no additional cost. You’ll also get complimentary grab and go weekday breakfast (Monday to Friday) and 24/7 coffee at our breakfast bar in reception.

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