Studying in Leicester

Heading to De Montfort University (DMU) or the University of Leicester? This vibrant city is full of so many wonderful places, including our best kept secret 41 Castle Street. A place with so many amazing features is definitely good for the soul.

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Student Life

New students to the city have noted how friendly the people are and how much green space there is, making them feel at home much quicker. The city is culturally diverse which means you get the opportunity to meet students from all sorts of fun and exciting places.

There’s plenty to do to help unwind after your lectures, such as going for a walk along the river. If you fancy venturing further out, then both Victoria and Abbey Park are a 20-minute bus ride from 41 Castle Street and The Glassworks.

The nightlife brings a lively atmosphere to the city, with there being loads of different bars and clubs to choose from. The university’s also have their own club nights which are popular with first years. Even the clubs in the city have their own student nights, with varied music so you can always find something you’ll love.


What is Leicester famous for

Fancy some Red Leicester or Stilton? Well Leicestershire is one the UK’s biggest dairy counties so if you’re a cheese lover you could be in the perfect place.

Or maybe you prefer History. The royal remains of King Richard III were recently excavated from Leicester Council car park, 500 years after his death!

Sport fan then? The city’s rugby team are officially England’s most successful rugby club. Find out more about the Leicester Tigers on their website. If not rugby, then surely football. Leicester City Football Club are premier league winners and have some of the greatest fans in football.

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If you’ve been lucky enough to visit before you study in Leicester, then you’ll already be aware of the amazing architecture that the city boasts. It’s as if you’ve been transported back in time with some of the 20th century style.


Although the city is rich in history, it is one of the most economical places to live in Britain. HSBC have previously stated that the university is one of the most affordable places to live for first- and second-year students. If you’re low on cash there’s always something to do for free, such as going to the New Walk Museum, which even has its own Picasso room!


Where can I study?

De Montfort University

DMU is home to over 17,000 fulltime students. There are four faculties of Art, Design and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and Life Sciences, and Technology.

The university has a focus on career-relevant skills, with numerous courses being endorsed by professional bodies. Teaching standards are aligned with current industry practices and the university has links with the BBC, NHS, HP and Deloitte. This makes the university a great choice for students looking to undertake a work placement.

University of Leicester

The other university available in the area is the University of Leicester, which has around 15,000 students and offers over 350 programs in a variety of fields.  The facilities available to students are top class. The university is known for discovering King Richard III, as well as inventing genetic fingerprinting. Their ground-breaking research attracts world-class academics.

It’s not surprising to hear that the university has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on three occasions. The highest form of national recognition open to a UK academic institution.

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Where can I live?

The Glassworks

If a mix of 1920’s heritage and modern build sounds appealing to you, then The Glassworks will make you feel at home. Located in the middle of Leicester, the area is rich in food, culture and nightlife, and is begging to be explored.

DMU is just a 1-minute walk, and a cycle to the University of Leicester is only 7 minutes.

Being one of our most popular sites in the UK, there is currently only limited availability.

41 Castle Street

41 Castle Street opened in 2020 and is in an ideal central location. The modern rooms are designed to help you make the most of your time at university. With high tech rooms and beautiful bathrooms, you’ll be living in luxury.

The walk to DMU is only 4 minutes, and a cycle to the University of Leicester is just 8.

We only have a few rooms left, so you’ll need to be quick to book.

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