University of

Founded in 1921, in the aftermath of World War I, the University of Leicester was built with the purpose of establishing a living memorial to those who had lost their lives during the conflict.

The university is home to over 14,500 full-time students and offers over 350-degree programmes across three academic colleges: medicine, biological sciences and psychology, science and engineering, and arts and humanities. From the invention of genetic fingerprinting to the discovery of King Richard III, the University of Leicester is renowned for ground-breaking research and attracting world-class academics.

The University has won Times Higher Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018. Leicester 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 or vocational institution.

In 2022 the university was ranked 30th in the Guardian University Guide and 27th in the UK (and 185th in the world) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Host The Glassworks and Host 41 Castle Street are both within a 25-minute walk of the university campus.

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We’re proud to have won some awards. But hopefully they mean something to you too. Because the Global Student Living Index only recognises accommodation based on real student experiences. So the people voting are the ones who live with us. Which means you can pick your Host student home with confidence.