School of Business at Leicester
Since Roman times, Leicester's transport infrastructure has been pivotal to its success. Located on the M1 corridor between London and Leeds, Leicester is ideally placed for travel around UK and Europe. For visitors and those living in Leicester, the city offers an exciting range of activities in a cosmopolitan and friendly atmosphere.
Whilst thriving through the industrial revolution, Leicester remains a green city, with open spaces, graceful civic architecture and an excellent standard of living. Leicester's commitment to sustainable development was rewarded in 1990, when Leicester was designated Britain's first Environment City. Since 1990 Leicester has won international awards for its environmental successes, including the European Sustainable City Award in 1996.
Leicester is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with a well established student population. The city and the surrounding areas provide ample diversions from study, with a wide range of shops, theatres, cinemas, bars and clubs. Leicester's central location and excellent travel infrastructure allows easy and fast access to London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.
In addition to famous sporting clubs (Leicester Football Club and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club), Leicester is home to a number of multi-national organisations, with particular expertise to be found in finance, food manufacture and pharmaceuticals.
Only an hour and 15 minutes from central London, Leicester offers students a relaxed city atmosphere and wide range of facilities without the high cost of living. In fact many students comment upon the reasonable cost of living in Leicester. We suggest that a student should budget approximately £650 per month which will cover the cost of accommodation, food, books, stationery, entertainment and travel.
The City of Leicester in a Nutshell
Below is a brief list of what we feel are the key attractions of Leicester as a place to live and study:
- 75 minutes by train from London. Its location in the heart of England gives easy access to all other main cities.
- A lively and cosmopolitan city, and a safe place to study.
- Population of nearly 300,000, the largest city in the East Midlands.
- Excellent shopping - from one of Europe's oldest markets to new shopping malls.
- Thriving entertainment including the UK's largest comedy festival. Huge choice of pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.
- The UK's first Environment City - a centre for cycling, re-cycling and much more!
- Famous for sport - world-class teams in rugby, football and cricket.
- Home to the National Space Centre