International Welcome Week 2015

Our International Welcome Week is specifically designed to help you to meet other students and settle in to the University and living in Leicester. To visit our facebook page go to facebook/uoliww


For more information about what's on visit our online programme by clicking here:

or download our pdf version by clicking here

Some of our smaller activities have limited numbers of tickets available.  These are available on a first come first served basis.  Some activities don't require tickets - check out the programme for information on what's going on during the week

IF AN ACTIVITY IS SOLD OUT DON'T WORRY - WE HAVE MORE TICKETS COMING SOON - CHECK BACK AFTER 10TH AUGUST AND THEN AGAIN AFTER ON 31ST AUGUST 2015 - some activities are smaller venues so are available on a first come first served basis only  



Please note that you must book onto one 'Welcome Event' on the booking form as this will be your registration for the International Welcome Week

Airport Pick-up

There will be a Heathrow Airport coach pick-up service available on 19th and 20th September 2015. Please click here to apply.

International Welcome Week event

Join us on the 21st or 22nd September 2015 for our welcome event.  


DON'T WORRY IF AN ACTIVITY HAS SOLD OUT - WE ARE GETTING MORE TICKETS SOON - COME BACK AFTER THE 1International students0TH AUGUST AND 31ST AUGUST 2015 - some activities are smaller venues so are available on a first come first served basis only  

  • Local businesses
  •  Fun activities
  • You will get the chance to meet other international students

The University of Leicester Students' Union

The Students' Union will have events and activities for you to take part in throughout the week, here are just a few of them:

  • Mini Freshers
  • Barn Dance
  • Coffee Crawl and Games

Trips, Talks and Campus Tours

Throughout the week you will be given the opportunity to attend talks which will provide you with important information such as how to open a bank account, part-time work and careers information.Warwick Castle

There will be trips and tours you can book onto such as:

  • Trip to Warwick Castle, please click here to book a place
  • Trip to King Richard III Centre, please click here to book a place


English TeaThe Chaplaincy is based on Campus and will be putting on events such as The English Tea Party.

Additional Information

Please note that information and updates will be communicated through this website and the International Welcome Week Facebook page.

If you have any queries, please click here to see our FAQs (frequently asked questions) or you can email your query to


 * There will be a small nominal fee for some events, these will be clearly marked for you.

Travel information and accommodation

For help travelling to the University of Leicester please click here Welcome cloud

If you are applying for accommodation for the first time, please click here.

If you have already booked your accommodation for the start of term and would like to move in earlier to attend the IWW, please click here to apply for early arrival accommodation.




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IWW contact

If you have any queries or concerns about the International Welcome Week, please contact the Event Co-ordinator, Arti Ruparelia at