Student Welfare Service

Student Welfare Service provides information, advice and guidance for prospective and current students, parents, and staff on a wide range of practical and personal issues

International Student Support

Specialist support, immigration advice, visa renewal scheme, welcome and farewell activities

Financial Support

Wide-ranging information and advice on funding issues, hardship funds, maximising income, assistance with registration

Living in Leicester

Comprehensive information and advice on housing issues including contracts, issues with housemates and neighbours, safety and security

General Welfare Support

General Welfare Support


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International Students and Registering to Vote

International Students – Registering to Vote in the UK 

You may be aware that if you’re a student living in the UK, and originally from the European Union or a Commonwealth Country, you are eligible to vote in UK Elections.  Whereas voting is down to you as an individual, there are regulations in place that say if you are requested by the Authorities to Register to Vote, you must do so or you will face an £80 penalty! 

May we request of all of our EU and Commonwealth students, that if you receive a letter telling you to Register to Vote, that you must do so, or you will risk an £80 fine. 

You can Register to Vote online at Gov.Uk.

If you would like more information about your right to vote in the UK, please see the NUS factsheet

For more information on Registering to Vote, and the £80 penalty click here


Scam targeting students asking for bank details

There is a phishing email going around targeting Leicester students.

The e-mail appears to be from Student Finance England and asks students to provide bank account details etc.

Be on the look out for phishing emails?? DO NOT give your bank account details.

Students should report any suspicious messages they receive to the Students Loan Company.

There is further info / guidance etc at 

If you need further help please contact the Student Welfare Service 

Contact Us

Student Welfare Service
1st Floor Percy Gee Building
University of Leicester
University Road

Tel: +44(0)116 223 1185
Fax: +44(0)116 223 1196