Adjusting to life at University can be complex and confusing so here are all the basic things you might need to find.
Your essential guide to starting at Leicester
- Information for UK Undergraduate Students 2012/13
- Information for UK Postgraduate Students 2012/13
- Information for International Students 2012/13 (PDF)
Find your way around campus
You will find maps and directions linked at the top of many University of Leicester webpages.
Find your way around the website
You will find a complete A-Z of University of Leicester websites linked at the top of many University of Leicester webpages. From there you can also access specialised A-Zs for:
- Academic departments, from Archaeology and Ancient History to Sociology
- Services and offices, from Academic and Research Services to the Vice-Chancellor's Office
- Research groups, projects and centres, from Ageing and Stroke Medicine to X-ray and Observational Astronomy
- Hosted bodies, from the Association for Radiation Research to the Viking Society!
The University of Leicester has a Google site search in the top right of many pages or accessible here.
Blackboard is the University's Virtual Learning Environment
- Getting started: Campus-based students
- Getting started: Distance Learning students
- How to register with IT Services and get your user name and password.
For IT help, contact the Service Desk on 0116 252 2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library welcome
- Introduction to the Library (This is an Adobe Presenter file. If you don’t have sound on your computer, click on the ‘notes’ tab for a text version.)
- Library opening times
Student Support and Development Service
- AccessAbility: Support for students with specific learning difficulties, disabilities or long term conditions
- Health and Wellbeing: Advice and guidance on health living and access to counselling and metal wellbeing support
- Student Development: Academic and research skills development and career planning
- Student Welfare Service: Support with practical matters including finance and accommodation. Plus specific support for international students
- Accommodation - catered, self-catered or privately rented
- Bookshop - situated next to the Library entrance; there is also a secondhand bookshop in the Students' Union
- Chaplaincy - for all faiths
- Food and drink - places to eat on campus
- Freemans Common Health Centre - you can register with an NHS doctor here
- Students’ Union