Your experience at Leicester is important to us. Our award winning student support services help you find your own way.
- Academic Skills Support
- Dyslexia and Disability
- Learning a new Language
- Care Leavers
- Health and Wellbeing
Student Development provides you with a range of services to develop your academic skills. You can attend workshops, access our interactive online resources or arrange a one-to-one consultation.
Dyslexia and Disability
The Accessibility Centre supports all students at the University if they have dyslexia, another specific learning difficulty, a disability or a long term condition. The centre offers:
- Pre-entry contact or visits to discuss your requirements
- Assistance with Disabled Students’ Allowance applications
- Specialist equipment and study support resources
In addition to the Accessibility Centre each academic department has an AccessAbility Tutor.
We offer language learning opportunities for campus-based students, with classes from beginners’ level upwards.
The University is keen to assist and support young people who have been in local authority care, and you may qualify for an annual University of Leicester Care Leavers' Bursary of £1000 for each year of an undergraduate course.
The University’s Student Welfare Service can provide you with information and advice before you come to University and support while you are with us.
The Student Healthy Living Service is able to direct and refer students to appropriate health care services at times of ill health.
The Freemen’s Common Health Centre provides primary care to staff and students of the University. You can register there for the duration of your studies.
The Chaplaincy is an information resource for world faiths. World Faiths Advisers exist for Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist students. The Chaplaincy is a place to meet new friends; to relax, pray and discuss faith. Muslim students have prayer rooms set aside for their needs on campus.
Our Student Welfare Service is on hand to help you if you need support. It offers advice to current and prospective students on a wide range of matters, including: finance, childcare, immigration advice, visa renewal and accommodation.
Counselling and Mental Health
For those students who need some more support, want to address personal issues, or are managing mental health issues, counselling and support services are available. Services are free and confidential.