Royal Visit: 28 November 2018

We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting the University on Wednesday 28 November. Check this page for regular updates.

This page was last updated at 11am, Wednesday 28 November.

In what will be the first royal visit to the University in a decade, we will be welcoming Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the campus on Wednesday 28 November to celebrate the University’s work in the local community.

Many of the community projects Their Royal Highnesses will hear about have a connection to Leicester City Football Club, where the Royal couple will be spending time before their visit to the University. They will pay their respects following last month’s tragic helicopter crash, which claimed the lives of five people including Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The University is proud of its close relationship with the football club. Just last year, Mr Srivaddhanaprabha and Leicester City Football Club pledged £1 million to support the University’s efforts to treat and research life-threatening illnesses. This will include the creation of the Leicester City Football Club Professorship in Child Health – the only such post ever to be funded through a football club.

Fielding Johnson Building

Between 12noon and 4pm, the Fielding Johnson Building will be access restricted , with the front door and door by the library alleyway closed and locked. Access to Law through the sliding door entrance will not be available. Building users will be able to access through the doors by the VIP car park (you will need your swipe card). Access to the library will still be through the back entrance near the Peter Williams lecture theatre.

Library

Will remain open but the main entrance will be closed on Wednesday 28 November. Staff and students will be able to access the Library via the rear of the building (by the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre) from 8am on Wednesday 28 November, please follow the temporary signs. Some rooms will be closed between certain times. The main entrance doors will be re-opened as soon as possible following the visit. There will be disruption in the first floor silent study area as this is being used as a temporary entrance. The Doctoral College Reading Room will be closed from 12noon until after the visit.You will be required to wear your ID card at all times and will need it to access the building.

Library Cafe

The Library café will be closed from 10pm on Tuesday 27 November until after the event. As an alternative, you will be able to access the Charles Wilson Building with your Student Card for vending machines and a place to eat your own food.

Library lockers

The Library’s loanable lockers will be unavailable from 5pm Tuesday 27 November until 8pm on Wednesday 28 November.

Digital Reading Room

Closed from 8am Tuesday 27 November until 8pm Wednesday 28 November.

Parking on central campus

There will be no parking on central campus on Wednesday 28 November.

Sports Centre car park

Access to park and leave the Sports Centre car park will restricted on Wednesday afternoon. No vehicles will be able to enter the University at Entrance 1 or exit the Sports Centre car park. The car park will reopen at 4.30pm following the visit.

Entrance 1

Access to Entrance 1 will be restricted on Wednesday afternoon. No vehicles will be able to enter the University at Entrance 1 or exit the Sports Centre car park. Entrance 1 will reopen at 4.30pm following the visit.

Bike park by the Library

Will be closed from 8pm on Tuesday 27 November. Security's advice is to use any bike parking and use a secure D lock. If you need a D Lock, then go to security and they can provide you with one.

Pedestrian routes

Normal pedestrian routes around campus will be affected.

Deliveries

Vehicular access will be restricted on Wednesday 28 November. No deliveries will be permitted.

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