The University of Leicester

Leicester Conferences is part of the University of Leicester, a top 20 UK university characterised by its strapline, 'Elite but not elitist'.

The University was funded as Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921, in order to create a living memorial to those who died in World War I. This is reflected in the University's motto, 'Ut vitam habeant' - 'So that they may have life'.

The University College received its Royal Charter in 1957, thereby becoming the University of Leicester with the right to award its own degrees.

The University now has a student population of around 23,000 and an annual turnover in excess of £260m. The University employs around 3,300 people, making us the third largest employer in Leicester.

We are known for the high quality of our research, with strengths in a number of academic areas. Some of Leicester's best-known achievements include the invention of genetic fingerprinting and, more recently, the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a Leicester car park.

Leicester is the only UK university to win Times Higher Education (THE) awards for seven consecutive years. We were proud to be named University of the Year in 2008 and have won other THE awards, most recently in 2013 for Outstanding Communications Team and Outstanding Fundraising Initiative.

There is more information about the University of Leicester on the University website.

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