Social events and activities for full-time students

The ELTU organises a number of free social activities and events for full-time students. In addition, students have access to the full range of events and leisure facilities offered by the University of Leicester.

English Club

Language CafeThe English Club is an opportunity for students to meet new people, practise their speaking, use new vocabulary, and make mistakes in a friendly atmosphere. Students from all Presessional courses are invited, and teachers and volunteers from the local community also attend. The English Club runs most Fridays from 2 to 4 pm during term-time.

Presessional Reading Circle

Book club runs on Tuesday lunchtimes during term-time. Students read a short story or part of a novel before discussing characters, ideas, themes and vocabulary. Students who have come to book club say that ‘it is like an express class’ with the chance to practise all your English skills.  It is also an opportunity simply to enjoy talking about books.

Coach Trips

At the mid-point of each 10-week module, the ELTU organises a coach trip to a town or city of interest. Previous trips have included destinations such as the famous university city of Cambridge, Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, and Birmingham, one of the UK's best cities for shopping.

Attenborough ArtsAttenborough Arts Centre

Attenborough Arts Centre is the University of Leicester's arts centre. It runs a year-round programme of events covering a wide range of art forms, including classical music, jazz, dance, comedy, theatre, live art, children's theatre, crafts, the written word and visual arts. There is also a café where you can relax and have a drink or a snack. It is located just a few minutes walk from the ELTU.

International Students' Association

The University of Leicester International Students' Association offers support to international students when they first arrive in Leicester, and runs a programme of social events and trips to destinations around the UK.

University of Leicester Students' Union

The University's Student's Union runs a busy programme of social events and is home to a large number of student clubs and societies.

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Integrated offers

The University now offers an option to study for a postgraduate masters programme with integrated pre-sessional English language. This combines the 6 week pre-sessional programme delivered by the University’s English Language Teaching Unit with the main programme of study.

Please find more details here: Integrated masters and English language programme