Vacation guide: events and changes to services

Vacation guide: events and changes to services

Posted by nm365 at Dec 06, 2019 05:20 PM |

Find out more information events and changes to services in December and January, including during the vacation (Saturday 14 December-Sunday 5 January)


You can attend events at The City accommodation over the vacation even if you do not live there. Check @uolcityliving (Instagram), @citylivinghalls (Facebook) for details. For The Village events over the vacation, if you are going with someone who is staying at The Village, you are welcome to attend. Stay up-to-date at Oadby Student Village on Facebook.

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Vacation opening times

University services will have different opening times between Saturday 14 December and Sunday 5 January.

Student Services Centre

Open 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday, except for Monday 23 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020, when it is closed. Welfare, careers (including over the phone and Skype), visa, Unitemps, and counselling appointments will all run when the Student Services Centre is open. Visit for more information.

Sexual health, Headspace, Turning Point and independent sexual violence adviser clinics do not run during the vacation. For information on how to access clinics off campus, visit

David Wilson Library

Closed on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 January. Varying open times during the rest of vacation. Please visit for more information.

Students' Union

Open 8.00am-5.00pm during weekdays and clsoed and weekends. The Students' Union reception is open on weekdays between 11.00am-3.00pm. The Students' Union will close for Christmas on Friday 20 December and reopen on Thursday 2 January. Visit for more information.


Closed from Saturday 14 December, reopening on Monday 6 January. Email to leave a message.

Need support?

There is a variety of support available to you during your time at Leicester.

In an emergency?

If you are in an emergency call the emergency services on 999. You can also call Security on 0116 252 2888 or use our Safezone app - see for more information.


If you want to report a non-emergency, call Security on 0116 252 2023, or visit the Security Lodge, opposite Danielle Brown Sports Centre, which is staffed 24 hours a day.

You can disclose, and get support from an adviser, or report anonymously, using our online reporting system:


The Samaritans are open every day of the year if you need someone to talk to - call them on 116 123.

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Local churches

University and Students’ Union statement: student sex workers campaign

University and Students’ Union statement: student sex workers campaign

Posted by bv39 at Dec 11, 2019 11:50 AM |

The Students' Union Executive and University’s Executive Board want to ensure that the University is a supportive environment for all our students. This includes our students who are in sex work, as we recognise diversity and the right for people to make the choices they want.

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Entreprenurs, apply for the Lean Launchpad programme

Posted by nm365 at Dec 11, 2019 04:59 PM |

The Leicester Innovation Hub is providing support sessions to emerging entrepreneurs across the university to learn more about lean and agile methodologies. Our Lean Launchpad programme will include a full weekend (Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 January 2020) of exploring the different methods and tools involved in a lean startup approach as well as additional workshop sessions where participants will be able to access support from an expert business mentor and facilitator.

To apply for a place on the Lean Launchpad programme, send your answers to the following questions (100-200 words each) to by Sunday 15 December:

1. What’s your name, area of study year

2. Tell us why you’re committed to participating in Lean Launchpad?

3. What makes you interested Lean Launchpad?

4. What do you expect to gain from Lean Launchpad?

5. Do you have an area of interest or passion?

6. What societal issue motivates you most?

7. Do you have any particular personal skills or capabilities you feel will help you?

8. Do you have any ideas you would like to test and if so what (remember this is not a requirement!)?

Find out more information about Lean Launchpad on their website.

Vote in the UK General Election – Thursday 12 December

Vote in the UK General Election – Thursday 12 December

Posted by bv39 at Dec 10, 2019 05:00 PM |

Use your vote and have your voice heard this Thursday for the UK’s national General Election.

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