Festive period: events and changes to service opening times

Posted by nm365 at Dec 15, 2017 01:50 PM |

We know that many of you are around over the festive period – there are events and activities you can get involved with. The University is officially closed on 22 December until 1 January, and reopens on 2 January – this means that there are some changes to service opening times. Whether you're in Leicester or elsewhere over the holiday period, may you have a peaceful and restful time.


  • 16-22 December, various times - there are many events taking place in Leicester
  • 19 December, 5.00pm-6.00pm, Sulets Extra: Christmas party food. The Old Railway Shed, 2 Upperton Road, Leicester – Open to all University of Leicester students (even if you’re not staying in Sulets accommodation), come and get into the festive spirit enjoying food with great company. No booking required.
  • Ongoing, Oadby Student Village and City Living student accommodation events – if you are staying in Oadby Student Village or City Living please check directly with your accommodation. Events are also open to you if you have a friend living in Oadby Student Village or City Living.

Opening times

  • Student Services Centre opening times – open Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm, during term time, except on 21 December, when we close at 3.00pm.
  • Library opening times – check the Library’s website.
  • HereForYou food outlet opening times – check our website.
  • Gym facilities opening times – see our pdf.
  • Study spaces – study spaces are still available now until 21 December and from 2 January Check out the study spaces website for full details.
  • Student Welfare Service – If you would like to speak to someone about health and wellbeing, advice about personal issues, or finance advice, you can make an appointment with a Welfare Officer. We are closed on 22 December, 25-29 December, and 1 January. For how further information, visit our website.
  • Application coaching appointments - support with your CVs, personal statements, cover letters and applications is still available in the Student Services Centre until Thursday 21 December. We reopen on Tuesday 2 January and continue every weekday. To check appointments available please visit MyCareers, call 0116 252 2004 or pop into the Student Service Centre Reception.
  • Career coaching - Appointments are available in the Student Services Centre, now until 21 December. We reopen on 2 January and continue every weekday. To check appointments available please visit MyCareers, call 0116 252 2004 or pop into the Student Service Centre Reception.
  • Unitemps - Looking for part-time work or need to provide relevant documents requested? Appointments are available 11.30am to 1.00pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm, until 21 December, in the Student Services Centre. To check appointments available please visit MyCareers, call 0116 252 2004 or pop into the Student Service Centre Reception.
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Study and revision: we’re here to help

Posted by nm365 at Nov 10, 2017 09:10 AM |

Along with festive cheer, we know that this time of year can also mean finishing assignments and thinking about exams.

Whether you only started with us this year, or are a postgraduate, we have lots of resources to support you in your studies.

Studying and assignment advice

If you’d like to improve your concentration, note taking, or time management then these are just a few of the topics covered in our study guide presentations and online resources.

If you’ve got a question about maths or statistics work, drop into the Library’s Mathematics Help Centre, on the ground floor, anytime between 3.00pm and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. You can also talk to other advisors face-to-face about your studies, using the Library, and using academic English if it is not your first language.

Our Study Spaces page shows you which rooms are available to work in if you are looking for a study space or a computer.

Revising for exams

You can find out about exam regulations and guidelines, as well as the January exam period dates, on our website.

On 12 December, find out more about planning your revision, the use of memory techniques, active revision, and how to approach exams on the day in our revision and exam skills workshops. There is no need to book – just turn up.

The Education Unit can also support you if you have exam worries – visit their website or see them in the Students’ Union between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

If you have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, disabilities, or long term conditions, including mental health, then the AccessAbility Centre, in the David Wilson Library, can help you with study support and your exam arrangements, including their online study guides.

Keeping well

We know that this can be a stressful time and it is important to seek help when you first need it. You can find details of a range of support, including academic, well-being, and mental health at Your personal tutor can discuss study skills, help you interpret assignment feedback, and help you find other academic resources, as well as listening to personal concerns and directing you to useful circumstances.

Indulge in free mince pies, hum along to Christmas carols, and just relax at our  drop in, destress event in the Graduate Lounge on 14 December, between 5.00pm and 6.30pm. Just let us know you would like to come, along with details of your name, course, and year of study.

Mitigating circumstances

If something is going to prevent you from submitting assessments or attending exams, please tell us. We’ve made it easier to understand the criteria and the evidence required if you are requesting mitigating circumstances. You can now do this online – find out more at

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