Free events

FEBRUARY

LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month
Throughout February
Various locations

LGBT+ History Month aims to promote equality and diversity at the University of Leicester and wider community. Join us for a series of events that raise awareness on matters that affect the LGBT+ community.

Leicester Comedy Festival
Throughout February
Attenborough Arts Centre

Attenborough Arts Centre welcomes Leicester Comedy Festival, guaranteed to make you smile.

Para Sports Week
18-22 February, Various times
Various locations

Meet GB athletes, including Leicester alumni, Paralympic gold medallist, Danielle Brown MBE and current student, Nick Cummins, as part of Para Sports Week.

Train to Teach at Leicester
21 February, 4.00pm
Fraser Noble Building, University Road

Chat with those running the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course to discover how to apply and future career opportunities.

Global cafe

Global Cafe: LGBT+ History Month
21 February, 5.00pm-7.00pm 
Graduate Lounge, Charles Wilson Building

Travel the world without leaving campus at our fortnightly Global Café. Make friends, celebrate different cultures, and improve your language skills, whilst enjoying free drinks and snacks. Join our Facebook event to let us know that you're coming.

 

Postgraduate study information sessions
26-28 February, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Various locations

Discover what studying a masters degree is really like and find out about our 20% off alumni bursary.

MARCH

International Women's Week

International Women's Week
4-10 March
Various locations

To celebrate International Women's Day on Friday 8 March, we are hosting a range of events across the week beginning Monday 4 March.
Do you want to take part in our launch event? Pitch an idea for a performance here. There's also free yoga and zumba sessions.

 

How to look after your mental health
7 March, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Various locations

Discover how to look after your mental health from university, student led and community services in the Charles Wilson Building foyer and Students' Union. Take time out at our yoga session, 12.30pm-1.30pm, in Ken Edwards 301.

 

Improving your sleep for a better you
15 March, 12.15pm-1.15pm
Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3

Get a peaceful night's sleep and become a better learner by discovering top tips for restful slumber.

 

Town and Gown 10k
17 March, 10.00am
Victoria Park/University of Leicester campus

Leicester Town and Gown is the newest 10k in the series, and is now in its third year. The run is chip-timed, marshalled throughout and you will be rewarded with a medal and a goody bag at the end.Join the University of Leicester team when you register.

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Doctoral College Week
18-22 March
Various locations

A week celebrating and supporting our postgraduate research students. Includes a careers evening, Postgraduate Society social and a keynote speech by Dr Suzie Imber.

Blake Morrison: Life Writing and the Writing Life
18 March, 6.15pm
George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 1

What are the different challenges – both ethical and aesthetic – in writing books in different genres? In this illuminating talk award-winning author Blake Morrison discusses his approach.

Global cafe

Global Cafe: Celebrating French culture
21 March, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Graduate Lounge, Charles Wilson Building

Travel the world without leaving campus at our fortnightly Global Café. Make friends, celebrate different cultures, and improve your language skills, whilst enjoying free drinks and snacks. Join our Facebook event to let us know that you're coming.

 

The Big Sleep
21 March, 8.00pm
Centenary Square

Brave the elements to bed down for the University of Leicester The Big Sleep event on behalf of The Bridge, Homelessness to Hope. Bring cardboard, a sleeping bag, flasks and a few layers of clothing and spend a night under the stars for a taster of what street homelessness might be like.

 

Opportunities Fair

Final Year Future You Fair
27 March, 11.00am-3.00pm
Council Suite, Fielding Johnson Building

Book your place at our careers fair for finalists, where you will meet graduate recruiters who can kickstart your post-university career.

Opportunities Fair

Alternative Careers Fair
27 March, 3.00pm-9.00pm
Attenborough Arts Centre

Head over to Attenborough Arts Centre to meet and network with the recruiters you might not see at a normal careers fair! This could be your first step towards a career in the creative industries.

 

Opportunities Fair

Postgraduate Study Open Evening
27 March, 4.00pm-7.30pm
Students' Union and on campus

Further your academic career by exploring the University of Leicester's range of postgraduate taught programmes at our open evening.

APRIL

Opportunities Fair

Easter celebration
19 April, from 10.00am
Various places, Leicester City Centre

Join the procession between three different locations in the city centre as actors, choirs and contributors from across the county retell Christ’s journey to the cross.

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