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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.

RAG Week
18-22 March
Various locations

Leicester RAG Week - Raising and Giving Week - is here. Help us raise money for some fantastic local and national causes.


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.

Business Start Up Cafe
19 March, 6.00pm
Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road

Saleem Arif shares his journey from initial start-up (with £20 investment) to growing and scaling multiple businesses in the fields of legal, finance and property. You can also connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs.

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.


Cooking demonstration and tasting
25 March, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Centenary Square

Kwoklyn Wan, local restaurateur and cookery tutor demonstrates how quick and easy healthy cookery can be, using fresh ingredients from the fruit and veg stall. Tuck into samples of his creations afterwards, which you can recreate at home.

Opportunities Fair

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-8.00pm
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 our range of postgraduate taught programmes at our open evening.

Opportunities Fair

Free Cake Friday
29 March, 10.00am-4.00pm (drop in)
Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road

Develop new partnerships and innovative ideas over cake and coffee.


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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