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Exam Destress Activities
7-24 May
Students' Union

Helping you to keep your stress levels down during exam time.

Stay Safe on Nights Out
23 & 24 May, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Centenary Square

Meet our Drinkaware Crew and pick up a 'spikey' to keep your drink safe.

Leicester Fiesta

Leicester Fiesta
29 & 30 May
Various Locations

Celebrate the end of the academic year and the beginning of summer, with a programme of arts, crafts, food, and some incredible student performers. Leicester Fiesta is our grand finale. It’s also your chance to find support for over the vacation period. Get the full schedule.



End of Year Barbecue
30 May, 5.30pm

Celebrate the end of the year, with a barbecue at the Chaplaincy.

City Student Summit
31 May, 12.00pm-4.00pm
City Hall, Charles Street

What is it really like being a student in Leicester? We want to hear all about living, studying and working in the city, from your perspective. Come together with De Montfort University students and Leicester City Council to share your views, with a free lunch provided. Register your place by emailing


Riverside Festival
1 and 2 June, from 12.00pm
Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard & Castle Gardens

The Riverside Festival includes fun fairs, street food, live music, narrow boat rally and the return of the Broken Records Swing Festival.

Leics Talk About...

Leics Talk About...Journeys into Further Study
5 June, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Gee's, Students' Union

Discuss your personal journey to, through and after further study, including overcoming ‘imposter syndrome’ and the benefits of further study on your life and career. Featuring University of Leicester PhD student Pelumi Obasaju.


Band in the Garden
2 June, 3.00pm-5.00pm
Botanic Garden, Glebe Road

Bring your own deckchair and picnic and enjoy pieces from Wigston Brass Band.

Choir in the Garden
9 June, 3.00pm-4.30pm
Botanic Garden, Glebe Road

Bring your own deckchair and picnic and enjoy songs from the City of Leicester Singers.


Language Summer Schools
10-21 June
Main campus

Learn beginner Ancient Greek, British Sign Language, French, German, Latin or Spanish in our intensive two week summer school.

Research Bytes Competition
14 June, 1.00pm-5.00pm
George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 2

The challenge: three minutes, one presentation slide. Watch our researchers share their research using this format.

Plant Sale
30 June, 10.00am-5.00pm
Botanic Garden, Glebe Road

Whether you are looking for plants for your garden, craft items for gifts, or an enjoyable day out with friends and neighbours, there is something for everyone.

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