About the University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is located just south of the city centre and is adjacent to Victoria Park. Many of the university’s halls of residence date from the early 1900s and were the homes of Leicester’s wealthy industrialists.
University of Leicester Statistics
Student satisfaction is a good indication of whether you’ll like studying at a university. Looking at a student satisfaction rating can tell you how happy students are with the quality of teaching and the overall services.
According to The Complete University Guide student satisfaction at the University of Leicester is scored as 4.11 out of 5.00
For those looking to go straight into work after graduating, looking at the graduate prospects can be helpful. Each university is given a score relating to the employability of its graduates once they have completed their course. Graduate prospects at the University of Leicester is rated as 75.2 out of 100.0.
As of 2018 the University of Leicester is ranked 30th in the UK by The Complete University Guide.
The Complete University Guide has provided a breakdown of the student population at University of Leicester (current as of 2018):Student Services and Facilities
The University of Leicester have spent £1billion on infrastructure to bring students the most cutting-edge facilities on campus.
At the heart of the campus is the David Wilson Library. Not only does it have extensive online and printed resources, it has group study rooms, a cafe and is open 24-hours including weekends. Additionally, there are around 1,400 computers and campus-wide Wi-Fi.
Those on campus can benefit from the university’s language learning opportunities through the Languages at Leicester programme.
Percy Gee Building is home to the Square – a ‘living room on campus.’ It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and catch-up with classmates. Surrounding it is a range of outlets such as Starbucks, the Union Diner and the all-new Union St. Food Market.
The University of Leicester has a vibrant arts scene with lots of opportunities for students to participate.
Following a £10 million expansion programme there are two state-of-the-art sports centres also on campus.
University of Leicester Trivia
- The university is famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting and contributing to the discovery and identification of the remains of King Richard III.
- The University of Leicester is actually one of the UK’s oldest universities, being founded in 1921.
- Notable alumni include Jyrki Katainen, the Prime Minister of Finland and Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino.
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