We hope these blogs from some of our current students are giving you an insight into life at the University of Leicester. You’ll quickly discover from reading them that we offer inspirational teaching by passionate academics who are often the very people at the cutting-edge of research in their field.
Our research is all about pushing the boundaries and breaking new ground – whether it’s our revolutionary work in DNA fingerprinting, the discovery of Richard III or breakthroughs in the treatment of degenerative diseases – we consider education and knowledge to be a power for good.
You’ll probably have already made a few discoveries of your own by now; like picking up on Leicester’s high-quality academic reputation. We’re proud to be a fixture in the top 20 of major national league tables and ranked in the Top 1% of universities in the world by both the QS World University Rankings 2014/15. In 2011 Leicester was rated second only to Oxbridge for student satisfaction.
We pride ourselves on offering flexibility and choice through the variety of degrees that we offer and the different modules and pathways that are available within those degrees. For 2016 we are increasing the number of subject areas that can be studied together. This means you can choose a conbination of two related or diverse subjects across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Find out more about Pathways.
What this means for you is that during your time at Leicester you’ll have an outstanding opportunity to grow and develop. You’ll be mixing with and learning alongside high-flyers with pluck and ambition who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves when the going gets tough. And if you choose to take advantage of the numerous options to develop your work and extra-curricular experience you’ll graduate with much more than just a certificate; you’ll have an extra dimension that could make all the difference when it comes to landing that dream job.
Whatever your reason for choosing Leicester you can be sure that we’ll be putting all our efforts into giving you an educational experience that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. And if you bring the same commitment then together we’ll go far.