The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.
The university has won seven consecutive Times Higher Awards and is consistently one of the most socially inclusive of the UK’s top 20 universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education. Leicester continues to deliver outstanding achievement and was runner-up of the ‘University of the Year’ award (Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014) in recognition of their contribution to higher education. The university seek to provide a supportive and personal environment for students and an experience that is second to none.
Leicester consistently features in QS’s top 20 British universities for research impact, reflecting the strength and breadth of their research base. In 2013, they received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for higher and further education for their inter-connected research and expertise in history, heritage and archaeology. The university have also previously won the Queen’s anniversary prize for their work in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and for their work in Genetics. Research by THE and Opinion Panel published in February 2011 rated Leicester third best in England (after Oxford and Cambridge) for the quality of lecturing staff and 87% of research activity was deemed by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) to be producing internationally significant research. Leicester is home to the department with greatest concentration of world class research of any department of any discipline in the UK. Leicester have a history of helping to develop courses overseas and recently strengthened their global ties when they joined the first delegation of its kind to visit an Iraqi university for 25 years in 2013
Leicester is a very compact campus containing a wide range of twentieth century architecture. The skyline of Leicester University is punctuated by three distinctive, towering, buildings from the 1960s: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough tower and the Charles Wilson building. The main campus is a mile south of the city centre.