The University of Leicester has a diverse portfolio of accommodation, from purpose-built residential buildings to converted Edwardian houses, across our two sites The Village and The City.
Both The Village and The City are for New Undergraduates, Undergraduate Returners, Postgraduates and Mature Students. But you'll always be split into flats with other people on the same course type as you (e.g. if you are a New Undergraduate, you will definitely be placed with other New Undergraduate students, not necessarily on the same course as you).
The Village is a self-contained student community approximately 2 miles from the main campus. The Village is made up of purpose-built blocks and large converted houses with social spaces, sports facilities, study rooms and a bar on site.
Most students choose to travel using our free University Shuttle Bus service, or cycle to university.
The City is a made up of a variety of building, and all the sites are within walking distance of the University campus and city centre for access to study spaces, sports facilities and food outlets. Each accommodation also has its own social space!
Most students choose to walk from their accommodation with The City blocks being around 10 minutes’ walk from campus.
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