Leicester Student Guide

Posted at: 3:28 pm,  09/06/2016

Location:

A city in the East Midlands and a city fresh off the back after the football team’s surprising triumph in the 2015/2016 Barclay’s Premier League season, we have Leicester. The city sits on the River Soar and also right by the National Forest. The city has a rough population of 337,653 according to the very most recent figures. The city is tight at the forefront of student life and has long been a favoured place to study.

Culture:

Leicester’s history is rich tapestry and is celebrated in the city through many different museums all of which are accessible to the public and are affordable. Many students talk about how useful they are for helping them with their various assignments. New Walk Museum is one such place that is inviting and wants you to look into the rich history of Leicester, and best of all it’s completely free of charge to enter.

If you’re looking to see some of the best that Hollywood has to offer, then we recommend going to one of Leicester’s many cinemas. Leicester boasts such places as an Odeon a Vue Cinema or a Showcase all of which have the latest and greatest films. However, if you’re looking for more independent movies, then we recommend joining one of the city’s many film societies.

Leicester has numerous famous people from the area including; David Attenborough, Gary Lineker, Lydia Rose Bewley, Una Stubbs & Kate O’Mara.

Nightlife:

Part of university is enjoying the nightlife that the city has to offer and Leicester has most certainly got you covered as far as that is concerned. Everything from bars, restaurants, and raves are all here. We’ve compiled a list of three places that we think will give you the best nights out in Leicester, and hopefully have you coming back for more.

First up we have Mosh, a nightclub which has been at the forefront of live music for a very long time and it’s live music events (Which change pretty much every day) are what brings people back time after time to enjoy some of the wonderful things this nightclub has to offer.

Next up, we have The Fanclub Nightclub, which has a huge following from loyal patrons and has people coming back all the time with its enticing nightlife offerings, everything from cocktails to food and more. We thoroughly recommend The Fanclub Nightclub to anyone!

Thirdly, we offer Club Republic, which boasts the accolade of “Leicester’s Biggest Saturday Night Party” and features a broad range of live music and DJ sets and has people coming from other cities just to enjoy the delights of Club Republic! This is a must-visit for any of those that are looking for a classic night out!

Activities

Leicester has many celebrations that take place every month, whether they be festivals or just a chance for the community to get together and enjoy the city’s comradery. There’s everything from the city’s Pride Festival which runs in September, Black History Month celebrations in October or the Oxjam Festival or the Diwali Celebrations.

Transport:

Leicester’s transportation routes include everything from train routes to bus routes and includes cycle routes too. The city has its own airport that is located just outside of the city centre and will fly to most places in Europe, which is useful if you’re looking for a mini-break between studying.

 


King Power Stadium

Whether you are a big football fan or never been to a game, the King Power Stadium will be a great day out to watch some Premier league action for a very reasonable price. There are also other sporting events and performances hosted here.

Highcross Leicester

Highcross Leicester is home to over 120 stores, so you will not be stuck for choice! There is also a huge range of places to eat and drink, as well as a cinema!

National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is incredible, not only is it educational, but an incredibly fun day out! There is a vast amount of different activities to get involved with here! Group bookings are discounted, so gather the troops!