At Leicester College we strive to support all our international students.

In our International Office we have dedicated staff to support you by providing:

  • advice and guidance regarding courses and immigration status;
  • assessment of overseas qualifications;
  • help with applying for and extending student visas;
  • support with finding accommodation.

Once you enrol at Leicester College, you will also be entitled to use the services and provision offered by Student Services.

The International Office also sends out a regular International Students Newsletter to keep our international students up-to-date on campus activities, events in the city, cultural festivals and holidays and issues associated with their study. A copy of the most recent International Students Newsletter can be requested from the International Office.

International Student Enrichment Activities

On arrival in Leicester, the International Office will provide sessions to welcome you to the College and to provide additional information and support to help you integrate into the College and into the City of Leicester itself.

In addition to coursework, a series of enrichment activities are available for our international students. A range of activities and events are generally offered – some specifically for international students and some open to all College students – designed to help you make new friends and enrich your understanding of the UK’s different cultures and traditions. An enrichment timetable of activities will be provided to you at enrolment.

Places to Eat

Student and Staff Refectories (Cafeterias)

Abbey Park Campus

Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 7.00pm

Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

St Margaret’s Campus

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.45pm

Freemen’s Park Campus

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 7.00pm

Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

Restaurants open to the public

Zest Caffé
Zest is a fabulous café that is staffed and run by our hospitality and catering students and staff at Freemen’s Park Campus. Alongside the excellent cuisine is the full barista coffee menu, from cappuccinos to lattes. Zest delivers a relaxed, bright and comfortable atmosphere for learners and staff to relax and enjoy a break.  Open from 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday, term time only.

Taste Restaurant
The College’s Gold Accredited, AA Rosette  restaurant ‘taste’ is located at Freemen’s Park Campus. Bookings are essential and are taken for a 12.00 noon to 1.00pm arrival for lunch and a 6.30pm to 7.15pm arrival for dinner, weekdays only. For more information on hours and menus, click here.  The Taste Restaurant is open term time only from mid-September 2016 until late-June.  Call 0116 224 2060 to book.

Sue Townsend Theatre

A live training venue in the heart of the city centre for the College’s own Performing Arts and Music students. The Sue Townsend Theatre is also open to the public for live music, comedy and performing arts productions. For more information and an up-to-date events guide, visit the Sue Townsend Theatre website.

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Our fully equipped hairdressing and beauty therapy salons at Freemen’s Park Campus provide the same range and quality as services from high street salons, with the added benefit of highly competitive pricing. Our hairdressers and beauty therapists can offer you a wide range of services and treatments, and will be able to advise you on home care routines and products.

Appointments are available during the day or evening, where qualified professionals oversee the work of students.

For more details and a treatments price list, click here.

Call to make an appointment:

  • Hairdressing 0116 224 2052
  • Beauty Therapy 0116 224 2051

Day Nurseries

Open to both staff and students, the College has nurseries providing full day care for children from birth to eight years old, at Freemen’s Park and Abbey Park Campuses.

Nursery opening times

Abbey Park Campus 8.15am to 5.15pm.

To find out more please call 0116 224 4132.

Freemen’s Park Campus 8.15am to 5.30pm.

To find out more please call 0116 224 2059.

Sports Facilities

Here at Leicester College we pride ourselves on offering a variety of opportunities for learners to keep active, take part in competitive sport, and engage in College life.

Throughout the year there are daily sessions running at all three campuses. These are free sessions for Leicester College learners and range from competitive team sports to basic fitness classes.

Learners are also welcome to attend any of the lunchtime sports and fitness activities.  More information is available on the Sports Enrichment page of our website.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

Leicester College offers a multi-faith chaplaincy service that covers a wide variety of faiths and beliefs. The service provides one-on-one pastoral support, faith celebratory events, drop-ins and interfaith groups, and helps to create a College environment that embraces diversity and different faiths.

Non-denominational quiet rooms are available at all three campuses for meditation, prayer and quiet contemplation.