So you’re probably wondering: why should I study a university-level course at Leicester College?
We deliver university-level courses in the following areas:
- Business and Enterprise
- Computing and Information Technology
- Construction and the Built Environment
- Creative Arts
- Digital Arts
- Performing Arts and Dance
- Music and Sound Technology
- Teacher Education
Here are just six reasons why we are the best place for you to take your next step:
- Affordable, high quality learning
Our fees are more affordable than many universities, but with the same great teaching and learning experience. You could also save money by living at home rather than staying in expensive halls of residences or private accommodation at university.
- Exceptional standards of teaching
All of our teaching staff are experienced industry professionals with a genuine passion for their subjects – you can really benefit from their exceptional teaching and mentoring.
- Flexible study to suit you
We offer courses on both a full and part-time basis, enabling you to choose a mode of study that suits your lifestyle.
- Improved employability
We have long-lasting partnerships with local and national employers – offering you the opportunity to undertake work experience placements at some of the best companies around. Gaining a qualification at Leicester College will help you on the road to your dream career in a highly-competitive jobs market.
- Great support
All of our learners benefit from having a personal tutor, who can provide support and guidance in one-to-one tutorials, and help you to access additional learning support to help you to complete your course successfully.
- Your voice is heard
Learner Voice is an important part of each of our university level courses, and helps to improve your learning experience. Each course is asked to elect representatives to act as a communication channel between learners, tutors and Curriculum Managers. Learner reps provide regular feedback through the HE Student Forum and discussion with Curriculum Managers. In addition, the College is piloting an HE Student Ambassador project to ensure that our student voice is represented at the highest levels across the College. We will also seek your opinion through occasional surveys, such as the Ipsos Mori National Student Survey. Your feedback through these activities is essential to ensure the continual improvement of our programmes.
Our fantastic Student Services Team are on hand at each of the campus providing essential advice and guidance for our undergraduates. The team are available to support UCAS applications for progression to university, and to give financial advice and accommodation information. Our team are also able to provide further information on applying to the Disabled Student Allowance. Please contact the Team on 0116 224 2240.
And why not get involved in the Student Union while you are with us. Run by learners for learners, the SU ensures that your voice is heard by the management that run the College.
You can stand for election to become President, Welfare Officer, Women’s Officer etc, and get involved in awesome sporting activities, charity events and campaigns.
Leicester is an incredible shopping destination. The Highcross shopping centre has more than 120 household names, including John Lewis, Hugo Boss, Apple, House of Fraser and Swarovski, and there is a wealth of big names and independent retailers in the Haymarket Shopping Centre, Leicester Market, The Lanes, St Martin’s Square and the Golden Mile. The latter is the best place to go shopping for everything from the Indian subcontinent, while The Lanes is all about artisan coffee, vintage clothing, small boutiques and one-off stores.
From the annual Leicester Comedy Festival to big-name acts at De Montfort Hall and professional modern theatre at The Curve, Leicester has a larger cultural offering than ever before. Visit the city’s newly regenerated Cultural Quarter to see repurposed industrial buildings now offering everything from independent cinema to Prohibition-themed cocktails. The St George’s app was designed to show off the area’s heritage, and can be downloaded for free to accompany your wanderings in this city centre quarter. Leicester also has a variety of museums, including the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, the Guildhall, Richard III Visitor Centre, Jewry Wall, and Newarke House. Open-mic nights and small gigs are also a regular feature of the city’s bars.
There’s something for everybody in Leicester when it comes to meeting friends and family for a drink and a bite to eat. Thanks to Leicester’s multi-ethnic population, the food on offer in the city’s restaurants is as varied as it is delicious- from South Indian vegetarian curry to sushi or a traditional Sunday roast, there’s something for all tastes and occasions. Equally, craft beer bars jostle with traditional cafes, smoothie joints, cocktail and wine bars and proper British pubs when it comes to liquid refreshments.