The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park. The university established itself as a research-led university , reflecting its belief that through research and education, the university would act as a beacon of hope for the future.
Granted its Royal Charter in 1957 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. Leicester is famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting, its space research and for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III. The university offers over 350 degree programmes across three academic colleges: medicine, biological sciences and psychology, science and engineering, and arts and humanities. Its ethos emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach, innovation and collaboration.
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Based in the city of the same name, Leicester has a youthful feel and boasts the largest number of people aged 19 and under in the East Midlands region. Leicester itself, a lively, multicultural city with great facilities and transport links, and it's no wonder everyone is so pleased to be there.Although it’s the tenth largest city in the UK, it has an abundance of green spaces making it easy to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the UK and its university lays claim to a long-standing record on social inclusiveness. The appeal might lie in the friendly and compact campus, a 10-minute walk from one end to the other, providing you don't get sidetracked by any of the on-campus facilities. Victoria Park next door is a convenient and popular place to relax when the weather is good. Its main campus, which backs onto 69 acres of park land, is often referred to as the university’s ‘back garden'. Celebrating diversity among staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of daily life of the university.
Paul Bateman – Chief Executive of J P Morgan Asset Management.
Natalie Bennett – leader of the Green Party and former editor of the Guardian Weekly.
Professor David Blanchflower CBE – economist and former member of Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.
Danielle Brown – paralympian gold medallist in archery and holder of various archery world records.
Heather Couper CBE – astronomer and TV presenter, with an asteroid named in her honour.
Professor Sir Liam Donaldson – former Chief Medical Officer and principal advisor to the government on health matters.
Phelan Hill – coxswain of the British eight. A multiple medal winner, including bronze in the 2012 Olympics for the men’s eight and gold in the 2013 World Cup Series in Sydney and Eton Dorney.
Atifete Jahjaga – first female President of the Republic of Kosovo, the first non-partisan candidate, the first female head of state in the modern Balkans and the youngest to be elected to the office. Served as Deputy Director of the Kosovo Police, holding the rank of Major General, the highest among women in Southeastern Europe.
John Kennedy OBE – music mogul and founding member of Band Aid and Live Aid.
Bob Mortimer – comedian and actor, best known for his double act with Vic Reeves.