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University of Leicester

About Leicester

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  • Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. It takes its name from the City of Leicester. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west.
  • Leicester is at the intersection of two major railway lines—the north/south Midland Main Line and the east/west Birmingham to London Stansted CrossCountry line; as well as the confluence of the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A46 trunk routes.

University of Leicester Facts

  • Founded in 1921, in the aftermath of World War I, the University of Leicester was built with the purpose of establishing a living memorial to those who had lost their lives during the conflict.
  • Granted its Royal Charter in 1957
  • The university has three academic colleges: medicine, biological sciences and psychology, science and engineering, and arts and humanities.
  • 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 city is also among the most economical places to live in the country. In 2015 it was ranked top by HSBC for the second year in a row for being the UK’s most affordable university.

Location

University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

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