Useful Tips


Starting University can be a pretty daunting experience. Whether you're going to be living away from home for the first time, returning as a mature student or commuting from home but looking to get the full university experience, we understand how stressful it can be trying to get the best out of your time here at Leicester.

As a member of the Students' Union, you can access our services and get involved with numerous opportunities including volunteering and training. We look after more than 250 student groups - comprising a range of societies and sports clubs - all of which need new members and will be showcasing what they are about during Freshers' Week.

Our Advice Service offers free, confidential support on a range of subjects - from academic, housing and personal issues. They are based in the Percy Gee Students' Union Building and offer a range of ways to get in touch. We also work with a number of external support services who come on campus, making it easier for you to get the support you need. These include a sexual health clinic, therapy dog, drug and alcohol advice and victim support. 

We work closely with the University, but are proudly independent, working to empower you to speak up about matters you are passionate about. Whether you want to make improvements to your course, campus facilities, or simply have a say in what is campaigned about, this is what we are here for.

There are a number of ways to make your voice heard. Find out more about Course Reps, Executive Elections and our Student Idea system now.

How To Student

We have pulled together a bunch of useful information, tips and lived experiences from students to help assist you on your student journey. 

We also have a How To Adult section that helps the transition of life after University.