Your ultimate guide to life at University

Handy tips


Welcome to your home away from home!


We know that starting University and transitioning to student life can be a pretty daunting experience - but we're here to help you make that leap into independence as easy for you as we possibly can. 

To ensure that you get the most out of your time here at Leicester, we've told you a bit about what we do here at the Students' Union and have compiled a list of some useful tips to help you find your feet.


What is the SU and how is it different from the University?

Your Students' Union is an independent organisation, and registered charity. 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, take part in societies or sports clubs, or simply help to make positive changes around campus and the local community, we're here to give you a platform to do that.

What does being a member of the Students' Union mean?

All students are automatically made a member of the Students' Union once they enrol on to a course with University of Leicester. As one of our members, you can access all our services and get involved with opportunities including Volunteering and Societies, Academic Representation, Peer Mentoring  and so much more. There are over 250 student groups to get involved with - made up of both societies and sports clubs - all of which need new members and will be showcasing what they are about during Freshers' Week.  We'd love you to get involved.

What support is available for me?

University should be one of the most amazing experiences of your life, but we understand that from time to time, things don't always go as smoothly as planned - that's where our Support Team comes in. 

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, 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.

How can I use my voice?

There are a number of ways to make your voice heard here at the SU. Find out more about Course Reps, Executive Elections and our Student Idea system here. You can also take a look at the campaigns your Executive Officers have run - if you are interested in being involved in a campaign please email your Exec Team.




Click here to find out more about your Executive Officer team.


Cooking Tips & Kitchen Tricks


We're sure you've heard all kinds of horror stories about the 'typical student diet' by now. In fact, are you even a student if someone hasn't already asked you if you're stocked up on pasta?

However, what if we told you that you could cook tasty, quick, and nutritious meals, all on a budget?

Whether you're a novice chef who classes pre-heating the oven as a success (it totally is by the way!), or you're a seasoned veteran in the kitchen with a spice rack to make a Michelin-star chef blush, our Students' Union Cookbook can help you do just that. 

Containing recipes, tips and advice, we'll have you impressing your new housemates with your culinary delights in no time. 


Imagery of food emojis and the words kitchen tips and cooking tricks. You can click this image to view the Students' Union cookbook


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