Choosing where to live in a new city can present tricky decisions and the potential to make or break a student experience. Should you live in Halls or live out in a privately rented house, which part of town? Our Housing Step-by-step Guides can help you.
Also, during your search, be sure to keep the NUS House Hunting checklist nearby to help you with your final decision. Download it here.
Free, confidential academic, housing and signposting advice.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.
Phone: 0116 223 1132/ 1184/ 1109.
Get in touch via this this online form, or book a phone/ Skype appointment here.
Please note: We are not currently offering face-to-face drop-ins or appointments.
Free Legal Advice Clinic
The Legal Advice Clinic is a free service offered by Law students, academics and local professionals.
The clinic provides legal advice in several areas of law which we believe may prove to be relevant for our potential clients; e.g.
- Landlord and Tenancy Law
- Employment Law
- Contractual Disputes
- The Clinic cannot advise on actions against the University of Leicester, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury cases.
- The Clinic cannot advise against issues that have already been to court, are going to court, or you have already / are seeking legal help from a practising firm at the time of the interview.
To book an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an ‘Initial Client Details’ form.
Residential Advisors in University Halls
Residential Advisors are students that are employed to provide support and guidance to other students living in the University halls of residence.
A key element of this role is to actively promote a sense of community within each residence in order to maintain the safety, health and wellbeing of all students.
All residents of University accommodation will have a Residential Advisor who will be dropping in on a regular basis to say hello and to deliver useful information or ask for them at your accommodations main Reception or click here for more information.
Student Welfare Service
Provide advice on financial issues, immigration, housing, leaving care, childcare, bullying and harassment and benefits.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 05:00pm.
Phone: 0116 223 1185
Not currently offering face to face appointments or drop ins but will consult with students to arrange alternative engagement.
Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.
On their resources pages you can find information about how to go about renting or buying a home or just finding somewhere to live. You can also find advice on handling problems with your landlord and help to avoid losing your home.
These are available here: citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/
Phone: 0300 330 1025
Location: 60 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB
Leicester City Council