Social and General


Whilst studying at University is bound to be one of the most exciting, varied and stimulating times in your life, everyone is going to need support at one point or another. There are a huge range of social and general support options available that we would recommend you get in touch with. This includes a number of student groups and societies, which represent a wide range of students and all who provide exciting social programmes, to academic support, which can be received from academic representatives, peer mentors or personal tutors and departmental support. All of these options, plus many more, can be found in the list below. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of all the support that’s available to make sure you’re having the best university experience possible.


Campus Support
Academic Representation: Course Reps 

Academic representation is a partnership between Leicester Students' Union and the departments of the University of Leicester.
They aim to ensure that students play an essential role in guaranteeing and driving the quality of the academic experience.
To find out who your Course Rep is visit:

Career Development Service

Support for students at all stages of career planning from exploring options and planning next steps to help with applications and interviews for paid and voluntary opportunities. Unitemps advertises part-time student jobs.
Phone: 0116 252 2448
Location: Student Services Centre, Charles Wilson Building


The Chaplaincy offers help and spiritual support for everyone: of any faith or none, for individuals, groups and societies.
Phone: 0116 285 6493
Location: The Gatehouse - Opposite the main University entrance
You can find information regarding weekly activities during the Autumn Term 2018 here.

Peer Mentoring Scheme 

They can provide peer support on living and studying in Leicester. A Mentor will share tips and advice to help make first year a supported and enjoyable experience and give first years a friendly face around the University.
Phone: 0116 223 1160
Twitter: @SUPeerMentor
Facebook: @ULSUPeerMentoring
Location: Main SU Hub, on the first floor, Percy Gee Building

Sports & Active Life 

Provides sports services and facilities to help improve physical, social and mental health.

Further information available here:

Student Groups

Joining any of University of Leicester's student groups can be a really positive experience and be really good for your wellbeing. We have around 220 student groups so whatever your interest, you are bound to find a friendly like-minded community of students to get involved with.
See all of our groups here:

Students' Union Executive Officers 

Elected by you to represent students' views when consulting with the SU and University and ensure your voice is heard.
Find the Students' union Officer who can best voice your needs here.

Training and Development Service 

Provide workshops to help enhance skills, confidence, mental wellbeing and more.
Contact details:

Community Support
Citizens' Advice Leicestershire

An independent charity helping people in the local area by providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and campaigning for better policies. They offer practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics including debt, benefits, housing, family issues, discrimination, employment, immigration, and other problems.

Phone: 0300 330 1025
Location: 60 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB

Emergency Services & Leicestershire Police

In an emergency, phone 999, and ask for the service you need (e.g. Fire, Police, Ambulance). For non-emergencies, phone 101 to speak to the Leicestershire Police service.


Leicestershire Crisis Services

Crisis Helpline: 0808 8003302 (open 2pm – 9am, Mon to Fri, and 24hrs on weekends)
Location: Box Tree, Farm 5, Main Street, Ratby, Leicestershire, LE6 0JG

Leicestershire Life Links

Phone: 0116 2626337
Location: 4th Floor, Room 413, 60 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB

The Mix

Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. 
We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Provide you with the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything
from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Turning Point

Turning Point is a social enterprise, focused on improving lives and communities. Any surplus profit is used to provide the best services in the right locations for those that need most, across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and employment.

You can find more information about what services they provide and contact details for the relevant helpline at