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Student Life in Leicester
The friendly city of Leicester is the 10th largest city in England and is culturally diverse, with something for everyone in its lively and vibrant social scene. From local knowledge on the best places to eat, the best places to party, and of course, the best places to stay.
Leicester boasts a vibrant student nightlife, with several venues that attract international bands and singers. It also has an exciting restaurant scene for the foodies out there – from bottomless brunches and independent burger bars to vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
With student accommodation close to the City Centre and transport links, you can make the most of quick and easy access to the city. And if you’re looking to stay up to date with the latest openings and popular spots – we’ve got you covered right here.
10 Facts about Leicester
24th February 2021
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Stylish student accommodation in the heart of Leicester
The friendly city of Leicester is the 10th largest city in England and is culturally diverse, with something for everyone in its lively and vibrant social scene. Live music is an integral part of the night life with several venues that attract international bands and singers.
But peace and quiet are also found in abundance through its many parks and green spaces.
Live with peace of mind at Merlin Heights by Prima Vidae by choosing one of our all-inclusive self-contained en-suite rooms or studios. Additionally, the accommodation provides great on-site facilities to support your university learning, available to Merlin Heights residents only.
Wherever you are studying, we’ve thought of everything to make the best out of your university years.
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Your wellbeing is at the forefront of our mind. We have put new cleaning routines, sanitising facilities and distancing measures in place to make sure you get the best and safest living experience possible.
We want you to have the very best University years that is why we have ensured a calendar that is packed with fun social events both virtually online and off-site. But that’s not all, as living with Collegiate you can make new friends, create memorable moments and be a part of a great community.
No more worrying about extra bills and admin costs. Living at Collegiate means we take all of the hassle away from you so you can enjoy your time creating memories.
Universities in Leicester
University of Leicester Student Accommodation
The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading research universities and was the birthplace of genetic fingerprinting in 1984. Offering over 350 degree programmes, the university is based south of the city centre, near to Victoria Park and close to Leicester’s live music venue, the O2 Academy. Students choose our accommodation for:
- Modern and stylish interiors with excellent on-site facilities
- Being close to the cities restaurants, bars and main attractions
De Montfort University Student Accommodation
De Montfort University has around 20.000 students and was granted university status in 1992 from its humbler beginnings as Leicester School of Art. Now students can study subjects across four faculties in its campus housed among medieval buildings such as Leicester Castle. The university also boasts eye-catching modern architecture such as the sports centre.
- We offer a range of studio apartments and shared student flats
- Excellent on-site social and study spaces
Loughborough University Student Accommodation
Loughborough University is a 10 minute train ride from Leicester city centre and is well-known for its elite sports programme as well as high-performing engineering and technology courses. It has the largest single-site green campus in the UK, has 19 schools and departments and consistently ranks highly for student experience.
- Modern and spacious studio apartments, perfect for studying and relaxing
- Close to the city centre and Loughborough University campuses
Did you know?
The English language started here! Leicester was the birthplace of modern standard English, which was created as a way of enabling the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons to communicate rather than kill each other! From humble, peace-making origins, now it’s used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world. Great things grow from Leicester!