Whether you’re going to Leicester University or De Montfort University, Leicester Freshers Week is sure to be one of the most important parts of starting student life. Not only is it a chance to get to know your course and subject tutors better, but it’s also an opportunity to really explore everything your university and city has to offer.
As Leicester Freshers Week will typically fall around the time you move into your student accommodation in Leicester, it’s easy to miss the full potential of this time. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to help you get the most out of Freshers Week. With Leicester being such an accessible city, you’re so well-placed for Leicester University and De Montfort University, so we’ve looked at Freshers Weeks for both to help make it a little easier for you.
It’s easy to enjoy everything Leicester Freshers Week has to offer thanks to the premium location of our student accommodation in Leicester. Whether you’re looking for a self-contained studio or private en-suite room in a shared apartment, students always enjoy exclusive access to amazing facilities including an on-site gym, a stunning sky lounge and games room, as well as beautiful common areas and stylish study spaces. With all of that sorted, you can get on with celebrating Leicester Freshers Week in style!
1. De Montfort University (DMU) Freshers Week
When is Freshers Week at DMU?
DMU Freshers Week will begin on Monday 2nd October 2023 and takes place over two weeks.
How do I get into Freshers Week at DMU
Individual event tickets will be on sale from August but you can head to the DMU Freshers Week site to register your interest and get all the information you need as well as exclusive discounts and offers.
What can I expect at Freshers Week at DMU?
The whole point of DMU Freshers Week is to welcome you to the university and help you settle into student life. During Freshers Week, DMU Student Union will be hosting a range of events and activities from the university, societies and local business for you to get involved in. The student union recommends you connect with the Facebook page to keep up with everything taking place throughout DMU Freshers Week.
2. Leicester University Freshers Week
When is Freshers Week at Leicester University?
Leicester Uni Freshers Week will begin on Monday 19th September 2023 until Friday 25th September 2023.
How do I get into Freshers Week at Leicester University?
Freshers Passes are usually the cheapest way of getting into all of the events and activities throughout Leicester Uni Freshers Week. Freshers Passes at Leicester University will be released soon, so keep checking the official Leicester Uni Freshers Week page to make sure you don’t miss them.
H2: What can I expect at Freshers Week at Leicester University?
The whole point of Leicester Uni Freshers Week is to welcome you to the university and help you settle into student life. During Leicester Freshers Week, Leicester’s student union will be hosting a range of events and activities from the university, societies and local business for you to get involved in. The schedule is yet to be confirmed but the student union recommends you connect with their Facebook page to keep up with everything taking place throughout Leicester Uni Freshers Week.
Explore Leicester Freshers week
There’s plenty of places for you to explore in the city during Leicester Freshers Week but here are a few to get you started.
Arriving at university is an exciting but hectic time. If you feel ready for a breath of fresh air during Leicester Freshers Week, then head over to one of the best green spaces in Leicester, Abbey Park. Just a 10-minute bike ride or leisurely 20-minute walk away from your Leicester University accommodation, this beautiful, historic park offers 89 acres of lush green space. Divided by Leicester’s famed River Soar, you’ll find a boating lake, where you can hire row boats and pedalos, as well as take in some beautiful shrubberies, colourful flower arrangements and a pet’s corner with a range of birds and animals. There’s also a couple of cafe spots where you can pick up freshly made food and drink while you explore. Other than a coffee and potential sweet treat, it’s one of many free things to do in Leicester alongside exploring some of the best museums and galleries in Leicester.
The Cultural Quarter
Home to the Curve theatre, Phoenix cinema and some of the best student bars in Leicester, the Cultural Quarter is a great place to go if you want less of the hustle and bustle of the city centre during Leicester Freshers Week. Leicester’s hidden gem is the perfect place to take in a show or watch an indie film, or explore the quietly brilliant food and drink scene. You have a choice of independent bars offering cocktails and delicious coffee. Or, check out the range of quirky cafes – although any Leicester local will tell you that you can’t beat a jacket potato from Jack’s on Halford Street.
Queen’s Road in Leicester is a real treat for students. You’ve got loads of choices for places to meet up with your friends during Leicester Freshers Week such as coffee shops, cute cafes and restaurants – including some of the best pizza in Leicester – but also a host of charity shops to rummage around, and a number of little independent gift shops too! You’ve also got a short walk to Victoria Park, another gem of green space in Leicester city. We recommend you pick up a takeaway from local indie favourites Grounded Kitchen, take a wander down to the park and seek out Ernie, the blue coffee van just outside Leicester University – every coffee bought there goes towards helping Leicester’s homeless charity Homelessness to Hope.
You’ll always have the big Tesco on Braunstone Gate but for some serious budget-friendly shopping, you’re better off getting to know Leicester Market. Not only is it the largest outdoor covered market in Europe, it’s also been voted Britain’s best market a number of times – and it’s only ten minutes from your Leicester University accommodation. You can stock up on fresh food, flowers and produce but also explore second-hand books, fabrics, household essentials and so much more because there’s over 270 stalls. It’s also a host venue for a great year-round events calendar in Leicester, not just during Leicester Freshers Week.
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