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.
Student Travel in Leicester
Activities for Students in Leicester
Advice for Students in Leicester
Leicester is an exciting university city that benefits from a premium, central location that makes the potential to travel around England a breeze. As the UK’s tenth largest city, it’s suitably rich in cultural diversity, with something for everyone across a bustling social scene as live music is an integral part of the night life in Leicester. The food scene is thriving and you can explore a host of authentic world cuisines at any given time in the city.
When you’re ready for a study break, you have the best of the city on your doorstep. Step out of your student flat and take a short walk to the city centre for access to the best shops, bars, restaurants and markets, but also some truly wonderful and peaceful green spaces – with many easily accessible from our Leicester student accommodation. Leicester city centre benefits from a compact location with ample options for public transport but that’s easy to navigate and get around by foot or by bike.
University of Leicester Student Accommodation
The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading research universities with excellent campus facilities and over 350 degree programmes. The Leicester University campus is based south of the city centre, near to Victoria Park and close to Leicester’s live music venue, the O2 Academy.
De Montfort University Student Accommodation
De Montfort University has around 20,000 students studying diverse and creative subjects across four faculties in its central campus. Following a significant investment in campus restoration, De Monfort boasts eye-catching modern architecture designed for modern student life.
Loughborough University Student Accommodation
Just a 10 minute train ride from Leicester city centre, Loughborough University 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, and consistently ranks highly for student experience.
How much does rent cost for students in Leicester?
Several factors decide the rent of student accommodation in Leicester, including the facilities and amenities provided as well as whether it is privately owned (either by a landlord or student accommodation company such as Collegiate) or owned by your university. Private student accommodation in Leicester usually costs from £132.00 to £217.00 per week.
How do I pay for my student room in Leicester?
You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. If you’d like to pay by bank transfer, contact your Accommodation Management Team .
How much money will I spend on bills as a student in Leicester?
On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book with Collegiate student accommodation in Leicester, all electricity, gas, water, broadband bills are included with your room. You also get exclusive access to incredible features such as a sky lounge, a games room with table tennis, pool and table football as well as an Amazon locker and on-site laundry room for total convenience.
What are the best student areas in Leicester?
Our student accommodation in Leicester is well-connected to the city centre which is within a 5 minute walk away. There are plenty of buses to take you throughout Leicester and Leicester Rail Station is within 15 minutes walking distance. When you have some spare time, explore the nearby Highcross shopping centre and St. Martins Square or venture over to Narborough Road or London Road for bars, shops, restaurants and more.
Can I view my student flat in Leicester before booking?
Yes, we can offer both virtual and in-person viewings. Simply contact the Leicester student accommodation team to arrange a viewing.
What different types of student accommodation are available?
Our student accommodation in Leicester, Merlin Heights, benefits from a prime central location in the city with easy access to both De Montfort University and University of Leicester. We offer differing levels of private en-suite rooms in shared apartments as well as private studio spaces all fully equipped and designed for ease and comfort. Whatever you decide on, you’ll always benefit from en-suite facilities, a private study space and a kitchen area as well as all bills and Wi-Fi included in your weekly rent.
Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum en-suite bedrooms in shared apartments include:
> Shared kitchen
> Private study area
> Size range from 13-23.6m2
Bronze, Silver, Gold, Gold Plus and Platinum private studios includes:
> Shared kitchen
> Large study area
> Size range from 16.5-27.5m2
Are there free things for students to do in Leicester?
What shops are near my student accommodation in Leicester?
Leicester is well-known for its award-winning outdoor and indoor markets, and they’re less than a 15-minute walk away from our student accommodation. It’s the place to go for all manner of fresh produce and groceries, as well as fabric, clothing, essentials and bric-a-brac.
There’s also the Highcross centre which is packed with all the big high street names such as Zara, H&M and John Lewis, as well as the Haymarket shopping centre which leads you to Humberstone Gate where you’ll find even more shops.
In terms of convenience, you’ll benefit from a Londis supermarket on the ground floor of our student accommodation in Leicester as well as a Tesco supermarket about a 10-minute walk away, so you’ve got all bases covered.
What are some interesting facts about Leicester?
Leicester-born Henry Walker created one of the world’s most recognisable crisp brands and has kept it in the city for over 70 years.
Leicester’s annual Caribbean Carnival is said to be the second largest in the UK, just behind Notting Hill.
English was technically invented in Leicester – it’s thought that warring Anglo Saxons and Vikings set aside their differences long enough to establish a shared language that formed English as we know it now.
Which universities are local to Leicester?
In Leicester, you’ll find the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, and with our student accommodation in Leicester, you’re well placed for both.
University of Leicester is 1.6 miles away from Merlin Heights:
Walk – 31 minutes*
Cycle – 12 minutes*
Bus – 30 minutes* (Arriva No. 47)
Car – 9 minutes*
De Montfort University is 0.4 miles from Merlin Heights:
Walk – 6 minutes*
Cycle – 4 minutes*