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About the area

Leicester is located at the heart of the UK and is the 10th largest city in Britain. It has one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse populations in the country,  is home to major international businesses and has a thriving arts scene.

It is a safe and friendly city, and a hub for industry and culture, as well as a destination for people from all over the world.

In the past 10 years, a £3 billion regeneration project has reaffirmed Leicester’s position as a national leader in arts, education and commerce.

This transformation has revitalised retail, business and cultural life in the city centre. The £350 million Highcross shopping centre is home to big-name brands such as John Lewis, while boutique independent shops, cafés and restaurants are to be found lining its shopping lanes.

Leicester’s arts scene is based in the Cultural Quarter, a section of the city that includes DMU partners such as Curve theatre and independent Phoenix cinema, as well as galleries and creative industries.
New Walk Museum houses a fine collection of art, including a renowned German expressionist exhibition and Lord Attenborough’s Picasso ceramics. In the county, Nevill Holt Opera has been described as a ‘mini Glyndebourne’. Leicester Comedy Festival – started by a DMU graduate – has grown to become a major national event attracting top names from around the world.

The city is home to top-flight rugby, football, cricket and basketball teams. Surrounded by lush, green countryside, Leicester is a great place for outdoor adventure. From rowing on the
Leicester is located at the heart of the UK and is the 10th largest city in Britain. It has one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse populations in the country,  is home to major international businesses and has a thriving arts scene.

River Soar to exploring the 3,000km of country paths, there is plenty to do inside and outside the city.

Leicester is surrounded by market towns, sleepy villages and attractive residential suburbs. Schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted are found across the city and county, while public schools such as Uppingham, Oakham and Ratcliffe are nearby.

The city’s excellent transport links make it the ideal location from which to explore. East Midlands Airport flies to destinations in Europe, America and the Caribbean. London is just over an hour away by train.
The discovery of the remains of Richard III put Leicester on the tourist map. DMU has its own links to the last Plantagenet King. In our Heritage Centre on campus lie two arches, the last remains of the Church of the Annunciation, where Richard’s body lay after his death on the battlefield at Bosworth.

Brilliant teamwork powered Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016 – and DMU is proud to say we have been on the same side for years. Our role as the club’s official Higher Education Partner builds on four years of two great Leicester institutions  working together.

DMU contributes around £500 million to the Leicestershire economy every year. Tourism is boosted by £5 million a year due to visits from students’ family and friends, as well as prestigious public events staged by the university.