At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Celebrating diversity among our staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of what we do and who we are. We are ranked among the world’s top 1% of universities.
Founded in 1921 as a memorial to the Great War, the University of Leicester has a proud history of ambitious projects that lead to amazing discoveries. This is where genetic fingerprinting was invented in 1984. And did we mention that we found a King of England buried under a car park? In our second century, we will continue to aspire to be the very best in everything that we do.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Equality and diversity is at the core of everything that the University currently does - and everything that we aspire to do.
Student and staff come from across the globe to study and work at Leicester, bringing with them an incredible diversity of viewpoints, beliefs, attitudes and approaches which enrich both the University and the city.
We are committed to ensuring that no-one at the University is disadvantaged because of race, sexuality, gender, disability, age or faith, and to spreading these ideals as much as possible among our many communities and partners - local, national and international.