Leicester is a safe and friendly city in the centre of England.
As an LIPC student you are part of DMU’s thriving student community. You’ll be living in Leicester, the 10th largest city in England. London is just over an hour away by train.
DMU’s campus is a mix of the new and historic – parts of the university date from the 12th Century. The campus centre is the social hub of DMU where you can meet friends, join university clubs and get a bite to eat. You’ll also get to use our £8million leisure centre.
Leicester City play in the Premier League and DMU students can get discount tickets to see teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea at the city’s King Power stadium. DMU also has close links with Leicester Tigers, one of Europe’s biggest rugby clubs and other professional sports teams including Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicester Rowing Club, Leicester Falcons American Football Team and Leicester Riders Basketball Team.
Leicester’s large student population means there are lots of clubs, bars and pubs to visit as well as live music, theatre and five cinemas.
The Leicester Comedy Festival – which began as a DMU student project – brings some of the world’s biggest comedians to the city every year.
Leicester’s Diwali celebrations are the largest outside India, attracting more than 60000 people. There are festivals and events from all faiths throughout the year, reflecting the city’s multicultural population.
LIPC is a just a 10-minute walk away from the busy city centre of Leicester, where you will find the £350million Highcross shopping centre. It’s packed full of big-name brands like Apple, Zara and H&M. Specialist supermarkets all over the city sell food from around the world and the city has the largest outdoor covered market in Europe.
Whatever your favourite food is, you’re bound to find it in Leicester’s restaurants. From sushi to Italian pasta, Chinese to Caribbean you will be spoiled for choice. Leicester is famous for its Indian restaurants, many of which are on Belgrave Road, known locally as the Golden Mile.