Life In Leicester
Winner of The English Premiere League 2016 and FA Cup holders for 2021.
Leicester City: Winner of The English Premiere League 2016 and FA Cup holders for 2021.
Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back at least two millennia.
It is situated on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest. As of July 2020, the population of Leicester is about 430,000 people. The Grand Union Canal linked Leicester to London in the early 19th century, and later, in 1832, the railway joined the town with the small Leicestershire coalfield to the northwest. Rapid industrial development followed. The city’s oldest industry is hosiery and knitwear, but in the 19th century Leicester became famous for footwear manufacture. Light engineering followed.
The East Midlands School of Business and Management is located in the heart of the medieval Guildhall part of the city featuring the burial location of King Richard III.
As well as being famous historically Leicester is a vibrant and multicultural city with two very well-known universities located close by. It is home to Leicester Tigers Rugby and Leicester City Football Club who won the championship in the English Premiere League in 2016 and the FA cup in 2021.
Our city is made up of diverse communities. Between us, we share many different beliefs, faiths and religions. You are sure to find friends and people with a similar outlook and culture.
A student-friendly city
Leicester offers everything you expect from a city and more – all on your doorstep. Not only are there great shops, cafes and restaurants just a short distance from ESBM, Leicester is a great place to be a student, with the latest Student Living Index (compiled by NatWest) ranking Leicester in the top ten ‘student cities’, based on the cost to students of food, rent and fun.
From parks to music and festivals, comedy theatre to drama, bowling or zumba.- there is always something on!
Accommodation is reasonably priced compared to many cities in the UK, especially to London. From local host families to functional students halls, we are always happy to help if you need any support with finding suitable place to stay.