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University of Leicester

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

In return for your hard work we offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities.

We have a proud history, founded in the aftermath of World War I as the UK’s only living memorial to those who made sacrifices in the Great War. Our motto – Ut Vitam Habeant, ‘so that they may have life’ – reflects our values to do justice to the hopes and expectations of those on whose shoulders we now stand, striving to make a difference in everything that we do.

While proud of our heritage, Leicester is a university that keeps an eye on the future. Today, our University is a global player in education and research, adapting to changing landscapes and seizing opportunities to shape the future.

We are proud of and actively engaged in the City whose name we bear. We play a vital part in the UK’s most multicultural city as a major employer, and as an investor and supporter of music, art, sport and culture. We are committed to helping our city meet its environmental, social and educational ambitions and our strategic plan reflects our aims to raise the University’s profile and contribution to society on a regional, national and international stage.

Our spirit of discovery is about imaginative new thinking. Our research has wide-ranging impacts on society, health, culture, and the environment, with 75% judged to be internationally excellent. Whether it’s our revolutionary work in DNA fingerprinting, the discovery of Richard III or breakthroughs in the treatment of degenerative diseases, we demonstrate education and knowledge to be a power for good.

Key Facts

  • A leading UK University
  • Over 20,000 students
  • 3,300 people directly employed
  • Bronze Athena SWAN Award
  • Stonewall Diversity Champion
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