Founded in 1921, in the aftermath of World War I, the University of Leicester was built with the purpose of establishing a living memorial to those who had lost their lives during the conflict. Its motto Ut Vitam Habeant (‘so that they may have life’) reflects its belief that through research and education, the university would act as a beacon of hope for the future.
Granted its Royal Charter in 1957, Leicester is now one of the UK’s leading research universities and prides itself on making contributions that have hade a positive impact on public health, culture, society and the environment.
The university offers over 350 degree programmes across three academic colleges: medicine, biological sciences and psychology, science and engineering, and arts and humanities. Its ethos emphasises a cross-disciplinary approach, innovation and collaboration.