Leicester is an exciting cosmopolitan city with a proud history stretching back 2000 years. It has a vibrant City Life and is home to two major universities attracting 45,000 students.
Location: East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest
Population: the population in the Leicester unitary authority was 330,000, the highest in the region, whilst 509,000 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area, making Leicester the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom and England’s eleventh largest urban area
Student Population: over 45,000
Universities: The University of Leicester, De Montfort University