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I'm a recent graduate from the University of Leicester, so I thought I could help you with some accommodation information.
Oadby and City living accommodation both have their advantages, really when choosing between the two its really up to what you prefer more.
Do you have any preference on the room types you would like e.g. En suite or shared bathroom, Catered or Self- Catered, also would you like to be close to campus or have some distance from the campus?
Oadby Student Village is about a 20 minute drive from campus and with Leicester's Botanic gardens as one of the surroundings its a really nice place to live. Oadby has a really nice student atmosphere, with the site housing approx 1800 students, it has great facilities such as the Village hub and Roger Bettle Sport Centre. I happened to live there in my first year (John Foster- Pavilions) and I absolutely enjoyed my time there.
City Living accommodation is a lot closer to Campus, with most of the accommodations being less than a 10 minute walk from campus (with the exception of Mary Gee). City Living is also a lot closer to the City Centre and Freemans Park and just like Oadby RA's organise a lot of events for Students.
So it's really up to you!
if you have any questions about either site feel free to quote me
What's freemans like for postgrad? And how far away is Mary gee from campus?
Freeman's Common is very popular for postgraduate, as it's only a 5 mins walk away from campus and it's one of the cheapest room types that the University offers. With Freeman's Park ( where Morrison's is located) and City Centre being a short walk away it is definitely a nice choice.
The Accommodation office also tries to make sure that postgraduate students are also placed with other postgraduates.
Mary gee is about 15-20 mins walk away from campus. Its halfway between Campus and Oadby Student Village.
if you have more questions, feel free to message me!
Thank you so much for your reply! Thinking Freemens Park, anywhere I can get some pics? I live far away for a visit.
I have attached the link (above) to the University's accommodation website. There it has information about Freeman's Common and it also includes 360 degrees view of one of the rooms.
I hope this helps!