Our Partner

The University of Leicester

The University of Leicester and the Leicester Mercury have joined forces to celebrate student, teachers, support staff and schools excelling within the Leicester Education sector.

The University of Leicester is proud to sponsor the Leicester Mercury Education Awards, recognising the outstanding work of students and staff throughout Leicester and Leicestershire. 


We have a proud history, founded in the aftermath of World War by the people in the region, as the UK’s only living memorial to those who made sacrifices in the Great War. 


While proud of our heritage, Leicester is a university that keeps an eye on the future. Today, we are a global University transforming lives through education and research.


We work closely with local primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in all aspects of education including teacher training. We are committed to creating access for anyone with the talent and determination to succeed.
Our spirit of discovery is about imaginative new thinking and our teaching is powered by research. 


We give our students the tools and teaching to take them to where they want to go. This isn’t just taking a degree – we take our students to new heights, creating opportunities never thought imaginable. 


The University of Leicester is the place to launch yourself.