About the University
At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Celebrating diversity among our staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of what we do and who we are.
Founded in 1921 as a memorial to the Great War, the University of Leicester has a proud history of ambitious projects that lead to amazing discoveries. This is where genetic fingerprinting was invented in 1984 and home of the team who found King Richard III. In our second century, we will continue to aspire to be the very best in everything that we do.
About the Department:
The Department of Engineering is one of the largest departments in the University, with around 600 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate students and researchers, more than 35 academic staff and a similar number of support staff. The department is internationally renowned for quality research and excellent teaching, and has links with many of the world’s major engineering companies.