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HEART OF ENGLAND
University of Leicester
contact:
Emma Kettle
telephone:
0116 271 9933
email:
conferences@le.ac.uk
web:
www.le.ac.uk/conference
General Information
Local attractions include onsite botanic gardens, National Space Centre - project with the University of Leicester, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Conkers, Great Central Railway, Rutland Water, karting tracks, walks/tours, Abbey Pumping station, Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Jain Centre, and The Golden Mile.
Location & Access
Leicester offers a convenient and central location. Close to Leicester train station, the M1 and East Midlands airport make Leicester the right choice for any event. Disabled access is available in many rooms and lift access is installed in our prestigious New Hall with a total of 44 adapted bedrooms.
Group Accommodation
Ensuite and standard bedrooms are available during Easter, summer and winter vacations providing high quality comfortable accommodation for visitors. The majority of bedrooms enjoy scenic views and benefit from in-room conveniences such as tea/coffee making facilities, towels, telephone, complimentary toiletries and internet access. Guests are welcome to enjoy our beautiful botanic gardens and take advantage of a range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities located close by.
Meetings (Vacation-Time)
Holding an event at the University enables easy access for national and international delegates. From self-catered to full service residential conferences, a dedicated and attentive team will ensure your requirements are met. “I’d like to say a big thank you for making our conference such a great success. From the moment I visited Leicester, the helpful service I received made it easier task to put together an ambitious programme” - JNCC & the Forestry Commission.
Short Breaks
We are delighted to offer a range of accommodation, dining, social and sporting-facilities for short breaks and welcome groups of all sizes. “We are extremely grateful for the advice and assistance given to us and applaud the cooperation and flexibility offered to us. Thank you!” Chester Mini’s Rugby Club Organiser.
Meetings (Any-Time)
A selection of meeting rooms are available throughout the year serviced by a dedicated and attentive hospitality team. Assistance with booking overnight accommodation is provided. “Thank you to you and your staff. The venue was excellent. The added refinements combined with helpful staff was perfect” - Interserve.
Vacation Dates
2007 Summer 1 July - 28 September
2007 Christmas 16 December - 11 January
2008 Easter 16 March - 19 April
2008 Summer 29 June - 26 September
2008 Christmas 14 December - 9 January
Facilities Any-time Vacation-time
Meeting Capacity 250 500
Dining Seated 200 300
Dining Buffet 200 300
En-suite Beds 60 1397
Standard Beds 65 1290
Rates (inc VAT) from Any-time Vacation-time
Day Delegate Rate £29.96 £29.96
24 Hour Rate £67.09 £67.09
Groups (B&B; Rate) £28.08 £28.08
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