Why choose Leicester as your next place of study?

As a prospective student, there are many things to consider when choosing where to study. What some students don’t think about is the sort of city they would like to spend their university years.

While moving to a big city can offer endless things to do, they can have some big disadvantages too! We love Leicester and think you will too, so check some of the key reasons to join us here at Echo Factory!


Living Costs
With a student population of over 35,000, Leicester is one of the most affordable destinations to live as a student (£6,000 per year cheaper than London and £3,500 per year cheaper than Brighton or Manchester). Find out more about living in Leicester, here.

Although the living costs here are low, that doesn’t mean we’re in the sticks! In fact, being one hour from London, one hour from Birmingham and one hour from Manchester, we’re ideally located for travel and work opportunities across the UK!

Practical Opportunities
In a creative city rife with opportunity, we want our students to be fully equipped, aware and connected so that when they enter the music industry, they are prepared.

Located in Leicester’s renowned cultural quarter, we’re surrounded by over 350 thriving creative businesses meaning you can collaborate and build the connections that will help launch your career.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include: our own 250-capacity live music venue as well as multiple recording studios and practice spaces so that you can easily build your skills and professional experience to an industry-level standard.

Culture and Music Scene
As music students, finding a city with a great ‘vibe’ is vital in making sure you get the chance to practice and perform, develop your network, boost your portfolio and – most importantly – have fun!

Find out about the huge range of local venues and festivals you could perform or work at, here.

Whilst most recently celebrated for the sporting success of Leicester City FC, Leicester has also been home to some amazing musicians over the years and is well known within the industry for the diversity of its current talent (including many who studied at Echo Factory).


Want to speak to someone about opportunities in the music industry? 
Contact us on 0116 253 5657 or info@echofactory.co.uk.