The University of Leicester campus is ideally located within easy reach of the city centre (approximately a 20-minute walk along the historic New Walk), and borders Victoria Park which provides plenty of green space to relax during the conference.

All conference sessions will take place in the Bennett building, situated at the north end of the campus, and immediately adjacent buildings, notably the Rattray Lecture Theatre (on the left as you approach the main entrance to the Bennett building), where all plenaries will be.

The central hub and registration area for the conference is in Room G85 in the Bennett building – turn right as you enter through the main entrance to the Bennett building. Visit our exhibiting publisher stalls here and enjoy coffee/tea/refreshments and mingling during the breaks. Posters and art works will also be displayed here from Friday through Sunday of the conference.

Coffee/tea/refreshments will also be available during every break in the Upper Foyer area of the Bennett building, while most of the rooms and lecture theatres used for the parallel sessions are accessed from the Lower Foyer area of the Bennett building.

The Opening Keynote Encounter will be at 4pm in the Rattray Lecture Theatre, followed at 5.30pm by the Opening Reception on the first floor of the Charles Wilson building.

Lunch: Your COCE lanyard/badge is also your lunch ‘ticket’ for use in the following campus outlets: Delic!ous [Friday only] and CHI (both in the Charles Wilson building), Starbucks (in the Percy Gee building) and the Library Café (front left side of the David Wilson Library).



Campus Map

Use the online map to explore the campus before you leave and to find your location when you arrive:

Click on the map below to download a PDF.


WiFi Information for COCE Conference Delegates

Free wifi should be available in most conference areas.

On campus

You can connect to wifi on campus using either eduroam or The Cloud/Sky WiFi. For those whose home institutions provide eduroam we recommend you use this option. Further information about both options is below.

University Accommodation: Oadby Village: John Foster Hall, Southmeads Court; College Court

Wifi internet access is available in all University accommodation buildings. eduroam is available across all sites for those whose home institutions provide this (see below). Information on how to connect for those without eduroam is provided in the welcome pack in your room.

City Hotel Accommodation

Hotels in the city will have their own arrangements for providing wifi and are likely to have the information about how to connect available in your room.

Registering with eduroam

If your university provides eduroam this can be used to connect to wifi on campus and in University accommodation:

Before you leave home: You should set up your laptop or smartphone to connect to eduroam wifi at your home university. Consult your university's website or IT department for help.

When you are in on campus in Leicester or in University accommodation your mobile phone or laptop should then connect automatically. But you may need to enter your username and password provided by your home university. Your home University is also your port of call for help if you can’t connect.

Registering with The Cloud/Sky WiFi

The The Cloud/Sky WiFi provide wifi access across campus for those not able to use eduroam. You can save time by registering for The Cloud/Sky WiFi before you arrive or do it when you enter a Cloud wifi hotspot when you are here.

Registration page:

To connect to The Cloud/Sky WiFi

  1. On your laptop, tablet or phone connect to _The Cloud network
  2. A web browser should open to allow you to register or login (if you have already registered with The Cloud/Sky WiFi). If a web browser does not appear, open your preferred web browser and navigate to any web page. The Cloud landing page should open as above.

Should you have problems you can get help from Sky WiFi by visiting their wifi support pages (