The Mission

The Floor is Yours.

A simple but powerful truth that underpins everything that Leicester Exchanges is about.

At the University of Leicester we’re proud of our reputation for being Elite without being Elitist. We’re respected worldwide for combining world-changing research with passionate and inspiring teaching, and for our commitment to widening participation and an inclusive academic culture.

But why stop there?

What if there was a place where together we could seek answers that could change the way we live for the better? Not just Leicester academics and students but anyone and everyone with an informed opinion or an apposite question.

What if there was a place where online communities could join in discussions with leading academics and opinion leaders in a new way; to make real progress on key issues that shape our society? A place where the floor really was yours.

Leicester Exchanges is that place.

We’ve created Leicester Exchanges because we believe a university should be about empowering people to explore what they don’t know, as well as what they do know. By embracing the fact that we’re all coming at it from a slightly different place, and that every journey is personal, we’ve managed to achieve some remarkable results in our time.

And we’re confident that Leicester Exchanges, with its global reach and wide-ranging remit, will be another significant step towards re-defining what a leading university needs to be in the 21st century.

We believe that we all have a part to play in shaping our future, and that everyone has something to say that is worth listening to.

Each Leicester Exchanges debate will culminate in a Green Paper summarising the discussions and outlining the emergent ideas for decision makers, academic thinkers and opinion leaders.

So, the floor is yours; will you make the most of it?

This policy debate site allows some of the UK’s leading academics to engage with the public on matters of global debate and issues that shape our society. It’s a ideal forum to have your say.  If you have debate ideas why not suggest them to our social media sites on Twitter or facebook?

Contact Us

For any further information on our Leicester Exchanges debate, you can go through the moderation and community guidelines or contact the team by emailing lexchanges@le.ac.uk Any types of queries or suggestions on this debate website are welcome. We look forward to your cooperation.