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The Best University Careers
and Employability Service
The National Undergraduate
Employability Awards, 2021

De Montfort University has been
named the best university in the UK
for our careers and employability
service, at the National Undergraduate
Employability Awards 2021.
    Welcome to DMU            5    Subject areas
    Why choose DMU?           6      Art, Design and Architecture         52
    How to find us           11      Computer Sciences and Mathematics   56
    Your career              12      Creative Technologies and Media     60
    Our campus and facilities 14     Engineering                         64
    Leicester                18      Fashion and Textiles                68
    Accommodation            20      Humanities                          72
    International experience 26      Leicester Castle Business School     76
    Volunteering             29      Leicester De Montfort Law School    80
    Students' Union          30      Leicester School of Allied
    Healthy DMU              32      Health Sciences             84
    Sport                    34      Leicester School of Nursing
                                      and Midwifery                88
    International and EU
    student support          36      Leicester School of Pharmacy        92
    Fees and funding         39      Music and Audio Technology          96
    Entry criteria           40      Performance and Arts Management     100
    English language         42      School of Applied Social Sciences   104
    How to apply             44    Campus map                            108
    Joining the DMU family   47    Join our online community110
    Visa information         48
    DMU International
    College           50

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                    TO DMU
    I think we’ve all learned how quickly our world       DMU family. Much has been done already, but
    can change. That’s why choosing your                  there is much further to go to ensure that as a
    university still remains so important to you. The     university and as individuals we all play our part
    right one should give you the knowledge, skills       in celebrating our diversity.
    and confidence you need so you can keep
    moving forward whatever the situation.                Our city is a fantastic place to study; large
                                                          enough to provide you with all you would want,
    For me, the right university is one that puts its     but small enough to be a community. I am
    students first; a place where you start to            determined you will find that DMU’s
    become the person you can and should be. It’s         outstanding and welcoming 21st-century
    where you will change and grow, supported by          campus is a physically safe and emotionally
    recognised quality teaching, by acquiring new         welcoming place to start building your better
    work skills you will gain through career-focused      future in your way, with us on your side.
    courses, and by friends on campus and across
    the world who want to hear and see what you           I’m still very much at the beginning of my own
    can do next – and help you achieve it. I’m happy      DMU adventure as a new Vice-Chancellor, and I
    I can say that DMU offers all of that. After 150      really hope a sense of personal excitement
    years of teaching, training and developing talent     about the time ahead is something we share.
    we continue to take our students forward by           Across this prospectus there are fuller details
    listening to them and working with them.              on the much deeper DMU story that I’ve only
                                                          touched on here; should you have any
    A good university is its students, reflecting their   questions right now, let’s start the conversation
    personalities and outlook while putting their         – our excellent social media channels @
    work and ambitions first. When you study with         dmuleicester are a great way to connect and
    us you will also have the opportunity to put          start building a relationship right away.
    yourself right at the heart of the social,
    economic and environmental changes DMU is             I’m as interested in your future success as you
    working more widely towards in our local              are. Have the courage to follow your dreams!
    community, in our city, nationally and                Every good wish with your studies and your
    internationally.                                      choices – and I do hope that we get to speak
                                                          very soon.
    The diversity of our home city, Leicester, has
    allowed us to welcome, encourage and                  Katie
    empower many brilliant students who might             Professor Katie Normington
    otherwise not have chosen university. Our work        Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University,
    now must be about ensuring our student                Leicester
    success stories and achievements wholly
    reflect the same diversity that distinguishes the

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“I’m going to really miss DMU – it was my first
    choice from the start. When I went to an Open
    Day I fell in love with the gorgeous Vijay Patel
    Building and I just knew DMU was the one.
                                                                                                                informed and influenced by current industry practice as
    “I gained a lot of independence at university.                                                              well as giving you significant exemptions from
    From working in the studio until the early hours                                                            professional qualifications once you graduate.
    with my friends to the brilliant night life, I’ll miss
    everything about it.”                                                                                       Our courses embed employability in their curriculum and
                                                                                                                our research feeds into students’ learning. You’ll be taught
    Nicole Stavrou, Textile Design BA (Hons)                                                                    by academics with industry experience and researchers
                                                                                                                who have made a real difference to people’s lives, such as
                                                                                                                Dr Karthikeyan Kandan, who repurposed plastic bottles to
                                                                                                                make prosthetic limb sockets. His work could save
                                                                                                                healthcare providers millions of pounds and help tackle
                                                                                                                plastic pollution at the same time, and is just one example
                                                                                                                of the life-changing work taking place at DMU.

                                                                                                                Your career
                                                                                                                DMU’s careers and employability service was named as
                                                                                                                the best in a UK university at the National
                                                                                                                Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2021.
                                                                                                                DMU is committed to helping students find highly skilled

                                                                                                                work or further study, with our DMU Works programme
                                                                                                                guaranteeing professional work experience
                                                                                                                opportunities, from business insights to placements and
                                                                                                                networking opportunities. Previous DMU graduates have
                                                                                                                gone on to work on Oscar-winning films and with

                                                                                                                organisations such as the BBC, HSBC, Nike, BMW and
                                                                                                                the NHS. We also have the eighth-highest number of
                                                                                                                graduate start-ups of all UK universities.
                                                                                                                As well as the facilities and teaching spaces you can
                                                                                                                access on campus, we’ve grown and enhanced our
                                                                                                                digital learning environment to deliver a superb student
     Teaching and learning                                   adapt and innovate in an ever-changing world.      experience through flexible high-quality teaching and
     At De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)               We offer an equitable and inclusive approach       learning methods. We’ll help you gain the skills to thrive,
     you’ll be taught by passionate and enthusiastic         to learning and teaching for all our students.     adapt and innovate in an ever-changing world.
     lecturers who have excelled in the National             Known as the Universal Design for Learning
     Teaching Fellowship Scheme – one of the most            (UDL), our teaching approach has been              Creating an inclusive and
     prestigious awards for excellence in higher             recognised as sector leading. UDL means
     education – while our courses are all carefully         we aim to provide all students with an equal
                                                                                                                progressive institution
     designed to help you gain the skills needed to          learning experience, flexible ways of learning,    Decolonising DMU is a movement to eliminate racial
     enter today’s competitive jobs market and               flexible study resources and flexible ways of      inequality across our institution, including in the make-up
     succeed in your chosen career.                          testing learning.                                  of our staff, the way we teach, and the student experience
                                                                                                                we provide.
     As well as the facilities and teaching spaces you       Around 170 of our courses are also accredited
     can access on campus, we’ve grown and                   by professional bodies, meaning your learning is   We commit to creating an anti-racist university, allowing
     enhanced our digital learning environment to                                                               everyone to succeed and celebrating DMU’s rich diversity
     deliver a superb student experience through                                                                and heritage.
     flexible high-quality teaching and learning
     methods. We’ll help you gain the skills to thrive,

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Health and wellbeing                                represent UK higher education at one of the
                                                                                                                                                                        world’s largest ever trade, culture and
                                                                                                                    The welfare of our students is extremely
                                                                                                                                                                        technology fairs as the Founding Partner for the
                                                                                                                    important to us, so we offer a range of
                                                                                                                                                                        UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai from October
                                                                                                                    dedicated services that provide support
                                                                                                                                                                        2021 to April 2022.
                                                                                                                    throughout their time at DMU.
                                                                                                                                                                        Studying at DMU also provides opportunities
                                                                                                                    Our university-wide approach to student wellbeing
                                                                                                                                                                        for transnational education, which is the chance
                                                                                                                    is Healthy DMU, which provides resources to help
                                                                                                                                                                        for you to carry out your studies at one of our
                                                                                                                    students have a healthy, happy and productive
                                                                                                                                                                        partner institutions in a different country.
                                                                                                                    time at university and develop habits that can
                                                                                                                    enrich their wellbeing for years to come.           More than 2,200 students have studied for
                                                                                                                                                                        a DMU award in places as far as Denmark,
                                                                                                                    Students can benefit from help with mental
                                                                                                                                                                        Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, India and
                                                                                                                    health, counselling, religious facilities and
                                                                                                                                                                        the Philippines.
                                                                                                                    resources, disability support, and a medical
                                                                                                                    centre on campus.
                                                                                                                                                                        Volunteering opportunities
                                                                                                                    A sustainable campus                                Students can volunteer with our award-winning
                                                                                                                    As part of our commitment to supporting             DMU Local initiative, which uses the knowledge
                                                                                                                    the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable                and skills of students and staff to help the local
                                                                                                                    Development Goals (SDGs), we’re investing           community. Volunteering benefits the wider
                                                                                                                    to create a sustainable campus.                     society and can also help to enhance career
                                                                                                                                                                        prospects through real-world experience.
                                                                                                                    We are working towards removing all
                                                                                                                    non-recyclable plastics from campus and have        Through DMU, our students have enjoyed
                                                                                                                    already given away 25,000 reusable cups to          opportunities to help run computer skills
                                                                                                                    students and staff.                                 classes for elderly people, support local youth
                                                                                                                                                                        clubs and cook meals for vulnerable members
                                                                                                                    We’re phasing out single-use plastics on campus,    of the community – giving them valuable life
                                                                                                                    replacing single-use cutlery with compostable       skills as well as experience on their CV.
                                                                                                                    items and have installed additional water
    Accommodation                                          Our students tell us it’s ‘the perfect size’ – big and   fountains across campus. Meanwhile, we’ve
                                                                                                                                                                        A history of teaching and
                                                           historic enough to impress, yet compact, friendly        halved our energy-related carbon emissions one
    There is a wide range of halls with thousands of                                                                                                                    supporting talent
                                                           and safe enough to call home.                            year ahead of target, an achievement announced
    rooms available, all close to campus and the city
                                                                                                                    at the 2020 Sustainable Development Goals           With the first classes held in a former warehouse
    centre. DMU-sourced halls are modern and all
                                                                                                                    Conference; the university has recycled 91% of
    are self-catered and fully furnished, with the         Travel opportunities                                     its non-residential waste.
                                                                                                                                                                        under the name of Leicester School of Art, DMU
    option of en-suite bathrooms, shared kitchens,                                                                                                                      has a rich history that goes back more than 150
                                                           DMU Global is our international experience
    laundry facilities and internet access. All feature                                                             All of this has led to DMU being placed in the      years to 1870.
                                                           programme, offering subsidised and affordable
    on-site or on-call security, on-site managers, and     international travel opportunities to all students       top 10 per cent of institutions in the world for    From those small beginnings, DMU has since
    CCTV or electronic door entry.                         to enrich studies and broaden cultural horizons.         sustainability in the first-ever Times Higher       grown to be a global institution with 26,000
                                                           Our students have traveled to a wide variety of          Education University Impact Rankings. The           students and 2,600 staff.
                                                                                                                    rankings are designed to showcase work by
    Leicester – the place to be                            destinations both overseas and across the UK.
                                                                                                                    universities worldwide to meet the UN’s SDGs.
    The advantages of living and working in Leicester                                                                                                                   DMU for Life
    are abundant – it’s been named in the top three        Open and supportive                                                                                          Being a part of the DMU family isn’t just about
    UK student cities, just behind Manchester and          We’re proud of DMUfreedom, which is our
                                                                                                                    Partnerships that open doors                        the years spent with us on campus and learning
    Cambridge, in the Student Living Index 2020            commitment to providing a culture where                  We are also working with the UN to help support     online. We encourage our alumni to be an
    compiled by NatWest. It’s also chosen as one of        everybody is treated with dignity and respect,           refugees worldwide by taking a lead role in the     active part of our global and local family
    the top 10 UK cities to start a business in a report   valued for their abilities and empowered to              #JoinTogether campaign. Our students and staff      through DMU for Life. DMU alumni have
    published by, as well as              excel. In fact, DMU was named the first-ever             have visited the UN headquarters in New York to     lifelong access to support and networking
    ranked the third most progressive city in the UK       University of the Year for Social Inclusion by           work on the project and DMU is the only UK          opportunities as well as discounts and
    when it comes to tackling social and                   The Sunday Times Good University Guide.                  university to be named as a global hub for one of   memberships on campus.
    environmental issues in a survey by Bankrate UK.                                                                the UN’s SDGs. As well as this, DMU will

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     DMU is located in the city of Leicester, in the centre of England,
       and is well-served by excellent transport links. High-speed
       trains connect Leicester to London in just over an hour, and
     other major UK cities such as Nottingham and Birmingham are
           close by and can be accessed by train, bus or coach.




                                                             upon Tyne

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Student successes – DMU Fashion student designs a range for TikTok
                                                                                                             Global social media site TikTok has entered the world of design with its own range of exclusive
                                                                                                             merchandise, featuring pieces by DMU Contour Fashion student Megan Cornhill.
                                                                                                             Megan entered a competition set up by TikTok to come up with a design that their influencers would
                                                                                                             wear. Her drawings for a pleated tennis skirt complete with holster belt accessory were selected as one
                                                                                                             of a small number of designs from around the country.
                                                                                                             Megan was put up in London for a week and given £500 prize money, all courtesy of TikTok. She visited
                                                                                                             the Fashion Enter factory, meeting TikTok bosses, attending workshops and selecting fabrics for her
                                                                                                             outfits, which have been sent to TikTok influencers as an exclusive piece.
                                                                                                             Megan said: “One of the TikTok people said they loved the holster and wore it around the factory saying
                                                                                                             they would love to make something like it. That was really nice feedback to hear.”
                                                                                                             Megan is continuing her studies at DMU with a master’s degree in Contour Fashion Innovation.
                                                                                                             Megan Cornhill, Contour Fashion BA (Hons)

                                                                                                               Unlike many other universities, we offer lifelong     By giving you the tools to make your CV stand out,
                                                                                                               support to all DMU alumni through opportunities       shine in that interview, and continue impressing in

                                                                                                               such as networking events, recruitment fairs, and     the job, we’re committed to helping you get ready
                                                                                                               expert one-to-one advice.                             for the world of work and become what current
                                                                                                               No matter what support you need or what               and future employers are searching for.
                                                                                                               your circumstances are, we can adapt our
                                                                                                               career services to suit you and work with you         Gateway to the working world

                                                                                                               to make sure we get it right – whether it’s a         We provide support, advice and guidance
                                                                                                               year-long paid placement, a few hours of              throughout your time at DMU and beyond. Our
                                                                                                               voluntary work experience, or some quick              team offers one-to-one sessions and professional
                                                                                                               advice on a job application.                          networking events to students and graduates,
                                                                                                                                                                     giving access to MyGateway – our online careers
                                                                                                               Our Employability Mentoring provides students         portal for jobs, events, and appointments on
                                                                                                               with the opportunity to make connections with         finances, mental health and disability support.
         We understand that your degree is a stepping stone to landing your dream
                                                                                                               and learn from industry professionals, in virtual,
         career, and when it comes to helping students build their careers, DMU has
                 been named the best university in the UK for doing just that.
                                                                                                               group and one to one mentoring settings.              Earn while you learn
                                                                                                               With access to an extensive range of online           Campus-based recruitment agency Unitemps,
                                                                                                               resources 24/7, we’ll help you plan for your          offers a range of full-time and part-time
     DMU’s careers and employability service,           personalised CV feedback through our DMU               career in the digital age. If you’re an aspiring      opportunities to our students.
     known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best           Works Skills Hub.                                      entrepreneur, we can help develop and bring
     University Careers/Employability Service at the   • Industry experience through virtual and               your business idea to life.                           Our approach works
     National Undergraduate Employability (NUE)          in-person placements, internships, and                                                                      Our graduates have gone on to do great things,
     Awards in 2021.                                                                                           We’ve built great partnerships and employer
                                                         employability mentoring at companies such as                                                                such as winning Oscars and securing successful
                                                                                                               networks with a variety of already-established
     Our award-winning careers support means that        ASOS, Disney, HSBC, KPMG, L’Oreal,                                                                          jobs with organisations including Tommy Hilfiger,
                                                                                                               companies and organisations across Leicester
     by studying with us you will benefit from our       Microsoft, NHS, Pfizer                                                                                      Nickelodeon, River Island, Warner Bros, the BBC,
                                                                                                               and beyond.
     careers commitment, giving you access to:           and Rolls-Royce.                                                                                            Gucci, BMW, Levi’s, NASA, the NHS, Disney, IBM
                                                                                                               DMU students can also get a helping hand to kick-     and Adidas.
     • Guaranteed work experience opportunities        • Opportunities to work on live industry briefs and     start their career in Leicester, as part of a newly
       for all students.                                 to be part of real industry showcases as part of
                                                         your course, such as Graduate Fashion Week,
                                                                                                               launched initiative, The Leicester 1000 (also         Real-world insight
     • Flexible and personalised career support                                                                known as L1K). The programme aims to bridge the       We give all our students the opportunity to gain
       tailored to your needs, including placement       Congress to Campus and the international              gap between businesses in and around the city         professional experience. This can range from a
       years which earn academic credit towards          Formula Student competition at Silverstone            and graduates who want to secure their first          year’s placement to spending a day on site at an
       your degree, skills workshops and                 race track – to name a few!                           professional role out of university in the region.    employer, typically in the UK or Europe.
       masterclasses linked to your course.            • Real-world experience and teaching by                 DMU is the 8th highest UK university for the
                                                         academic staff, guest speakers and lectures                                                            
     • Unlimited access to digital tools including                                                             number of graduate start-ups supported by our
       LinkedIn Learning courses, practice tests         from inspiring industry leaders.                      Enterprise Placement Year, where you could have
       and interviews, self-assessments, and                                                                   12 months to develop your business idea.

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''I have been studying at DMU for almost 5 years
                                                                                                                  now, and couldn’t be more happy with the quality of
                                                                                                                  the campus, its facilities and supportive staff.''
                                                                                                                  Pablo Garcia, Data Analytics MSc

                                                                                                                  Life on campus                                        We will support you to confidently use a huge
                                                                                                                                                                        range of learning technologies, including
                                                                                                                  Our Campus Centre is the home of
                                                                                                                                                                        Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS
                                                                                                                  De Montfort Students’ Union, improving
                                                                                                                                                                        Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you

              OUR CAMPUS
                                                                                                                  your student experience with extra
                                                                                                                                                                        can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to
                                                                                                                  break-out space to study, chat and relax.
                                                                                                                                                                        use Microsoft 365, and study-support software
                                                                                                                  Across campus, there are many places to eat           such as mind-mapping and note-taking through
                                                                                                                  and drink, including the Food Village – a light,      our new Digital Student Skills Hub.

             AND FACILITIES
                                                                                                                  spacious environment where students can order
                                                                                                                                                                        The library staff offer additional support to
                                                                                                                  fresh pizza from our pizza oven, pasta dishes,
                                                                                                                                                                        students, including help with academic writing,
                                                                                                                  fish and chips, halal food options and more. Our
                                                                                                                                                                        research strategies, literature searching,
                                                                                                                  award-winning Riverside Café, specialising in
                                                                                                                                                                        reference management and assistive
                                                                                                                  vegetarian and vegan cuisine, sits on the bank of
         You work best where you’re happy and inspired, so we invested to                                         the River Soar, with stunning views over
                                                                                                                                                                        technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service
         create a stunning campus that’s a place of learning designed to be                                                                                             for help and advice, live LibChat, online
                                                                                                                  the water. Campus also hosts a Subway and a
                                                                                                                                                                        workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available
                   safe, stimulating and where you’ll feel at home..                                              number of coffee shops serving Starbucks or
                                                                                                                                                                        from our Learning Services, and weekly library
                                                                                                                  Costa Coffee hot drinks.
                                                                                                                                                                        live chat sessions that give you the chance to
     As a campus university situated in the hub of          The regeneration of the Great Hall of Leicester       The main Kimberlin Library offers a space             ask the library teams for help.
     Leicester, DMU students get the best of both           Castle brought new life and purpose to the            where you can work, study and access a vast
                                                                                                                                                                        Our campus also has a number of sustainable
     worlds. A safe and peaceful place to study with        former court of law in this Grade I listed building   range of print materials, with computer stations,
                                                                                                                                                                        design features, from solar panels to greener
     everything in easy reach, while only minutes           as a teaching space for students in the Faculty of    laptops, plasma screens and assistive
                                                                                                                                                                        travel initiatives.
     away from the exciting buzz of the city centre.        Business and Law.                                     technology also available.
                                                                                                                                                                        We offer spiritual support within our Prayer
     At the heart of our campus of the future is the        We’re constantly investing in our facilities and      As well as providing a physical space in which
                                                                                                                                                                        Room in the Portland Building, which is open
     award-winning Vijay Patel Building, home to our        adapting them to deliver the best learning            to work, we offer online tools to support your
                                                                                                                                                                        throughout the academic year and hosts a
     art and design subjects. It brings all our art and     experience possible, whether that’s on campus         studies, and our extensive online collection of
                                                                                                                                                                        variety of events.
     design courses together providing inspiring,           or online, and striving to make sure you have a       resources accessible from our library website,
     flexible spaces, studios and facilities which invite   place where you can feel safe, happy and secure.      e-books, specialised databases and electronic   
     creativity and innovation across the different                                                               journals and films which can be remotely
     subject areas.                                                                                               accessed from anywhere you choose.

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Industry-standard equipment                         AIRFOX DISO helps students gain piloting
                                                         skills ‘flying’ a number of civil and military
     From laboratories, art studios and study spaces
                                                         aircraft models.
     to seminar rooms and lecture theatres, we
     prioritise modern technologies and equipment        In the Vijay Patel Building, we have 25
     to prepare students for the future.                 workshops to support our students’ creativity
                                                         across design, art, crafts and textiles. The
     In the Hugh Aston Building, the Trading Room
                                                         Performing Arts Centre for Excellence and the
     gives students access to the same information
                                                         Campus Centre building include spacious
     as leaders in business, finance and
                                                         studios and rehearsal rooms, as well as large,
     government, bringing the real world of work into
                                                         fully equipped performance spaces, all with
     the classroom. The building also has its own
                                                         live-streaming capability and supported by
     mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an
                                                         expert technicians.
     integrated law library.
                                                         Heritage House is home to our state-of-the-art
     The 19th-century Hawthorn Building has
                                                         simulation suite, giving students hands-on
     facilities designed to replicate current practice
                                                         patient care and ward experience. The
     in health and life sciences, including
                                                         purpose-built space features three large
     contemporary analytical chemistry and
                                                         multi-purpose teaching rooms, three cubicles for
     formulation laboratories, audiology booths and
                                                         small-scale teaching and demonstrations, a
     nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.                                                            Creating a safe and                             The DMU community is a caring,
                                                         counselling room and student breakout spaces
     Our media studios are equipped with industry-                                                                                                            compassionate and understanding one, and
     level video, audio and radio production suites
                                                         for all clinical based programmes including          secure campus                                   your health and safety during your time at
                                                         nursing, midwifery, paramedicine and audiology.
     and recording studios. Engineering students                                                              Campus life is a fundamental part of our        DMU is of paramount importance to us. In
                                                         All teaching spaces in the new suite have been
     can use our energy laboratory, where DMU                                                                 students’ university experience and we’ve       order to make sure you have the best student
                                                         installed with cameras, microphones, and
     research helped EU businesses hit energy-                                                                worked hard to make sure that our facilities,   experience possible.
                                                         speakers via an innovative learning technology for
     efficiency targets, as well as our cyber security                                                        library, food and drink outlets and student     Our staff and students share a responsibility
                                                         healthcare education known as ‘LearningSpace’.
     centre and laboratories, which have been                                                                 spaces are safe for you to enjoy.               and commitment to ensure our campus is
                                                         Students from the Leicester School of Nursing
     developed with leaders in the industry. For         and Midwifery, The Leicester School of Allied        During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we         safe for all to use and enjoy.
     aeronautical engineering, our dedicated             Health Sciences, School of Applied Social            implemented new and more thorough safety
     aeronautical laboratory allows students to work     Sciences and Leicester School of Pharmacy will       and hygiene measures across our buildings 
     with a purpose-built subsonic wind tunnel for       all benefit from these new facilities.               including hand sanitiser points, one-way
     experimental investigation of aerodynamics,                                                              systems where possible, enhanced cleaning
     while our industry-standard flight simulator                                                             measures and more.

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What’s on?

           LEICESTER – AN
                                                                                       DMU’s campus is located in the heart of Leicester, a great place to be a
                                                                                       student; it has everything you’re looking for and more – a safe space to live
                                                                                       and study as well as convenient access to accommodation, shopping, nightlife
                                                                                       and all that’s on offer in the city centre. Leicester’s £350 million Highcross
                                                                                       shopping centre has big-brand excitement while the established mix of

                                                                                       independent and one-off boutiques in The Lanes adds something different.
                                                                                       While steeped in English history, today Leicester is famed for it's vibrant
                                                                                       diversity, where you can explore culinary delights from around the world in

                                                                                       'the most multicultural street in the country' - Narborough Road. Or head
                                                                                       outside of the city centre and you'll stumble across plenty of scenic
                                                                                       countryside - the perfect opportunity to explore the surrounding region and
                                                                                       look after your wellbeing.
                                                                                       Quirky juice and coffee shops and real-ale pubs and bars offer perfect places
     It’s home to Britain’s most multicultural high street, hosts a Caribbean          to catch up with friends, while Leicester’s amazing array of cuisines means
                                                                                       you can sample food from around the world at venues from funky out-of-the-
      festival that is the largest of its kind outside London, and the biggest         way joints to high-end restaurants. Leicester lays claim to its own ‘Golden
     Diwali celebrations outside of India. Great world cuisine is in the city’s        Mile’, a stretch of road close to the city centre renowned for its authentic
     soul, headline-making sport in its heart; creative energy and an instinct         Indian restaurants, sari shops and jewellers.
                         for innovation drive it ever-forward.
                                                                                       Everything you need – at a price that’s right
                                                                                       When it comes to affordability, Leicester’s great for student essentials,
                                                                                       such as food, rent and bills.
                                                                                       Leicester has recently been named one of the top three student cities in
                                                                                       the UK.* The cost of accommodation, the weekly shop and nights out in
                                                                                       Leicester combined was far more wallet-friendly than Birmingham,
                                                                                       Coventry and neighbouring Nottingham.

                                                                                       A city with great links
                                                                                       Leicester’s central location means easy connections to UK cities and
                                                                                       airports, so you’ll never feel too far from friends and family. It’s also the third
                                                                                       most ‘progressive’ city in the UK, according to Bankrate UK, which ranked
                                                                                       cities on how they addressed issues including recycling and the gender pay
                                                                                       gap while promoting positive change.
                                                                                       Only an hour away from London by train and less than an hour from other
                                                                                       major cities such as Birmingham, Leicester has all the connected benefits
                                                                                       of big-city living without the price tag to match. The Student Living Index
                                                                                       2020, compiled by NatWest, ranked Leicester in the top three ‘student
                                                                                       cities’, based on the cost to students of food, rent and fun.

                                                                                       Great sport
                                                                                       With a Premier League football club that surprised the world when they
                                                                                       became league champions, the team have since gone onto win the FA Cup
     ''I consider Leicester my 'home away from home'. Leicester is such a              in 2021. Leicester also has one of the most successful women’s hockey
     beautiful city and is full of diversity. You get to meet people from all around   clubs in the UK, and a basketball club that’s riding high, Leicester is a great
     the world and experience different cultures.''                                    place to enjoy sports. Home to Leicester City, ten-time rugby union
                                                                                       champions Leicester Tigers, leading national basketball side Leicester
     Nwakaego Onyenokporo, Architecture and Sustainability (Phd)                       Riders, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester Hockey Club –
                                                                                       all partners of DMU – sports fans will be spoiled for choice.
                                                                                                                                         * Natwest Student Living Index 2020

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       University is the start of an adventure that can take you anywhere,
        but you also need a space you can come back to and call home.
     DMU offers guaranteed university arranged accommodation for students
        looking to start in 2022/2023* who make DMU their firm choice.

     Where you live is one of the most important          the accommodation. Halls and guideline prices
     parts of your university experience, especially in   are from 2021/22 entry and are correct at the
     your first year. DMU looks to source                 time of going to print. The prices listed are an
     accommodation that caters for what matters           indicator and the fees for 2022/23 entry are
     most to both our students and their parents and      subject to change, so please check our website
     carers. We aim to find every new student a safe      for the latest information.
     and affordable place to live where they’re happy     All DMU-sourced halls of residence are
     and feel at home. There are a wide range of          signed up to the Universities UK national
     halls with thousands of rooms available, where       student accommodation code of practice.
     you can meet lots of new people.                     We aim to offer a healthy, safe environment
     Close to both campus and the city centre, all        with the professional level of service you would
     DMU-sourced rooms are modern and                     expect. University-sourced, privately managed
     self-catered, with single-sex options available,     halls are signed up to the equivalent
     many featuring en-suite bathrooms, shared            Accreditation Network UK/Unipol national
     kitchens, laundry facilities and internet access.    code, which commits providers to maintaining
     Bede Hall offers fully adapted rooms for             professional benchmark standards for large
     wheelchair users, including kitchens.                student developments.                                             ‘‘Through DMU I was also able to access student accommodation at The
     We understand that safety is key, which is why                                                                         Glassworks, which is right on campus. I became roommates with two of the
                                                                                           nicest people I've ever met, and we've had many cosy movie nights along
     all DMU-sourced halls have on-site or on-call
     security, on-site managers, and CCTV or                                                                                with tea (of course) and chocolate.’’
     electronic door entry. Flexible contracts are        *Subject to terms and conditions, for further information visit   Frida Hellmark, Architecture BA (Hons)
     available and weekly prices vary depending on

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Bede Hall                                                     Filbert Village                                               Castle Court                                                  Rose House
Owned and managed by DMU                   UK    EU   WORLD
                                                              Privately managed by Unite Students        UK    EU   WORLD
                                                                                                                            Privately managed by Unite Students
                                                                                                                                                                       UK    EU   WORLD
                                                                                                                                                                                          Privately managed by Unite Students      UK   EU     WORLD

Walking distance from campus and city centre:                 Walking distance from campus: 10 minutes                      Walking distance from campus and city centre:                 Walking distance from campus and city centre:
10 minutes                                                    Walking distance from city centre: 20 minutes                 five minutes                                                  five minutes
Rooms available: 227                                          Rooms available: 547                                          Rooms available: 418                                          Rooms available: 40
Flat size: Seven, eight, nine and 10 bedrooms, each           Flat size: Two, four, five and six bedrooms,                  Flat size: Two, three, four, five and six bedrooms,           Flat size: Four and five bedrooms, each with a shared
with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen facilities          each with a shared kitchen                                    each with a shared kitchen                                    bathroom and shared kitchen facilities
En-suite: No                                                  En-suite: Yes                                                 En-suite: Yes                                                 En-suite: No
Cleaning service: Yes (shared bathrooms only)                 Cleaning service: No                                          Cleaning service: No                                          Cleaning service: No
Guideline price: £99 per week                                 Guideline price: £122.40 - £137.70 per week                   Guideline price: £129.03 - £138.21 per week                   Guideline price: £116.28 per week

The Glassworks                                                The Grange                                                    Liberty Park                                                  Newarke Point
Privately managed by Host                  UK    EU   WORLD
                                                              Privately managed by Unite Students        UK    EU   WORLD
                                                                                                                            Privately managed by Unite Students        UK    EU   WORLD
                                                                                                                                                                                          Privately managed by Unite Students      UK   EU     WORLD

Walking distance from campus: 30 seconds                      Walking distance from campus and city centre:                 Walking distance from campus: 10 - 15 minutes                 Walking distance from campus:
Walking distance from city centre:                            10 minutes                                                    Walking distance from city centre: 15 - 20 minutes            less than one minute
less than one minute                                          Rooms available: 101                                          Rooms available: 230                                          Walking distance from city centre: 10 minutes
Rooms available: 257                                          Flat size: Three, four, five and six bedrooms,                Flat size: Two, three, four and five bedrooms,                Rooms available: 403
Flat size: Three, four, five and six bedrooms,                each with a shared kitchen                                    each with shared kitchen facilities                           Flat size: Five bedrooms, each with shared kitchen
each with a shared kitchen                                    En-suite: Yes (with one exception)                            En-suite: Yes                                                 facilities
En-suite: Yes                                                 Cleaning service: No                                          Cleaning service: No                                          En-suite: Yes
Cleaning service: No                                          Guideline price: £106.08 -£140.76 per week                    Guideline price: £140.76 per week                             Cleaning service: No
Guideline price: £150-£159 per week                                                                                                                                                       Guideline price: £143.82 - £185.61 per week

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New Wharf Hall
Owned and managed by DMU                 UK     EU   WORLD

Walking distance from campus and city centre:
10 minutes
Rooms available: 215
Flat size: Four, seven and 10 bedrooms,
each with a shared bathroom and shared
kitchen facilities
En-suite: No
Cleaning service: Yes (shared bathrooms only)
Guideline price: £110 per week

Waterway Gardens
(priority given to NHS students)
                                                UK    EU

Owned and managed by DMU
Walking distance from campus and city centre:
20 minutes
Rooms available: 90
Flat size: Six-bedroom houses, each with a
shared bathroom and shared kitchen facilities
En-suite: No
Cleaning service: Yes (shared bathrooms only)
Guideline price: £110 per week
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Travel abroad with your course                        Stand out on a global stage
                                                                                                            Many of our international experiences are             Employers tell us how much they value
                                                                                                            delivered by academic staff and designed to           graduates with international awareness and the
                                                                                                            enhance your studies. In the past, Contour            ability to cooperate and communicate across
                                                                                                            Fashion students visited Victoria’s Secret in         cultures. With DMU Global, you could receive
                                                                                                            New York, Audiology students gave free                funding to complete a work placement or
                                                                                                            hearing tests to people in disadvantaged areas        internship overseas, which offers you the
                                                                                                            of India, Economics students toured the Hong          chance to understand how business works in a
                                                                                                            Kong Monetary Authority and Film students             global context and develop skills that could help
                                                                                                            enjoyed a blockbuster trip to Hollywood.              you stand out in a competitive graduate job
                                                                                                            These short trips are a great way for you to          market. Students have worked in Europe with a
                                                                                                            internationalise your degree, regardless of your      range of global businesses including Puma,
                                                                                                            previous travel experience. DMU Global                BMW and Bosch.
                                                                                                            provides financial support to all students, and
                                                                                                            practical advice to help you prepare for your trip.   International insight on
                                                                                                            Beyond your studies, we also offer a range of         your doorstep
                                                                                                            volunteering and employability opportunities.
                                                                                                            Previous experiences have included an                 You don’t need to travel overseas to have an
                                                                                                            employability trip to Vietnam, an exploration of      international experience with DMU Global. We
                                                                                                            freelancing and start-ups in Los Angeles,             offer a wide range of experiences for you to
                                                                                                            teaching English to schoolchildren in Thailand        develop your intercultural awareness and
                                                                                                                                                                  language skills on campus. This includes the

                                                                                                            and supporting refugees in Berlin.
                                                                                                                                                                  opportunity to learn different languages
                                                                                                            Since its launch, more than 14,000 students           including French, German, Spanish, Arabic,
                                                                                                            have gone overseas with DMU Global, visiting          Japanese and Mandarin.
                                                                                                            more than 65 countries and experiencing new
                                                                                                                                                                  You can internationalise your degree and

                                                                                                            cultures and different educational environments.
                                                                                                                                                                  develop networks globally by participating in
                                                                                                                                                                  DMU Global Online Learning. This initiative
                                                                                                            Study on exchange                                     gives you the chance to participate in exciting
                                                                                                            DMU has links with upwards of 60 universities         virtual experiences that connect you with
                                                                                                            worldwide – that gives undergraduate students         students, academics and businesses globally,
     At DMU, we think globally. A gateway to the world, we encourage you to                                 the chance to spend a year studying on                with opportunities ranging from just a couple of
                                                                                                            exchange as part of their degree. Destinations        hours, to learning across a number of weeks.
       live, learn, work and volunteer internationally, broadening your world                               have included a range of European countries,
                       view and expanding your opportunities.                                                                                                     Through our on-campus and online
                                                                                                            USA, Canada, Japan and South Korea. As well
                                                                                                                                                                  international experiences, we aim to remove
                                                                                                            as experiencing a new culture and enhancing
                                                                                                                                                                  barriers to participation by offering inclusive,
                                                                                                            your studies, you’ll receive formal recognition as
     DMU defines itself as an international community, diverse and open to all. Our award-winning                                                                 accessible and low-cost opportunities to all
                                                                                                            part of your degree title to help you stand out in
     DMU Global programme is offering students hundreds of overseas, on-campus and online                                                                         DMU students. Participation in online activities
                                                                                                            the job market.
     opportunities to experience different cultures and ways of learning to boost their job opportunities                                                         can help boost your employability prospects by
     and help them develop a range of key skills.                                                                                                                 developing digital, teamwork and
                                                                                                                                                                  communication skills.
     We aim to broaden your cultural horizons, improve your ability to communicate and develop other
     key skills valued by employers.                                                                                                                         

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        Take part in volunteering opportunities to help the local community,
              make positive changes and put your skills into practice.

     As a DMU student, you can volunteer your          Making a difference locally
     time and skills to support inspiring, rewarding
                                                       DMU Local has active links with more than
     and worthwhile projects, both in the local
                                                       300 local organisations, including 60 schools,
     community and across the entire globe. Our
                                                       and has a series of projects running across
     community outreach and volunteering
                                                       three areas hit by economic deprivation and
     programme, DMU Local, aims to create
                                                       poverty. As well as this, we are working on
     positive change across Leicestershire, as well
                                                       health and education projects across the city,
     as in communities across the world, using the
                                                       driving better school results, improving
     expertise, skills and research of staff and
                                                       chances of university admission, helping newly
     student volunteers. Each year, hundreds of
                                                       arrived refugees and asylum seekers and
     DMU students and staff members volunteer to
                                                       offering support to people with dementia.
     work across the city on more than 100 worthy
     and diverse projects and activities. The latest   Our work in Leicester’s prison has even been
     figures* show that DMU students clocked up        credited by the governor as helping to
     an impressive 20,465 hours of volunteering        transform the jail and reduce violence.
     during 2019/20, with the average student
     giving 28 hours of their time to good causes.
                                                       A positive impact throughout
     Our student volunteers came from 55
     different countries, making 36 per cent of all    the world
     DMU Local volunteers international students       During trips to the United Nations’
     who enjoyed learning more about Leicester         headquarters in New York, our students also
     and UK culture through volunteering.              volunteered within local communities in the
     In addition, students and staff from DMU          city. They transformed an overgrown garden at
     contributed more than 2,000 hours of              a refugee centre to create a space people
     volunteering to help city projects during the     could enjoy, and worked at a soup kitchen
     Covid-19 pandemic, which ranged from              providing meals for homeless people and
     distributing DMU-made                             low-income families. During winter, volunteers
     PPE kit to schools, hospitals and care homes      worked with Leicester-based charity LE
     to volunteering at city food banks.               Solidarity to donate clothes and sleeping bags
                                                       to refugees fighting the cold in Paris.
     Students have benefited from opportunities to
     volunteer worldwide, which have included          Meanwhile, the volunteering work by students
     supporting refugees across Europe and             in Ahmedabad, as part of our Square Mile
     helping disadvantaged communities in India        India project, has previously won an award for
     and the US.                                       International Strategy. In India, students have
                                                       been involved in rebuilding flood-risk homes,
     Not only does this support those in need
                                                       supporting children to get an education,
     across the community, but the life lessons
                                                       providing tests that are improving hearing in
     and skills you’ll learn through volunteering
                                                       the community and putting on dance and
     can help you get ready for the real world
                                                       drama lessons for youngsters.
     when you graduate.

     *DMU Local report 2019/20                   

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Voice                                                Life
                                                                                                       As your students’ union, DSU is here to              There’s entertainment during the day, weekly
                                                                                                       represent your academic interests and amplify        nights out, student essentials at our very
                                                                                                       your voice. It’s led by an officer team made up of   own stationery and merchandise shop and
                                                                                                       five full-time Executive Officers plus seven         eating out at SU’s Diner – our great value

                                                                                                       part-time Liberation Representatives, and all are    American-style diner. Every penny of profit
                                                                                                       current or former DMU students. DSU also has a       spent at your students’ union is reinvested
                                                                                                       brilliant team of more than 400 course               back into making its services and events both
                                                                                                       representatives who are all current DMU              awesome and affordable.
                                                                                                       students who are in place to represent your          Not sure what you’re interested in? No worries,

                                                                                                       course’s interests.                                  DSU puts on regular ‘Give It a Go’ events where
                                                                                                                                                            you can try different activities, learn something
                                                                                                       Activities                                           new, meet new people and get involved.
                                                                                                       We look after more than 200 student groups           Every DMU student is automatically a member
                                                                                                       and societies, close to 40 sports clubs,             of DSU so, once you’re settled into your new
                                                                                                       numerous volunteering groups and Demon               surroundings, why not come and say hello?
       De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is an independent student-run and                             Media – all of which offer you a chance to be
       student-led organisation. It’s there to involve, represent and inspire our                      involved with something amazing while at DMU    
                                                                                                       and make memories that will last.
         students to make the most of their time at DMU and is based in the
                      Campus Centre at the heart of campus.                                            Support
                                                                                                       The DSU team is happy to help you with course
     University is not only about education, but also developing and shaping your future through the   queries, as well as matters related to finance,
     experiences and memories you make. DSU helps you to create an unforgettable journey while         wellbeing and housing. The team are here to
     looking out for wellbeing, creating a sense of belonging and providing opportunities to get       make sure you feel safe, well and welcome and
     actively involved.                                                                                it’s all completely free and impartial.

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      We believe your university experience should give you the opportunity
        to meet your full potential. We work to create an environment that
      focuses on your health and wellbeing, so you can live a healthy, happy
                and productive life at university and in the future.

     Healthy DMU is our university-wide approach to student wellbeing. Our Healthy DMU Hub is an            Disability support                                   No Space for Hate
     online resource to support your wellbeing, offering exercise and volunteering opportunities, and
                                                                                                            We want every student to have a rewarding            No Space for Hate is a student support service
     top tips to help you adjust to university life at DMU. Alongside this, during term time we run
                                                                                                            experience and reach their full potential. Our       which can signpost you towards practical
     Healthy DMU masterclasses, which focus on a variety of topics such as mindfulness, managing
                                                                                                            disability advice and support team offers            support if you have experienced a hate incident
     pressure effectively and building confidence.
                                                                                                            services tailored to the individual needs of         linked to a protected characteristic, such as                                                                                  students with physical and sensory disabilities,     race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender
                                                                                                            medical conditions and Specific Learning             identity or disability.
     Wellbeing and counselling                          Mental health support                               Differences (SpLD).

     • Our wellbeing team can give you the              Our experienced mental health inclusion team
                                                                                                            The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) covers        Religious support
                                                                                                            a wide range of conditions and is designed to        Our OpenFaith initiative incorporates faith and
       opportunity to talk in confidence with           aims to deliver the support and signposting
                                                                                                            help students pay for extra costs associated         spirituality into wellbeing and welfare services.
       someone who is impartial and separate from       that students need to reach their full potential.
                                                                                                            with the effects of disabilities or long-term
       work, social and family life.                    Our team can offer practical advice on                                                                   OpenFaith encourages students of all faiths
                                                                                                            medical conditions.
     • They can help you find and activate your         managing mental health difficulties and                                                                  and no faith to celebrate diversity and
                                                        short-term interventions including:                 The DMU Centre for Accessibility Needs               humanitarian values. Spiritual facilities on
       own resources to resolve your difficulties.
                                                                                                            (DMU-CAN), accredited by the Department of           campus include a prayer room, the Breathing
     • We are committed to providing an                 • Assessment of whether practical
                                                                                                            Education, is set up to perform assessments of       Space, and the chaplaincy.
       environment which is free from harassment          adjustments could be made to teaching,            students’ needs as part of the DSA process, and
       and discrimination. Our Mandala Project            coursework hand-in times or exams.                you don’t have to wait until you’ve started your
       signposts students towards practical             • Support when discussing needs to                  course to book your assessment.
       support if they experience such behaviours         teaching staff.                                   Our goal is to help each student to manage the       DMUfreedom
       on campus, including sexual violence,            • Practical goal-setting and suggestions            impact of a condition or SpLD on their studies.      DMUfreedom, our equality, diversity and
       domestic violence, forced marriage and             of how to address certain issues you may          The funding can support with the cost of lots of     inclusion charter, was created to put
       coercive control, sexual harassment                be experiencing.                                  things, such as specialist equipment, non-           inclusivity at the heart of everything we do
       including stalking, unwanted contact and
                                                        • Support accessing local services such as          medical helpers, autism and mental health            at DMU.
       abusive language. Visit our website for a full
                                                          the NHS.                                          mentors, specialist study skills tutors, or travel   We believe that your university experience
       range of the advice and services available,
                                                        • Signposting to agencies who are able to           costs specifically related to your condition.        should give you all the time, space and
       or to arrange an appointment.
                                                          support students with alcohol and                                        support you need to choose your own life and                              substance use issues.                                                                                  career path.
                                                        • Signposting to counselling services.
                                                                                                            Student Gateway                                      Stay active while you study
                                                                            We have dedicated student support teams              DMU Active offers free recreational sports
                                                                                                            and a wide range of services accessible              opportunities throughout the academic year
                                                                                                            through the Student Gateway, which offers            for students to become physically active
                                                                                                            information and guidance in areas including,         alongside their studies. It can help you
                                                                                                            student finance and welfare, jobs and                maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle and
                                                                                                            careers, mature student support and care             manage your physical and mental wellbeing.
                                                                                                            leaver support.

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Recreational sport                                     A sporting city
                                                                               We’re committed to providing opportunities for         Leicester is a city with sporting achievements
                                                                               all students to enjoy a social and active lifestyle.   to be proud of, and DMU shares that spirit.
                                                                               Our student-led DMUactive programme offers             Official partner to Premier League football club
                                                                               an extensive range of free activities such as          Leicester City, our long-standing links
                                                                               pilates, yoga and zumba and sports including           generate placement opportunities for
                                                                               basketball, netball and tennis. We also offer a        students, as well as ticket offers that mean
                                                                               number of internal competitive leagues and             you could see some of the world’s best
                                                                               one-off events such as UV badminton.                   players in action just five minutes from
                                                                                                                                      campus. We also have partnerships with other
                                                                               Performance sport                                      major competitive teams, including 10-time
                                                                                                                                      English rugby union champions Leicester Tigers
                                                                               Successful scholars will benefit from a bespoke
                                                                                                                                      and Britain’s oldest professional basketball
                                                                               and enhanced sport scholarship programme.
                                                                                                                                      team, Leicester Riders, the three-year
                                                                               We offer a comprehensive package of support
                                                                                                                                      back-to-back British Basketball League
                                                                               for scholars including dedicated strength and
                                                                                                                                      champions, as well as Leicester Hockey Club
                                                                               conditioning coaches, nutrition, psychology,
                                                                                                                                      and Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
                                                                               performance lifestyle, physiotherapy. Scholars
                                                                               will also benefit from financial assistance
                                                                               through a cash bursary and services-in-kind            Sporting facilities
                                                                               scheme. The Watershed, our indoor training             The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
                                                                               environment for clubs and societies, offers            Leisure Centre has a 25-metre six-lane

                                                                               land-training facilities for rowing, as well as a      swimming pool, sauna, 13-metre climbing wall,
                                                                               dedicated strength and conditioning gym for            sports hall, free-weights area, fitness suite and
                                                                               selected club members.                                 a comprehensive fitness programme with a
                                                                                                                                      variety of activities, from aerobics and abs
                                                                                                                                      blast, to yoga and Zumba.
                                                                                                                                      Our Beaumont Park facility boasts a clubhouse,
     DMUsport offers dozens of sports clubs and activities, ranging from                                                              two all-weather 3G artificial pitches, two
                                                                                                                                      FA-standard grass pitches and floodlights for
        triathlon and boxing to cheerleading and volleyball. We have                                                                  night games.
     something for everyone, whether you’re trying an activity for the first
             time or representing DMU at national competitions.                                                                  

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Airport pick-ups                                  Talk to a current student
                                                                                                         DMU operates a bus pick-up service from           If you want to find out more about DMU, ask
                                                                                                         London Heathrow Airport, which will take you      questions about your course or find out what
                                                                                                         directly to DMU campus. The service               it’s like being a student in Leicester, you can

     IN T ER N AT ION A L A ND E U                                                                       coincides with key arrival dates, including
                                                                                                         pre-sessional English language courses in
                                                                                                         June, July and August and our International
                                                                                                                                                           chat to one of our friendly advisers who are
                                                                                                                                                           also currently studying at DMU.

        S T UDE N T S UP P OR T
                                                                                                         Welcome Week in September.
                                                                                                                                                           Your student visa should allow you to use
                                                                                                         English language support                          the National Health Service throughout your
     International and EU Student                   International Welcome Week                           Free English language support is available for    stay. It is important that you register with a
     Support team                                   We host a week of events and activities              international students on undergraduate           local doctors’ practice during your time in the
                                                    to help you settle into life in the UK and           courses, offering two hours of sessions each      UK. We recommend De Montfort Surgery,
     For international and EU students, our
                                                    make new friends. You can attend our                 week alongside your studies. We also offer        which is located on campus and has close
     dedicated support team is on hand to provide
                                                    welcome event, take a trip to a local                intensive pre-sessional English courses that      links with DMU.
     help and guidance before and during your
     time at DMU. The team runs our International   attraction, and learn more about working             can be taken in the summer before starting
                                                    in the UK, how to manage money and about             your degree course.
     Welcome Week, airport pick-ups and a                                                                                                                  Religious support
     ‘buddies’ scheme, which offers opportunities   academic requirements and expectations
                                                    at a UK university.                                                            There is a Christian prayer room and a Muslim
     to be matched with a current DMU student to                                                                                                           prayer room (with washing facilities) on
     help you settle in.                                                                                           campus. Anyone can visit the on campus
                                                                                                         Accommodation                                                                                                                    chaplaincy for non-denominational religious
                                                                                                         DMU offers guaranteed accommodation               support. The Christian chaplains and Muslim                              Explore the UK                                       for undergraduate international students          imam provide advice and guidance to students
                                                    During term-time our Explore UK programme            looking to start in 2022/23 who make DMU          of all faiths and on matters relating to faith
                                                    runs regular trips and visits at the weekends to     their firm choice.* All of our modern student     and religion, alongside spiritual, pastoral,
                                                    other towns, cities and tourist attractions across   accommodation is close to campus and the          moral and social care.
                                                    the UK.                                              city centre, with many of Leicester’s
                                                                                                         attractions only minutes away.
                                                                            See pages 20-24 for more information.            *Subject to terms and conditions, for further information visit

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     Tuition fees for                                  Tuition fee payment options
     international students                            International students are required to pay
     We set our fees so that students receive a        50 per cent of their fees in advance of
     high-quality and distinctive education while      registration. The easiest and quickest
     enjoying excellent facilities and a fantastic     way to pay your fees is online at
     experience. Currently, international student
     fees are:*                                        You can opt to pay tuition fees in full or follow
     • BA/BSc (Hons) (including a foundation          an instalment plan:
        year or year zero) / MPharm / MDes
                                                       Further to the payment of 50 per cent of fees
        degrees: £14,250 - £14,750 per year
                                                       prior to registration, the following instalment
     • MA/MSc: £14,600 - £18,820                      plans are available:                   Instalment Plan 1: The remaining 50 per
     *Please note the above costs are for students     cent can be paid in three instalments across
     studying in 2021. For students studying in        October, January and April.
     2022 costs are to be confirmed. Costs are         Instalment Plan 2: The remaining 50 per
     subject to an annual review and therefore         cent can be paid in seven instalments across
     subject to change. For updates on costs visit:    November, December, January, February,                       March, April and May.
     Weekly budget
     The UK National Union of Students (NUS)           Scholarships and bursaries
     estimates that for a student outside London,      DMU offers a range of scholarships and
     the average annual cost of living is around       bursaries to help students with the cost of
     £12,000. This does not include your fees,         international study and to make the most of
     or the cost of traveling to the UK.               their time with us. For the most up-to-date
     We recommend using Which? Student Budget          information please visit
     Calculator to find out how other students have
     budgeted for life at university in the UK. You
     can also find more information about weekly       Students from the EU
     expenditure and budget planning at UKCISA
                                                       EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals are
                                                       no longer eligible for home fee status or
                                                       financial support from Student Finance
                                                       England for courses starting after academic
                                                       year 2021/22.
     Please note that expenditure can vary
     considerably, depending on factors such as
     your choice of accommodation and lifestyle.
     No costs have been included for social life, as
     this tends to vary from student to student.

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