- Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey puts DMU in the top 25 UK universities for employment rates.
- More than 135 start-ups were launched at DMU last year through its Enterprise Inc program.
- De Montfort University (DMU) has been named as one of Britain’s top 20 universities for the most successful graduate start-ups.
De Montfort University (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education. Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved through many incarnations including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic.
The university offers a number of placement opportunities, giving students the chance to experience a real-life working environment. DMU also has its own placement scheme, Frontrunners, which offers students the chance to apply for a placement within the university itself. It also offers careers advice, a range of careers fairs, internship programmes and knowledge-transfer partnerships.
Entrepreneurs are catered for with supported workspace for new businesses and grants, and prizes for those with creative and innovative ideas. Every student at DMU is given the chance to enhance their CV by becoming involved in the university’s community initiative – the Square Mile project – which offers internships, project management experience and a range of volunteering opportunities.
Colleges and Schools
DMU’s academic structure is based on 15 Schools and Departments.
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DMU aims to provide university-sourced accommodation for all new UK and international students who request it. There is a range of options, from standard rooms with a shared kitchen and bathrooms, to en-suites and self-contained apartments. All of DMU’s halls of residence are within walking distance of both the campus and the city centre and cost between £89 and £157 per week.
The university boasts well-equipped studios and workspaces, and a 24-hour library, which houses more than half a million publications as well as fully equipped learning zones. The campus centre, home to DMU’s student union, has coffee shops and snack bars on the ground floor, and a bar/venue on the first floor.
Students can also make use of the new £8m leisure centre, which includes a swimming pool, climbing wall, fully kitted-out gym and studios for a variety of fitness classes.
Leicester’s central location means all major towns and cities in the UK are within easy access. London is just over an hour away by train, Birmingham is 50 minutes and Sheffield is just under an hour. Leicester is also within easy reach of east Midlands airport. The university campus is right in the centre of the city, meaning all amenities are close at hand, and halls are either on campus or a short walk away.
Living in Leicester
Leicester itself is a diverse and vibrant place. A £3bn regeneration of the city has transformed it into a hub of entertainment, shopping and culture – all of which is within walking distance of DMU’s campus.