Essential DMU

The Payroll Giving scheme allows you to donate to charity effectively in the most tax-effective way.


DMU recognises teaching excellence through the
Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards

Did you know?

DMU recognises staff excellence through the OSCAR awards.


DMU offer a comprehensive range of development opportunities for staff.

Did you know?

DMU works in partnership with local and national businesses to offer discounts on a range of products and services.


You can get free medical checks through Occupational Health.


Essential DMU

Congratulations on securing a job at De Montfort University (DMU).

On your marks: Includes information about the university that you should look at before you start.

Get set: This covers your first few weeks in the job and your formal induction.

Go: Takes you from your induction through to the end of your probation.

You can discover more about the university on the about DMU pages of the website. 

We also have a set of pages specifically for DMU staff, which include information, resources, news, publications and much more. The staff pages are updated daily, and you can find out more about these and our other communications channels in the Get Set section.

An introduction from our Vice-Chancellor

Click play on the video below for a personal welcome by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard:

Vice-Chancellor's welcome


Dominic is an an avid user of Twitter (possibly the country’s most dedicated tweeting VC!), and he communicates with staff and students frequently using this medium. Follow Dominic on Twitter.

On your marks
On your marks

The 'On your marks' section of Essential DMU is an information area for new starters.

Get set
Get set

The 'Get set' section of Essential DMU covers your workplace induction at DMU.


The 'Go' section covers the period between the end of your workplace induction and the end of your probation.