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Life at DMU

A 21st-century university

The £136 million reimagining of the campus at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve and shows our confidence in what we do and what we are.

DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study of teaching quality by the Times Higher Education magazine.

We are immensely proud of our brilliant home city and our part in its great history, exciting transformation and future success. Diverse and multicultural, but with its own confident character, Leicester has been named one of the best UK cities in which to live and work.


A global university

A true world university, our signature #DMUglobal programme aims to offer the majority of students an international experience, while #LoveInternational is our active commitment to tolerance, resilience, acceptance and openness. We are in the Top 10 most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, as rated by UCAS.


A scholarly community

DMU has excelled in the National Teaching Fellow awards − the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education – receiving 18 since the scheme began. The majority of DMU’s research activity was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework.

A life-shaping experience

DMU is committed to providing its students with an amazing experience by acting on their feedback. Recent significant results include the opening of the library 24/7 and 365 days of the year, enhanced IT support and electronic submissions of all dissertations. The Student Experience Strategy is DMU’s way of ensuring students have a greater input in the kinds of projects, programmes and opportunities they want. Students will be offered the chance to work on strategic project boards. 

Students enjoy huge discounts on sports tickets thanks to DMU partnerships with major teams in Leicester.

Define yourself

Our equality and diversity charter DMUfreedom is our commitment to a DMU where everyone is free to be, to inspire and to succeed. Through DMU Square Mile, students are harnessing their knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to volunteer at events that create sustainable community support networks and improve the lives of thousands of people. By working alongside Leicester City Council and other organisations, #DMUlocal offers a wide range of exciting projects that meet the needs of communities and have a transformative impact.

See for yourself

Come to an Open Day and find out why DMU is so popular, exciting and inspiring.


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DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

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At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

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Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.