As thousands of new students get ready to begin their studies at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), they can rest assured that they are in for an unforgettable time.
DMU’s focus on its students flows through every aspect of university life – and now it has been named one of the top 50 universities for student experience in the country.COLOURFUL: Students enjoy great activities at university, including joining in Holi celebrations
Its position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide is testament to its determination that students should benefit both professionally and personally from their time at university.
DMU has invested heavily in its campus to provide facilities students deserve, opening an £8million leisure centre, spending £2million improving football pitches at Beaumont Leys as well as transforming the main Kimberlin Library and opening 24 hours a day.
Its outstanding student support ensures that DMU students have access to a range of expert advice services. From award-winning disability support to welfare advice and help for parents who study, there is a team in place to give students the help they need to succeed.
Our flagship DMU Square Mile project shares the skills of students to benefit the community. Volunteering programmes range from running coding classes to supporting life-saving health projects.
With Freshers’ Week and Welcome Weekend set to begin on Saturday, offering a whole host of activities and events for students to get involved in. Matriculation ceremonies will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday to showcase the exciting student life freshers can look forward to.
Joanne Cooke, Executive Director of Student and Academic Services, said: "Student experience is at the heart of everything we do at DMU and we are very proud that this has been recognised by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
"Our staff are committed to ensuring students benefit professionally and personally from their time at university, whether that is in a stimulating scholarly environment or by demonstrating DMU's ethos that universities should be a public good through involvement with our award-winning Square Mile Project or the many volunteering opportunities on offer.
“We work closely with De Montfort Students' Union to ensure students make the most of their time with us and our student welfare team are there to help with any advice or support, particularly as we prepare to welcome the next generation of students to campus."
Posted on Thursday 24th September 2015