Leicester City Football Club 

DMU and Leicester City Football club have collaborated on a number of exciting projects.  


Research and Industry partnerships

We are proud of the excellent work we do with our partners, which benefits our students, staff and members of the public. Thanks to our many partners students can enjoy an education that is closely developed with industry leaders such as the BBC and the NHS.

Our exciting new partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP) a global leader in IT will bring about many exciting benefits to DMU. DMU will host industry experts and work with HP to carry out leading IT research in the new HP Academy which will be set up at DMU.

DMU is renowned for the quality and breadth of its research, and much of our work is done in conjunction with our industry-leading partners. For example the unique skin cancer detection tool that could help the earlier detection of malignant melanoma is being developed by DMU and the NHS. The £75,000 project is being carried out in collaboration with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust’s Dermatology Department.

To find out more about the world changing research carried out at DMU; visit our research homepage.

Businesses can also work with us by entering into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and benefit from our expertise and knowledge.

 Strategic partnerships

De Montfort University’s strategic partnerships enhance the student experience, strengthen the reputation of the university and help to bring members of the local community together.

Our strong links with industry have enabled DMU graduates to help Leicester match London for new business success, according to influential magazine, The Economist.

Leicester’s Curve theatre, Britain’s finest provincial theatre, opens its doors to DMU students for both learning and leisure. See the photos from our amazing graduation ceremonies, held every year at the Curve theatre. We also run the Theatre Archive Project in conjunction with the British Library, and every year we support Leicester Comedy Festival, one of Europe’s largest comedy festivals.

Sports at DMU play an integral part of university life to maintain this DMU has formed partnerships with many local high-profile sports teams. We work closely with Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers and the Leicester Riders Basketball team. However these partnerships are not solely sporting based, through these partnerships we also look at innovative ways to further our students sporting as well as academic ambitions and achievements.

Clubs such as Leicester City Football Club and the Leicester Riders basketball team are all signed up to our ground-breaking Graduate Champions scheme. The scheme sees students from DMU take up paid-placements within these organisations to gain vital work experience, further their career prospects and to foster enhanced collaborations between these institutions and DMU.

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Mission and vision

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