Reasons to #loveDMU
We are committed to providing DMU students with an amazing experience by acting on their feedback wherever possible.
Our #loveDMU campaign, run in partnership with De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) aims to raise awareness of some of the positive changes we have made as a result of student feedback.
You can check out why we think you should #loveDMU below, as well as some faculty-specific reasons too.
Reasons to #loveDMU
- DMU is a university ranked Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the only Government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education. This puts DMU in the top third of universities.
- The new MyDMU student portal has been launched with an app so you can access all of your information on the go.
- The Dare to Be mentoring scheme is now available to all students.
- Our new student print solution has made printing cheaper and easier than ever before.
- Our Graduation Support Fund allows students to apply for a pair of free tickets for their Graduation, free gown hire, or both.
- The library is open to current students who hold and display valid library cards 24/7 and 365 days a year other than in exceptional circumstances.
- The Employability Award, for all final-year undergraduate students will provide £100 towards the costs of securing employment
- There are bursaries available to support successful #DMUglobal participants, with £150 to European destinations, and £400 for international destinations.
- There will be three #DMUglobal mass trips to New York, Hong Kong and Berlin in 2017-18 with up to 2,000 places for students.
- The Library offers writing chats and tutorials with CLaSS and MLC tutors.
- The Library have introduced a leisure reading collection.
- There are free charging stations for mobiles and tablets in the Library.
- DMU Replay provides easily accessible content from academic sessions available to students - this means that you can revise taught material in a way which suits you best.
- Through Single Point of Access (SPA) appointments we’ve made it easier for you to access Disability and Mental Health support and Counselling. These can be booked at a time of your choice by clicking here.
- Co-creation at DMU – students are allowed and encouraged to build and improve their own student experience going beyond traditional mechanisms for feedback.
E+D+Me training: training for 1000 students to capitalise on diversity at DMU to enhance their learning and student experience.
- We’ve created a bespoke social space for Postgraduate students.
- De Montfort Students' Union (DSU):
- Student representation is embedded at every level at DMU thanks to DSU – making sure your voice is heard and experience is the best it can be.
- DSU’s Advice team saved students more than £174,000 in student finance appeals, housing deposits and other complaints that they would otherwise have paid in 2016/17.
- We have the most diverse range of student groups EVER at DSU with over 160 sports clubs, societies and other groups to help you discover something new at DMU.
- Opening of Vijay Patel Building until midnight Mon-Fri during term time, and 9-6pm at weekends. Hub areas, studios and computer labs are all available, with a lab monitor on hand during these extended periods to help manage printing issues, ensure consumables are kept fully stocked and that IT incidents are reported as quickly as possible.
- Opening of Vijay Patel art and design workshops for independent working until 8pm Monday-Thursday from Week 7, with technical staff on hand to supervise each area.
- New spaces for group working and collaborative discussions.
- Removal of group work in the final year.
- Identification of return dates on all module guides.
- Students wanted more access to Bloomberg terminals so we’ve created a new ‘Bloomberg Trading Room’.
- We are implementing feedback boxes across the faculty, giving students the opportunity to provide immediate feedback on their teaching sessions.
- We have opened three new teaching laboratories in the Portland Building to be used by students across a range of programmes.
- We have improved the breakout space in the Edith Murphy Building, providing enhanced facilities for students to relax and work together.
- £1.4 million spend on flagship new student facilities in Gateway House (IT labs for CSI and bespoke state of the art facilities for Graphic students in LMS).
- Streamlined assessment and move to coursework for final year Media Production Students.
- Full curriculum review of Engineering with new industry focused courses being validated for 2018 entry.
The DMU Difference
A range of support measures for those students facing higher and unavoidable costs:
- We have invested £500k to reduce unavoidable and unique costs in those programme areas where they are greatest. Examples might include, for illustration only, additional materials required for some Art and Design programmes and specialist printing costs.
- We have invested £100k to support the purchase of workshop materials in Art, Design and Humanities.