De Montfort Students' Union
First of all, let us introduce ourselves. We are De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), and we’re here to help you Do Something Unforgettable while you’re here at De Montfort University (DMU).
We’re an independent student-run and student-led organisation and we’re here to involve, represent and inspire you to make the most of your time here. And the best bit? Every DMU student is automatically a member of the SU!
We know that coming to uni can be expensive, so we take great pride in being a non-profit organisation – which means that every penny spent in the union is reinvested back into making our services and events awesome and affordable.
You can find us in The Art Factory on the DMU campus while we build #YourNewDSU in the Campus Centre, due to open in early 2017!
What we offer can be split into…
Making your voice heard at DMU. Your union is run by five democratically elected full-time executive officers. They are President Dan Winney, DP Education Augustus Mbanasor, VP Media and Communications Mike Mayes, VP Student Activities Ahtesham Mahmood and VP Welfare and Community Keira Rounsley.
They all are or have been a student of DMU so love this place as much as you do! Each have an area of focus and together work to make DMU the best place it can be for us all. We also have a team of six part-time officers who represent specific groups of students.
We hold regular Student Councils where you help decide the direction of your SU, plus run the course representative system.
Giving you fun things to get involved in. As well as all that, we’ve also got more than 100 societies, over 40 different sports clubs, loads of unique volunteering opportunities plus our award-winning student-led Demon Media group.
All of these are super easy to get involved with, but if you don’t spot a sports club or society that takes your fancy, all you need to find is three more people and you can start your own!
Being there to help and advise. Our Advice centre is a free, confidential and independent service provided by your students’ union.
Staffed by a professional team of experienced DSU Advisers, we’re here to help with virtually any welfare or academic related query including; your course; finance; immigration; private sector housing; and to generally make sure you’re feeling safe, well and happy!
If you’re a first-year student we also run the MyUniPal scheme for those students worried about settling in at DMU. The MyUniPal volunteer mentors are here to give you the support you need whether that is a two-minute chat or two-hour trip somewhere close to campus.
They’re the best possible people to help you throughout your first year because they’ve been through it all before!
Providing everything you need to enjoy your uni life. We also give you a range of great nights out, trips and experiences that you can get involved with.
Plus we’ve got our very own shop which provides everything from stationery and art supplies to printing and dissertation binding, as well as our very own student lettings agency Sulets. We’re also home to The Tech Shop, which deals with every tech maintenance need you might have while at DMU.
There are also loads of ways you can keep up-to-date with us on social media.
Make sure you find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to us on YouTube. And if Snapchat is your thing we’re on there too…
You can also follow our official Activities, Voice, Support and Life accounts on Twitter for even more updates from your favourite departments from sports and societies news to special deals in our shop!
And if that’s not enough for you, every single one of the officer team who #LeadYourDSU are on Twitter too! You can follow them at the list here.