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Stay safe stay healthy

Your physical and emotional safety is paramount. You have a good deal of control over your safety and we advise you to take some basic precautions.

We also ask that you consider the safety of others and do not behave in a way that jeopardises the emotional or physical safety of others in the community.

Campus security

The aim of DMU's security team is to ensure that all students are able to study and work in a safe environment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The campus is patrolled by around 50 staff who respond to all calls for assistance from students.

No two days are the same for the team but some of the tasks they may undertake includes:

  • Providing crime prevention advice
  • Carrying out safety assessments
  • Investigation of accidents
  • Event organisation and planning
  • Handling of lost property
  • Provision of out of hours access control
  • Provision of emergency service liaison and support
  • Controlling access to car park

The control room is purpose built and houses a comprehensive state of the art CCTV and alarm monitoring system as well as an electronic access control system. The CCTV covers all areas of the campus and provides reassurance and a safe environment for students.

Campus Police Officer

In partnership with Leicester Constabulary, DMU has its own on campus Police Officer, PC Nick Golden (PC 2107), located in Gateway House, Room 0.14, although he is usually patrolling the campus area.

To make contact with this officer please click here.

Alcohol and drug advice

Created by Student Services in association with Leicestershire Communities Projects Trust (LCPT), the booklet informs students about:

  • The different types of drugs, their effects and the law
  • The university's position on the possession and use of illegal drugs
  • Who to contact within the university if they need support with issues around alcohol and drug use

Alcohol and drug advice booklet

Healthy Eating

There is a lot to be done at university, studying and student life, to enjoy your time here to the full you'll need to eat regularly and healthily!

Here are some hot tips for maintaining a good diet, adapted from eatwell.gov.uk

  • Eat regularly and base your meals on starchy foods
  • Try to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day
  • Eat more fish
  • Eat a wide variety of foods
  • Try to eat less salt
  • Don't eat too many foods that contain a lot of fat
  • Get active and try to be a healthy weight
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Don't skip breakfast
  • If you drink alcohol, drink within sensible limits

The best way to maintain a healthy diet and a good budget is to plan your meals for the week. Make a shopping list before you go to the supermarket and definitely don't go when hungry, otherwise you'll end up buying things you don't really need

Try to avoid waste. Eat what you cook or freeze leftovers for a fast lunch for
in-between lectures, or a quick and healthy dinner before going out in the evening.

FAQs

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