Improving our campus

We have invested £136 million into transforming our campus. Throughout 2015, DMU has celebrated new buildings and facilities being opened across the university, with many more opening in 2016.

We are involving you in every step of the way by listening to what your needs are and planning for your future.

Better resources in DMU's Kimberlin Library

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The Kimberlin Library has undergone a series of improvements as a result of your feedback. 12 new quick-access PCs and a high-volume printer have been installed and the main entrance has been transformed into a vibrant space with new seating and a new service desk. In addition, new self-service book issuing and returns equipment will now enable you to check and renew your loans quickly and easily.

Additional PCs will be rolled out across Kimberlin Library in phases during Spring Term. By Easter, more than 130 extra PCs will be in place, including 20 additional CAD workstations

Keep an eye out for the new laptop loan service, which will be introduced this year too: laptops will be stored in an automated self-service locker system and students can borrow them using a touch screen.

Better sporting facilities

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DMU has acquired a new building on the river’s edge; The Watershed. This former youth club has been refurbished to provide extra sport and leisure facilities for DMU societies and clubs, including much-needed boat storage for the Leicester Rowing Club. DMU has also opened new facilities at Beaumont Town FC; the £2 million project has been a joint effort between DMU, BTFC and Leicester City Council and will help local sports teams to thrive.

A new venue

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The former John Sandford sports centre has been converted into a multi-use space for DMU events called The Venue@DMU.

The Venue@DMU will be used for university functions and events, and is also available for hire. It will be home to the new-look graduation ceremonies, which will be bigger and better than ever, and will also be used to host conferences, exams, performing arts rehearsals and larger events such as jobs fairs, private parties and weddings.

Improved eating areas on campus

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The Oasis Café at DMU has been transformed into a more welcoming environment in which staff and students can buy food, socialise and relax. 

More exciting facilities will be opening in 2016 including: the new DMU food court which will be incorporated within the new Art and Design Centre, the revamp of DSU’s Campus Centre and the landscaping of Mill Lane.

Breakout spaces


We have created new breakout spaces in Gateway House, Queens Building, Hugh Aston and Hawthorn for you to chat, study and relax in-between lectures.

Events Calendar

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

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