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Open days at De Montfort University

DMU Leicester is the most improved university in Britain, according to the Sunday Times. Our hugely successful graduates have gone onto work at world-leading companies such as NASA, Disney, IBM, Nike, KPMG, BBC, Gucci, BMW, Levi’s and Adidas. The best way of finding out more about DMU is to attend one of our university open days.

Our next open day takes place on Saturday 10 January 2015, book your place now. |

Alternatively you can book a place by calling (0116) 2 50 60 70. |

Highlights of our open days include:

  • A welcome talk from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard, or another senior member of staff
  • Introductions to our international student experience programme, #DMUglobal, and the award-winning Square Mile project
  • Meeting course tutors and current DMU students to talk about the course(s) of interest to you
  • A careers and employability talk explaining how studying at DMU can improve your career prospects
  • A student finance talk providing you with everything you need to know about funding your time at DMU
  • Campus tours showcasing our key facilities including the library, Students' Union and our £8m leisure centre
  • Faculty specific activities including digital drawing taster sessions, a law demonstration in our mock courtroom, lab demonstrations and our Formula Student stand

Faculty open days

We are holding faculty open days throughout the early part of 2015, these involve more course-specific activities to provide you with an in-depth look at what we have to offer.

Find out when these take place by visiting our faculty open days page|.

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Why are DMU Open Days a game changer when it comes to applying for university?

Current DMU students explain how attending one of our open days | helped them decide that DMU was the perfect choice when it came to studying for a degree.

Want to visit us sooner?

If you can’t attend one of our open days, we also offer campus tours | throughout the year.

More about DMU Leicester


DMU is the most-improved university in the UK


DMU has climbed 32 places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide | taking it from 86th to 54th position, the biggest rise of any university in Britain.

The guide ranks every university in the UK according to criteria such as student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards, student-staff ratio, spend on facilities and graduate prospects.

DMU’s league table position recognises transformation in its scores for graduate prospects and also a significant rise in spend on services and facilities in the past year.

DMU named one of the top 50 universities for graduate jobs


DMU is one of the top 50 universities in the country when it comes to graduates finding a job | , having risen a massive 57 places in national rankings published by The Sunday Times.

The figure was released in the newspaper's Good University Guide 2015 and shows how the university has transformed its performance in preparing students for the competitive job market.

This is reflected in the university's graduate prospects ranking which went up from 107th to 50th, while DMU also shot up 40 places to 53rd for spending on services and facilities.

Media Production graduate Leanne lands job at Radio 1

Landing a dream job at Radio 1 has become an exciting reality for one DMU graduate. |

Leanne Allen, who graduated with a Master’s in Media Production in 2013, will be working at the cutting-edge Visualisation department, which is at the vanguard of bringing new audiences to the station.

As team assistant, she will be part of a team which looks for creative, dynamic ways to turn radio listeners into views, broadcasting on Radio 1’s YouTube channel which this year passed a milestone one million subscribers.

Beyoncé wears DMU graduate's design to open Grammys 


This year’s Grammys Awards Ceremony opened in spectacular fashion when Beyoncé took to the stage wearing a bodysuit designed by DMU Contour Fashion graduate Nichole de Carle | .

Wearing the Onyx Tuxedo in Black from Nichole’s latest collection, the pop queen put on an amazing performance with her hit single “Drunk in Love”.

The singer has become the biggest star yet to join the list of Nichole de Carle London’s celebrity followers, including Paloma Faith, Nichole Scherzinger and Jessie J.

DMU Graduate Champion enters Premier League workplace 


A graduate from DMU has taken up a full time job with Leicester City Football Club | after impressing them during an internship organised by the pioneering Graduate Champions scheme.

Jiteche Quessou, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, took up an internship with the club at their King Power home last autumn during the first DMU Graduate Champions internships.

Leicester City extended Jiteche’s internship with the club and he has now been taken on full-time. Jiteche said he could not be happier. He has urged other graduates to join the scheme - as well as businesses which want the chance to employ recent graduates free of charge.

Politicians pledge to consider students' "100 Ideas To Change Britain" for their party manifestos


MPs and peers met with students at the Houses of Parliament earlier this year | and pledged to see how DMU’s pioneering policy document “100 Ideas to Change Britain” can influence their manifestos for the next General Election.

The students, aided by academics from the university’s Department of Politics and Public Policy spent the last six months coming up with 100 policy ideas that they would like political parties to adopt.

In a first for any UK university, students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

Working for Walt: DMU graduate part of Disney success story


Walt Disney’s Frozen has become the highest-grossing animation film ever and a DMU graduate helped create its incredible special effects | .

Ben Frost, who graduated in Multimedia Design, has been with Disney for more than a year helping to create the FX magic in its movies.

His CV includes the likes of Gravity, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows and Avatar and he is now based in California with his wife and son.

Prestigious fashion win for first year contour student


A DMU student has won a prestigious fashion competition in her first year of study | .

Louisa Haywood, studying on the university’s internationally-renowned Contour Fashion course, won the design contest run by the Lascivious lingerie company, itself founded by former DMU Contour Fashion student Chloe Hamblin.

Star-studded end to Flo's amazing American Adventure

Mingling with Gary Barlow, learning from the costume designer of Slumdog Millionaire and working a new musical set to take Broadway by storm was all in a placement for #DMUglobal | student Flo Tudgay.

Fashion Design student Florence spent six weeks in America on an internship with the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T) in Harvard University | , Massachusetts.

The internship was supported by #DMUglobal – De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester’s sector-leading programme to offer students the chance of an international experience.

Compass directs DMU Graduate Champion Shireen to perfect job


De Montfort University graduate Shireen Hussain has started working for the company she had originally joined for a four-week internship | as part of the innovative DMU Graduate Champions scheme.

Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest contract catering and support services business, was so impressed by Shireen’s hard work at the company’s Birmingham offices that it has now taken her on full time in its learning and development department.

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