Open Days at De Montfort University
Come to an Open Day and find out why DMU Leicester is the most improved university in Britain as well as the reasons why our students place us in the top 40 for both student experience and satisfaction.
Faculty Open Days
Book your place on a Faculty Open Day
With course-specific activities, our Faculty Open Days throughout the early part of 2015 provide an in-depth look at what DMU courses have to offer. You can speak to the lecturers that teach the subjects of interest to you, chat to current students about courses and life at DMU, and take a tour of our facilities specific to your course.
2015 Faculty Open Day dates:
- Wednesday 18 February
- Saturday 21 March
- Wednesday 15 April
Find out more by visiting our Faculty Open Days page.
University Wide Open Days
2015/16 Open Day dates:
Further information and an online booking form will be available on this page shortly.
Why come to an Open Day?
Choosing a university is an important decision, that’s why we invite you to visit DMU and see for yourself what we have to offer. With current students on hand to share their personal experience and tutors to discuss our superb range of courses, DMU Open Days are a game changer when it comes to finding for the right university for you.
Did you know that DMU is in the top 50 universities for graduate employment and employability? At our Open Days, you will see our focus on employability in action and understand why DMU’s graduates have gone on to successful careers at world-leading companies including NASA, Disney, IBM, Nike, KPMG, the BBC, Gucci, BMW, Levi’s and Adidas.
Highlights of our Open Days include:
- A welcome talk from Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard or other senior member of staff
- The chance to find out about #DMUglobal, DMU’s ground-breaking international experience programme, and our multi-award-winning volunteering scheme, Square Mile
- Meet course tutors and current DMU students to talk life at DMU and our courses
- A careers and employability talk explaining how studying at DMU can improve your career prospects
- Learn everything you need to know about funding your studies at DMU at a student finance talk
- A tour of the campus showcasing our key facilities including the library, Students' Union, Halls of Residence, and our £8m leisure centre
- A range of faculty-specific activities, including digital drawing taster sessions, a law demonstration in our mock courtroom, lab demonstrations and our Formula Student stand.
“You need to come to an Open Day to understand what life is like here,” says Alice Butler from Halifax, now studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. Business and Marketing student Josh Hargreaves agrees. “Coming to DMU for an Open Day was a worthwhile trip. There was a real buzz here and a great atmosphere. People were so relaxed and friendly.” Read more about why current students chose DMU or watch our Open Day video below.
Want to visit us sooner?
If you can’t attend one of our official Open Days, we offer campus tours throughout the year. Conducted by current students, our tours cover all key facilities on campus as well as giving you the chance to ask questions about student life at DMU.
DMU is the most-improved university in the UK, climbing 32 places to 54th position in The Sunday Times Good University Guide, the biggest rise of any UK university. What’s more, DMU is one of the top 50 universities for graduate jobs, rising a massive 57 places in national rankings.
DMU graduates and students achieve remarkable things:
Media Production graduate Leanne Allen landed her dream job at BBC Radio 1, taking up a role in the cutting-edge Visualisation department to help bring new audiences to the station
Beyoncé wore a DMU graduate's design to open the Grammys, taking to the stage in a bodysuit designed by Contour Fashion graduate Nichole de Carle, who has many celebrity followers, including Paloma Faith, Nichole Scherzinger and Jessie J
Leicester City Football Club was so impressed by Graphic Design graduate Jiteche Quessou during an internship that the club offered him a full-time job
MPs and peers met with DMU students at the Houses of Parliament to discuss ‘100 Ideas To Change Britain’ developed by students from DMU’s Department of Politics and Public Policy.
DMU graduate Ben Frost created movie-magic special effects for Walt Disney's
Frozen, helping the movie become the highest-grossing animation film of all time
Contour Fashion student Louisa Haywood won prestigious fashion competition run by lingerie company Lascivious in her first year of study
Fashion student Florence Tudgay mingled with celebs at a star-studded end to an amazing American adventure, after spending six weeks with the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University as part of DMU’s ground-breaking international experience scheme, #DMUglobal
DMU graduate Shireen Hussain was offered a job after a four-week internship as part of the innovative DMU Graduate Champions scheme, working at Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest contract catering and support services business.