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Living in Leicester

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DMU’s campus is located in the heart of Leicester. Rich with history, modern successes and a diverse heritage. 

The advantages of living and working in Leicester are abundant – it’s been named in the top three UK student cities, just behind Manchester and Cambridge, in the Student Living Index 2020 compiled by NatWest. It’s also chosen as one of the top 10 UK cities to start a business in a report published by, as well as ranked the third most progressive city in the UK when it comes to tackling social and environmental issues in a survey by Bankrate UK.

Leicester has a great choice of shops, restaurants, bars, and a lively mix of music, film, sport, comedy and culture as well as lots of green spaces within and surrounding the boundaries. Our students tell us it’s ‘the perfect size’ – big and historic enough to impress, yet compact, friendly and safe enough to call home.

Life in Leicester

Moving to Leicester

A poem celebrating Leicester