How to get involved

DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard and Head of Public Engagement Mark Charlton have met with scores of students who wanted to find out how they could offer practical support to the United Nations’ Together campaign.

Mark Charlton presenting at DMU's UN Together event

#DMUlocal has put together a list of 10 ways which students can give their time to programmes across the city and the campus which support refugees and their families. They are:

  • Interviewing refugees and their families for the Share My Story project, which will create an oral history archive of the different experiences of Leicester’s refugees

  • Supporting DMU’s Syria Day on campus – 32 families from Leicester’s newest community are being invited onto campus for the day

  • Nurturing new talent by volunteering at #DMUlocal’s refugee art club

  • Fundraising to support refugee scholars at DMU

  • Mentoring – to provide educational support for young people who arrived in the UK

  • Join a DMU conference to discuss refugee and people trafficking issues on May 18

  • Suggesting a pitch for a project to the #DMUlocal team

  • Volunteering at a new Get Together café being run by #DMUlocal

  • Be a sports mentor or help create new sporting activities in Leicester

  • Becoming a music mentor

Contact DMUlocal to express an interest in getting involved in the campaign: