Universities such as DMU have a major responsibility to contribute to society through their public engagement and to bring about positive change for the public good.
At the centre of DMU’s engagement strategy is our award-winning Square Mile programme. Launched in 2011, Square Mile uses DMU’s academic expertise and a network of student volunteers to offer potentially life-changing services in the Leicester community.
Adding an overseas dimension to the Square Mile project in February 2016 we also launched Square Mile India, sharing the skills of DMU students and staff to support the children of the Gandhi Ashram, making a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable families in the region of Gujarat, India’s westernmost state.
DMU also provides support to some of the city’s hardest-to-reach communities by drawing upon the expertise and enthusiasm of DMU staff and students through our #DMUlocal programme.