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For over 100 years individual benefactors have played an important role in DMU’s development.

In fact, the Hawthorn Building was built when a sum of £25,000 was raised for the purpose of building "a very handsome school that would be of enormous credit to the town".

Over 100 years later this ethos has not changed. Student support, research, equipment and facilities, all aspects of today's university life, have been enhanced by the support of individuals who care about the life and work of DMU.

DMU is becoming increasingly reliant upon the generosity of our alumni and friends to ensure that we remain a university of quality and distinctiveness. This generous support enables us to undertake life changing research and ensures that as many students as possible have the opportunity to realise their potential here at DMU, regardless of their financial background.

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Our charitable status means that we can claim Gift Aid and make your donation go further. If you are a UK taxpayer, don't forget to tick the 'Gift Aid' box when filling our a donation form, or fill in a separate Gift Aid form to enable us to receive £1.25 for every £1 you donate.

Find out more about our charitable status and Exempt Charity Number.

To make a single gift online

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Please click here and fill out the donation form to make a donation to:

Square Mile India 
Sponsor a child today and see the difference your support can make

Vice-Chancellor's Student Support Fund 
Overcoming adversity, fulfilling potential

#DMUglobal Fund 
Provide a bursary to provide a life changing international experience

Creating positive change across Leicester

Where the need is greatest
Our staff and students have brilliant ideas, help make them a reality

To make a regular gift

Please download our Direct Debit mandate and return to us as soon as possible.

Regular Gift




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