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Tell us how you're #ProudToBeMoreApart


Many of us would normally spend the Easter break with extended family and friends but this year things will be different. 

We want to support everyone in having the best holiday period we can by sharing your good news stories, acts of kindness, positivity, motivation – anything that’s put a smile on your face or inspired you in these difficult times. 

Please share your words, photos or videos to tell us your best experiences of the past few weeks while, of course, we’ve all been following the social-distancing guidance. 

We’ve updated our DMU hashtag to say #ProudToBeMoreApart and we want to use that to bring your stories together on our @dmuleicester social media channels. 

  • Have you witnessed any amazing moments of kindness?  
  • Perhaps you’ve got some helpful tips on staying healthy and focussed that you’d like to share?  
  • It could be that you’re staying in to keep your family and friends safe 
  • If you’ve got children to look after, how are you making these new routines work in your household? 
  • Like hundreds of others from DMU, are you volunteering to support those in need in your local community? 
  • Are you doing something for a vulnerable relative or helping to ease the pressure on our vital NHS service?   

At DMU, for example, we're so proud of student nurse Rickelle, who’s working round-the-clock shifts for the NHS to help in the fight against COVID-19, while home schooling four children by day.  

Meanwhile, academic staff have been sending heartfelt messages of encouragement and motivation to our students who are studying from home. 

Send us your inspirational messages any time from now – and all through the bank holiday weekend – tag @dmuleicester on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #ProudToBeMoreApart, so we can share them on our channels. 

If you’d rather put this in an email, please send your messages, photos or video links to Our favourite responses may also be compiled for our DMU staff and student webpages next week so the whole DMU community can get a sense of how we’re doing and the best ways to support each other (if you’d rather be anonymous, please indicate this in your email). 

We look forward to finding out your thoughts and ideas! 

Don’t forget, we’re still posting regular COVID-19 updates and advice on the DMU website, which now includes details of how to volunteer through DMU Local and other ways in which people at DMU are supporting our city.


Posted on Thursday 9th April 2020

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