Moving into accommodation and transitioning to campus life

DMU is offering guaranteed accommodation for UK first year undergraduate students starting in the 2023/24 academic year. We know that finding somewhere to live is an important part of your university journey, and we’re here to support you to choose somewhere that is safe, close to campus and has all the amenities you need.

Before you arrive at DMU, you’ll need to consider a few important details to ensure your move runs smoothly. 

On this page you will find:

Moving in

If you will be living in accommodation provided by DMU, please confirm your arrival date and time in advance with your booked hall of residence. On arrival, please go directly to your hall.  

Contact details (including out-of-hours phone numbers) are available in our online pre-induction section. 

If you have booked private accommodation, you will need to check your contract start date and contact your provider directly for moving in arrangements.


What you need to bring

You may want to think about what to bring when moving into your accommodation.  

This can include household items such as a duvet and pillow, personal items such as shower gel and a hairbrush, and electrical items including a laptop, phone and chargers. 

You can bring these items with you or buy them when you arrive in Leicester. Students often choose to purchase items with their housemates in order to keep costs down and live more sustainably.

For more information on what is provided in halls of residence, please see the individual hall pages.

Respecting the community

A vital part of being a DMU student is respecting others. Our Student Charter details our commitment to respecting each other and the community.  

All DMU students are treated as independent and mature individuals who are expected to act responsibly and appropriately, following the student code of conduct at all times.

Travel in Leicester

DMU is in the heart of Leicester and is just a short walk from the city centre. There are a number of public transport options, including the Hospital Hopper service which can be used for free by all students who have a valid in-date student ID card.

Student safety

Leicester is generally a safe place to live and study, however, we want you to be prepared should an incident happen.

We have a number of support services in place to ensure that all students stay safe and know what to do in case of an incident. 

It is always a good idea to think ahead. For example, you may want to think about how to stay safe after a night out by planning how you will get home safely, and which route you will take. 

Our safer routes map highlights the best-lit streets so you can easily and safely explore the city after dark.