Preparing for study
On this page you will find:
Timetables and term dates
Your teaching timetable will be available on MyDMU shortly before your first week of lectures.
For details of term dates, go to our Academic Calendar.
Explore our campus
To help find your way around camps, you can take a look at our handy campus map showing all of the DMU buildings including the Campus Centre, halls of residence and car parks.
Discover DMU with our virtual tour of campus!
Studying at DMU
Most of you joining us in September will learn in a focused ‘block’ teaching format known as Education 2030, where you study one subject/module at a time instead of several at once.
This short video will explain everything you need to know about Education 2030 and block teaching.
Lectures and seminars explained
Lectures: These are delivered by an academic and held in lecture theatres, classrooms, and sometimes online. In these sessions you will find out the main themes of your subject.
Seminars and workshops: These are smaller interactive sessions also led by an academic. They are an opportunity for you to debate and discuss your learning with your course-mates.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be your point of contact and available for 1-1 appointments throughout your time at DMU.
DMU library and IT
DMU Library has a range of resources, spaces and support to make you the best student you can be. You’ll find books and other material in our libraries and online; spaces to study in and support to develop your academic skills.
DMU uses IT systems and software you will have to get familiar with: this guide will help you get started.
DMU Library and IT staff provide welcome talks as part of the Your DMU Welcome sessions.
Your DMU Welcome
You will receive a welcome to the university from Vice Chancellor Professor Katie Normington and your Dean of Faculty. Each faculty session will also feature an introduction to DMU Library and IT systems and software.
Faculty sessions will take place in The Venue on Friday 29 September at these times:
Art, Design and Humanities (ADH): 10-11am
Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM): 11.30am-12.30pm
Business and Law (BAL): 1-2pm
Health and Life Sciences (HLS): 2.30-3.30pm
The Venue is building 46 on this map.
If you are a student with a disability, DMU has a variety of services to support you.
To find out more, join Library, Student Welfare, and IT staff for a live stream on Tuesday 26 September.
Your DMU Welcome for Students with Disability: 3.30-4.30pm.
Find the link to join this live stream in your Induction Timetable.
For students not based on campus, the Your DMU Welcome site has videos and key information from the above sessions.
How to access DMU Replay/recordings
DMU Replay allows lecturers to record presentations, allowing content to be replayed at your leisure. DMU Replay is available through your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) known as LearningZone. You will receive your log in for this once you have finished registration.
You can view a full tutorial of how to use DMU Replay through the Library.
Workspaces at DMU
There are some great study spaces across the DMU campus. Take a look at some of the options including the Kimberlin Library with individual and group spaces, and the Campus Centre, home to De Montfort Students Union (DSU).
We’re dedicated to creating an environment that focuses on students' health and wellbeing to help them to live a healthy, happy and productive life.
Our dedicated student support team are on hand to help deal with any issues you may have before or during your studies
If you have not disclosed a disability or mental health condition to the university, you can do so by completing this form or by emailing email@example.com and arranging a student support meeting.
"DMU was really supportive from the start though and made the adjustments I needed to perform my best."
Find out more
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a government support package and covers a wide range of conditions. This support could include:
- Specialist equipment, such as a computer or ergonomic chairs
- Non-medical helpers, autism and mental health mentors, specialist study skills tutors
- Travel costs specifically related to your condition
You could be eligible to apply if you have a:
- Long-term health condition including Crohn's, sickle cell and multiple sclerosis
- Mental health condition such as OCD, anxiety or depression
- Specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia
- Neurodivergent conditions including autism
You can find out more by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Our helpful and friendly ITMS Service Desk provides IT support to staff and students 24 hours a day whether you’re on or off campus.
The self-service portal, myITSupport, can be used to log calls or faults and track their progress. You can also email the team or give them a call on +44 (0)116 250 6050.
Using technology confidently is an important part of your education at DMU. The Student IT Handbook is our guide to the information technology and online learning resources we can offer and how we can support you during your time here.
Placements and work experience
Our award-winning Careers Team offers students and graduates an exceptional programme of career support and industry experience that delivers outstanding results.
From working at Leicester City Football Club to working with major brands in Vietnam, or developing your Enterprise skills in Los Angeles, the Careers Team offers students exciting career opportunities in every year of your degree.
You’ll have access to:
- Guaranteed work experience opportunities
- Flexible and personalised career support tailored to their needs, including placement years which count towards their degree
- Unlimited access to digital tools including LinkedIn Learning courses, practice interviews, self-assessments, and instant personalised CV feedback through the Careers Team Skills Hub.
- Lifelong careers support after graduation
The Student Charter details the university’s goals and aspirations, expectations of all DMU staff and students and 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.