Student life at DMU

Starting university can be exciting but challenging, so we want to make sure that you’re ready to make the most of your time at DMU and get involved with all the great opportunities on offer.

On this page you will find information on: 

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)


De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) is student-run and led. Each year, a team of Executive Officers are elected, with the aim of representing your academic interests, getting you involved in exciting events and inspiring you to make the most of your time at university.

You can meet your DSU team during Welcome Events. There’s something for everyone, so make sure to keep up to date with all things DSU via their website and on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Extra-curricular activities


Becka Savill

"I surprised myself with how brave I felt at DMU. But that’s because there are so many opportunities available. I have met such a diverse group of friends from the different extracurricular activities that DMU has to offer."

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DMU Sport 

DMU Sport delivers a wide range of opportunities to help students stay physically active and look after their mental health.  

You do not have to be a ‘sporty’ person, in fact thousands of students get involved every year, trying new activities, meeting new people, taking a break from studies and learning new sports.

Whether you’re a beginner, are looking for casual opportunities, would like a little competition, to join a club environment, or are interested in more serious sport you can find an opportunity that’s right for you.  

DMU Global 


DMU Global is our international experience programme which aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and develop key skills valued by employers. Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of exciting overseas, on-campus and online international experiences for students. Opportunities have included trips to Venice, New York and Dubai! 

Stay up to date with the latest news and opportunities by joining the DMU Global mailing list.

Public Engagement

Public Engagement at DMU allows students to make a difference, locally and globally, through a range of initiatives. Projects are delivered through the collaboration of the team, students and staff, and community partners to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives.  

You’ll be matched with an opportunity that will best help you to develop your skills, grow your network and gain valuable experience through volunteering, real life learning and student led projects. 

If you’d like to make a difference and find out about the latest opportunities, activities and events, keep an eye out on the website, register for the newsletter and follow the DMU Local team on Twitter and Instagram.

Working while you study


Whether you’re looking for a part-time role to help fund your studies, or an off-campus role to enhance your work experience, Unitemps, our campus-based job agency can help. 

You could become a student ambassador tasked with working university events, such as Open Days and special guest occasions. 

Once you’re signed up with Unitemps you can apply for roles in every city where Unitemps has an office, meaning you could take up temporary work in your hometown during vacations.

Useful contacts

Below is a list of useful contacts which will help you during your time at DMU.  

Campus Security 

Telephone: 0116 2577642 (extension 7642). Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Student Advice Centres 

Each faculty has a student advice centre which will be your main point of contact for information about: 

  • Your timetable 
  • University procedures 
  • Forms
  • Regulations 
  • Where to go for more specialist support 
  • Any other day-to-day questions you may have 

Contact details can be found on the faculties page.  



Self service requests and emails will be responded to during standard opening times: Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, excluding bank holidays. 

T: +44 (0)116 250 6050  

You can also use myITSupport, our self-service portal, to log calls or faults and track their progress.  

The full list of support can be found on our dedicated service desk webpage