Facilities and membership

DMU is dedicated to providing exceptional sporting facilities to enhance the student experience. Over the last few years, the university has invested millions of pounds into state-of-the-art facilities for its students. These include: the £8million Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, the £1million Watershed Facility and a huge £2million on developing FA standard grass and artificial pitches at Beaumont Park for outdoor sports.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre

DMU QE2 leisure centre exterior

The QEII Leisure Centre provides our students, staff and the general public with state-of-the-art facilities including a 25 metre swimming pool, climbing wall, eight court sports hall, fitness suite and dance studio. A comprehensive programme of workout classes are also held at the centre, catering for all fitness levels.

There are a range of membership and pay as you go options available to students, staff and the general public.

The Watershed Facility


The Watershed Facility is home to the DMUsport department, cardio suite, outside launch area and the Strength and Conditioning suite which is home to our dedicated and qualified strength and conditioning coaches.

Situated on Liberty Island, just off campus, the university has invested in the facility to offer additional space for DMU’s student activities including sports club and societies..

With classroom spaces and a multi-purpose sports hall, the spaces meet students’ needs and provide an ideal venue for events. The facility also hosts training sessions for DMUsport clubs. The intra-mural leagues and recreational sports opportunities through the DMUactive programme are held here on a regular basis too. 

Beaumont Park


Beaumont Park is situated on the outskirts of Leicester and has recently seen £2.5million of investment on developing changing rooms, club house and new pitches. Outdoor sports take place at this venue including American football, football, lacrosse, rugby and Ultimate Frisbee.

Club training sessions, fixtures and friendlies all take place at this venue which is popular amongst students. Community and student tournaments have take place here among numerous charity events which is supported by the student body.


Students who want to join a sports club will need to pay £40.00 which can be paid on the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) website. £30 of this cost goes towards travel to training and fixtures, equipment and kit costs as well as insurance. The further £10 will be invested directly into the club you are participating in to help the club run effectively. for more details on the process visit our Clubs page here.

Students who want to play sport recreationally can do so through DMUactive. These sessions are free and students are only required to bring their student card.

For more details on gym memberships, you can visit the DMU Leisure Centre membership page for more information and find out the best deal for you. 


You can view the wide range of sports facilities that our clubs access and in-depth information around travelling to and accessing those venues on the DMUsport Google Map below.

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