Adjusting to student life

The Transitions Team, in Student Finance and Welfare, offer a wide range of further support to undergraduate students who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities – to help you fulfil your potential.



  1. Early preparation

    There is a lot to learn about your new university and much of that information can be found in the handbooks and emails that are sent to you before you arrive at DMU. It is a lot to take in, so do consider also attending any preparation days on campus for undergraduate offer-holders. Look out for an email invitation a few weeks before your course commences.

  2. Settling in

    It looks as if absolutely everyone is having a great time. Lots of students worry that they are the only one who needs more time to settle in.

    In fact, we know that:

    • Up to 40 per cent of students feel homesick during Welcome Week
    • Many new students feel isolated and worry that everyone else is settling in better than them
    • Partying in large crowds is not to everyone's taste
    • Despite the stereotype, one in five students do not drink any alcohol. Don't allow anyone to pressure you into drinking, or drinking more than you want to

    Starting university anywhere is like moving to a foreign country. The impact of the culture shock is often underestimated. It doesn't hit everyone at the beginning. Some people find the period just after the Christmas break difficult; others experience low mood at the start of term. DMU has a variety of support services, peer support groups and Student Union activities which can help you feel a part of the student community.

  3. Contact us

    Our office can be found at:

    De Montfort University
    Transitions Team
    Student Gateway
    Gateway House
    LE1 9BH

    Contact us by email at