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New starters guide 2021/22

Starting university is an exciting time, but can bring some challenges too, such as settling in, leaving home, and managing your money.

If you’re unsure about anything, we’re here to help. Check out our Financial TimelineFAQs or book a Quick Query with us.

Funding your studies

Most students are funded by Student Finance England (SFE). The following video explains how and when your finance is paid.

It’s important to ensure that you receive your maximum funding entitlement.  If you have any concerns about your student funding, please book a Quick Query appointment with us.

You can get more information on student funding, as well as the benefits some students can apply for, on the Money Advice Service website.

NHS funding

If you’re an NHS student you can apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund to supplement your SFE funding package.

Working part-time

A number of our students work part-time to supplement their income. Register with our recruitment agency, Unitemps, for jobs on and around campus.

Managing your money

Being able to manage your money effectively will help you to make the most of your studies without having to worry about money matters.

Students have lots of different views about money and how to manage it. To get an insight into how you feel about money, take part in this short fun quiz.

If you’d like to develop your financial confidence and knowledge, Blackbullion have an excellent toolkit to help you develop in these areas.

Also, see our handy video for general top tips on how to increase your income and reduce your expenditure while studying.

If you’re managing on a limited budget, see if you qualify for the DMU Support Fund.


Safety in Leicester and on campus

Following some simple advice and taking a few basic precautions can make a real difference in keeping you, your accommodation and your belongings safe and secure. Our guide on coming to Leicester and being on campus provides lots of helpful tips.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Telephone: 0116 257 7595 (option 3), email: or book a Quick Query.

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