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Welcome back to DMU!

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We can’t wait to see our returning students back on campus – you are not only the heartbeat of our university but the buzz and energy you create is something we all thrive on. 

We know that the last 18 months have been difficult and challenging for so many of you. No one has been untouched by the Covid-19 pandemic and almost every business, organisation and individual has had to make changes and get used to a new way of doing things. During this period, we have carefully listened to your feedback and sought to address the issues flagged to us. We also know how important it is for you to have the real university experience. 

You will soon have the opportunity to meet new friends or reconnect with those you’ve missed seeing in-person throughout the past few months. You might be seeing our beautiful campus for the first time in a while or going back to familiar spots in the city. Either way, the near return to normality means that DMU’s campus and the city of Leicester is full of opportunity once more.

It is our job, this year, to put that opportunity firmly into both of your hands, and give you the experience of a lifetime while you’re here. 

We’ve pulled together some of the essential information that our returning students need to know in order to make the most of your time with us.


DMU Base Camp – supporting your learning over the next academic year and beyond

We’ve developed an interactive course to boost your learning experience at DMU and to help you take advantage of all of the resources available. This optional course is open to all new and returning students and will serve as a guide to university study that you can revisit every year as you progress through your programme.

Base Camp is designed to develop confidence in studying and an increased awareness of how to access support. It covers key elements including teaching and learning, time management, digital skills, assessment and good academic practices and feedback.

Relevant links to information and support can be found at the end of the course. We encourage all students to take the course now. It will be available throughout the year to complete via your Blackboard Faculty Community Site.


Your DMU Safety – health and safety guidance to help you enjoy campus life

Your DMU Safety brings together all of DMU’s Covid-19 related health and safety information, guidelines and updates into a single microsite. The health and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance to us – please follow the guidance and instructions available here so you can enjoy our campus in a safe and secure way.

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Life in Leicester

When you’re not busy learning, you want to make the most of student life, and Leicester has everything you’re looking for and more. There’s so much for you to enjoy, including shopping, sport, music, theatre, film and comedy.

As a DMU student, you will have access to a range of discounts, offers and unique opportunities to help make the most of the city. See offers and discounts.

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Your health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our students has always been of the utmost importance to us. DMU already has a wide range of support and resources to help you prioritise your wellbeing during your time with us and beyond and we are continually enhancing these to make sure that whatever support you need, we are there for you.

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Getting re-started at DMU

You’ve arrived on the DMU campus! It’s time to take a deep breath, celebrate and start planning for the new academic year. Take a look at our top tips and practical advice as you begin the next chapter of your student journey.

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De Montfort Students' Union

DSU have plenty planned to help you kick start your return to student life. Fresher’s Week isn’t just for brand new students so why not take a look at the range of events and activities? Or you could discover exciting new hobbies, unleash hidden talents, find a new passion, or indulge in what you already love by joining one of our many sports teams and societies.

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Taking care of yourself and your friends

As you head back to campus, we want to make sure you enjoy the campus and city safely. Find out more about how you can best take care of yourself and your friends.

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