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What do I need to do on Registration Day?

  • Students studying at DMU Leicester campus: please attend your faculty registration event. If you have not received details, then visit the faculty stand at the Welcome Weekend event (10am-4pm on Saturday-Sunday, 23-24 September).
  • Students studying by distance learning or at a partner institution, please contact your faculty on Monday 25 September.

At the Registration Day event you will become an officially registered DMU student. You will be invited to your faculty at a specific time (which could range from Friday 22 to Monday 25 September) and will be asked to show some ID (usually a driving licence or passport) and present your Student Loans Company documentation (home students) or make a payment (international students). Once everything is checked and complete, you will be given your DMU student ID which signifies that you are a fully registered DMU student. 

Some students, for example, those studying by distance learning, will not be required to attend the in-person registration event. Your faculty will send you details of any induction and registration-related action.

What happens during my in-person induction?

It’s very important to attend all of the sessions scheduled for induction (which mainly take place between Monday 25 to Friday 29 September, though it varies for some programmes). You will be introduced to your programme of study and meet people who will play a significant role in your studies from within your faculty, such as the programme leader and personal tutor. You will also be introduced to centrally based university resources and departments that are there to support your studies, such as the Student Gateway, Kimberlin Library, IT Support and CLaSS. The induction week schedule will be sent to you by email during the weeks leading up to you starting at DMU.

What is Welcome Weekend? 

Welcome Weekend is the first taste you get of life at DMU. It takes place on Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 September and staff will be on-hand to answer your questions. Check our events calendar for details about what's happening and where to go. 

You can be in with a chance to win prizes at Welcome Weekend by collecting stamps on the competition card that you’ll be given, so make sure you visit every stand.

How can I find out about Freshers’ Week?

Freshers’ Week is organised by De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) and there are events organised both day and night starting on Friday 22 September. During the day you can make the most of trips to Harry Potter Studios, Alton Towers and the Richard III Centre. You can watch films on DMU's outdoor Vijay Patel Big Screen or join fellow partygoers at one of the evening events. Don't miss out on the Activities Fair too, where you can find out how to get involved with DSU's vast range of sports and societies. To view the full programme and make the most of your first few days with us at DMU, visit the dedicated #FreshFest17 webpage here.

Is there a map to help me find my way around the campus?

Before you arrive you can get familiar with the university by looking at our interactive campus map here, which has information about all the main university buildings, facilities and halls of residence. There are also printable maps here. If you need directions when you first arrive, there will be UniPal volunteers on campus to help you. 

Where can I get something to eat or drink?

There are lots of great places to eat around the university, including in the Food Village, the Riverside Café, the Kimberlin Library, Hugh Aston Building and Campus Centre, as well as ‘heat and eat’ areas where you can warm up food you’ve brought with you. Click here for more about where to find our food outlets, opening times and what’s available.

What is Matriculation?

Every student joining DMU will be invited to a Matriculation ceremony at The Venue@DMU. Hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard and the Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean for your faculty, students are officially welcomed to the university. DMU’s key initiatives are outlined, sports clubs and societies are introduced and the ceremony acts as the start of your DMU journey. Ceremonies are tailored to our four faculties and you will receive specific information in your course induction pack.. 

For other frequently asked questions about starting at DMU, click here

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