Living in Leicester

For many students, attending university is their first experience of moving away from home and living independently. As a parent, you will want to be confident that your child's new home is safe, accessible and has plenty going on.

Leicester is a multicultural and welcoming city which has been ranked in the top 10 best cities in the UK in which to live and work, ahead of London, and other midlands cities like Nottingham and Derby (2019 Good Growth for Cities Index).

Our campus is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Leicester city, meaning there are lots of activities nearby for students to enjoy, including shopping, sport, music, theatre, film and comedy.

Get a run-down of what's on offer in Leicester from students Neesey and Derrick:


Watch DMU vlogger Mehul run through some of Leicester's main tourist spots:

Events at DMU

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

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Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.