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Teaching in September

What your teaching and learning will look like from September

We are pleased to let you know that we have an engaging plan in place to ensure that your experience with DMU is exciting and effective this academic year.

With the national picture still uncertain, our plan for 2021/22 has been created to be future-proof. We have focused on ensuring a consistent, high-quality student experience, maximising face-to-face and on-campus activities where possible but, crucially, one that avoids disruption for you should national Covid-19 restrictions have to be reintroduced, or if you are ‘pinged’ and have to self-isolate.

Our timetables and event planning have all been designed with this in mind, ensuring we can retain your on-campus experience and not disrupt your schedule even if social distancing and other safety measures return.

The best of both worlds

The pandemic has allowed us to innovate, improve and invest in our teaching. From September 2021, we plan on maximising your on-campus experiences as much as possible. We will focus our face-to-face teaching in small environments such as seminars and workshops, while keeping large teaching sessions online through a mix of live and pre-recorded lectures.

Face-to-face tutoring in smaller classes will provide you with a personalised learning experience. At these sessions, you will have the opportunities to interact with your peers and tutors, engage meaningfully with your subject and be part of your learning community. 

Your DMU welcome

When you arrive at DMU for the very first time there will be a lot to take in. We have worked closely with the De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) to plan and provide a series of Welcome Week activities to give you the best possible welcome on-campus and provide a taste of the amazing DMU experience.

At DMU, we take your safety seriously. The Welcome Week is your chance to attend events that will help you make health and wellbeing choices through HealthyDMU. You are encouraged to make use of these resources and engage with the Healthy DMU hub throughout the year. 

During the week, you will have access to fun activities in the campus centre, including six daily drop-in sessions between 25 and 30 September, an activities fair at The Venue, as well as a variety of digital events. We also hope that the week can conclude with a large-scale, face-to-face event on Friday 1 October, although we will confirm this nearer the time.

Leicester is truly a city for students. It is rich in culture and diversity, making it feel like the world is on your doorstep. Our campus is in the heart of the city centre and offers a safe space to live and study with convenient access to accommodation, shopping, nightlife and all that’s on offer in the city.

Ensuring your experience continues

No one knows what the future will hold and, here at DMU, we are confident that we will be able to maintain quality learning for you, and that your overall timetable will continue as planned in the event of any further restrictions.

Your future starts at DMU. University is just the beginning of your journey, a stepping stone to landing your dream career, and our careers commitment to you is to help you meet your ambition, and equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on to campus in September and will do all we can to give you the best possible opportunities to succeed in your studies.