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DMU campus facilities

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Kimberlin Library

The library will remain open for students who have face-to-face teaching and for those who are staying in student accommodation. In line with government guidelines, the library is open for studying and borrowing materials, on an essential access-only basis.

Our spaces have undergone adjustments for safety and physical distancing, one-way systems, screens have been installed, signage and hand sanitising stations are in place.

See the library opening hours.

The library team has also worked on an enhanced package of support and online resources for you to access.

QEII Leisure Centre 

The QEII Leisure Centre will not be open to members until further notice.  All memberships have been frozen since Thursday 5th November and will be extended in line with the closure period. No action needs to be taken for this to be completed.

Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park will also close.

DSU - Campus Centre

De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) will continue to support students remotely. The DSU Advice, Activities, and DSU Voice teams will be working from home and will still be available to support students online. 

The Campus Centre, including DSU’s Reception, the Function Rooms and commercial outlets, including SUpplies and SU’s Diner, will remain closed during the lockdown. The Simply Fresh store will remain open in line with government guidance for key shops and supermarkets.

Advice Team

The DSU Advice team offer free, confidential advice to all current DMU students on academic issues, complaints, Tier 4 Visas and housing. You can get advice and book an online appointment with the team by emailing dsuadvice@dmu.ac.uk. You can also get in touch by filling in the contact form at https://www.demontfortsu.com/support/advice/getintouch/.

Activities Team

If you require support or wish to speak to a member of the students’ union Activities team, please contact them via email at activities@dmu.ac.uk to arrange a virtual appointment.

You can find more information on all the opportunities and activities run by DSU at demontfortsu.com/activities/studentgroups

Student Voice Team

The DSU Voice team work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. If you would like to get in touch with the team, please contact them via email at voice@dmu.ac.uk.

Supplies Shop

A one-stop shop for stationary and DMU-branded clothing. Stationary includes but is not limited to notepads, pens, ring binders, lanyards and card holders. Supplies also offer a binding service for dissertations and other course related content.

Unfortunately, SUpplies will be closed until further notice, in line with government guidance.

SU's Diner

Your American-style diner serving a wide range of meals and snacks from pancakes and burgers, to milkshakes and waffles. If you fancy something smaller, come along to have some homemade cade with Fairtrade coffee or one of our variety of teas.

Unfortunately, SU’s Diner will be closed until further notice, in line with government guidance.

Function Rooms

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing global pandemic, the Function Rooms will be closed for all activity including our daytime bar SU’s Lounge, weekly quiz night and the SU’s weekly club night – Injunction.

Please follow the De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)’s social media accounts or check www.demontfortsu.com regularly for further updates on when we will be reopening.

Catering

We have worked with our catering partner Chartwells to ensure a variety of food and drink options are prepared and available in accordance with government guidelines.

The majority of catering facilities will be closed until further notice. Only the Food Village will remain operational to serve as a takeaway service. You will also be able to sit in and eat, providing you maintain social distancing.

The Simply Fresh store is to remain open in line with government guidance for key shops and supermarkets.

Student Gateway

The Student Gateway is currently closed in line with government lockdown guidance. 

You can continue to access Student Gateway services (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) via phone by selecting the relevant service from the menu or by email – please see team details below.  We also have our live chat channel available via dmu.ac.uk/studentgateway.

You can book telephone appointments via MyGateway. A staff member will call you at the allocated time on the phone number stored in DMU’s student records system. Please make sure your personal contact details are up-to-date by checking the Personal Details tile on MyDMU.

See the Student Gateway handbook.

Student Gateway contact areas

Student Gateway Reception Desk
T: +44 (0) 116 250 6047
E: studentgateway@dmu.ac.uk

Disability Advice and Support
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 1
E: disability@dmu.ac.uk 

Counselling, Mental Heath and Wellbeing
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 2
E: wellbeing@dmu.ac.uk

Student Administrative Support
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 3
E: sas@dmu.ac.uk

Student Finance and Welfare
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 3
E: sfw@dmu.ac.uk

ID Card Queries
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 3
E: smartcards@dmu.ac.uk

Transitions
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 3
E: transitions@dmu.ac.uk

Careers and Employability
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 4
E: careers@dmu.ac.uk

International Student Support
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 5
E: international@dmu.ac.uk

Appeals and Deferrals
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7595 – Option 6
E: acasupportoffice@dmu.ac.uk

Immigration Compliance/Visa Team
T: +44 (0) 116 2078780
E: studentvisaqueries@dmu.ac.uk

Cashiers Desk/Income Team
T: +44 (0) 116 207 8810
E: income@dmu.ac.uk

Graduation/Academic Awards Team
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7307
E: academicawards@dmu.ac.uk

Examinations Team
T: +44 (0) 116 250 6379
E: examinationsoffice@dmu.ac.uk

Hugh Aston Building and The Yard  

The Hugh Aston Building and The Yard are closed in line with the government lockdown guidance.

Business and Law students can continue to access advice and support from the Student Advice Centre team (Monday-Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm) or by telephone 0116 2577243. 

You can find helpful information on the Virtual SAC on Blackboard.

Campus Buildings

In line with the new national lockdown and latest government guidance, a number of campus buildings have been closed until further notice.

Only those students who have face-to-face teaching for the specified subject areas in Health and Life Sciences (HLS) are permitted to access buildings where their classes take place.

All other students therefore must not try and access any workshops or labs in any other circumstances.

Research students are permitted to access specialist labs and study spaces but only if it is deemed absolutely necessary to conduct their work.

Buildings that remain open for students, according to the guidelines above, include:

Hawthorn Building

Closes at 6.30pm

Open for HLS students
Open for research students
Student self-study spaces open

Edith Murphy

Closes at 6.30pm

Open for HLS students
Student Advice Centre open

Heritage House

Closes at 6.30pm

Open for HLS students

Philip Tasker Building

Closes at 6pm

Open for DMU International College

Kimberlin Library

Open 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday

Open on an essential access-only basis

Food Village

Open 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri)

Open for takeaway service and socially distant dining

Grasmere Street

Closes at 6.30pm

Open to Forensic Science students

Portland Building

Closes at 6.30pm

Lower ground floor open for AV Loans
Top floor open for HLS students

Queen's Building 

Closes at 6pm

Open for research students
Student self-study spaces open

Vijay Patel Building

Closes at 6pm

Student Advice Centre open
Open to research students
Student self-study spaces open

Gateway House

Closes at 6pm

Student Advice Centre open

The Watershed

Closes at 5.30pm

Operating as a Covid-19 testing centre

Campus Centre Building

Simply Fresh will remain open from 8am-3pm (Mon-Fri)

Simply Fresh store open