Arriving in a new country, perhaps to study in a different language, can be a huge life change and it can take time to settle in to your new environment. We understand too that some students may be starting their studies remotely this year and that many will need to quarantine on arrival in the UK. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help you make the most of this exciting time.
The HealthyDMU Hub contains a wide range of activities and information to support your health and wellbeing while you’re at DMU. This includes quick access to booking appointments, activities and hints and tips about staying well. There is a range of Masterclass sessions that you can get involved in that offer guidance on things like personal productivity, assertive and confident communication, performing under pressure and mindfulness. There are also plenty of online activities that can improve your wellbeing whilst you’re at home.
Faith and spiritual support
At DMU we encourage students of all faiths and no faith to come together in celebrating diversity and humanitarian values. OpenFaith is a part of Healthy DMU and incorporates faith and spirituality into wellbeing and welfare services. OpenFaith related activities, such as meetings and masterclasses focus on the health and wellbeing of students as well as supporting growth and personal development. As part of this you can contact one of our faith advisors via email to discuss an issue or for more information about a particular faith. Student spaces are available to book and we have a Muslim Prayer Room and Christian Chapel on campus.
Our international buddies scheme is a befriending programme that links new international students with existing DMU students (either from the UK or an international student from another country).
New international students will receive an email with more information about iBuddies at the start of the academic year.
Learn more about iBuddies.
Support and advice
There are a range of advice and support teams that can assist you at DMU, including:
- International Student Support
General non-academic advice and guidance on things such as bank accounts, healthcare registration and National Insurance numbers. We can also talk with you if you have a problem and aren’t sure who to talk to.
You can make an online appointment via MyGateway, or email us at email@example.com
- DSU Advice
Based in the Students’ Union, DSU Advice can provide advice and guidance on a range of practical issues including accommodation and academic problems.Learn more or get in touch.
De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) facilitates a huge range of different student societies, for all kinds of backgrounds and interests. Each society is run by current students and can be a great chance to connect with other students. In addition to national societies (such as Indian, Chinese, Nigerian and International Society), there are also societies related to hobbies, lifestyle and interests – whether it’s Star Wars, politics, photography or Harry Potter, hopefully you’ll find something for you.
Find out more on the DSU website.
DMUsport delivers a wide range of opportunities to help students stay physically active and look after their mental health whilst studying at DMU.
We want everyone to feel they can get involved. You do not have to be a ‘sporty’ person, in fact thousands of students get involved every year, trying new activities, meeting new people, taking a break from studies and learning new sports, whether as a beginner or a talented athlete.
Find out more on the DMUsport pages.