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Welcome to De Montfort University’s Student Room profile. We are here to answer any of your questions about the university. We will have current students and staff from all faculties here to help you so fire away with your questions and we shall be more than happy to help! Please do not hesitate to get in touch, or find out more information on our website.

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Facilities & Accommodation

Facilities 

The DMU campus has received a significant amount of investment over the past decade to ensure that its facilities meet the high standards which are upheld by the university. There is a range of specialised purpose-designed buildings, catering to each of its four academic departments, as well as multiple halls of residences, an innovation centre, workshops, recreational centres and of course, the Kimberlin Library, which provides hundreds of individual study spaces, and thousands of books, journals and digital resources for students to use. The university also has excellent sports facilities, and The QEII Leisure Centre, a state-of-the-art health and fitness centre, available to use year-round.

You do your best when you feel you really belong somewhere. De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), now based in a vibrant £3 million home, will make sure you’re quickly part of the DMU family and are inspired, involved, and have a voice. You’re automatically a DSU member when you come to DMU and can immediately get involved with all of the opportunities.

Squeezing the most you can from your time at university means studying hard, while having fun too. DSU offers more than 150 societies and sports clubs (covering everything from belly dancing to vegan eating) and hundreds of rewarding volunteering opportunities. There are also roles available with Demon Media in radio, print, TV and web. There’s an on-campus nightclub, regular nights and days out (Harry Potter World is a favourite), activities and adventures, plus useful advice always on hand. It all helps to make your university experience healthy, hassle-free and fun. 

DMU’s Food Village is a great place to eat, socialise and relax, offering tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The stylish Riverside Café has a strong focus on vegan and vegetarian food, with hot and cold meals and drinks served throughout the day, inside and out. As the name suggests, it overlooks the river as well as the landscaped grounds of the Vijay Patel Building.  We even have Subway and Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlets on campus, too.

Sport is central to life at DMU, because our students tell us that taking part in performance or recreational activity, or just keeping fit, builds their confidence, resilience and wellbeing. The Watershed is home to activities including rowing, five-a-side football, badminton, netball, basketball, indoor hockey, indoor cricket and volleyball and a space for our many societies to meet. Our leisure centre has a 25m pool, sauna, climbing wall, eight-court sports hall, fitness suite, free-weights area and dance studio too.

We also have a dedicated student support service to help you reach your full potential and feel at home from day one.

We’re proud that our inclusive campus and services support our large proportion of registered disabled students. Our award-winning Disability Advice and Support team sets out to make the experience of disabled students a great one, in keeping with the university’s core values of diversity and inclusivity. Ideas we have brought in include quiet-themed accommodation to help autistic students and those with mental health conditions.

Accommodation

DMU offers a wide selection of accommodation options – all within walking distance to Leicester city centre and campus – catering to what matters most to students and their parents and carers: a safe, affordable place where they feel at home.

DMU sourced rooms are modern and self-catered, with single-sex options available and many featuring en-suite bathrooms, social spaces, on-site gyms and internet access. There’s also an opportunity for students to handpick their own room. Bede Hall offers fully adapted rooms for wheelchair users, including kitchens. All DMU-sourced halls have on-site or on-call security, on-site managers, and CCTV or electronic door entry.

All DMU-sourced halls of residence are signed up to the Universities UK student accommodation code of practice. University-sourced, privately managed halls are signed up to the equivalent Accreditation Network UK/Unipol national code, which commits providers to maintain professional benchmark standards for large student developments.

Flexible contracts are available and weekly prices vary depending on the accommodation. Please check the website for the latest information.

Open Days

Open days

Don’t leave home, find a new home at DMU. Choosing a university is an important decision and visiting us at an Open Day is the best way to find out what a university has to offer. You can hear from academics and current students about their experiences, take a look around the campus, explore our accommodation, and ask our expert advisers any questions you might have about the application process and preparing to start university. There really is no better opportunity to help find the right university for you. 

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Upcoming open days

  • Saturday 2 July 2022
  • Saturday 15 October 2022

Visiting a university campus is one of the best things you can do to help you decide where you want to study. Seeing the buildings you'll learn in and the space you'll be calling home during your degree is so important to feeling confident you've made the right choice. 

Courses & Fees

Courses and fees

DMU believes in fair access to education and works hard to keep its tuition fees as competitive as possible. For the 2022/23 academic year, full-time course fees are as follows:

UK students: £ 9,250

Tuition Fee Loans are available to UK students through Student Finance England and are payable at the beginning of each term, as follows:

Term 1 – 25 per cent

Term 2 – 25 per cent

Term 3 – 50 per cent

International students: Typically £14,750 up to £16,336 depending on whether the course is classroom or laboratory-based.

Course fees by subject area:

Art, Design and Humanities: £14,750

Business and Law: £14,750

Media: £14,750 - £15,250

Engineering: £15,250

Computing: £15,250

Health and Life Sciences: £14,750 - £16,336

Travel Information

Leicester is just off the M1 and close to the A1, allowing easy access to the North and South. The M69 and M6 are also close by and offer access to Birmingham, Wales and the South West. High-speed train links connect Leicester to London and many other large towns and cities, while bus and coach services provide great value and reliable connections across Leicester and to most parts of the UK. Park-and-ride services are also provided in the city. East Midlands International Airport is nearby and Birmingham, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports are all within reach.

Other contact details

Address: 

De Montfort University,
The Gateway,
Leicester,
LE1 9BH,
United Kingdom

Switchboard:

+44 (0)116 255 1551

UK and International Study Enquiries:

+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70

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Accommodation

Living here

Location is as important as the university when deciding where to study, and Leicester offers everything students are looking for and much more.

It’s been named the fourth most vibrant city in the UK, putting it ahead of the likes of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and London (Top Cities Vibrancy Report, 2022), as well as the best city in the East Midlands to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Index, 2022). Its central location means easy connections to UK cities and airports and is only an hour away from London by train.

Famed for diversity, Leicester is home to one of the biggest celebrations of Diwali outside of India. It’s an inclusive city with a long history of welcoming a variety of ethnic communities and religious faiths. Eating in Leicester can feel like travelling the globe, offering bars, shops and restaurants influenced by tastes around the world, plus an array of coffee houses and lunch spots, comprising independent local vendors and well-known restaurant chains.

Home to FA Cup-winning Premier League football club Leicester City, ten-time rugby union champions Leicester Tigers, one of the most successful women’s hockey clubs in the UK, basketball side Leicester Riders and Leicestershire County Cricket Club – all partners of DMU – sports fans will be spoiled for choice.

Arts and culture are renowned across the city, home to the biggest comedy festival in the country, live performances at Curve theatre, plus the Phoenix and Showcase cinemas. Leicester’s Highcross offers a great shopping experience, and the Lanes – a maze of quirky and Instagrammable streets – complements this with a wealth of independent options.