De Montfort University

Leicester | East Midlands

Creative City Campus

Ucas code: D26

Leicester’s De Montfort University (DMU) is the most-improved university in the UK, recently climbing 32 places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide to 54th position. Like the city on its doorstep, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation; never surrendering to convention - a place where students are encouraged to develop the skills they need yet do things their own way. Our graduates have gone on to work at world-leading companies such as NASA, Disney, the BBC, Warner Bros, HSBC, Gucci, BMW, Levi’s, IBM and Adidas.
Source:De Montfort University website

What students say about this university

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    • The downside

      Introducing new students to university

      2013, 1st year, Creative Music Technology

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    • Academic Experience

      The type of teaching is varied (lectures, tutorials & practicals) and some lecturers will alter their teaching to suits your...

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      2013, 1st year, Forensic Science

      Academic Experience

      The type of teaching is varied (lectures, tutorials & practicals) and some lecturers will alter their teaching to suits your needs if the majority of the class agree. Depending on the course you are studying depends on content. I find my science course to be very diverse and interesting. Even on boring topics the lecturers try to jazz it up a bit. As for how challenging the work is, depends on how much work you put into it. Work can come in the form of general note taking, essays, case studies, practicals, lab write-ups and portfolios. Feedback from tutors can vary. You should receive feedback in all areas of your work, if you don't, ask for it!!! Lecturers will be happy to tell you where they think your capabilities are and how you can achieve more.

      2013, 1st year, Forensic Science

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    • The upside

      very accessible and diverse student union offering a vast range to students. good quality teaching and lectures

      2013, 2nd year, Fine Art Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Leicester has an abundance of cheap food, and is very convenient for travel as most places of interest are within easy walking...

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      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

      Everyday expenses

      Leicester has an abundance of cheap food, and is very convenient for travel as most places of interest are within easy walking distance. The only really difficult element is to not overspend at the various takeaways and bars which are both abundant and excellent. With some care, Leicester is a very cost-effective city to live in.

      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • Accommodation

      Newarke Point is the halls I stayed in in my first year and there are no halls that can quite compare. The location is...

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      2012, 1st year, Graphic Design

      Accommodation

      Newarke Point is the halls I stayed in in my first year and there are no halls that can quite compare. The location is literally slap bang in the middle of campus, which seems a little odd but when you miss your alarm and have 10mins (if that!) to get to your lectures, you can simply roll out of bed in to your lectures with 2mins to spare. IT'S JUST THAT CLOSE! It also makes it the most sociable of all the halls and has the reputation as the party halls. BUT don't think this'll mean party get too out of hand as the security are pretty strict in the first term to keep freshers from going too wild. Beware of the laundrette and people movng your clothes out of the washer! Set an alarm on your phone to go collect it before this unfortunate incedent happens to you. The included internet is good but slow and certainly not wireless! All in all halls are a must for first years - best times ever!

      2012, 1st year, Graphic Design

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    • Everyday expenses

      Lots of local shops available near campus at reasonable prices. Lots of part-time work. Campus all very close, public transport...

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      2013, 2nd year, Journalism Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Lots of local shops available near campus at reasonable prices. Lots of part-time work. Campus all very close, public transport not really needed.

      2013, 2nd year, Journalism Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

47%

MED

Varied union activities

72%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

75%

MED

Creative

74%

HIGH

Sporty

66%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,645

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

21%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

16%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

13%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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