Mature Students’ Spotlight II

  Hi everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break and that you are all now feeling refreshed and ready for the new academic term. There will be some new starters joining us in January and February and I am sure you will make them all feel welcome, and of course, some of you will…

Mature Students’ Spotlight

It has been a busy fresher’s period, and I have been delighted to have met so many mature students from a wide variety of ages and of different backgrounds during my first few weeks in post. There was an amazing turn out of mature students at the fresher’s fair and it is encouraging seeing so…

#DMUFridgeRaiders Have Arrived!

It’s important to look after yourself whilst at university; it sounds obvious, but many students are so busy and so short on cash that their eating habits often end up irregular and unhealthy. The Fridge Raiders are a group of DMU staff and students passionate about healthy eating and maintaining good mental wellbeing; their aim…

Macmillan Volunteering – Claire’s experience

About Macmillan Volunteering The innovative Macmillan DMU Volunteering Scheme brings together several of the University’s strategies: working together with our local community, improving the lives of people in Leicester, and increasing the employability of our students. Volunteering is open to all students, but students from the Faculty of HLS have the opportunity to undertake the…

Summer at Leicester

Stay in Leicester over the summer? Why not?

“Staying in Leicester over the summer? Why in the world would I want to do that?”, we hear you earnestly ask. Well, believe it or not, tons of people find themselves in this very predicament every year. Being the helpful lot that we are over here at the Student Gateway, we are going to give…

Student houses

The Student Renting Guide

It is around this time of year that students in and around Leicester will begin to turn their thoughts to accommodation for the next year. For many, especially first-year students who are currently living in halls, this is the first time that they will be faced with the daunting task of entering a long-term contract involving property. The…

Macmillan Volunteering – Holly’s experience

About Macmillan Volunteering The innovative Macmillan DMU Volunteering Scheme brings together several of the University’s strategies: working together with our local community, improving the lives of people in Leicester, and increasing the employability of our students. Volunteering is open to all students, but students from the Faculty of HLS have the opportunity to undertake the…

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Postgraduate study in the USA in 2015-16

Are you interested in postgraduate study in the USA in 2015-16 or beyond? Read on for ways the US-UK Fulbright Commission can help, through their scholarship programme, advisory service, and upcoming webinar on postgraduate study. Fulbright Scholarships for 2015-16 – For UK Citizens to Study in the USA Application Deadline: 31 October 2014 The Fulbright Commission…