Don't go to this uni. The staff are appalling. Nice campus but the lack of organisation from staff from many departments will ruin it for you
Campus / Facilities
Clubs and Societies
Internet / Wifi
By member118525 On 30th April 15
Studying at De Montfort University
The University of De Montfort has over 400 courses on offer, including many placement opportunities, with a large emphasis on encouraging employability in their students. The University has its own placement programme called ‘Frontrunners’ to encourage students to take a placement year within the university itself, which includes paid internships. Situated in the city of Leicester, De Montfort offers students a taste of city life.
De Montfort offers five faculties including a wide variety of subjects such as English, Politics, Accounting and Finance, Nursing and Midwifery, Computer Game Programming and much more. Many of the courses have been awarded 5* or ‘Excellent’ ratings for teaching.
The university has a number of accolades including being awarded the same score for its English Literature course as the University of Cambridge. It has also been named a Centre of Excellence for student support. The University has around 27,000 students making it one of the bigger universities in the UK.
More recently the University has been developed to include; a School of Nursing and Midwifery building, the department of which has been awarded many research grants; a Performance Arts centre; and a new Business and Law centre. A new sports facility with discounted student memberships available has also recently been opened, on which a total of £8 million was spent. This includes a gym, fitness classes, a 25 metre six lane swimming pool, sauna, climbing wall, sports hall and dance studio. The Universities library named ‘The Kimberlin Library’ is open 24 hours a day in term time and also has open access to certain facilities away from the library for students to access for studying from home.
Accommodation is a mixture of catered and self catered halls across the city and is all within easy access of university buildings and the city centre. Leicester offers plenty of public transport including regular buses throughout the city. By train, London is just over an hour’s journey away and Birmingham and Sheffield are within reach in under an hour. Leicester is also within easy access of the East Midlands Airport.
The Campus Centre building has plenty to offer for students, from shops and restaurants for ease for students and staff and the sports centre, to the Universities chaplaincy. The Students Union is also based here which runs a student’s radio station 24 hours a day, a student newspaper, supermarket, food court, a lettings agency to help students with accommodation and a club and bar for evening entertainment.
Spent £8000 to do the Legal Practice Certificate part time, distance learning. Poor support and although some very good tutors, staff treating mature students with the same amused contempt as they obviously treat undergraduates. Just because you are a good lawyer does not make you are good teacher! Off colour jokes and use of profane language by tutors! One tutor was so sarcastic and cold, they were complained about they were replaced in the second year. Even one of the exam invigilators was horrible and upset students. Never felt one could ask a query without being made to feel stupid, by the bad tutors.
Did the LLM Employment Law and Practice by distance learning. Paid £8000 for a bundle of handbooks to work through, many of which did not arrive in good time for the essay. Little support from lecturers because they are too busy with lectures. Failed to uphold student privacy and data protection.
To the master degrees is not a good choice. I did not received the proper education or the help. The tutor left my emails without a reply and in the end he left us without a reason. No classes, no tutorials for weeks we had to work without any guidelines.
Probably the worst university i have ever been too. I attended for my MSc Engineering, very few Electronics lecturers actually help you pass exams most of them don't care. Very little contact time and almost impossible to contact any staff outside of the lecture. The Mechatronics is even worse as they just send you links to information that is on the web from other universities. As i said for Engineering avoid at all costs.
Nightlife is vibrant in the city of Leicester's size. Clubs and societies are getting better each year. However there doesn't seem like you could stumble upon spontaneous and random events on campus that help create a dynamic university social world.
A great campus uni right near the heart of leicester city centre, which is vibrant and full of culture, with different events and things happening everyday. The lecturers that I have seen are really helpful and really know what they are talking about and have been very welcoming and helped us to relax into our first year of the course.
Campus wide wifi, never had a problem once I got it all set up. Career opportunities are great, really high employment rate at the end of courses, jobs fairs throughout the year, motivational speakers that come in, volunteer opportunities to enhance the CV and give back to the community, lots of part time jobs available as well as a dedicated temping agency (though I didn't find that very useful). Students union seems alright, not hugely visible but I suppose they'd be there if needed.
Loads of clubs and societies, went to the stalls at the beginning of the year and there are so many to pick and choose from, some are very serious and competitive others are a bit of fun, so there's something for every-one.
The placements and frontrunner internships make the student experience at De Montfort successful in terms of career building - there are so many societies that are also great at getting you prepared for industry, such as the Demon Media helping potential journalists. The campus is also lovely, and the lively city of leicester is great to explore and shop in. The bars and nightlife are great because you can choose how casual or dressed-up you want to go, and we're never short of music or other types of culture in leicester. - for instance our Diwali festival, the theatres, and all the events DMU arts students have on. Also because we have two universities it means that our city is really ready-made for students.
I've been at DeMontFort for my Foundation Art and Design course and will be returning to do a degree in game art and design, which is a testament to how good this uni is. I can't vouch for other subjects, but the staff on my course were mostly great, and the facilities I could use were impressive. The library is useful, although the printing system could use work.
The campus itself is a pleasant place to be: there's a genuine sense of community and the place feels clean, modern and well kept.
Overall my experience was a fantastic one, and I am looking forward to returning in september.
Awesome university, with fabulous facilities. The student welfare team are also fantastic, and the campus is always a hub for social activity. 24/7 library around exams, and the lecturers really care about their students.
Great university lovely campus . Facillities excellent has even got a gym and swimming pool .Course im studying is excellent studying youth and communities. Lots of opperertunaties to travel with DMU global to enhance studies .
I've just finished my first year at De Montfort and it has been a spectacular experience. There's a very big range of societies to join and it's definitely important to join atleast one so that you can get to know more people, learn something new or continue to practice an activity you already love. I signed up for Rugby, Salsa, Taekwondo and Pole Dance which keeps my week pretty busy but you have to remember that you won't have as much time to do these things when you're in full-time employment. Apart from societies, DMU has fantastic opportunities to volunteer, do internships or educate yourself further. The SquareMile has opportunities to volunteer more locally (on campus or within the city of Leicester itself) but if you're feeling more adventurous you can apply for an opportunity with DMU Global. Through DMU Global I have volunteered in India and I am currently writing this review from South Korea where I am doing summer school! The possibilities at DMU are endless.
DMU has helped me become much more confident and aided me in many ways. I would not have finished first year with a 2:1, very nearly a first if it wasn't for all the incredible help and lecturing from the staff.
Very friendly university with a wide range of subjects that bring a strange collection of people together. Close campus with a large amount of accomidation very near by helps to make it seem like its own small town. Only issues is the boring nature of Leicester city itself.
DMU is a fairly big campus, but not huge! It has a great atmosphere and really friendly staff. An incredible large amount of career opportunities and plenty of sports and societies to keep you entertained in your spare time. Top university for me!
Buildings are fantastic and modern - notably Kimberlin Library and Hugh Aston buildings. Could do with more scientific rooms and equipment, but what is there is good quality. Fantastic Career Opportunities with the Frontrunners placement scheme. Plenty of affordable clubs and pubs near campus and wifi is available in all buildings. The students union has a lot of popular events on but it's not really my scene personally.
Tutors in the Accounting and Finance department are brilliant. Always willing to help and always available. The student union is very disappointing as it is quite expensive and i wouldn't say it was 'for the students'. There are a huge range of societies and if there isn't one that suits you then you can go about setting up your own.
Overall, the university as a whole is very good and is growing each year.
Dmu is a amazing place to study whether it is Fashion,Law, Business, Graphics I.T and etc Dmu is best place to be. Not far from shops , Leica Market or Highcrossand even not far from night clubs and cocktail bars too. The socials are amazing.come to the open day this week.
There is no way I can fault the uni, apart from my course having one rubbish lecture who doesn't care for his students, other than that there is nothing they won't help you with, and the general atmosphere wherever you go on campus is always a good one.
My experience so far has been wonderful but that would be down to my flatmates. DMU itself has been a let down. They aren't organised and have messed up some of my coursework.
I have had issues with tutors and have complained but I am yet waiting on results.
I don't feel like I have had any support from DMU at all.
Great support network
Lectures are really helpful
Most of the work is on our VLE system
Great location in the city -near to everything
Great city - easy to get to other places
Good public transport
Loads of new buildings. All the old ones are in the process of being upgraded
Loads of new facilities
State of the art medical equipment
New practice medical wards
Great councilling system
Doctors on site
Near to 2 parks
Cheap to live in the city
Great new gym with cheap rates for students
Lots of societies
Lots of SU funding available
Great student radio and media
Cons? People tend not to have heard of it.
Because its an ex-poly some people can be snobby about it.
Su could be bigger and have a bigger range of societies.