About us

#DMUlocal utilises the commitment, expertise and enthusiasm of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) staff and students who are dedicated to fulfilling the university’s commitment to benefit the public good.

Launched in November 2015, #DMUlocal continues the hard work of the multi-award-winning DMU Square Mile initiative, which provides student volunteers with unique experiences in Leicester and beyond.

In 2016/17, #DMUlocal supported and coordinated over 90 projects in Leicester and internationally, with over 33,000 hours of volunteering being carried out by DMU Square Mile student volunteers.

Vision for #DMUlocal

By 2020 #DMUlocal will have set a new standard for the power of universities to share the skills of their staff and students to benefit others through the public good.

Mission for #DMUlocal

#DMUlocal is harnessing the superb resource of DMU’s talent, skills and creativity to connect students and staff to the city and create positive change in Leicester and its surrounds. #DMUlocal is the key mechanism for delivering DMU’s strategic theme to ‘Promote our City’ by responding to some of the most important social and economic challenges for Leicester. DMU is becoming the partner of choice within the city working to support the promotion of Leicester as a global city of intellectual, cultural and sporting importance.