#JoinTogether: Actions over words

One of the greatest memories I will hold from my time at DMU will be my trip to New York with DMULocal, acting as an ambassador for the #JoinTogether campaign. I was given so many wonderful opportunities that taught me so much about refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. It taught me how hard it can […]

Owen’s rewarding school experience

Over the past 5 months, I have been volunteering at a local primary school, teaching dance with DMU Local and DMU Dance Society. The opportunity has allowed me to become more confident in myself, and to develop new skills that I would not have developed without it. The whole experience has been so rewarding, watching the students develop so […]

Rethinking Refugees: English Support Sessions

Being a part of the English Support Sessions has been a truly incredible experience. I study on the English Language Teaching Masters course and we have used our skills that we have learnt throughout the course to deliver a number of English classes to refugees living in Leicester. By DMU Square Mile organising this scheme, it […]

Find out how volunteering changed Laura’s life

I wish I would have considered volunteering sooner because I’ve benefited from my Square Mile experience massively. Through my Paired Reading Partnership, I have learnt so much about myself and made so many happy memories that I will treasure and be proud of in the years to come. I will never forget the monumental sense of […]

Can you help to support the homeless in Leicester?

Leicester is the latest city to join the European End Street Homelessness Campaign, which seeks to identify people who are street-homeless in the local community so that they can be helped off the streets. The campaign will include an overnight street count which will see 80 volunteers locating and surveying people who are sleeping out. #DMUlocal​ is […]

Students and staff give warm welcome to youngsters from India

Youngsters from a children’s home in India have been making new friends, having fun and seeing life in Leicester on their first visit outside the country. The team from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)’s Square Mile India, launched two years ago to support  Manav Sadhna in Ahmedabad, organised the special trip for five children this week. […]