Get ready to Run for Africa!

The annual Run4Africa event returns to Abbey Park, Leicester, on Saturday 29 April from midday. Run4Africa is open to all ages to come along and run, walk, dance or crawl their way through 5km for a worthy cause. The event is organised by Global Hands ­(a non-profit social enterprise set up to tackle issues regarding […]


Keen student cyclists set to conquer Europe for Square Mile India

Three inspirational De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students are pedalling their way across five European countries in twenty-one days in a bid to raise funds for Square Mile India. Milan Berkin, Daniel Keigher and Rytis Baranuskas, will embark on a gruelling charity cycle next month travelling a total of 1,185 miles. Raring to go, the […]


Dozens referred to GP after #DMUlocal helps make people aware of bowel cancer symptoms

Volunteers from #DMUlocal have helped healthcare professionals teach hundreds of people about the dangers of bowel cancer.   DMU Square Mile volunteers have spent several days manning a stall in Leicester’s Haymarket shopping centre together with NHS and Cancer Research UK staff. The display has attracted hundreds of visitors, not least because it features a giant inflatable […]

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First aid training shares life-saving skills

The chance to discover how to save a life was once again on offer today, as #DMUlocal provided free first aid training from St John Ambulance to DMU students and community members. Three sessions saw nearly 90 students, alongside residents from Beaumont Leys, learn how to put someone in the recover position, perform CPR and use […]

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Day of talks shares knowledge and advice of women in media industries

A day of talks saw students and academics look at women in the media industries this week, as special guest speakers discussed a range of topics. The event was designed to consider professional roles within media industries and how aspects such as age, ethnicity, parental status, informal recruitment practices and project based work conditions affect women’s inclusion in […]

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Gifted & Talented sees Leicester’s young people indulge their academic aspirations

Local secondary school pupils are on campus this week as they take part in a variety of activities to indulge their academic passions and challenge themselves. Gifted & Talented sees the best and brightest of Leicester’s young people travel to De Montfort University to discover the opportunities available through higher education and find out how they […]