#DMUlocal helps Leicester schools support LGBTQ+ equality

DMU Square Mile volunteers were in a number of schools this week helping children develop their own campaigns around LGBTQ+ equality.

#DMUlocal is working with Stonewall to help tackle discrimination in Leicester schools and ensure that every child has a welcoming environment to learn in.

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DMU academics share diabetes research

BY Charlie Simmons, Makhan Sarai

More DMU students are being trained as Community Champions than ever, as #DMUlocal works alongside Diabetes UK to help raise awareness about diabetes and show people how they may be at risk of developing the condition.

This week, #DMUlocal takes you back to where it all began, as Dr Ketan Ruparelia and Nazmin Juma, explain how the project started and what DMU diabetes research is taking place now.

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Find out more about #DMUlocal’s Widening Participation days

BY Jordan Wildman, Chiamaka Ukah, Scholastica Shote, Sharon Tembo, Fatimah Khalifah

Want to learn more about the Widening Participation days #DMUlocal runs on De Montfort University campus?

Find out everything you need to know with our latest podcast.

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DMU Square Mile volunteers get wild about Leicester

DMU Square Mile volunteers teamed up with the local community today to help clear bramble in preparation for a new fruit tree orchard as part of the Wild About Leicester project.

Working alongside Leicester City Council, volunteers got their hands dirty removing the encroaching vegetation in Aylestone Meadows, Leicester’s largest nature reserve.

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Creat-a-con sees Leicester kids engage with STEM subjects

BY Robert Wilson, Priya Patel, Connie Sheehan, Willis Gubudu

Discover more about Creat-a-con, a #DMUlocal hosted event that has seen hundreds of children discover science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a whole new way.

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Square Mile volunteers spend time with cancer support group as part of C Word project

A cancer support group received a boost as DMU Square Mile volunteers travelled to Belgrave to get to know the members.

The students went as part of #DMUlocal’s C Word project, which sees volunteers travel to the Belgrave Health Centre every Friday to spend time with the group and take part in activities such as crafts and knitting.

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Poster event gives Politics students the chance to share expertise

The chance to share unique dissertation research was on offer to DMU Politics students today as #DMUlocal held a poster event at Leicester City Hall.

The event gave the third year students the opportunity to speak about their work and receive feedback from their peers and tutors, as well as members of the local government.

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Queen screening brings Bollywood to Belgrave

A unique film screening took place yesterday as residents from across Leicester were invited to watch the Bollywood film Queen.

The free event, which took place in Belgrave, attracted over 70 people who where able to enjoy the film and get to know DMU Square Mile volunteers.

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Brave community members prepare for #DMUlocal Laughs with comedy club

A group of amateur comedians are being trained up to take centre stage at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival as part of #DMUlocal’s Comedy Club.

Under the tutelage of Alan Seaman, a comedian with over a decade of experience in the industry, local people are learning the tricks of the trade in preparation for their show, #DMUlocal Laughs, on 24 February.

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School kids learn how to support one another with #DMUlocal

Kids from a primary school in Leicester had the chance to learn more about equality and diversity today as they spent the day at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) with #DMUlocal.

The children, from Slater Primary School, took part in a range of activities with a professional artist to raise their aspirations, learn about new opportunities and promote anti-bullying.

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