What we do

As part of De Montfort University Leicester’s (DMU) commitment to improving the lives of people in Leicester, #DMUlocal provides support to some of the city’s hardest-to-reach communities by drawing upon the expertise and enthusiasm of DMU staff and students.

Through this wealth of talent, skill and creativity, #DMUlocal offers a range of projects and services to improve the city across three lenses – education, health and regeneration.

To see how #DMUlocal is making a difference, select one of the links below.


#DMUlocal is working with hundreds of schoolchildren to improve their attainment, increase their self-confidence and raise aspirations.


Communities are benefiting from greater awareness about conditions such as diabetes and receiving advice and guidance on how to prevent and manage disease.


DMU academics and students are working with Leicester businesses and charities to improve the local economy and maintain the city.

Project list

A complete list of #DMUlocal projects.

DMU Square Mile

The DMU Square Mile programme provides community volunteer support to thousands of residents in the city’s most deprived areas.

DMU India

DMU takes the success of #DMUlocal projects and Square Mile volunteers overseas to India to help some of the world’s poorest children and families.