DMU Square Mile

DMU Square Mile is an award-winning programme of volunteering activities dedicated to working in Leicester’s most deprived areas.

At the heart of #DMUlocal, DMU Square Mile is improving the health, education and job prospects of 8000 residents in a literal square mile that covers Woodgate, Fosse, Newfoundpool and Beaumont Leys.

Beginning in 2011 with just 20 projects, the success of DMU Square Mile has seen it grow to become part of #DMUlocal and provide more than 75 projects to thousands of people with the help of around 150 DMU academics and more than 2,500 student volunteers.

We have not forgotten our roots though, and continue work with residents in the square mile across our three lenses of education, health and regeneration.

As well as this, DMU Square Mile has now started providing services across the city as part of #DMUlocal, enabling the programme volunteers to work with even more isolated communities that desperately need support.

By volunteering with DMU Square Mile, not only are you able to share your own expertise with people who really need it, but you can also gain valuable experience of a workplace that will make your CV stand out and increase your employability.

For more information, to stay up to date with the latest news or to get involved in, visit the DMU Square Mile website.