Frequently Asked Questions

Where is De Montfort University (DMU)?

DMU is in Leicester, which is scientifically* the centre of the universe.


What is De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)?

That’s us! We’re an independent student-run and student-led organisation. We’re here to involve represent and inspire you to make the most of your time at DMU and you can find us in the Campus Centre on the DMU campus, online and on social media! Follow follow follow.


What is DMU’s address?

The main address for the university is;

De Montfort University
The Gateway

And you can find us at…

De Montfort Students' Union
Campus Centre Building
Mill Lane


How do I get to campus?

The university has a load of information about how you can easily get to campus. Find it here!


What are the term dates?

The academic year is split into three terms. Term one officially runs from Monday 1 October 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018, and term two runs from Monday 7 January 2019 until Friday 15 March 2019. Then there’s the summer term from Wednesday 1 April 2019 to Friday 14 June 2019. Phew. You can see the full academic calendar here.


What activities can I get involved with?

DSU run a tonne of fun activities for you to get involved with, including societies (from Dance to Game of Thrones and everything in between), volunteering and our student media group, Demon Media. We also run all of your sports clubs in partnership with the university. You can find out more about everything you can get involved with on our website!


What is a student card and where can I get one?

Once you’ve enrolled at DMU (which the university should have contacted you about!) you will need to pick up your student ID card. You can do this at the university’s induction events between Friday 21 and Monday 24 September.

As well as showing you’re a DMU student, this card entitles you to a few student discounts – but for many, many more we’d recommend you pick up an NUS Extra card! Find out more here.


What is Freshers?!

Right. We’ve definitely got this one covered. Find out more here.

(Basically it’s the best week of your life so far.)


What is a #FreshFest18 wristband and what does it include?

A wristband gets you into all of our 'nights out' based events over #FreshFest18. This includes;

  • Issa Vibe launch party - Friday 21 September @ DSU
  • #FreshFest18 Opening Party headlined by Wilkinson - Saturday 22 September @ O2 Academy 
  • UV Rave vs Freshers Funfair - Sunday 23 September @ King Power Stadium
  • Freshers Ball headlined by Yxng Bane - Monday 24 September @ Athena
  • SU's Pub Quiz - Tuesday 25 September @ SU's Diner
  • Zoo Party - Tuesday 25 Setember @ clubRepublic
  • InJUNCTION opening party - Wednesday 26 September @ DSU
  • Freshers T-Shirt Bar Tour - Thursday 27 September
  • Issa Vibe - Friday 28 September @ DSU
  • Bingo! - Monday 1 October @ DSU
  • Soul Train - Monday 1 October @ Au
  • SU's Pub Quiz - Tuesday 2 October @ SU's Diner
  • 90s Revival - Tuesday 2 October @ clubRepublic
  • InJUNCTION Krispy Kreme Extranvaganza - Wednesday 3 October @ DSU
  • Bandeoke - Thursday 4 October @ DSU
  • Issa Vibe - Friday 5 October @ DSU


Where can I buy a #FreshFest18 wristband?

You can grab a wristband online here. There will also be a very limited amount available from DSU Reception from 10am on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 Septmber to buy in person.


Where can I collect my #FreshFest18 wristband?

You can collect your wristband (and anything else you might have bought with it in a package) between 10am and 4pm on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September from us in the Campus Centre. You’ll need your email receipt and photographic ID to collect it – but believe us, it’s worth it.


Can someone collect my wristband or other items for me?

Unfortunately only you can collect your wristband, bar tour tshirt, NUS card and package deal items.


I've seen other Freshers wristbands available on other websites, are these official?

No. The ONLY official wristbands and events are marked as #FreshFest18 and have the De Montfort Students' Union logo on. There are other events and wristbands from other companies around Leicester that may say Freshers, however these are in no way affiliated with DSU.


I am going to be studying a DMU course at a partner college, can I still get involved in #FreshFest18?

Yes. If your course is affiliated to DMU, then you are automatically a member of De Montfort Students' Union - welcome! That means that you are entitled to buy tickets and/or get involved with all of our #FreshFest18. 


What if I’m worried about heading to uni?

We know that it can be scary starting uni. But if you are worried, you can get help from students who have been in your position before! Sign up to MyUniPal and get support from a current student who has been through it all already and is here ready to chat and help you when you arrive at DMU! Find out more here.


*this may or may not be scientifically accurate