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 2 October 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017, and term two runs from Monday 8 January 2018 until Friday 27 April 2018. Then there’s the summer term from Monday 30 April 2018 to Friday 15 June 2018. 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 22 and Monday 25 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 #FreshFest17 wristband and what does it include?

A wristband gets you into all of our 'nights out' based events over #FreshFest17. This includes;

  • Early2Uni Party (Friday 22 September)

  • #FreshFest17 Opening Party (Saturday 23 September)

  • Freshers Ball (Sunday 24 September)

  • UV Rave vs Zoo Party (Monday 25 September)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Tuesday 26 September)

  • InJUNCTION Opening Party (Wednesday 27 September)

  • Tshirt Bar Tour (including tshirt*) (Thursday 28 September)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Friday 29 September)

  • Freshers Old Skool Disco (Saturday 30 September)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Sunday 1 October)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Monday 2 October)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Tuesday 3 October)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Wednesday 4 October)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Thursday 5 October)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Friday 6 October)

  • FreshFest Night Out  (Saturday 7 October)


Where can I buy a #FreshFest17 wristband?

You can grab a wristband online here. There will also be a very limited amount available from DSU Reception from 10am on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 Septmber to buy in person.


Where can I collect my #FreshFest17 wristband?

You can collect your wristband (and anything else you might have bought with it in a package) between 10am and 4pm on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 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 other packages.


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

No. The ONLY official wristbands and events are marked as #FreshFest17 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.


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