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PROFILE: Viktoria Kovalcikova

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Viktoria Kovalcikova from the DMU Steppers…

 
4 reasons to grab yourself a Freshers wristband

Here are 4 reasons YOU should buy your Freshers wristband today!

 
PROFILE: Tim Baker

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Tim Baker from the Music Society…

 
 
Poker Society compete to win £100,000

The Poker Society has won the opportunity to compete in the largest poker tournament outside of America.

 
PROFILE: Ryan Willett

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Ryan Willett from the Labour Students Society…

 
Early Bird Freshers wristbands on sale this Thursday!

This is your time to grab as many freebies as you can, make new friends and show us your best moves on the dancefloor.

 
PROFILE: Lauren Hemsley

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Lauren Hemsley from MyUniPal…

 
Celebrate your Graduation day with DSU

Congratulations to the Class of 2019, you’ve made it! Now it’s time to celebrate.

 
PROFILE: Joseph Glover

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Joseph Glover from Demon Theatre…

 
Welfare Benefits

The system around Welfare Benefits is complex and can be difficult to understand, whilst there are some general points which are listed below we would always recommend taking advice as there may be some exceptions to the rules.

 
Nominations are OPEN for our new Zone Elections!

Nominations for our Zone Elections are now OPEN!

 
DMU rowers qualify for world renowned competition

For the first time in De Montfort University (DMU) history, the DMU Rowing club has pre-qualified for the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta (HRR).

 
PROFILE: Emma Simpson

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Emma Simpson…

 
Managing Your Money

Our message is not to ignore your finances. A little effort to set out your budget at the start of t

 
New to DMU? We want to hear from YOU

Are you a new student to De Montfort University? If so we want to hear what you think so we can provide an unforgettable student experience!

 
It’s your voice, don’t lose it. Make a difference, register to vote.

A snap General Election is taking place on December 12 but you need to register to vote to use your voice.

 
DMU students to takeover Brussels with #DSUinBrussels

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is taking approximately 100 De Montfort University (DMU) students to Brussels tomorrow along with DMU Global.

 
WIN: We're giving away tickets to Reading and Leeds Festival!

We’re back with another festival giveaway and it’s bigger and better than before!

 
PROFILE: Benjamin Barr

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Benjamin Barr…

 
Income Tax

Working part time is a necessary evil for most students and with working comes the need to understand the tax system

Your wage slip will state your tax code and this should reflect your personal allowance. Your personal allowance is the amount of income you are able to earn before paying income tax. This allowance is normally divided and spread over a year.

 
WATCH: We Are De Montfort Students' Union

We Are De Montfort Students' Union. We Are DSU.

 
Student leaders learn valuable skills at #ActiCon19

DMU students were giving the opportunity to learn new skills to lead their student groups this week at ActiCon 2019.

 
PROFILE: Ali Alqahtani

This Student Volunteering Week we’re telling the stories of just some of the fantastic volunteers at DSU. Here’s Ali Alqahtani from the Saudi Society…

 
Join a society

Browse societies at DSU, or create your own!

 
A MUST READ - Societies for 15-16

TAKING OVER AN EXISTING SOCIETY

All 14-15 society committees were in post until 31st July and new committee members came into place on 1st August. Those who were elected in to take over an existing society (any of the societies who existed with DSU in 14-15) must complete and return the societies registration form for 15-16.

Hopefully outgoing committees gave newly elected committees a handover pack which includes the registration form. Where this isn't the case newly elected committees

 
RESULTS: Your Mature Students’ Representative is…

Your Mature Students' Representative is Harsh Shah following a by-election.

 
DSU Freshers Week voted top 4 in UK

De Montfort Students' Union voted number 4 in the UK for Freshers Week!

 
Find us on Social Media

We're on various social media platforms...

 
Start volunteering

Become a volunteer at DSU, or log your hours.

 
Get the balance right with our first Part-Time Job Fair

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) are introducing Part-Time Job Fairs to empower students to know their rights as part-time employees.

 
We want YOU to join our Trustee Board!

We need driven DMU students to join our Trustee Board!

 
New office opening times

We're now open Monday - Friday 10am-4pm!

 
Join a sports club

From lacrosse to tennis, fencing to football, browse the Sports Clubs at your Students' Union.

 
WATCH: Highlights of Freshers Fair 2019

Check out some of our favourite moments from Freshers Fair 2019.

 
NEW Societies Panel for 15-16

The Societies Panel is chaired by the Vice President Student Activities, they make key decisions for societies at DSU.

 
Join Demon Media

DemonFM, Demon TV, The Demon Newspaper or Demon Media Online. Join the NUS Best Student Media 2013.

 
Ready, Steady, Raise!

RAG 19/20 is about to begin but we need your help to chose which charities we're going to be fundraising for.
We looking for dedicated people to join our committee to help us host fundraising events.

 
DSU and DMU win national sustainability award

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) and De Montfort University (DMU) have won a national award for our commitment to sustainability.

 
Join us for Black History Season!

This year we've got loads on for Black History Month!

 
DMU hosts first Open Iftar and encourages students to donate unwanted items

This year, De Montfort University (DMU) will be hosting a multi-faith celebration to promote unity and community cohesion on campus.

 
Voting is now OPEN for our Course Rep Elections!

You can now vote in our 2019 Course Representative by-elections.

 
WIN: We’re giving away a pair of tickets to Download Festival

DSU is giving you the chance to get free tickets to Download!

 
VOTE TODAY: Voting is open for your Mature Students’ Representative

You can now vote in person for your Mature Students' Representative.

 
Student groups showcase their incredible talents for charity

During Homecoming 2019, student groups and societies battled it out for a second year in a row at the DSU Performance Showcase

 
Join DSU for sustainable activism in Amsterdam

Looking for a city break? Join us on our upcoming trip!

 
Statement regarding 'tour' activity

A statement from DMU Sport and De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) regarding 'tour' activity.

 
Be the next voice for mature students at DMU!

You can now run to be our Mature Students' Representative and be a student leader!

 
WATCH: See the highlights from Results Night

See all the highlights from our 2019 Elections Results Night!

 
Nominations for Student Group By-Elections are...OPEN!

Has your student group got a full committee? If not, why not nominate yourself in our student group elections today!

 
A Healthy Mind is just as important as a Healthy Body

DSU has partnered with Leicester Students' Union to bring you Healthy Body, Healthy Mind - a campaign focusing on the importance of physical activity on your physical and mental health while at university.

 
Nominations for Course Rep Elections are...OPEN!

Nominations for our 2019 by-elections are officially OPEN! Represent your course mates at DMU and put yourself forward today to be a Course Representative,

 
Read the stories of some of DSU's brilliant volunteers

For National Student Volunteering Week, we're telling the stories of some of De Montfort Students' Union's brilliant volunteers.

 
Building bridges in Brussels

De Montfort Students' Union took 100 students to the European city of Brussels.

 
Help DSU and DMU take a stand against discrimination on campus

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) and De Montfort University (DMU) are committed to working together to tackle discrimination and racial harassment but in order to do this, we need your help.

 
Emilia Mellow : Girl Guiding UK, Craft & Guide Dog Societies

Meet Emilia a former DMU Student who graduated in 2015 having studied Criminology and Criminal Justice, Emilia was also an active volunteer with a number of organisations and societies whilst studying. In this case study Emilia talks to us about her volunteering whilst at DMU and also how she feels volunteering helped her get into employment following graduating.

 
Freshers 2019 is coming...and its set to be the best yet!

Not long to go until the biggest week of the year - Freshers 2019 is coming!

 
Get involved with I Heart Consent Week

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is partnering with De Montfort University (DMU) to celebrate I Heart Consent with a week of activities, key note speakers and events.

 
Previous Volunteering Case Studies

Find out what our Student Volunteers have done in previous years, read about Sophie's Volunteering with The National Autistic Society and why she decided to get involved in Volunteering. You can also read all about why Mohsin, Pippa, Ahmad, Lucinda and Sam decided to Volunteer and what they got out of volunteering.

 
WATCH: Derrick's Digital Detox

Derrick, VP of Activities at De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) gave up all social media for a week for #HealthyDMU's Digital Detox. See how he found it and what he got up to...

 
Register

Register as a DSU Volunteer

 
Yungen, Joel Corry and Its Danny T to headline biggest events at Freshers 2019

Yungen, plus Joel Corry and Its Danny T will be headlining Freshers!

 
EXPLAINED: DSU’s new full-time executive roles for 2019

De Montfort Students’ Union is run by students, for students. But what does that actually mean?

 
Search

Search through our roles

 
Students celebrate end of academic year at DSU Celebrates

Students celebrated the end of the academic year at DSU's unforgettable new event, DSU Celebrates: A Night at the Casino.

 
We want YOU to become a Student Trustee!

We need driven DMU students to join our Trustee Board!

 
Record

Log your hours

 
RESULTS: DSU’s new Officer Team for 2019/20 have been confirmed

De Montfort University (DMU) have voted for De Montfort Students' Union (DSU)'s next Officer Team including an all female Executive Team.

 
#RewindDSU and check out 10 of our top news stories from 2018!

2018 has been a very busy year at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU); from the opening of the Castle Inn, to De Montfort University (DMU) students approving refreshed governing documents at our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

 
Advice and Legal

From Citizens Advice to Action Homeless, and Leicestershire Police to the Probation Service. Check out our Advice and Legal roles.

 
Submit your art to take pride of place in our Campus Centre home

We’re giving you the chance to create a piece of artwork that will take pride of place in our Campus Centre home.

 
WATCH: We Are De Montfort Students' Union

We Are De Montfort Students' Union. We Are DSU.

 
Arts and Culture

From Community and Hospital Radio to the Leicester Comedy Festival, check out our Arts and Culture Roles.

 
WATCH: Missguided take over the Campus Centre

Missguided took over the Campus Centre with a HUGE sample sale and their BURGURL van. Watch the highlights here!

 
COMPETITION: Win free tickets for Leicester Tigers v Racing 92

Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 will kick off at 1pm on Sunday 16 December and you can be there!

 
Befriending and Mentoring

From supporting children at risk of bullying to those with Cancer, check out our Befriending and Mentoring Roles.

 
STUDENT WIN: Graduate Support Fund doubled thanks to DMU student

DMU student Lydia Turner has lobbied alongside DSU to increase the Graduate Support Fund and freeze fees.

 
Gain life experience and become a MyUniPal Rep

De Montfort Student’s Union (DSU) is currently looking to recruit more MyUniPal reps for January 2019 to help with Refreshers and peer mentoring students.

 
Children and Young People

From volunteering in local schools across the city to supporting youth groups near to campus, check out our Children & Young People Roles.

 
WATCH: What an Officer/Exec does - Derrick Mensah

Derrick Mensah, VP of Activities at De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) tells us more about what he does as an Officer and what our soon to be Executives will also be doing.

 
Has your lecturer been one in a million?

Has your lecturer, personal tutor or teacher gone the extra mile this year? If so, why not nominate them for a Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award?

 
Environment and Animals

From clearing out canals to recycling PC's, and working with the RSPCA to growing your own vegetables. Check out our Environment and Animals Roles.

 
Shape your SU with this survey and possibly win £100!

Here at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), we’re giving you the chance to share your opinions and shape the future of your SU.

 
DSU provides FREE sanitary products for all

DSU wants to ensure sanitary products are available for all at DMU.

 
Health and Community

From Action Deafness to Action Homeless, and supporting new parents to the elderly. Check out our Health and Community Roles.

 
WATCH: What an Officer/Exec does - Mollie Footitt

Mollie Footitt, DP of Education, tells all about what being an Officer involves and what future De Montfort Students' Union Executives will be doing.

 
DMU Sikh Society fed over 400 students for Langar

On Tuesday 23 October the DMU Sikh Society brought Langar to Campus and fed over 400 De Montfort University (DMU) students.

 
Marketing, Admin and IT

From Receptionists to Branding Assistants, and Web Designer to PR Assistant. Check out our Marketing, Admin and IT Roles.

 
Celebrate the end of the academic year with DSU Celebrates!

It's time to celebrate the end of the academic year! Join us for 'DSU Celebrates: A Night at the Casino' in the Campus Centre for a night to remember.

 
Model United Nations Society relaunches at DMU's 24-hour Global Goals Event

The DMU Model United Nations Society relaunched at the DMU 24-hour Global Goal event.

 
Sports and Recreation

From Basketball to Boxing, and Football to Cricket. Check out our Sports and Recreation Roles.

 
Vote now in our Course Rep Elections!

Vote now for who you want to represent you and your fellow course mates.

 
DSU working in partnership with key partners to keep students safe

We're working in partnership with the university, Leicestershire Police and a number of key local contacts including ADT Taxis to keep students safe.

 
One-Off Events

From Make a Difference Day in October to our Christmas Campaign, and Refreshers Week to Student Volunteering Week in February. Check out our One-Off Events.

 
Voting for the Student Group Elections is...OPEN!

Vote today for your society or sports group committee members!

 
Earn £600 this year by becoming a School Rep Coordinator!

We're looking for natural born leaders who are looking to make a positive change by becoming School Rep Coordinators (SRCs).

 
Student Volunteering Groups

Thanks to an annual donation from the Everards Foundation DSU Volunteering is offering you the chance to start your own student-led volunteer community project.

 
Have you got what is takes? Nominations for Student Group Elections are OPEN!

Our student leaders are key to everything that DSU does, and they're all current DMU students.

 
DSU bids farewell to much-loved member of our Officer Team

DSU’s VP Welfare and Community, Jessica Okwuonu, has resigned from her post with immediate effect due to personal reasons.

 
Nominations for our Course Reps are now...OPEN

Our student leaders are key to everything that DSU does, and they're all current DMU students.

 
Course Rep nominations are officially OPEN!

Nominate yourself to become a Course Rep today!

 
DisABILITY: ‘The opportunities are endless’

Throughout April De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) partnered with DMU Disability, Advice and Support (DAS) to represent disability in a new light and create a more inclusive community with the DisABILITY.

 
Join DSU in celebrating Black History Month 2018

We've got a whole host of events planned this October – all in the name of Black History Month 2018.

 
WATCH: Highlights of ReFreshers 2019

See all the highlights from ReFreshers 2019 including ReFreshers Fair, our nights out, the MyUniPal Hub and Give It a Go Day.

 
#FreshFest18 Social Media Competition

Take a picture with out Instagram frame and put it on your social media with the hashtag #WeAreDSU to win a big bundle of prizes!

 
Become a DSU Frontrunner and gain valuable employability skills

Students at De Montfort University (DMU) are being given the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) by becoming a frontrunner.

 
DSU deal means cheaper taxi fares for #FreshFest18

We've partnered up with ADT Taxis to get you cheaper taxi fairs to and from #FreshFest18 events.

 
Celebrate all abilities with DisABILITY

DSU has partnered with DMU Disability, Advice and Support (DAS) to represent disability in a new light and create a more inclusive environment with DisABILITY.

 
Try something new with #FreshFest18 Trips Tuesday

Trips Tuesday includes something for everyone, with a variety of days out for you to enjoy. This #FreshFest18 come meet new people on a #DSU adventure!

 
Catch up on Education Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at our first Education Council of the year!

 
LISTEN: Check out the Sound of #FreshFest18

Listen to this year's #FreshFest18 playlist with us! A playlist of our favourite songs at the moment for you to listen to during Freshers, featuring headliners Wilkinson and Yxng Bane!

 
Join us for Open Prayer in support of New Zealand

Join us for Open Prayer for New Zealand.

 
Mike to stay on the DMU campus to help students after two terms on our Officer Team

DSU’s outgoing VP Media and Communications will be using his experience to help DMU refresh a service used by tens of thousands of students every year.

 
NOTICE OF ELECTIONS: Have you got what it takes to lead the SU?

We're looking for the latest set of student leaders who will direct DSU over the next 12 months and make sure we continue to be an independent student-run and student-led organisation.

 
Ahtesham to continue working for students after two terms on our Officer Team

DSU’s outgoing President hopes to continue working for students at DMU even after leaving his position.

 
Voting for our 2019 Elections is now…OPEN!

Voting is officially OPEN for the De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) 2019 Elections!

 
WATCH: Find out more about #DMUforlife with Mike

#DMUforlife is the university's new Alumni offering which offers you a wide range of benefits and services. Find out more from Mike about why you should opt in to stay in touch after you leave DMU.

 
Take a trip to Belgium with DSU

Fancy a break away? Apply now and join our DP of Education, Mollie Footitt on the DMU Global trip to Brussels in Belgium.

 
Ahtesham elected to second national position with NUS

DSU’s President will continue to represent students next year – even after completing his time in office.

 
Sports clubs and societies celebrated for their achievements and inspiring students

De Montfort University (DMU) societies and sports clubs were celebrated for their achievements this term at the Sport and Student Activities Dinner on Friday 14 December.

 
WATCH: RESULTS: Did you WIN with The Big DSU Survey 2?

We just want to say a huge thank you to all of you who filled out The Big DSU Survey 2 – your feedback is massively useful to us.

 
Nominations for Elections 2019 are now...OPEN!

If you think you have what it takes to lead your students’ union, nominate yourself in the DSU Elections 2019.

 
GoGreen to reduce food waste this summer – and feed Leicester’s homeless

DSU is encouraging students to reduce food waste this summer – and it’ll help feed Leicester’s homeless population.

 
Students approve refreshed governing documents for DSU

Members of DSU have shown their approval for a number of changes designed to better represent the 27,000 students at DMU.

 
Officer Team react to DMU Replay million milestone

DSU’s Officer Team have reacted positively to the news that DMU Replay has reached more than one million views.

 
We've got all the academic information #UNI2KNOW

De Montfort Students' Union's (DSU's) latest campaign, UNI2KNOW, will help students at DMU know their rights as students and what exactly is an academic offence.

 
We need YOU to join DSU’s Trustee Board as a Student Trustee

Students at DMU are being invited to join our highest decision-making body as a Student Trustee.

 
WATCH: Highlights of #FreshFest18

See the highlights from #FreshFest18!

 
Catch up on Joint Activities and Education Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at our final Student Council for 2017/18.

 
DSU to support almost 1,000 students on #DMUglobal trip to New York

DSU’s Officer Team will once again be making student life unforgettable when close to 1,000 DMU students head to New York in January.

 
Shout about the skills that make you stand out with our Student Skills Passport

DSU has launched a new Student Skills Passport to help students identify the key skills they have gained in their time at university.

 
See what we've got planned for ReFreshers Week 2019!

Check out what we've got planned to welcome the newest students to DMU in 2019.

 
Nominations for our Course Rep Elections are now...OPEN!

Nominations for our Course Rep Elections are now…OPEN! This is your chance to choose the DMU students to #PowerYourUnion and represent your academic interests in 2018/19.

 
Black History Month at DSU concludes with sell-out showcase; Through The Times

DSU concludes Black History Month with Through The Times, a showcase of Black History in the UK from 1900s.

 
Nominations for our Student Group Elections are now...OPEN!

Nominations for our Student Group Elections are now…OPEN! This is your chance to choose the DMU students to #PowerYourUnion and lead your student group in 2018/19.

 
Have your say in how we represent students at DMU!

Get all the information you need ahead of our biggest democratic meeting on Tuesday 4 December.

 
Catch up on Student Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at our latest Student Council for 2017/18.

 
Students say ‘yes’ to improved funding model for sports clubs at DMU

Sports clubs at DMU will receive more funding after changes made by De Montfort Students’ Union.

 
WATCH: Officer Team help make student life unforgettable in Hong Kong

Two members of our Officer Team helped 350 second-year students from DMU deepen their knowledge of Hong Kong in March this year by delivering a number of FREE events.

 
Check out everything happening during Interfaith Week!

This year we're celebrating national Interfaith Week and diversity in religion with a range of events. Check out what's happening!

 
Earn £600 a year as a School Rep Coordinator

We're looking for natural-born leaders to help us represent students’ academic interests as School Representative Coordinators (SRCs).

 
#NotOnMyCampus: DSU takes a stand against discrimination on campus

DSU launch an anti-discrimination campaign on #DMUGlobal trip to Berlin.

 
PG students encouraged to help enhance the student experience

Our Officer Team have encouraged all postgraduate students at DMU to give their views on how the university can enhance the student experience.

 
Meet the Student Champions who will represent you at DMU this year

An all-new team of Student Champions will enable us to better represent your academic interests at DMU this year.

 
Make a real difference with your Course Level Feedback

Our Officer Team have encouraged all eligible students to give their Course Level Feedback (CLF).

 
Voting for our Student Group Elections is now...OPEN

Our student leaders are key to everything that DSU does, and they're all current DMU students.

 
Share your favourite DMU memories for the big screen at your graduation ceremony

One of the key moments of this summer’s graduation ceremonies is a segment called ‘My DMU Memories’ where you’ll see a selection of your favourite photos of your time at DMU, making your ceremony extra special.

 
Voting for our Course Rep Elections is now...OPEN!

Vote now for the person you want to represent your academic interests!

 
Find out who will #PowerYourUnion as student group committee members in 2018/19!

Hundreds of DMU students have been chosen to #PowerYourUnion as student group committee members in 2018/19.

 
Have you got what it takes? Nominate yourself in our Student Group Elections HERE!

Our student leaders are key to everything that DSU does, and they're all current DMU students.

 
Find out who will #PowerYourUnion as a Course Rep in 2018/19!

The first wave of successful Course Reps – who will represent the academic interests of their fellow DMU students – have been announced.

 
Officer Team and all-new Student Champions continue to give students a voice at DMU

Our Officer Team have pledged to continue representing students at DMU while we thoroughly review our Constitution and democratic processes.

 
WATCH: Find out what #DMUpride means to Gage

Gage Holland, LGBTQ+ Representative at DSU, explains what the month of #DMUpride celebrations means to him – and how you can get involved!

 
We want YOU: nominate yourself as a Course Rep HERE!

Our student leaders are key to everything that DSU does, and they're all current DMU students.

 
Voting to #PowerYourUnion is now...OPEN!

Voting to #PowerYourUnion is OPEN between 10am on Monday 12 March and 7pm on Thursday 15 March.

 
Find out all you need to know about #FreshFest18 HERE!

Get all the info on #FreshFest18, our week of events jam-packed with stuff to welcome you to DMU!

 
WATCH: #TakeAStand with De Montfort Students' Union and DMU

Here at DSU we are showing our support to BUCS' campaign #TakeAStand.

 
Make the most of #FreshFest18 and SAVE money!

Our #FreshFest18 VIP Package wristbands save you money and give you access to the best nights of the year.

 
Library fines slashed to cut financial burden on DMU students

Students at DMU will face less of financial burden after DSU successfully lobbied for the removal of library fines.

 
Grab your wristband for #FreshFest18 HERE!

Buying an official #FreshFest18 wristband is the best and cheapest way for DMU students to get into all of our Freshers Week nights out.

 
WATCH: Do My Job: Ahtesham Mahmood

With our #PowerYourUnion Elections just around the corner, hear from Ahtesham about what it's like to be a member of our Officer Team.

 
Get ready for #FreshFest18!

We’re pleased to announce that #FreshFest18 will officially start on Friday 21 September and run all the way to Sunday 30 September.

 
WATCH: Do My Job: Mollie Footitt

With our #PowerYourUnion Elections just around the corner, hear from Mollie about what it's like to be a member of our Officer Team.

 
DSU offering unique set of events on #DMUglobal trip to Berlin

We'll be encouraging students to create positive change with a series of unique events in one of Europe’s most historic cities later this year.

 
Catch up on Joint Activities and Education Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at our latest Student Council for 2017/18.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Year for 2017/18

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. In this special edition of Wins of the Week, see what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
WATCH: Do My Job: Mike Mayes

With our #PowerYourUnion Elections just around the corner, hear from Mike about what it's like to be a member of our Officer Team.

 
Campus Centre jam-packed with everything you need before, during and after your DMU graduation

Our Campus Centre is the place to be during this summer’s DMU Graduations, and will be filled with everything you’ll need to make your day even more memorable!

 
Jess cuts ribbon on new space for bikes at DMU

Students at DMU will have more places than ever to store their bikes on campus after the launch of a brand-new space.

 
Historic building on the DMU campus given new lease of life as the Castle Inn

DSU and DMU cut the ribbon on a new micro-pub in one of the most historic areas of Leicester on Thursday.

 
Police looking into art shop burglary appeal for support from DMU students

Police investigating a burglary at an art shop have appealed for information from students at De Montfort University.

 
WATCH: Highlights at De Montfort Students' Union 2017/18

We've had an unforgettable year at DSU.

From our biggest and best Freshers Week to date, right through to our amazing Summer Ball at the King Power Stadium, thousands of DMU students have been with us every step of the way.

 
Tell us how your lecturer is one in a million!

DSU has joined forces with DMU to recognise lecturers that have gone the extra mile for their students.

 
Hundreds of students help DSU improve life at DMU with The Big DSU Survey 2

Hundreds of students have given us their feedback on life at DMU, and how we can be even better at representing your academic interests.

 
DMU Law Society raise money to fight human rights violations

One of DSU’s academic societies have held their first-ever charity event to raise money to fight human rights violations.

 
MyUniPal Rep applications are now...OPEN!

We're looking for the heroes of #FreshFest18. Make sure you've submitted your application by the end of Sunday 1 July!

 
“Create Unity”: A speech from Derrick Mensah

Read Derrick's speech from Friday's Vice-Chancellor’s Activities Dinner in full here!

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 38

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Duck behind the scenes of Sulets’ brand-new advert

Students from both DMU and UoL feature in the new 90-second video for the only lettings agency recommended by your students' union.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 37

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Yummy Sundays: Mike’s Thai Green Curry

In the latest in our new series of Yummy Sundays, here’s Mike's take on a Thai favourite!

 
WATCH: Hundreds head to King Power Stadium for end-of-year celebrations at Summer Ball

Hundreds of students from DMU descended on the King Power Stadium in May to celebrate the end of the year at our Summer Ball.

 
Catch up on Education Council and AGM!

Catch up on everything that happened at the first Education Council of the year, plus our Annual General Meeting for 2017/18!

 
WATCH: Bloopers at De Montfort Students' Union 2017/18

Take it from us, but sometimes, things don't always go to plan.

 
WATCH: The #loveDMU Show: Episode 2

Catch the latest episode of the university's video series designed to deliver you the news on how to make the most of your time at DMU.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 36

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
WATCH: The #loveDMU Show: Episode 1

Catch the first episode of the university's new video series, designed to deliver you the news on how to make the most of your time at DMU.

 
Hundreds head to King Power Stadium for end-of-year celebrations at Summer Ball

Hundreds of students from DMU descended on the King Power Stadium on Friday to celebrate the end of the year at our Summer Ball.

 
Yummy Sundays: Mollie’s One Pot Vegan Pasta

In the first of our new series of Yummy Sundays, here’s Mollie's ‘go to dinner’ – her one pot vegan pasta…

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 35

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Balance the budget and eat well with Yummy Sundays

We know it can be hard to balance a student budget with eating well. And that’s before you think about the tonne of deadlines you’ve got coming up! That’s why we’re launching a new series of videos to provide cheap and easy recipe ideas for students.

 
Hundreds of students equipped with skills to lead at Activities Training Conference

Hundreds of student leaders were equipped with the skills to lead DSU's more than 160 student groups this week.

 
See your photos on the big screen at graduation!

We are giving YOU the opportunity to get your favourite pictures on the screen at your graduation!

 
WATCH: See what happened at Joint Activities and Education Council in 60 seconds!

We've just had our final Student Council for 2017/18. Let Chair of Education Council, Thom Chapman, explain exactly what happened in 60 seconds (or slightly more...)!

 
Cheek2Cheek explain the positive impact they're having at DMU

A volunteering group at DSU is having a positive impact on students through random acts of kindness.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 34

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
WIN a FitBit with our #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week!

We're offering students the chance to win a FitBit as part of our #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week.

 
Freshers Reps applications are now...OPEN!

We're looking for the heroes of Freshers Week 2018. Have you got what it takes?

 
IMPORTANT information about staying safe in student accommodation

We have recently been made aware of an alleged incident of inappropriate behaviour on a DMU student in their accommodation.

 
Celebrate the end of the year in style at the Summer Ball

It’s time to celebrate the end of the academic year! Join us for our first EVER Summer Ball, sponsored by Sulets, this May.

 
“It's a time to really bring everyone together and learn about others within our community.”

Inter Faith Week, led by the Inter Faith Network for the UK, takes place from Sunday 12 November to Sunday 19 November in 2017.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 33

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Students ask the experts about life at DMU

Students from across DMU gathered on Wednesday to ask questions about their uni experience and what's happening to improve their time here, supported by De Montfort Students’ Union.

 
Tell us about life at DMU and WIN incredible prizes with The Big DSU Survey 2

We’re once again calling on you to tell us about your experience at uni with The Big DSU Survey 2 – and you could win some incredible prizes!

 
Ahtesham and Jess land national roles with NUS

Two members of our Officer Team will be stepping out to represent students from across the UK in 2017/18.

 
WATCH: Tell us about life at DMU and WIN incredible prizes with The Big DSU Survey 2

We’re once again calling on you to tell us about your experience at uni with The Big DSU Survey 2 – and you could win some incredible prizes!

 
WATCH: We had our biggest Freshers Fair EVER at #FreshFest17!

We held our biggest Freshers Fair EVER at #FreshFest17 earlier this year, with a tonne of freebies designed to help set you up for life at DMU.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 32

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
We've got a new *thing* - get ready for Feedback Forums!

We're launching a brand new channel for students to feed back on their time at DMU!

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 31

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
IMPORTANT information about fraud targeting Indian students

We've been made aware of a sophisticated new fraud targeting Indian students.

 
Demon Media raise more than £1,000 as 'Gods of RAG'

Our resident student media group have raised more than £1,000 for charity with a Big Brother-style marathon broadcast.

 
Catch up on Activities Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at the first Activities Council of 2017/18!

 
Students shape their future careers at first Steer Your Career Conference

Students at DMU shaped their future careers at our first Steer Your Career Conference on Wednesday.

 
Officer Team take aim at Tampon Tax

Our Officer Team are taking matters into their own hands to ensure students have access to FREE sanitary products.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 30

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
"Why do we exist?": A speech from Mollie Footitt

Read Mollie's speech from today's #KeepUniversitiesForTheMany debate in full here!

 
Voting for our Course Rep and Student Group Elections is now...OPEN!

Voting to #PowerYourUnion is OPEN between 10am on Thursday 26 April and 11:59pm on Monday 30 April.

 
We've teamed up with Drinkaware to keep you safe on nights out

We've teamed up with a national charity to help keep students safe on nights out and raise awareness of excessive drinking.

 
More space for work on the DMU campus with The DSU Study Space

Students will have more space to study on the DMU campus this deadline season with the opening of The DSU Study Space.

 
SADS Week takes first steps towards heart safe campus at DMU

More than 100 students, staff and members of the local community have been trained to save lives thanks to our unique partnership with a Leicestershire charity.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 29

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
"It's part of the reason why I am where I am today. It is just a fantastic opportunity."

Nominations for Course Rep Elections at DSU are now…OPEN!

 
Choose the right career path for you with our first Steer Your Career Conference

You'll have the chance to help steer yourself onto the right career path for you thanks to a conference led by DSU.

 
#TeamDMU's student sports stars react to launch of new kit

Sports clubs at DMU will stand as one this season after a slick new #TeamDMU kit was officially launched this week.

 
WATCH: See what happened at Student Council in 60 seconds!

We just had a dramatic Student Council. Here, Ahtesham explains exactly what happened in 60 seconds (or slightly more...)!

 
We're inviting YOU to Activities Training Conference!

Our VP Student Activities has invited all student group committee members to Activities Training Conference – to ensure you have the best possible year in 2017/18.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 28

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
What does a #FreshFest17 Wristband Package get me?

Here at DSU, we’re all about saving you money – and #FreshFest17 is no different!

 
Gain valuable employability skills as a Frontrunner at DSU

Students at DMU are being given the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills at De Montfort Students’ Union and earn some extra cash at uni.

 
WIN a FREE Milly Lane's breakfast during #FreshFest17!

You could win a FREE Milly Lane's breakfast during #FreshFest17 thanks to the newest member of our Officer Team!

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 27

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Celebrate with SUpplies' Clearing Clearance!

What better way to toast the end of term and the release of A-level results than grabbing yourself a bargain?

 
DSU and DMU join forces to launch new transparent spending video

Our Officer Team have lobbied the university to shed a bit more light on where your money goes.

 
Student leaders descend on DMU for one-of-a-kind trustee training

Student leaders from across the UK descended on DMU this week for a unique two-day training course from De Montfort Students’ Union.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 26

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
We're looking for new SRCs in Art, Design and Humanities

Do you want to get paid to represent your fellow students at DMU? All you need to do is talk to people...

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 25

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
DemonFM lead General Election broadcast from across the UK

Members of DSU’s community radio station have spoken of their delight at covering one of the most unpredictable General Elections for decades with a live 13-hour broadcast last week.

 
Officer Team heading to Hong Kong to deliver incredible FREE events

Our Officer Team will be helping hundreds of students deepen their knowledge of Hong Kong next month by delivering a number of FREE events.

 
1,000 DMU students benefit from international buddy scheme

The university are looking for the newest set of i-Buddies!

 
More than 6,000 DMU students vote to #PowerYourUnion in biggest Elections EVER

More than 6,000 DMU students have voted for the student leaders who will #PowerYourUnion in 2018/19, in our biggest Elections EVER.

 
Officer Team gearing up for unforgettable Berlin trip

Our Officer Team are gearing up to make student life unforgettable in one of Europe’s most historic cities.

 
WATCH: Hundreds sign up to save lives with Leicestershire UNItes

We joined forces with the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign last week to set a new record for the number of people signed up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.

 
Hey, you! Have you won a £50 Amazon voucher?

Are you one of five lucky students who’s grabbed a £50 Amazon voucher with DMU’s Microsoft Office 365 competition?

 
WATCH: How does Single Transferable Vote work?

Here, we explain exactly how STV works in practice as part of our #PowerYourUnion Elections.

 
600 not out for our Course Reps (at the very least)

Our Course Reps have logged a massive 600 hours of volunteering this year – at the very least.

 
WATCH: Help us continue to make positive change at DMU

It’s really crucial that you give us your feedback so that we can continue to make positive change on behalf of students at DMU.

 
Kelly and Louise join the team to #LeadYourDSU

Our new Officer Team is now complete for 2017/18 with the election of a new Mature Students’ Representative and the creation of a brand-new role.

 
WATCH: See the results of our #PowerYourUnion Elections LIVE!

You've been voting all week...and now it's time to find out which DMU students you've chosen to #PowerYourUnion in 2018/19!

 
Student Group Elections voting is now...OPEN!

Hundreds of students are vying for your vote in our first EVER Student Group Elections to be held completely online.

 
Meet the candidates to #PowerYourUnion HERE!

Meet the 50 DMU students hoping to #PowerYourUnion in 2018/18 as part of our Officer Team.

 
Know the facts when it comes to deferrals!

We know that student life can be tough. That’s why our Advice team have put together some guidance on what to do if life gets in the way!

 
Exactly 50 DMU students put themselves forward to #PowerYourUnion

Exactly 50 DMU students have put themselves forward to #PowerYourUnion – but now you need to decide who you want to make up your Officer Team in 2018/19.

 
We want your Course Level Feedback!

DSU’s President has urged DMU students to complete the Course Level Feedback survey.

 
Support #TeamDMU at Varsity 2018

Varsity 2018 is here! #TeamDMU's sports sides are going into battle with UoL in the annual Varsity series – and the rivalry is more intense than ever.

 
Kelly named as latest Course Rep of the Month

DSU's latest Course Rep of the Month has spoken about how she has academically represented her fellow students – and how hundreds more students could now benefit from a #DMUglobal opportunity.

 
Choose the students to #PowerYourUnion!

Voting to #PowerYourUnion is OPEN between 10am on Monday 12 March and 7pm on Thursday 15 March.

 
Apply to become a hero of #FreshFest17 NOW!

This year, we're looking to recruit 70 Freshers Reps to help all first-year students get involved with the celebrations during #FreshFest17 and International Welcome Week

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 23

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Catch up on Joint Activities and Education Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at the final Council of 2017 last night!

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 22

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
DemonTV bag FOUR more national awards for Demon Media

Demon Media have cleaned up at yet another national awards ceremony, winning FOUR awards and being highly commended for Best Broadcaster.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 21

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Music Society pack out Firebug for Varsity victory

DSU’s Music Society have claimed back their precious trophy from UoL in one of the first Societies Varsity fixtures of the year.

 
Nominate yourself to #PowerYourUnion as a Course Rep or student group committee member!

The nominations deadline for both Course Rep and student group committee Elections has been extended.

 
'Get messy for charity' with Holi 2017

One of DSU’s societies will be painting the town red (and blue, and yellow, and green…) for the annual Holi festival.

 
Nominate yourself to #PowerYourUnion HERE!

To keep De Montfort Students’ Union an independent, student-run and student-led organisation, we're about to start our Elections process for the 2018/19 academic year – and it's time for you to choose the students to #PowerYourUnion.

 
Sulets launch brand new shop in #YourNewDSU

DSU’s resident lettings charity has officially launched its brand new high street shop in #YourNewDSU.

 
Nominations to #PowerYourUnion are now...OPEN!

Nominations for DSU’s Elections are now…OPEN! This is your chance to choose the DMU students to #PowerYourUnion.

 
BLOG: ‘The most wonderful time of the year...’

Colourful banners, wacky outfits, and a Facebook notification every 30 seconds. This can only mean one thing

 
Recommend someone brilliant to #PowerYourUnion HERE!

To keep De Montfort Students’ Union an independent, student-run and student-led organisation, we're about to start our Elections process for the 2018/19 academic year – and it's time for you to choose the students to #PowerYourUnion.

 
We need YOU to help shape the new Student Charter

We're calling on students to help shape the future of DMU.

 
WATCH: See what happened at Joint Activities and Education Council in 60 seconds!

Loads happened at our Joint Activities and Education Council. Here, Lauren explains exactly what happened in 60 seconds (or less)!

 
DMU students join 250,000 for #OurNHS march

DSU’s Officer Team led a group of students to London to fight cuts imposed on the NHS alongside 250,000 fellow campaigners.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 20

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Discuss DSU makes digital debut

A wannabe broadcaster has chosen DSU’s Elections as the basis for a new TV show.

 
#SeeTheInvisible at DMU with Demi's latest campaign

We'll be highlighting hidden disabilities next week as part of a new student-led campaign.

 
A statement from Augustus Mbanasor

"When we unite, any change is possible."

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 19

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Come along to University Mental Health Day

Here at DSU, we’re busy getting the Campus Centre ready for University Mental Health Day.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 18

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Look good and do good with Fair Wear Fortnight

SUpplies have brought out a brand-new range of new tshirts made from 100% recycled materials, at student-friendly prices!

 
Aged 16 to 30? DMU needs YOU to be a lifesaver!

Students are being urged to help save a life and sign up to the national stem cell register next week as part of a new campaign called Leicestershire UNItes.

 
Staying safe on the DMU campus

We’ve come together with the university to give you some top tips on keeping yourself from harm.

 
Grab your tshirt for the Faculty Championships HERE!

This new initiative, led by your VP Student Activities, Derrick Mensah, is designed to increase the 'buzz' on campus and to further increase inclusivity across the university.

 
Nizamuddin named as latest Course Rep of the Month

DSU’s latest Course Rep of the Month has spoken about how he has academically represented his fellow students at DMU.

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 17

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
"In short, we move forwards together."

We asked some of your Officer Team what #DMUpride means to them. Next up, we’ve got Daniel…

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 16

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Catch up on Education Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at the first Education Council of 2017 last night!

 
WATCH: See how we're helping #DeStressU in 2018

We know that this time of year can be tough. Hear from Jess and Mollie about how we're helping #DeStressU in 2018.

 
Ready, set, raise for The Great RAG Challenge

DSU’s resident student media group are preparing for another marathon broadcast – all in the name of charity.

 
The Faculty Championships are coming to DMU!

The Faculty Championships, coming in 2018, are a series of different competitions between the four faculties at DMU, plus partner colleges and university staff – and we think it’ll be a highlight of your time at university.

 
"I felt much more confident in being myself."

We asked some of your Officer Team what #DMUpride means to them. First up, we’ve got Keira…

 
See some of our favourite photos from our ReFreshers Fair!

We've cobbled together some of our favourite pictures from yesterday's #ReFreshers18 Fair in the Campus Centre over on Facebook.

 
Get ready for DSU's Sponsored Sleep Out!

It’s the highlight of every Student Volunteering Week; and this year is no different!

 
WATCH: See our Wins of the Week for Week 15

We've had a busy week representing your academic interests at DMU. See what your Officer Team have been up to, here!

 
Get paid £600 a year and become an SRC

DSU and DMU are looking for natural-born leaders to represent their fellow students by becoming SRCs.

 
Students set to save up to £200,000 on printing at DMU

Students are set to save up to £200,000 on printing this year after lobbying from De Montfort Students’ Union’s Officer Team.

 
Sulets doing that little bit Extra

DSU’s resident lettings charity are laying on something a little bit extra for their tenants.

 
WATCH: See what happened at Education Council and AGM in 60 seconds!

Loads happened at Education Council and our AGM. Here, Jess explains exactly what happened in 60 seconds (or less)!

 
Games Development create seven games...in just two days!

One of DSU’s societies oversaw the development of seven video games – in just 48 hours.

 
Catch up with ten of our most-read stories of 2017!

While we’re enjoying a well-earned break over Christmas – and planning an even better 2018 – we thought we’d share ten of our most-read stories of the year!

 
Women's Cricket bowled over by support

The captain of DSU’s newest sports team has told how she has been bowled over by support – and has called for more women to get involved with sport at DMU.

 
Sports club together for Movember in 2017

DSU’s sports squads have clubbed together to raise thousands of pounds for a men’s health charity.

 
Catch up on Activities Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at the first Activities Council of 2017 last night!

 
The ReFreshers Fair is coming to DMU!

We're packing out the Campus Centre ground floor full of info to help you through your next term at uni, opportunities from across the city - and of course... loads of FREE STUFF!

 
Luci's research aims to break down society barriers

One DMU student’s ground-breaking research is hoping to break down the barriers that society members may face – but now she needs your help.

 
Officer Team heading to New York to deliver incredible FREE events

Our Officer Team will once again be making student life unforgettable when more than 1,000 DMU students and staff head to the Big Apple in January.

 
Football clubs get stars onboard for awareness raiser

DSU’s football clubs are teaming up to promote awareness of SADS – which kills 600 young people every year.

 
Music and Music Recording aim to smash fundraising target with Christmas single

Two of DSU’s most creative societies are aiming to smash their previous fundraising record with their very own charity single this Christmas.

 
DSU's Groups in Schools reach out to children across Leicester

Six of DSU’s student groups are reaching out to the local community with a new scheme.

 
WATCH: Here's a very special festive message from your Officer Team...

Here's a very special message from your Officer Team this Christmas.

...we'll see you in 2018.

 
Officer Team make student life unforgettable 3,395 miles away

DSU has been busy making student life unforgettable – even on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

 
See all of the ways we made an impact in 2016/17!

Last year was an incredible one here at DSU. On the same day we invite you to our Annual General Meeting, we’re releasing our Impact Report for 2016/17.

 
Maheen named as latest Course Rep of the Month

DSU’s latest Course Rep of the Month has spoken about how she has helped represent her fellow students.

 
Get ready for our most important democratic meeting of the year...

It's the most wonderful time of the year...that's right, it's time for our Annual General Meeting! This is the biggest democratic meeting we hold all year and is open to all students (and only students).

 
Advice score top quality mark once again

DSU’s Advice team have been recognised with the Advice Quality Standard for the ninth year in a row.

 
Almost 1,300 of you respond to The Big DSU Survey

Almost 1,300 students have directly responded to our call for your experiences at DMU as part of a huge survey undertaken by De Montfort Students’ Union.

 
IMPORTANT information about new bank fraud

We've been made aware of a sophisticated new fraud involving bank letters.

 
Students grill expert panel at first DSU Question Time

Students headed to the Campus Centre on Friday for a frank and honest discussion about the future of higher education.

 
Be in with a chance of winning £500!

You could be in with a chance of winning £500 by completing a quick survey about your time at DMU and the skills you've develop for getting a job.

 
Find out what's happening for #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week HERE!

We've joined forces with DMUsport to get involved in the national This Girl Can campaign, to encourage as many female students at DMU as possible to get active and involved in sport.

 
Look back at #LoveSUs at DMU

We've lent our support to a national campaign designed to spread the love of the student movement.

 
WATCH: Meet some of our student groups with Activities Fair at #FreshFest17

We spoke to some of our sports clubs, societies and other student groups at our Activities Fair at #FreshFest17 to see exactly what they're all about - and how they can make your time at De Montfort University (DMU) unforgettable.

 
Check out our #IFWeek rundown!

Phew! We've just enjoyed a jam-packed Interfaith Week 2016. Here's a rundown of everything that happened (there's quite a lot...)

 
Learn how to be a champion for your course with our Course Rep Training!

Course Rep Training is the first step in how you can learn to be a champion for your course! It covers the basics of being a Course Rep, how to interact with students on your course to gain opinions, data and raise concerns on behalf of other individuals.

 
Christian Union help make ScareFest a little less...scary

One kind-hearted society has been busy helping fellow students on nights out.

 
WATCH: See all of the best bits from #FreshFest17!

We had an *incredible* time welcoming you to DMU at our biggest and best Freshers Week EVER.

 
Catch up on Education Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at the first Education Council of the year last night!

 
Join us for DSU Question Time this Friday

We’re inviting as many students as possible to join us for DSU Question Time in the Campus Centre Atrium this Friday 10 November between 1pm and 2pm to discuss the issues surrounding higher education with an expert panel.

 
Help us spread festive cheer with Toys on the Table

We need YOUR help to spread some festive cheer this Christmas!

 
Know your rights at DMU with #Uni2Know

We've launched a new campaign to highlight what you should expect from your personal tutor at DMU – and what’s expected of you!

 
Officer Team do their bit to help keep you safe

An important part of our job at DSU is doing our bit to help keep you safe at uni.

 
DSU named in the top 10 students' unions in the UK

DSU has been named in the top 10 students’ unions in the UK by an influential national survey.

 
Catch up on Activities Council!

Catch up on everything that happened at the first Activities Council of the year last night!

 
WATCH: See exactly what we are all about!

We Are De Montfort Students' Union. We Are DSU. See why we're one of the top 10 students' unions in the country!

 
Black History Month: Vivian

Your International Students' Representative shares her thoughts on why Black History Month is important.

 
Join the celebration at Black History Month 2017

We've got a whole host of events planned this October – all in the name of Black History Month 2017.

 
Black History Month: Augustus

Your DP Education shares his thoughts on why Black History Month is important.

 
Tell us how to make uni great and WIN an iPad!

We want you to have your say in The Big DSU Survey.

 
Keira lends support to Glenfield Children's Heart Unit campaign

One of DSU’s officers has lent her support to a local campaign against the closure of a children’s heart unit.

 
Nominate yourself to become a Course Rep NOW!

Course Rep nominations are now OPEN. Think you could make a difference for fellow students?

 
IMPORTANT information for international students

We've been made aware of a scam targeting international students by someone over the phone claiming to be from the Home Office.

 
Discover our city and WIN with #LoveLeicester!

Here at De Montfort Students’ Union, we think this city is pretty great…(although we are a little bit biased).

 
We've got you covered (literally) when it comes to safe sex

When it comes to sexual health, here at DSU we've got you covered (literally).

 
LISTEN: Check out the Sound of #FreshFest17

Get ready for #FreshFest17 with some of our favourite songs at the moment!

 
ISOC aim for record total at Charity Week

One of DSU’s largest societies is looking to raise more money than ever for orphans across the globe this year.

 
Harry Potter, Alton Towers and much more on Trips Tuesday during #FreshFest17

Secure your place on one of our Trips Tuesday events by purchasing a ticket now!

 
SAVE on your gym membership!

Sports club members can now make the most of discounted gym memberships at the QEII.

 
Bugzy Malone, Tom Zanetti and K.O Kane to headline biggest events at #FreshFest17

We are super excited to announce that Bugzy Malone plus Tom Zanetti and K.O Kane will be headlining two of the biggest events at DSU’s #FreshFest17.

 
A statement from Dan Winney

DSU are shocked with the comments from Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made yesterday.

 
The countdown to #FreshFest17 is ON!

The countdown is on. It’s almost time for #FreshFest17.

 
UPDATE: Freshers Ball at #FreshFest16

An update on the Freshers Ball at #FreshFest16.

 
LISTEN: Catch our Sound of Summer 2017 playlist on Spotify!

Whether you're still on campus, at home for summer or on a beach somewhere a little...warmer...listen to some of our favourite summer tunes from 2017!

 
The sound of #FreshFest16...chosen by YOU!

We asked you lovely lot which songs you thought would be the sound of your #FreshFest16...and here are some of the best!

 
Meet the Officer Team: Ahtesham

All of this week, we’ll be featuring stories with your new Officer Team, and seeing what they’ve got planned for 2017/18. Last (but by no means least), it’s Ahtesham Mahmood, new President of DSU…

 
IMPORTANT visa information for international students

Police registration is critical for international students. But don’t worry – it’s easy to register!

 
Meet the Officer Team: Mollie

All of this week, we’ll be featuring stories with your new Officer Team, and seeing what they’ve got planned for 2017/18. Next up, it’s Mollie Footitt, new DP Education at DSU…

 
Keira says...check your TV Licence!

Did you know the laws on TV licensing are changing?

 
Meet the Officer Team: Derrick

All of this week, we’ll be featuring stories with your new Officer Team, and seeing what they’ve got planned for 2017/18. Next up, it’s Derrick Mensah, new VP Student Activities at DSU…

 
Look out for rental scams!

Students are being urged to watch out for rental scams.

 
Meet the Officer Team: Mike

All of this week, we’ll be featuring stories with your new Officer Team, and seeing what they’ve got planned for 2017/18. Next up, it’s Mike Mayes, VP Media and Communications at DSU…

 
Gotta catch 'em all...

DSU’s newest society is hoping to attract like-minded members from the massively popular world of Pokemon GO.

 
Meet the Officer Team: Jessica

All of this week, we’ll be featuring stories with your new Officer Team, and seeing what they’ve got planned for 2017/18. First up, it’s Jessica Okwuonu, new VP Welfare and Community at DSU…

 
DMUsport Frequently Asked Questions

Sports administration is moving from DSU to DMU! I have so many questions…

 
How can I get my hands on a #FreshFest17 wristband?

See our tops tips for getting your hands on one of those all-important #FreshFest17 wristbands!

 
Hey! You! Are you following us?

There are LOADS of ways you can keep up-to-date with DSU on social media.

 
Catch up with ten of our most-read stories of the year!

We've had a brilliant year. Now, while we're working on our mammoth Impact Report, catch up with ten of our most-read stories of 2016/17!

 
DS-DOers: Ahtesham Mahmood

One student loved being involved with DSU so much that he’s sticking around – even after his graduation from DMU.

 
WATCH: See our highlights of 2016/17!

We've had an amazing year! Here are all of the best bits (that we could fit into a video, anyway)...

 
DS-DOers: Paige and Leah Caldeira

Having one child graduate is a proud moment for any family; but for the family of identical twins Paige and Leah Caldeira there will be two graduations to celebrate.

 
Officer Team help unearth culture on #DMUglobal trip to Berlin

Our Officer Team have been busy making student life unforgettable in one of Europe’s most historic cities.

 
DS-DOers: Niki Somaiya

Not content with graduating with ‘just’ a degree, one selfless DSU volunteer has helped countless others during her time at DMU.

 
WATCH: Our favourite bloopers from 2016/17...

Sometimes, things don't exactly go to plan. Here are some of our favourite bits that didn't quite make the cut this year...

 
DS-DOers: Luke Smith

Being a student can be hard. Eat, sleep, deadlines, repeat. Now try mixing that with being a media personality.

 
Apply to become a hero of #FreshFest17 NOW!

This year, we're looking to recruit 70 Freshers Reps to help all first-year students get involved with the celebrations during #FreshFest17 and International Welcome Week.

 
Watch LCFC lift the trophy LIVE with us

Dilly ding, dilly dong. We're showing Leicester City LIVE on Sky Sports this Sunday!

 
"They've made my time as an officer the best job in the world."

This week, we’ll be featuring stories with outgoing officers Dan, Augustus and Keira. Here’s what Dan had to say about his time as VP Student Activities and President of DSU…

 
DS-DOers: Sacha Jones

It’s not often you find someone who can juggle studying pharmaceutical science and being the chair of one of DSU’s biggest societies – but that’s exactly what one DMU student has done.

 
"I am proud that that we now have some form of ball rolling."

This week, we’ll be featuring stories with outgoing officers Dan, Augustus and Keira. Here’s what Augustus had to say about his year as DP Education at DSU…

 
Thousands of students decide who will #LeadYourDSU

Thousands of DMU students have already had their say on who should #LeadYourDSU, but there’s still time to have your voice heard if you haven’t voted already.

 
"I've learnt a lot more skills than I could ever have hoped for."

This week, we’ll be featuring stories with outgoing officers Dan, Augustus and Keira. Here’s what Keira had to say about her two years as VP Welfare and Community at DSU…

 
Now, where did I put my tie...?

It’s not every day you get the chance to welcome a Baroness to the DMU family, but that’s exactly what’s happening later this month!

 
A statement from Dan Winney

A statement from President of DSU, Dan Winney, in response to the news that DMU has been awarded gold status in the TEF.

 
DSU to feature at DMU's biggest ever careers fair

Your students' union are set to feature at DMU's biggest ever careers fair on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 October to show how DSU can make you more attractive to employers.

 
Make the most of the summer break with NUS extra!

Whether it’s a vacation or staycation, we’re all about saving you money this summer!

 
Sulets awarded national quality mark!

The only lettings agency recommended by DSU has been awarded a national quality mark.

 
What do DMU students make of the 2017 General Election?

After a night of shock results, twists and turns in the General Election, we thought we’d ask some DMU students what they made of it all.

 
WIN a 16GB iPad Air with SULETS!

It's just a matter of weeks until the big reveal of the first part of #YourNewDSU...our new brand! But that got SULETS, our lettings agency charity run jointly with University of Leicester Students' Union, about their own brand.

 
Graduating? Save money, get involved and hold on to the moment!

Read our top tips on making the most of your graduation from DMU...

 
Is your lecturer one in a million?

We want your nominations for the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award!

 
Glitzy awards tops off star-studded year for Demon Media

Some of DMU’s most creative students came together last week to celebrate another incredible year for Demon Media.

 
LGBT+ Society planning Christmas extravaganza

Christmas cheer will be the order of the evening when De Montfort Students’ Union’s LGBT+ Society hosts its very first Winter Wonderland Ball next week.

 
Augustus scoops national Black Representation Award

A member of our Officer Team has scooped a national award for representing BME students at DMU.

 
Sports and societies take part in the Leicestershire Heartsafe Programme

The Joe Humphries Memorial trust led training for our Sports & Societies members, to create new life savers at DSU!

 
Everything you need to know about the 2017 General Election

On Thursday 8 June, millions of people across the country will go to the polls and choose who they want to lead the UK. Here’s what you need to know.

 
Voting to #LeadYourDSU is now OPEN!

Voting in the by-election to select four representatives on the team who #LeadYourDSU is now OPEN!

 
Students look back on an incredible year at The DSU Awards

Hundreds of students descended on the home of football to celebrate at The DSU Awards on Friday night.

 
IMPORTANT information for Chinese students

Please be aware of a fraud targeting Chinese students.

 
Ahtesham gives the low-down on Ramadan

Asalam Alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak! Ahtesham Mahmood has you covered with his guide to Ramadan.

 
WIN tickets to Clothes Show Live!

We're giving away four pairs of tickets to Clothes Show Live!

 
See your photos on the big screen at graduation!

We are giving YOU the opportunity to get your favourite pictures on the screen at your graduation!

 
Student in the Spotlight: Ben Howgill

Love sport? Chair of a society? Or just getting involved with something new? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them and what they're up to! This week we’re joined by Ben Howgill, Demon Media's Online Editor. Let’s find out a bit about him!

 
We want YOU to become our new student trustee!

Want to have a say on how your students’ union is run? We’re on the lookout for one driven student to become our new student trustee!

 
Get your picture on the big screen at graduation!

ATTENTION ALL GRADUATING DMU STUDENTS! This year YOU have the exciting opportunity to have your picture shown in your graduation ceremony - for the first time EVER!

 
Sports club and society leaders chosen in biggest Student Group Elections EVER

Next year’s sports club and society leaders have been chosen after more than 5,300 votes in DSU’s biggest Student Group Elections EVER.

 
Caravan Theatre rolls onto campus

Yesterday DSU hosted the Caravan Theatre Company and their original production of Can’t Touch This - read this article from Demon Media.

 
You're BOUND to love this offer...

We're giving you a FREE hot drink voucher and another voucher for 10% off clothing when you get your final project bound at SUpplies.

 
A statement from Dan Winney

A statement from incoming President Dan Winney regarding the result of the EU Referendum.

 
Preparing the leaders of tomorrow at Activities Training Conference

We’re holding our first EVER Activities Training Conference on Wednesday 24 May.

 
Student in the Spotlight: Lauren Deacon

Love sport? Chair of a society? Or just getting involved with something new? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them and what they're up to! This week we’re joined by Lauren Deacon, another of DSU's most dedicated volunteers. Let’s find out a bit about her!

 
Join our Race to Register at DMU!

We’re jumping on the NUS’ #GenerationVote campaign and holding a Race to Register right here at DMU!

 
The SULETS Colours Awards 2016 Preview

De Montfort Students’ Union invites you to what promises to be one of the biggest nights of the year.

 
Officer Team encourage students to Be the Change

Our Officer Team have thrown their support behind Be the Change to talk with students about the issues most important to them.

 
Meet the new team to #LeadYourDSU

Have you met your DSU officer team yet? These lot run the students' union!

 
Industry names flock to DMU for DemonFM's #SRACon

DemonFM welcomed hundreds of students to the annual Student Radio Association Conference at DMU last week for the first time since 2013.

 
Represent DMU nationally (and earn some money)

This is your chance to represent DMU on the national stage!

 
WATCH: See the highlights of DemonFM's #SRACon!

Our community radio station DemonFM welcomed hundreds of students to the annual Student Radio Association Conference at DMU last week for the first time since 2013.

 
The SULETS Demon Media Awards 2016 Preview

A number of familiar faces from the media world will be in attendance at The SULETS Demon Media Awards 2016. They include, amongst others, Chris North, founder of Demon FM and now national radio talent agent, ex-Demon Media member Dave Murphy, now of Capital FM, and Dino and Pete, from Capital FM East Midland’s breakfast show.

 
Demon Media run the show at biggest Demo Factor yet

Demon Media members weren’t just the centre of attention at the Student Radio Association’s Demo Factor last week – they were running the show.

 
Catching our breath after Inter Faith Week...

Wow! We’ve only just caught our breath after what was an awesome Inter Faith Week at DSU.

 
Voting in our By-Elections is now...OPEN!

Voting is now OPEN to choose your new Mature Students' and Postgraduate Students' Representatives.

 
Student in the Spotlight: Tiffany Tangen

Love sport? Chair of a society? Or just getting involved with something new? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them and what they're up to! This week we’re joined by Tiffany Tangen, who is one of DSU's most dedicated volunteers. Let’s find out a bit about her!

 
Get ready for The DSU Awards!

We’re inviting YOU to the biggest night of the year at The DSU Awards!

 
The SULETS DSU Societies Awards 2016 Preview

The King Power Stadium, home of champions-elect Leicester City, could be staging some raucous celebrations over the next few weeks, although one is likely to be bigger than most – The SULETS DSU Societies Awards 2016 on Wednesday 27 April.

 
Graduate Support Fund launched after DSU lobbying

The university have launched a new Graduate Support Fund after lobbying from students and our Officer Team.

 
ISOC raise thousands for orphans around the world

DSU’s Islamic Society have raised more than £7,000 for orphans across the world in just one week.

 
It's that time again...

Find out how to log your hours for 2016/17 here!

 
IMPORTANT information about phishing

A new phishing campaign which has hit students of UK universities claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education.

 
Join the #GenerationVote squad!

Psst. There's a General Election coming...and we need YOUR help!

 
Wiccans and Neo Pagans celebrate first year with Witches Ball

One of DSU’s newest societies hosted its inaugural charity ball at Leicester’s historic Guildhall last week.

 
WATCH: See the full story of BME Inspired featuring Akala!

Last week, we welcomed award-winning rapper and poet Akala - plus a load of inspirational students and leaders from across the UK - to DMU for our BME Inspired event.

 
The SULETS Student Voice Awards 2016 Preview

After a record-breaking year for DSU’s Student Voice team, the achievements of students throughout the year will be recognised at a very special awards night.

 
“If there was a Varsity point for coverage, we’d win it. We’d win it every year.”

Demon Media's Sports Officer has spoken about the group's incredible coverage of #TeamDMU's best Varsity performance to date.

 
Rugby squad unite for Movember

Members of DSU's men’s rugby club have united to raise money for Movember and are set to break their fundraising record from last year.

 
By-Election nominations open NOW!

We now have more opportunities to represent your course mates and fellow DMU students with our #LeadYourDSU By-Elections.

 
Student in the Spotlight: Georgia Firth

Love sport? Chair of a society? Or just getting involved with something new? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them and what they're up to! This week we’re joined by Georgia Firth, a final-year student and treasurer of DSU’s Dance Society who were named Society of the Year at The SULETS DSU Societies Awards 2016. Let’s find out a bit about her!

 
HUGE names confirmed for SRA Con 17

Greg James, Mistajam and Jason Bourne (no, not that one) are among the big names heading to DMU next month as part of the SRA’s annual conference.

 
Creative Writing enjoy first ever Varsity

One of DSU’s many societies recently took part in its first ever Varsity event.

 
DSU unveil first public defib at the heart of campus

We've just unveiled the first public access defibrillator at DMU with the support of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

 
The SULETS DSU Volunteering Awards 2016 Preview

Throughout the year student volunteering has made a huge contribution to the local community and here at DSU think it’s only right that we celebrate this in style.

 
WATCH: Can you spot yourself in our video from Holi 2017?

Our amazing Indian Society painted the town red (and blue, and yellow, and green…) for the annual Holi festival on Bede Park last week.

 
DSU Frontrunner applications are now OPEN

We’ve got a number of great opportunities to work within DSU in the latest round of Frontrunner internships.

 
Dan wants Your Big Ideas!

Have you got a big idea that you think we should be looking at?

 
Keira Talks Mental Health

20% of students consider themselves to have a mental health problem. The most alarming statistic, however, is that 13% of students have experienced suicidal thoughts. Read what VP Welfare and Community Keira Rounsley has to say about mental health.

 
Akala announced as headline speaker at BME Inspired

Award-winning rapper and poet Akala is coming to De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) to help inspire Black Minority Ethnic (BME) students at De Montfort University (DMU).

 
We want YOU to become our new student trustee

Want to have a say on how your students’ union is run? Well, here at DSU we’re on the lookout for one driven student to become our new student trustee.

 
DemonFM nominated for SIX national awards

DSU’s resident community radio station has been nominated for a record six national awards.

 
Cheer win Varsity despite judges' mix up

Controversy ruled one Varsity event last week when De Montfort Students’ Union’s cheerleading squad were awarded victory after a recount.

 
RESULTS: Meet the new team who will #LeadYourDSU

More students than EVER before have voted for the team who will #LeadYourDSU in 2017/18.

 
Meet Your...BME Representative

Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ve introduced you to all six of them this week and last but not least is your BME Representative!

 
Course Rep results are HERE!

The first wave of successful Course Reps – who will academically represent their fellow students – have been announced by DSU.

 
Thousands of students #GetOnTheRoll

Thousands of students signed up to the electoral register thanks to DSU campaign #GetOnTheRoll - and Jon Ashworth MP even came to DMU to congratulate those involved!

 
The MASSIVE numbers behind Elections 2017

Now that the dust has settled, we thought we’d delve a little deeper into the numbers behind DSU’s biggest Elections EVER.

 
Check out what #DSURevamp could look like!

What could DSU look like in a year’s time? Watch this incredible concept video from architects CPMG which shows a concept of how the Campus Centre at De Montfort University, home to De Montfort Students’ Union, could look after #DSURevamp.

 
Take a Stand with Keira

DSU and DMU have come together to encourage students to take a stand to stamp out sexual violence and harassment.

 
DSU Societies and Sports Entertain Crowds at Rugby World Cup Fanzone

With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, excitement has definitely taken hold of the city of Leicester and beyond.

 
More free days between exams after DSU lobbying

80% of students at DMU will have two clear days between exams this year thanks to lobbying from our Officer Team.

 
IMPORTANT information for international students!

Please be aware of a telephone fraud targeting international students.

 
Prepare for battle at Societies Varsity 2017

DSU are inviting YOU and your society to take part in Societies Varsity 2017.

 
DemonFM to feature on BBC Radio 1

DSU’s resident student radio station will be featured on BBC Radio 1 this summer.

 
Dare to win for #TeamDMU at Varsity 2017

Our sports clubs are going into battle with UoL in the annual Varsity series – and the rivalry is more intense than ever.

 
Dance Society enjoy national success

One of our many societies has danced its way to success in a couple of recent competitions.

 
WATCH: Results Night LIVE!

See who you've chosen to #LeadYourDSU in our biggest Elections ever...LIVE!

 
Students ready for #BoobWeek

A group of psychology students from a national charity are working alongside De Montfort Students’ Union to raise funds plus awareness of breast cancer and its symptoms.

 
Voting to #LeadYourDSU is now...OPEN!

Voting is now open for YOU to decide who you want to #LeadYourDSU over the next 12 months.

 
Meet Your...Disabled Representative

Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ll introduce you to all six of them this week, and today it’s the turn of your Disabled Representative!

 
Meet the people who want YOUR vote to #LeadYourDSU

Read the manifestos of every single candidate running in this year's Elections at DSU!

 
VC Shows Support for Stamp Out Stigma Campaign

When we talk about ‘mental health’, we simply mean something that is part of our general health.

 
More choice than EVER before to #LeadYourDSU

Students have more choice than ever before in deciding who they want to #LeadYourDSU.

 
Woohoo! We're a Living Wage employer!

Woohoo! De Montfort Students’ Union has been accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

 
Demon TV 'highly commended' at national awards

Our very own student media group have been nationally recognised once again.

 
We want to help #DeStressU!

We're bringing back our hugely successful #DeStressU campaign to encourage DMU students to take a little more ‘me time’ now and then.

 
BUCS Results 16/03/15

Read about our sides' most successful week of BUCS action so far in our final round-up of the season.

 
We're helping #DeStressU...with FREE society memberships!

For one week only, we’re making society memberships completely FREE as a way to help #DeStressU!

 
Meet Your...International Representative

Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ll introduce you to all six of them this week, and next up is your International Representative!

 
PARTY WITH ARTY Episode 3: A RAG Special

It's time for the next vlog with VP Student Activities Ahtesham Mahmood. But who has partied with Arty this week?

 
Netball leave it late for the title

The players of DSU’s third team netballers secured title success this season, but by the tightest of margins.

 
The Great RAG Challenge: ACCEPTED!

DSU’s resident student media group have raised more than £1,000 for charity with a Children in Need-style telethon.

 
Rugby Varsity fixtures rearranged

We're happy to announce that #TeamDMU's men's and women's rugby Varsity fixtures have been rearranged for Wednesday 11 May at Welford Road.

 
Student Volunteering Week an 'enlightening experience'

Students have paid tribute to the ‘enlightening experience’ of being involved with Student Volunteering Week 2017 at DSU.

 
DSU pool player hopes for big break

A member of De Montfort Students’ Union’s Pool Club is hoping for his big break when he takes part in trials for the English Universities team.

 
OFFICIAL: We're investing in our volunteers!

DSU have become one of only six institutions across Leicestershire to achieve the prestigious Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard.

 
Student Volunteering Week - Wednesday Update

As part of Student Volunteering Week DSU Volunteering will be providing daily updates of what our volunteers got up to. Find out about the launch of the 'History of DSU' exhibition and Walking Wednesday on the third day of Student Volunteering Week 2016.

 
Deadline extended for biggest Course Rep Elections EVER

Have you heard? The Course Rep system at DSU is changing!

 
Meet Your...Women’s Representative

Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ll introduce you to all six of them this week, and today it’s the turn of your Women’s Representative!

 
DemonFM on the air from ‘nice and shiny’ new studio

DemonFM have been singing the praises of their ‘nice and shiny’ new studio.

 
New building for sports team and societies is opened

The Watershed – DSU’s brand new space for sports teams and societies to use – is now OPEN!

 
Groups net thousands for charity at Netfest

DSU’s student groups netted thousands of pounds for charity at the latest edition of Netfest last weekend.

 
Badminton take TWO league titles

One DSU sports club has particular cause to celebrate, after two of its sides were crowned champions of their respective BUCS divisions.

 
Student Volunteering Week needs YOU!

We are proudly getting on board with Student Volunteering Week 2017, and we’re hoping to get more DMU students involved than ever before!

 
And the winners of the Intra Mural Futsal League are...

De Montfort Students’ Union’s Saudi Society have been crowned the first ever winners of DSU Sports’ Intra Mural Futsal League.

 
CoppaFeel! group top the tables nationally for December

A breast cancer scare has inspired one student to lead a DSU volunteering group who have now topped the tables nationally.

 
Got what it takes to be an SRC?

Applications for next year's SRCs are now OPEN!

 
Officer Team show solidarity at #LoveInternational Vigil

DSU’s Officer Team have thrown their support behind the university’s #LoveInternational Vigil to show solidarity with refugees and victims of intolerance.

 
Congrats to Keira!

We’ve seen hundreds of happy graduates this week but we think we’ve found the happiest of the bunch.

 
Tell us how your lecturer is one in a million!

DSU has joined forces with DMU to recognise lecturers that have gone the extra mile for their students.

 
Meet Your...Mature Students’ Representative

Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ll introduce you to all six of them this week, and next up is your Mature Students’ Representative!

 
Premier League champion cuts ribbon on #YourNewDSU

The ribbon was finally cut on #YourNewDSU yesterday by Premier League champion Christian Fuchs.

 
BUCS Results 28/10/15

Read how our sports teams got on in the first week of the new season including wins in the rugby, football and netball and a rugby score for men's hockey!

 
Hundreds of students find out more about #LeadYourDSU

Hundreds of students came to find out what it means to #LeadYourDSU as DSU’s Elections season was officially launched on Tuesday.

 
DMUWFC savour league and Varsity glory

Fresh off the back of last year’s Women’s World Cup, DSU’s female footballers have capitalised on the interest that the tournament generated to enjoy their best-ever season.

 
WATCH: When we played Egg Roulette with Christian Fuchs...

SHELL SHOCK: See what happened when we played Egg Roulette at the Grand Opening of #YourNewDSU!

 
Shape Your Future while you help others shape theirs

We know that loads of you Shape Your Future with us, but how about shaping the futures of others?

 
Students go head-to-head with sporting legends at Goals

DSU’s unique partnership with a local charity has seen DMU students going head-to-head with some of Leicester’s sporting legends.

 
"So I've been thinking..."

This story is an appeal written by Keira Rounsley, Vice President Welfare and Community at DSU.

 
Lauren to lead #ThisGirlCan week

DSU's This Girl Can week runs from Monday 30 January to Sunday 5 February and is crammed with FREE inclusive sports and fitness sessions provided by DSU, DMU Leisure Centre and Campus 330.

 
Meet Your...LGBTQ+ Representative

Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ll introduce you to all six of them this week, starting with your LGBTQ+ Representative!

 
Empowering a generation with our Women in Leadership Event

DSU is looking to empower an entire generation of female leaders with its first ever Women in Leadership Event.

 
Student in the Spotlight: Toni Mallin

Love sport? Play in BUCS? Coach or manage a team? Play with Campus330? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week, as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them! This week we’re joined by Toni ‘T’ Mallin, a Third Year DMU student studying Criminology and Crime Justice. Toni is a Right Midfielder for DMU Women’s Football Team and Captain. Let’s find out a bit about her!

 
BUCS Results 14/10/15

Read how our sports teams got on in the first week of the new season including a basketball thriller and a 10-0 victory for women's football.

 
Welcome to #YourNewDSU!

We’ve moved! Just over six months after moving out, we’ve completely transformed the Campus Centre into #YourNewDSU.

 
Statement regarding use of social media

When you share or say something via social media private message or chat group, you can never be sure where it will end up. If it is leaked you will be held accountable for what you have said.

 
Christian Fuchs to open #YourNewDSU

DSU is extremely excited to announce that Christian Fuchs will open #YourNewDSU this Wednesday.

 
Hindu Society triumph at regional competition

The sportspeople of De Montfort Students’ Union’s Hindu Society recently tasted regional success.

 
Grab a discounted tshirt and a selfie with a Premier League champion!

DSU are celebrating our partnership with the ‘NoFuchsGiven’ brand, with a special discounted sale on the latest clothing collection from Premier League champion Christian Fuchs.

 
Fashionistas make the most of Clothes Show with Give It A Go

Students were able to grab a pre-Christmas bargain or two when they visited The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham with DSU’s Give It A Go.

 
We want YOU at our first EVER BME in Leadership Event

We’re inviting YOU to join us at DSU’s first EVER leadership and empowerment conference created by and for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students.

 
Tae Kwon Do triumphant in uni championships

DSU’s very own Tae Kwon Do Club hosted the GTUK University Championships on Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth II Sports Centre, and triumphed in the process.

 
Could you be our Society of the Week?

We know that our societies do some amazing things. That’s why we’re launching Society of the Week.

 
Freshers Reps – The Heroes of #FreshFest15

Fantastic feedback from all about 72 DSU freshers volunteers

 
DSU pledges to expand #ReviewDSU

DSU has pledged to undertake a full governance review to ensure that it best represents students at DMU.

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Tennis

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
When it comes to housing...what was I thinking?

We asked three DMU students a few questions about what they do when it comes to choosing a home away from home.

 
BUCS Results 17/02/15

Men’s football firsts secured their league title with two games to spare in what was an otherwise mixed bag of BUCS results for DSU’s sports teams.

 
DMU and DSU launch The Mandala Project

DMU and DSU have come together to stamp out sexual violence and harassment.

 
Brush up on your First Aid

St John Ambulance are coming to DSU

 
Hundreds pack out biggest AGM EVER

A record number of students turned up to have their voice heard at DSU’s biggest AGM EVER this week.

 
DMUWFC scoop national award with viral video

DSU’s women’s footballers are in celebratory mood after winning £500 in a national competition.

 
Volunteers help wrap hundreds of presents for needy children

DSU have helped donate hundreds of presents to needy children this Christmas.

 
Niamh and Beth help charity close to DSU's heart

Two budding creative designers have been using their skills to raise awareness of SADS for a charity close to DSU’s heart.

 
ISOC more than double previous Charity Week total

DSU’s Islamic Society have raised a massive total for orphans across the globe and more than doubled the figure set in 2015.

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Women's Basketball

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
Forget #BusterTheBoxer...it's all about #WinneyTheWhippet

See our festive gift to you this Christmas!

 
Win £10,000 with Spotify's Sound Clash

Spotify's Sound Clash is back – and it’s the only time clubs and societies from across the UK can go up against each other and prove who really is the best.

 
"Everyone knows that Christmas and cheesy music is a match made in heaven."

Two of DSU’s most creative societies have come together to release a charity single this Christmas; sleigh bells and all.

 
#ReFreshers16 Preview: Feel Good Friday

This Friday January 22 sees DSU’s #ReFreshers16 Week come to a fun and relaxing end with ‘Feel Good Friday’.

 
Discover our city and WIN with #LoveLeicester!

The best way to experience what Leicester has to offer is to explore.

 
BUCS Results 09/12/15

In most of their final fixtures before Christmas, it was a mixed bag of results for DSU’s sports teams this week - see how they got on here!

 
When it comes to housing...what was I thinking?

We’re here to remind you that you don’t need to make quick decisions when it comes to signing a housing contract.

 
Student in the Spotlight: Pedi Youyuenyoung

Love sport? Play in BUCS? Coach or manage a team? Play with Campus330? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week, as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them! This week we’re joined by Pedithep ‘Pedi’ Youyuenyoung, a PhD student with a passion for running.

 
Officer Team join 15,000 to march in London

DSU’s Officer Team joined a national protest against a proposed rise in tuition fees last weekend.

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Netball

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
PARTY WITH ARTY Episode 2: Meeting an Olympic Gold Medallist

It's time for the next vlog with VP Student Activities Ahtesham Mahmood. But who has partied with Arty this week?

 
#ReFreshers16 Preview: Detox Day

Students are being challenged to shake off their hangovers and start living more healthily as part of DSU’s Detox Day this Thursday.

 
#UseYourVoice at our Annual General Meeting

It's the most wonderful time of the year...that's right, it's time for our AGM!

 
Students have their say at The Big Meet

Scores of students gathered last night at ‘The Big Meet’, DSU’s Annual General Meeting.

 
FREE printing for all DMU students from your SU!

We're pleased to announce a new solution – free printing from your SU!

 
Shoot 'n' Hoops is slam dunk for charity

DSU’s basketball players scored a slam dunk for charity with a tournament organised by our women’s basketball team – the DMU Pitbulls.

 
DemonFM to host biggest names in radio at SRA Conference 17

Some of the biggest names in radio will flock to Leicester next April as DSU’s community radio station DemonFM has been confirmed as host of the SRA’s annual conference.

 
#ReFreshers16 Preview: Watershed Wednesday

Students are being invited to come down and sample life in DSU’s sports clubs and societies this Wednesday as part of #ReFreshers16’s taster sessions at the new Watershed facility on Watershed Wednesday.

 
Here's the difference that YOU have made!

Here at DSU we know that all of our volunteers are brilliant. So we've been number-crunching...

 
Call for students to reject proposal to close key fire station

Students in Leicester are being encouraged to call upon the Combined Fire Authority and Leicester City Council to reject the proposal to close and sell the Central Fire Station

 
More than 1,500 of you #ReviewDSU

More than 1,500 of you lovely lot have directly responded to the call to #ReviewDSU – but it doesn’t stop there.

 
Teams make the most of Tour 2016

After two long semesters, and spent from their exertions during Varsity, members of DSU’s sports teams could have been forgiven for counting down the days to the Easter break.

 
See what we've got planned for Interfaith Week 2016!

We'll be taking part in national Interfaith Week from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November with a series of events designed to celebrate diversity in faith. Join us!

 
DSU's climbers summit Everest - and more!

Ever wondered what it would be like to climb Mount Everest? DSU’s very own climbing club got a taste of exactly that when they climbed the equivalent of the world’s highest mountain – and more – at the QEII Leisure Centre to raise money for charity.

 
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Work hard, play hard. It’s an approach many of us take whilst at university, but sometimes we can get a little carried away...

 
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DSU will be marking the second day of Refreshers Week by beginning its search for next year’s full- and part-time student officers. Tuesday 19 January is #LeadYourDSU Day, where nominations are opened for students wanting to run in March’s student elections.

 
Louise invites YOU to Disability Awareness Day

Disabled Students’ Representative Louise is inviting you to Disability Awareness Day!

 
Society represents DSU on world stage

One of DSU’s many societies is now representing DMU on the international stage.

 
Demon Media set to celebrate landmark birthday

DSU’s resident student media group is preparing to celebrate a landmark birthday.

 
BUCS Results 10/02/15

As Varsity season approaches, DSU sides enjoyed a dramatic week in the latest round of BUCS fixtures, finishing with a record of eight wins, nine losses and a draw.

 
Join us for the first EVER Shape Your Future Conference

We’re inviting you to the first EVER student-led employability conference of its kind at DMU!

 
#ReFreshers16 Preview: ReFreshers Fair

Next Monday 18 January sees the launch of ReFreshers Week at De Montfort Students’ Union, as we welcome DMU’s newest students and get reacquainted with those returning for their second term.

 
March with your DP Education at NUS' National Demo

We will not be ignored. March with us. Free, good quality education is a right for all, regardless of ability to pay.

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Cheerleading

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
Watch our two roving reporters at Activities Fair...

We had our biggest Activities Fair EVER at #FreshFest16. So we sent roving reporters Ahtesham and Augustus out and about to see what happened...

 
BUCS Results 03/02/15

See how our sports teams got on in the second #BUCSWednesday of 2016!

 
Wear a DMU hoodie with pride!

Want to represent DMU in style? Grab your DMU hoodie here!

 
BUCS Results 02/12/15

Read how our sports teams did on our most successful week of the BUCS season so far!

 
See #FreshFest16 in numbers!

Phew. We've just recovered from what was an incredible #FreshFest16 - here's just a snapshot of what you lot got up to!

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Climbing

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
We want YOU to #ReviewDSU

DSU has opened consultation into our leadership – and we’ll be listening to you every step of the way.

 
Creative Writing Society wow crowds at Uni Slam

Four members of DSU’s Creative Writing Society took on the cream of the country’s university writing crop when they took part in a national Slam Poetry competition last Sunday.

 
Record sign-ups at #FreshFest16's biggest Activities Fair EVER

A record number of students signed up to DSU’s societies, sports clubs and student groups at last week’s Activities Fair at #FreshFest16.

 
Student in the Spotlight: David Cunningham

Love Sport? Chair of a Society? Or just getting involved with something new?We're going to be picking one DMU student each week as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them and what they're up to! This week we’re joined by David ‘Slybacon’ Cunningham, a second-year student studying Forensic Science, and the Chair and founder of Demon Canoe Club. Let’s find out a bit about him!

 
Meet the heroes of #FreshFest16

From making candy floss to heading to Twycross Zoo, and from handing out paint powder to showing you the way to our Freshers Fair, there are some people who #FreshFest16 wouldn’t have been possible without.

 
BUCS Results 24/02/15

It was a largely positive week of results for DSU’s sides in the latest round of BUCS fixtures, with 10 wins from 20 fixtures.

 
See all of your Officer Team's goals for the year here!

Your Officer Team are here to represent you. But alongside the day-to-day running of your favourite SU, they're involved in heading campaigns to try and make your university experience the best it can be.

 
BUCS Results 27/01/15

See how our sports teams got on in the first BUCS fixtures of 2016!

 
MyUniPal helps more than ever before at #FreshFest16

A vital part of #FreshFest16 is helping you settle into your new life at DMU. And that’s exactly what MyUniPal is here to do.

 
Campus330 is now FREE!

Students who want to keep fit without committing to a gym or sports club can now do so for FREE as part of DSU’s Campus330 initiative.

 
Students turn into lifesavers thanks to #FreshFest16

You might have had a great time at #FreshFest16, but did you know that it did good, too?

 
Student in the Spotlight: Luke Taylor

Love sport? Chair of a society? Or just getting involved with something new? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them and what they're up to! This week we’re joined by Luke Taylor, a third-year Film Studies student and chair of DSU’s men’s football squad as well as first team captain. Let’s find out a bit about him!

 
#FreshFest16 kicks off with vibrant charity ColourFest

Students helped kick off DSU #FreshFest16 festivities by raising a mammoth amount for charity.

 
Student in the Spotlight: Laura Jayne Rowe

Love sport? Chair of a society? Or just getting involved with something new? We're going to be picking one DMU student each week as our ‘Student in the Spotlight’, to celebrate their successes, achievements and discover a bit more about them and what they're up to! This week we’re joined by Laura Jayne Rowe, a third year student studying Accounting and Finance. She is also the treasurer of climbing and a member of the trampolining club. Let’s find out a bit about her!

 
Library open 24/7 after DSU lobbying

DSU’s officer team have spoken about their delight at DMU’s extended library opening hours.

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Women's Rugby

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
Amie lands place on crucial TEF panel

After finishing two years as DSU Deputy President Education, Amie Blockley (formerly Chapman) has lands place on Teaching Excellence Framework panel

 
Demon FM nominated for FOUR national awards

DSU's highly successful student radio station has been nominated for FOUR national awards

 
DSU train latest generation of student leaders

DSU joined forces with DMU on Wednesday to train the latest generation of School Rep Coordinators.

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Lacrosse

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
Get ready for #FreshFest16...

Welcome to the best week of your life! We’ve got a TONNE of day and night events to celebrate you becoming a DMU student.

 
Four more brilliant Give It A Go events coming soon

Give It A Go have got four more brilliant events coming up in the next few weeks!

 
Redlight to join Louisa Johnson at #FreshFest16 Freshers Ball

Redlight will be joining Louisa Johnson to headline our Freshers Ball at #FreshFest16!

 
#TeamDMU Varsity Preview: Men's Rugby

Join us as we preview a selection of Varsity 2016 fixtures and meet the men and women of #TeamDMU.

 
"You know, I’ve absolutely loved it here."

DSU said goodbye to a valued member of our staff team last Friday on what he called an ‘extremely exciting time’ for the union.

 
DSU Student Volunteering Week Big Success!

A round up of an action-packed week of activities and projects to help the community!

 
Help us...help you!

You might know already…but we’re here to support YOU! This year, DSU want to help more students at DMU than ever before.

 
Is your society worth its weight in gold?

Team GB aren’t the only ones with a big medal haul this year. We’re giving all of our societies the chance to bag their own!

 
Renewed sports partnership for DMU students

DSU’s VP Student Activities Ahtesham Mahmood has spoken about his excitement at the renewed partnership which delivers sport to students at DMU.

 
Meet our DS-DOers!

Maybe this time next year, this could be you…

 
Grab your #FreshFest16 wristband here!

Buying an official #FreshFest16 wristband is the best and cheapest way to get into all of our freshers nights out...and more.

 
REBRAND: Time for the big reveal...

It’s finally time to show you DSU’s new logo and brand!

 
Get paid for your work with Demon Media!

We’ve got three opportunities for you to get paid for your work with DSU’s student media group.

 
We're moving house...

It's time for DSU to temporarily move out of the Campus Centre. We'll be closing the doors at our Campus Centre home at 5pm on Tuesday 12 July and opening in the Art Factory 9am on Monday 18 July

 
DemonFM on BBC Radio 1!

DSU’s resident student radio station will be featured on BBC Radio 1 later this month.

 
Grab student discounts...even after you've graduated!

You’ll miss loads when you finish uni. Student discounts needn’t be one of them!

 
#FreshFest16 wristbands on sale NOW!

The first release of wristbands for #FreshFest16 are available NOW! Don't miss out...

 
#FreshFest16 wristbands on sale this Monday

The sun is shining, the flipflops and sunnies are out and our thoughts are wandering to the most wonderful time of the year, not Christmas, FRESHERS!

 
Grab official graduation merchandise here!

Grab official merchandise for your DMU graduation ceremony here!

 
This Girl Can Week at DMU

DSU are supporting #ThisGirlCan with a week of special events and opportunties with the aim of getting more females at DMU active and involved in sport/fitness.

 
Training Lifesavers at DSU

Students from across DSU's huge number of sports clubs and societies are being given potentially lifesaving training on Wednesday 7 October

 
Hundreds pack out Athena for biggest DSU awards night EVER

DSU’s sports teams packed out the Athena for the biggest night in DMU’s sporting year on Friday at The SULETS Colours Awards 2016.

 
What the heck is NSS?

NSS stands for the National Student Survey.  It’s an annual survey that all final years from across UK universities are asked to complete.  It’s there for you to feedback on your time at DMU.

 
Nigerian student conference celebrates 10 years at DMU

One leading international conference celebrated its 10-year anniversary at DMU with help from one of DSU’s biggest societies.

 
Get ready for awards season 2016!

First of all, let’s get one thing straight – you lot do some pretty incredible things. And that's exactly what our awards season is all about.

 
RAG is here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not that one. RAG is coming to DSU and it all starts this Saturday!

 
Say hello to Advice!

As part of the rebrand, the DSU Welfare centre will be changing name to Advice.

 
"I can walk away with my head held high"

It’s a privilege to be elected by your fellow students; it’s an honour to be given a mandate for a second time.

 
#SendItPacking and WIN £50 cash!

How do we give a fitting send off to the old DSU logo? Then we thought – what better way than to #SendItPacking?!

 
DSU supports #BursaryOrBust

Student nurses and midwives joined a rally against Government plans to scrap NHS Student Bursaries yesterday, led by DSU.

 
We're here to #DeStressU this exam season

For many of you it’s getting close to exam season and, for lots of you final years, we know that dissertation deadline is looming. That’s why the DSU exec team are running a brand new campaign to help you through what can be a very tiring and stressful time. Say hello to #DeStressU.

 
"It has been such a massive part of my life"

It’s a privilege to be elected by your fellow students; it’s an honour to be given a mandate for a second time.

 
Demon Media round off awards season with marathon celebration

DSU’s resident student-media group rounded off #DSUAwards16 with a marathon celebration on Friday night.

 
Leicester City plays host to biggest awards evening (so far...)

The home of Premier League champions Leicester City played host to the biggest night of DSU’s award season so far on Wednesday.

 
Varsity is here!

On 21 February 2016 the biggest sporting rivalry in the world will re-ignite in the biggest and fiercest varsity clash to date.

 
DSU launches Intra Mural Sport

DSU are bringing together DMU students to compete in the brand new Intra Mural Sport initiative.

 
DSU's fire fight up for national award

DSU’s successful fight to halt the closure of Leicester Central Fire Station has been shortlisted for a national award.

 
Student leaders paint the town purple at Student Voice Awards

It was the turn of student leaders to celebrate in the second ceremony of DSU’s awards season on Friday night.

 
Get your game face on and WIN tickets to Leicester City!

We’re giving you the chance this Varsity to win a pair of hospitality tickets for the final game of the season where the Foxes might just lift the Premier League trophy!

 
Nervous About Coming to Uni? MyUniPal Can Help

It's perfectly natural to be a bit nervous coming to uni and starting the next chapter in your life, but MyUniPal is here to lend you a hand.

 
Almost time for the big reveal of our new brand...

These are exciting times for DSU. Building work has already started for the spectacular £3 million overhaul of our home, and it’s just a matter of weeks until we welcome the new executive officers that give you your voice at DMU.

 
Meet Your Part-Time Officers!

Did you know we now have a full team of part-time representatives working to make sure your voice is heard at DMU and beyond? We’ll introduce you to all six of them this week...

 
Games Development are Best New Society in the UK!

DSU’s Games Development Society has been named as the Best New Society in the UK.

 
Demon Theatre hit 50

Not many students have celebrated their 50th birthday. But one DSU society put on a show to remember as they did exactly that last week.

 
See who could #LeadYourDSU

It's almost time to decide who will #LeadYourDSU. And today's the day where we announce the candidates hoping to win your votes in this year's elections!

 
Karate world champ Maddison pays tribute to DSU funding

It’s not every day that you meet someone at the top of their sport. It’s not every day that you meet a world champion. But one DMU student is exactly that – three times over – and has paid tribute to DSU for their part in helping her career.

 
DSU sports and societies wow Welford Road

Yesterday was a proud day for De Montfort Students' Union as students performed in front of 22,000 people at Welford Road.

 
We've just had our biggest awards season EVER

First of all, let’s get one thing straight – you lot do some pretty incredible things. And to celebrate that fact, DSU have just had our biggest awards season EVER.

 
Games Development Society shortlisted for TWO national awards

DSU’s Games Development Society has been shortlisted for not just one but two national awards.

 
Scores of students celebrate Holi with Indian Society

Scores of students descended on Bede Park last Thursday to celebrate Holi.

 
Students enjoy magical time with Give It A Go

Dozens of students enjoyed a day out at Harry Potter studios thanks to DSU’s Give It A Go.

 
Lucy scoops Mentor of the Year award

One caring and dedicated volunteer has spoken about picking up a top award at DSU’s recent volunteering awards.

 
It's that time again...

Are you on the committee of a sports team or society? Have you spent time helping out in the local community? Or volunteered your time elsewhere? Then it’s time to log your hours...

 
Have your say in the running of DSU

DSU is inviting students to come and have their say on how their union is run at the upcoming Education and Activities Councils.

 
It's a wrap! Hundreds of presents donated to needy children

Hundreds of presents have been donated to children who would otherwise go without this Christmas thanks to help from DSU.

 
Meet #TeamDMU's BUCS league winners

This year has been the biggest ever for sport at DSU. We’ve had more of you getting involved in both competitive and informal sport than ever before...but the bread and butter of a #TeamDMU club is BUCS competition.

 
DMU Saint Alisia shedding her locks for charity

One of DSU's kind-hearted cheerleaders is shedding her lengthy locks in the name of charity.

 
SVW: A Day in the Life

Here at DSU we’re all about helping you do something unforgettable.

 
We've got more MyUniPals than ever!

Are you new to DMU? Need some help settling in? Then MyUniPal is the place for you, now with more volunteers than ever before ready to help kick-start the best years of your life!

 
DSU helping you Shape Your Future

So you’ve got a degree. Now what? It can be difficult to stand out in the job market these days. But DSU and De Montfort University are here to help you give yourself the best possible chance after you graduate.

 
Apply to be a Freshers Rep at #FreshFest16!

This year, DSU are looking to recruit 100 Freshers Reps to help all first-year students get involved with the celebrations during #FreshFest16.

 
Demon Media's Emily lands a job at the BBC

A former member of De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)’s award-winning student media group has cause for celebration after securing herself a highly-coveted job with the BBC.

 
Record turnout for DSU elections

Now the dust has started to settle following De Montfort Students’ Union’s annual elections, we can take a little time to reflect on what was a whirlwind couple of weeks.

 
The Demon boasts celebrity guest editor

The Demon will boast a guest editor for the now traditional February edition to coincide with Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

 
Women's rugby convert their hard work

DSU’s women’s rugby players bounced back from the disappointment of last season to enjoy a successful year – but there’s still work to do.

 
Should we stay or should we go?

On Thursday 23 June, people up and down the UK will go to the polls to vote on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU – and it’s likely that students will be one of the deciding groups.

 
Know the facts when it comes to deferrals!

We know that sometimes your deadlines can be real monsters, especially if you are hit by severe unexpected circumstances.

 
Explore the history of DSU

A student has explored the history of DSU with a fascinating new exhibition.

 
11 ways we made an impact in 2015

DSU is a busy place – you lot are always up to something to enhance your time at DMU. See the 11 ways we made an impact in 2015!

 
Orange is the new black(board)...

One DMU graduate is launching an innovative new website with help from DSU.

 
Games Development Society are jammin'

One of DSU’s newest and fastest-growing societies has been celebrating the success of its recent Games Jam event.

 
We #LoveLesta, Do You?

Your VP Welfare and Community Keira Rounsley's brand new campaign

 
The DSU Shop has you covered!

You’ve written the next War and Peace. It’s taken hours of research, months of writing and hundreds of coffees – but you made it! You’re dissertation is finished! So after the completion happy dance, it’s time to get that masterpiece bound.  The best place to get it done is the DSU Shop.

 
Have your say at council

DSU is inviting students to come and have their say on how their union is run at the upcoming Education and Activities Councils.

 
Equestrian dare to bare

Members of DSU’s Equestrian team have once again dared to bare in the name of charity.

 
DSU Book Swap Has Arrived

If you need buy, sell or even if you want to trade your course books, we've introduced the DSU book swap to give you the place to do exactly that without the sky high prices.

 
The secret behind DSU's men's footballers' success

Passion, determination and preparation are just some of the key ingredients in DSU's first team men’s footballers’ success this year – not to mention a helping hand from a name sure to be familiar to football fans across the UK.

 
More than 800 students vote in EU Referendum

More than 800 have voted to show their opinion on the UK’s position in the European Union.

 
Meet the new team to #LeadYourDSU

A record number of students have voted for the team who will #LeadYourDSU next academic year.

 
Get the lowdown on Student Volunteering Week

Phew. We had a brilliant SVW at DSU. Were you involved? Or want to see what we got up to? Then you’re in the right place. Here’s our round-up of the week...

 
Helping you save wonga...

DSU’s Welfare team are backing a national money-saving campaign that could see you manage your cash a bit better and improve mental health.

 
Demons in Space raise huge amount with mammoth broadcast

Students from DSU’s resident media group raised almost £2,000 for charity with one mammoth two-day broadcast.

 
Watch a flythrough of our new home!

We’re proud to show off the latest flythrough of our new home!

 
DSU's fire fight is a success

DSU’s fight to halt the closure of Leicester Central Fire Station has been a successful one.

 
DSU smash record for Children in Need donations

DSU smashed last year's record for Children in Need donations with a massive day of events on Friday.

 
National kayak champ Ricky lauds DSU funding

A national kayak champion has paid tribute to DSU’s support in funding his career.

 
Fern champions #ShapeYourFuture campaign

A third-year student is preparing for life after university by making the most of the opportunities afforded to her by De Montfort Students’ Union and her university, boosting her employability in the process.

 
#LoveSUs top five reasons to Love DSU!

Today is #LoveSUs day – so here are five reasons you might not know about to love your students' union!

 
Let's talk about The V Word...

We’re joining in with the national Student Volunteering Week 2016 from 22 to 28 February...and we’ve got a tonne planned.

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 10

It’s Day 10 of the #DSUFestive10 and that means last (but by no means least) on our list of gifts to you is...Campus330!

 
Bollywood Dance wow the crowd at Diwali

DSU’s Bollywood Dance society wowed the crowds at Leicester’s Diwali Lights Switch On only two years after setting up as a society.

 
Stars come out for GOALS

De Montfort Students’ Union’s men’s and women’s football clubs came together with some famous faces to organise a charity football tournament last week.

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 9

It’s #DSUFestive10 Day 9 and it’s time for one of our faves – Give It A Go!

 
We've sent 20 students into space...

Demon Media set for biggest fundraiser ever

 
Your New SU!

Do DMU students recognise our logo?  Does the brand reflect who we are and what we're all about?  Do we need to change?  You tell us!

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 8

Day 8 of the #DSUFestive10 and it’s another biggie. What a year it has been for Demon Media!

 
Save a packet on Christmas with an NUS Extra card!

By being a member of the Students' Union you are entitled to an NUS Extra card, which gives you awesome discounts, from 15% off MacBooks to 40% off at PizzaExpress!

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 7

It’s Day 7 of the #DSUFestive10 and, we don’t mean to boast, but…this year has been the best year ever for our sports teams and societies!

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 6

It’s Day 6 of our #DSUFestive10 and our gift partly helps you not to pick any other little ‘gifts’…

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 5

Since we're pals, check out Day 5 of the #DSUFestive10...

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 4

Day 4 of the #DSUFestive10 and our gift to you is one of the main reasons we exist!

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 3

Day 3 of #DSUFestive10 and it’s a biggie...

 
Toys on The Table is back!

Help us provide toys and gifts for children in Leicester and Leicestershire area at Christmas who might otherwise not receive anything

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 2

Check out our second gift to you in the #DSUFestive10!

 
Inter Faith Week 2015

DSU are running a series of events for Inter Faith Week 2015.

 
#DSUFestive10 Day 1

Check out our first gift to you in the #DSUFestive10!

 
Its time we #GetOnTheRoll

Do something amazing, take 2 minutes out your day and register to vote!

 
Top grant helps promote inter faith work

DSU has been awarded a top grant by the Inter Faith Youth Trust.

 
Check out what #DSURevamp could look like!

What could DSU look like in a year’s time? Watch this incredible concept video from architects CPMG which shows a concept of how the Campus Centre at De Montfort University, home to De Montfort Students’ Union, could look after #DSURevamp.

 
#FreshFest15 - Our best Freshers ever?

Check out what you guys achieved over #FreshFest15. The numbers speak for themselves!

 
Demon FM alumnus lands dream job at Capital

Former Demon FM member Dave Murphy has landed his dream job as Breakfast Show Producer at Capital East Midlands - as well as being shortlisted for two national awards.

 
Demon FM nominated for FOUR national awards

DSU's highly successful student radio station has been nominated for FOUR national awards

 
"I want to rebuild schools with my own hands."

Moving to university can be difficult for anyone, let alone if your home is on the other side of the world. But one DMU graduate has spoken about how DSU helped him settle into university life and is also shaping his future.

 
 

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De Montfort Students' Union voted number 4 in the read more

 
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We want YOU to join our Trustee Board!

Wed 15 May 2019

We need driven DMU students to join our Trustee Boread more

 
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DSU and DMU win national sustainability award

Tue 14 May 2019

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) and De Montfort read more

 
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DMU hosts first Open Iftar and encourages students to donate unwanted items

Mon 13 May 2019

This year, De Montfort University (DMU) will be horead more

 
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WIN: We’re giving away a pair of tickets to Download Festival

Fri 10 May 2019

DSU is giving you the chance to get free tickets tread more

 
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Shape your SU with this survey and possibly win £100!

Fri 10 May 2019

Here at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), we’re gread more

 
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Celebrate the end of the academic year with DSU Celebrates!

Thu 02 May 2019

It's time to celebrate the end of the academic yearead more

 
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DisABILITY: ‘The opportunities are endless’

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Throughout April De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)read more

 
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Student groups showcase their incredible talents for charity

Thu 18 Apr 2019

During Homecoming 2019, student groups and societiread more

 
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Statement regarding 'tour' activity

Fri 12 Apr 2019

A statement from DMU Sport and De Montfort Studentread more

 
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STUDENT WIN: Graduate Support Fund doubled thanks to DMU student

Tue 09 Apr 2019

DMU student Lydia Turner has lobbied alongside DSUread more

 
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Vote now in our Course Rep Elections!

Wed 03 Apr 2019

Vote now for who you want to represent you and youread more

 
 
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