A statement from Dan Winney

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The following is a statement from De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) President, Dan Winney, in response to the news that De Montfort University (DMU) has been awarded gold status in the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest award possible.

I am very proud that DMU has achieved the highest level of achievement – gold – in the TEF. I am not surprised, however, as on a daily basis I recognise the tireless dedication and commitment DMU and DSU staff give to enhance the student experience.

This comes in addition to the university’s willingness to listen to students, as shown in recent months by the extension of Kimberlin Library opening hours, the introduction of a new Graduate Support Fund and significant investment in the student experience under the #loveDMU banner to name just a selection.

Over the past few years, it has been wonderful to see the amazing journey our students take where they grow into highly educated and ambitious graduates who go onto achieve great things as alumni, and our united community should celebrate the announcement of these results today.

I believe that this gold status only reinforces the belief of all of us at the students’ union that DMU is a superb place to study and learn.

You can read more about DMU’s new gold status here.

Earlier this year, the House of Lords voted to remove the link between the TEF and raising tuition fees. You can read the reaction of Augustus Mbanasor, DP Education at DSU, here.


Dan and his fellow members of the Officer Team threw their weight behind DMU's first 'Be the Change' event earlier this year.

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