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

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

In October, we asked you to tell us about what you enjoyed about your uni experience – and what needs changing – with The Big DSU Survey.

The 1,283 replies we received will allow us to not only focus more on what you’re most worried about, but will also serve as evidence of what your students’ union is already doing to represent your academic interests at DMU.


Priscilla Ikbal (left), a first-year Law, Human Rights and Social Justice student, was the lucky winner of a brand-new iPad. She was picked at random from all 1,283 respondents to The Big DSU Survey.

Mollie Footitt, DP Education at DSU, said: “The results of The Big DSU Survey are really helpful to allow us to shape our campaigns over the next year and beyond.

“Some of the data we’ve analysed from the survey already is quite surprising, and is already changing the direction of campaigns like #Uni2Know as well as leading conversations with the university.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who filled out the survey. Your comments are invaluable to us!”

The survey covered everything from #FreshFest17 – our introduction to DMU for new students – to what ‘good feedback’ looks like to you, as well as everything in between.

An astonishing 90% of students told us that they would benefit from improved exam feedback, and only 37% of respondents told us they know their academic rights. They’re both figures we hope to improve with our #Uni2Know campaign.

Elsewhere, 82% of students said they felt that choosing DMU over other universities made them more employable – which is always great to hear!

We’ll continue to feed all of your comments into our future campaigns and in meetings where your Officer Team lobby the university.


An astonishing 90% of students told us that they would benefit from improved exam feedback? at DMU.

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