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

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Hundreds of students have given us their feedback on life at De Montfort University (DMU), and how De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) can be even better at representing your academic interests.

Back in October 2017, we asked you to tell us about what you enjoyed about your university experience – and what needs changing – with The Big DSU Survey.

After giving you a full academic year to reflect on your time at DMU, we then asked you to fill out The Big DSU Survey 2 in May to see what’s improved, as well as listen to what needs our focus heading into 2018/19.

We’ve already started analysing the responses from the 499 students who completed the survey, with the vast majority of you calling for more campaigns like The DSU Study Space to make use of every corner of our Campus Centre home.

There was a marked increase in the number of students who said they understand where their tuition fees are spent at DMU, partly through our joint campaign with the university.

And you also told us you want to see a healthy and affordable restaurant take the place of Milly Lane’s on the ground floor of our building.


Comments from The Big DSU Survey 2 show that students want us to make even better use of our Campus Centre home, through campaigns like The DSU Study Space.

Mike Mayes, VP Media and Communications at DSU, said: “We just want to say a massive thank you to the hundreds of you who filled in The Big DSU Survey 2.

“It’s all so important to hear your feedback, [and] make sure that what we’re doing is right for you, and that we are effectively representing your academic interests.

“It’s going to be really helpful to make sure that what we’re doing is right for you.”

The hundreds of student respondents were also automatically entered into a random draw to win one of three prizes;

  • a VIP experience for four at a Leicester Riders home game next season;
  • £150 cash;
  • and £100 Nando’s vouchers.

Eleanor Skelton, Tajinder Dhindsa and Karan Soni were randomly selected to win the three prizes respectively.

Tajinder, who has just completed the first year of his Business Management and Human Resource Management course at DMU, said: “I really do like an organisation that allows people to voice their opinions on what could be improved, as well as talk about all of the great stuff that is happening here [at DSU].

“There are lots of things that the students’ union does to support students, and while I haven’t been too involved this year, I know I definitely want to join a society in my second year.

“This is just a fantastic place, and a fantastic university.”

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


The Big DSU Survey 2 was open to DMU students between Monday 7 and Sunday 20 May.

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