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Aims of the project

  • To improve the confidence and employability of DMU students before they graduate 
  • Provide a first port of call signposting for students to direct and guide them to appropiate - 
  • Liaise with the university to benefit and boost the overall employability impact 
  • Compile a "employability demographic" for all courses, facultiies and engagements with DMU schemes


To many employers, having a degree is the norm.You won't get a job unless you have those extra skills, which make you stand out from the crowd. Here at De Montfort University (DMU), there’s an abundance of opportunities to get involved in, to enhance your CV and to develop essential skills you’ll keep for life. Shape Your Future is a union-wide initiative driven to make you aware of all the fantastic opportunities available to you at DMU.

Augustus Mbanasor, DP Education at DSU, said: “I am really excited about helping students gain the employment they desire. I have been involved with many of the initiatives myself and it has helped shape the person I am today.

“Its all about students talking to other students about their own experiences and why they should get involved with the opportunities that both DSU and DMU have.

“Tell a friend to tell a friend! I’m looking forward to seeing you all get involved – you won’t regret it!”

Ahtesham Mahmood, VP Student Activities at DSU, commented: “I believe that when you are trading your sweat, tears and dedication for that prestigious DMU degree it shouldn’t just be a piece of paper that you are collecting; it should be complemented with real self-development.

“You’ll have spent at least three years here and we make that point about £9,000 being a massive fee to pay, but the worst thing you can do is pay that and only attend your lectures.

“There are so many opportunities for you here to really grow and to shape your future.”

This page will have links to upcoming 'Shape Your Future' events, links, information and resources to help you really make the most of your time at university and stand out from the crowd when it comes to your employability.

Want to know more or get involved? Contact Aamir Hussain, Shape Your Future Frontrunner.