Public Engagement at DMU

Engagement at AV大平台provides support through a range of initiatives that make a positive impact. Our projects are delivered through student learning and experience, through research and engagement and through supporting projects collaboratively within DMU, the local community and beyond.

We focus on social challenges that affect our local communities and provide routes into global learning and the sharing of ideas. 

Whether it's community clean-up, supporting food banks or connecting your research with the community, we can match you to the right opportunity, helping you to develop your skills and gain valuable experience and insight. 

We are also looking to increase the ways our students can learn and share their knowledge and skills. Through applied learning, we can help to embed practical learning into your modules and support student attainment.

The Community Challenge Fund is our flagship programme for community partners. We run two rounds of funding every academic year, with applications opening in August and October. We can award grants to support projects which benefit the community in Leicester, and provide opportunities for student engagement through volunteering and real-life-learning.

To request this our information pack, please email engage@dmu.ac.uk.


How do we support public engagement at DMU?

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Students – Get involved 

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways to support the community whilst developing your own personal skills. We have plenty of ways to get involved, either as a one-off, or on a slightly longer-term basis – whatever suits you and your needs best.

We offer a great range of projects to become involved with, partnering with local schools and colleges, community groups, and charities. Not only do these projects have an incredible benefit to the community, but they go a long way in helping you to enhance and develop new skills Whether you are looking for experience in a certain area, looking to improve your communication skills, build up your confidence or simply give back, we have a project for you.