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De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a vibrant, dynamic and forward-looking global university. We’re building a strong reputation founded on academic excellence, a clear focus on graduate careers, and on local and international impact and collaboration that extends across university life and study.

We have been designated a global hub for the support of Sustainable Development Goal 16 by the United Nations. This commits DMU to providing worldwide leadership on the promotion of peace, justice and strong institutions. We’re also proud to be named the first University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Sunday Times Good University Guide.


Inclusive features



People are at the heart of DMU. We place being a truly inclusive university at the centre of everything we do, and aim to employ a representative workforce.

Every single person at DMU is different. Critical to our success as a university is the understanding that the diversity of staff, students and the community we serve enhances our strength, opportunities and creativity.

We consider applications solely on the basis of merit – regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity. We regularly audit our buildings to ensure accessibility for staff and visitors with disabilities.

Harnessing the power of diversity, and creating an environment where staff and students are free to succeed is the ambition of DMU. We simply call this aspiration DMUFreedom

For more information, visit the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion pages.

At DMU, we believe that everyone should have the freedom to be, the freedom to inspire and the freedom to succeed.  In 2016, we launched our game-changing charter ‘DMUfreedom’, with the premise that all our staff and students be afforded the respect, inspiration, space and support to reach their full potential.

Through DMUfreedom, we seek to advance equality and diversity at DMU through our ambitious set of game-changers and equality objectives, to ensure DMU is a diverse and friendly place to study and work, where everybody feels the freedom to be, to inspire and to succeed.

For further information on our work, including equality charters, equality impact assessments, data and staff development related to protected characteristics, please click here


Equality Charters

At DMU, we participate in a number of equality and diversity related charter marks.  We are Athena SWAN Bronze award holders, a Disability Confident Employer, Race Equailty Charter Bronze award holders, ranked 39th in the 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (3rd highest ranked university in the UK) and have signed the Time to Change pledge.

In 2016, we also launched our own game-changing equality and diversity charter, DMUfreedom, outlining nine game changing aspirations we would like to achieve between 2016 and 2020.

For further reading click here


Staff Network Groups

At DMU, we have staff network groups for BAME staff, disabled staff and allies and LGBTQ staff and allies. These groups provide a forum for consultation and discussion and inform the university on policy and procedure.

We also have Christian and Muslim chaplains at DMU, who provide spiritual support, advice and encouragement to students and staff of all faiths and none.

Benefits at De Montfort University

List of all the benefits that De Montfort University are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Long Service/Loyalty Awards
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Private Healthcare
  • Employee Reward and Recognition
  • Sports and Social Activities
  • Social Events
  • Staff Socials
  • Annual Leave
  • Flexible working
  • Hoilday banking
  • Shower facilities
  • Travel Discounts
  • Cycle2Work
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym membership
  • Discounts on Selected High Street Retailers
  • Local government pension scheme

Awards & accreditations

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