We attract a wide spectrum of students, including many from non-traditional backgrounds, reflecting the diverse population of the surrounding area.
We celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our staff, students and all our partnerships, and are delighted to be one of just eight UK universities to win a prestigious Race Equality Charter bronze award.
DMU is committed to the public good and transforms lives by providing inspiring environments for students and staff to live and work in, and by sharing discoveries for the wider benefit of society.
This is a dynamic place to be, in a vibrant city, in a wonderful region. We are particularly proud of our own community programmes, and in the ethos of community service which we foster in our students. Our pioneering Square Mile initiative, for example, offers unparalleled opportunities for the wider community to draw upon our academic expertise to improve health, education and job prospects.
We believe strongly in partnerships – on a local, national and international scale – and try to make a real difference in the lives of everyone we come into contact with. DMU is a truly global university – with students from more than 130 countries and 155 quality international partnerships providing placement opportunities around the world. Our ground-breaking #DMUglobal programme, meanwhile, aims to offer the majority of students an international experience during their time with us.
Our commitment to excellence is being recognised nationally. DMU is in the top 25 UK universities for graduate employability, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2013/14. It is ranked in the top 50 for student satisfaction, in both The Times league tables and the student-led WhatUni? survey. DMU has also maintained its meteoric rise in The Times league tables, reaching 53rd position out of 127 UK universities in the 2016 Good University Guide.
We also hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award (which recognises the university’s pledge to promote and advance the careers of women in academia), are a Stonewall Top 100 employer (for our clear commitment to improving the working environment for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff), have a Disability Two Ticks mark and are a member of Disabled Go (the UK’s leading provider of access information).
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