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Starting at DMU

We’re delighted to welcome you to DMU. It’s the start of an amazing time in your life. As you look forward to settling in, making new friends and beginning your course, there are lots of things you’ll want to know.

To help you get ready, we have put together this quick introduction and a handy set of frequently asked questions to make your first few days and weeks at university as easy as possible.

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The first things you need to do are registration (sometimes called enrolment) and induction.

You will complete parts of this process online before you arrive at the university (we call these online registration and e‑Induction).

These are followed when you arrive with a registration day and your in-person induction.

Here are the four main steps:

  1. Register online
  2. Complete our e-Induction online
  3. Register in person to confirm your ID/qualifications, give us your financial paperwork and pick up your student ID card
  4. Go to all of the sessions on the induction timetable that we’ll give to you

If you are studying at a partner institution you will be contacted by them about your induction and ID card.

We also have not-to-be-missed special events including Welcome Weekend (see photo gallery below), Freshers' Week and Matriculation to help you learn all about life at DMU.

Now follow these links for more details:

Before you arrive

Here’s our at-a-glance guide to completing DMU’s online registration and e‑Induction.

On arrival

Find out what to do on registration day, why it’s important to come to your in-person induction session, check out our interactive campus map and learn what happens at the Matriculation ceremony. 

Support for international students

Are you arriving from overseas? If so, then come to DMU’s International Welcome Week. Also learn about the Biometric Residence Permit, international student registration dates, the i-Buddies scheme and how to contact the International Student Support team.

Other frequently asked questions

You’re bound to have lots of questions as you start at university. We have collected together a wide range of answers here, covering student IDs, timetables, email, finance, sports, disability support and more. 


If your questions haven’t been answered, contact the Student Gateway – DMU’s one-stop shop to help you with non-academic enquiries, including finance, welfare, mental health, disability issues, career prospects, ID cards, student records and official letter requests.

You can contact them on 0116 257 7595 or email

Or if you’re already living in Leicester, its opening times in Gateway House are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

You can also get more help, information and updates from our social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.

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