Thousands of lives are changed for the better every year through the inspirational teaching and vital research taking place at De Montfort University (DMU). Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, we are a university of quality and distinctiveness and our contribution to the world around us is significant: we boost the UK economy by £389 million each year and create more than 12,000 jobs*. Cultural life at the university is enriched by partnerships with organisations closer to home, including the British Library, Leicester City Football Club, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester’s Curve Theatre. We also work with associations such as Athena Swan to ensure our employment practices are of a high standard, while the Mile2 project, in association with the Mayor of Leicester’s Office, uses DMU skills, knowledge and student volunteers to make a positive impact on the community in an area of Leicester. DMU boasts 13 National Teaching Fellows, higher education’s most prestigious teaching awards. This is one of the highest numbers awarded to any university since the scheme began in 2000. In addition to this, more than 170 courses are professionally accredited. Four faculties offer 400 diverse undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, with full-time, part-time and distance learning options offering flexibility. Our 27,000 students are superbly supported by 2,700 staff. Students benefit from a supportive environment and state-of-the-art facilities and, in an uncertain world economy, our exceptional links with industry allow us to shape courses to ensure graduates are equipped with the skills and experience that modern employers need.