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  • Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest.
  • Leicester is at the intersection of two major railway lines—the north/south Midland Main Line and the east/west Birmingham to London Stansted CrossCountry line; as well as the confluence of the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A46 trunk routes.
  • Indians account for around 28% of Leicester’s population and up to 35,000 people attend the switch-on of the Diwali lights on Belgrave Road every year and more attend the day-long celebrations.

De Montfort University Facts

  • De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education.
  • Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved through many incarnations including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic.
  • Leicester Polytechnic officially became De Montfort University on 26 June 1992. The name was chosen to reflect the university’s long association with Leicester by commemorating the celebrated Simon de Montfort.
  • It has four faculties of Art, Design and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and life Sciences, and Technology.
  • De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is dedicated to helping students achieve the life, career and great experiences they want, with a great record for helping students find highly skilled work or further study.


The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

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