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De Montfort University
De Montfort University logo.svg
Former names
Leicester School of Art, Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology, Leicester Polytechnic
MottoExcellentia et studium (Latin)
Motto in English
Excellence and Zeal
TypePublic
Established1992 – gained University status
1870 – Leicester School of Art
Endowment£1.17m (2015)[1]
ChancellorDoreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon
Vice-ChancellorDominic Shellard
Students23,205 (2016/17)[2]
Undergraduates19,125 (2016/17)[2]
Postgraduates4,075 (2016/17)[2]
LocationLeicester, England
AffiliationsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities Universities UK
Websitedmu.ac.uk

De Montfort University (DMU) is a public university in the city of Leicester, England.

The University is organised into four faculties: Art, Design, and Humanities; Business and Law; Health and Life Sciences; and Technology (comprising Computing Sciences and Engineering). There is also the Institute of Creative Technologies which researches the intersections of art, science, technology and multidisciplinary working.

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

The university's origins are in the Leicester School of Art, established in 1870 on a voluntary basis. The school expanded in response to the changing needs of late 19th-century industry; leading to the introduction of subjects such as engineering, building and machine drawing.[3] By 1897, it was clear the buildings being used were no longer suitable. £25,000 was raised to build 'a very handsome school that would be enormous credit to the town and ... so that it would answer its purpose for the next 100 years'. The building in question is the Hawthorn Building, which today still houses the sciences; in the shape of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. At the time of the first phase its construction, there were 500 art students and 1,000 technical students. In 1903, a letter from His Majesty's Inspector praised the success of the technical subjects. Increasing demand for courses prompted an extension to the Hawthorn Building in 1909. In 1919, further properties were rented. The Duchess of Atholl laid the foundation stone of Hawthorn's new west wing in 1927; by which time the establishment was known under by the joint name of The Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology.[3]

In 1930, the college was recognised for the external degree course in Pharmacy of the University of London, and the Pharmaceutical Chemist Diploma of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. In 1934, the University of London recognised the college as suitable for preparing students for the External Degree in Engineering, and so the courses on offer developed apace. The prospectus for 1936–37 included details of various technically based schools, including the Schools of Architecture, Building and Building Crafts, and Engineering.[3] The fourth phase of extensions to the Hawthorn Building was completed in 1938–39. The first accommodation was secured in 1946 when three houses were purchased by the university.[4]

More space was needed to meet the academic demand, and so in 1948, Mr F. Bray, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Education, opened the converted Downings Warehouse. In 1966, the new Fletcher building was opened by HM The Queen Mother. In the same year, a white paper, "A Plan for Polytechnics and Other Colleges", was published, leading to the creation of the City of Leicester Polytechnic. Under the provision of the Education Reform Act of 1988, Leicester Polytechnic became a Higher Education Corporation, with Dame Anne Mueller appointed Chancellor in June 1991.[3]

Leicester Polytechnic became De Montfort University in accordance with the Further and Higher Education Act in 1992, establishing it as a degree awarding body in its own right.[5] The name De Montfort University was taken from Simon de Montfort, a 13th-century Earl of Leicester credited with establishing the first parliament in 1265.[4]

Expansion and contraction[edit]

In the 1990s the institution aimed to become a multi-campus collegiate university covering the entire East Midlands, and as such, the university swiftly acquired other campuses. Leicester Polytechnic built a new campus in Kents Hill in Milton Keynes, across the road from the Open University – the first brand-new higher education campus built in Britain for twenty years. This took its first students in 1991 and was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992, prior to the official foundation of De Montfort University as a New University; it was branded The Polytechnic: Milton Keynes until it became De Montfort University Milton Keynes. Departments at Milton Keynes included Computer and Information Sciences, Built Environment and Business.

In 1994 De Montfort University took over the higher education activities of the Bedford College of Higher Education, while the further education section remained independent under the name Bedford College. The university absorbed the Lincolnshire College of Art in Lincoln, and the Lincolnshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire in 1994; and the Riseholme Agricultural College in Riseholme, Lincolnshire and the Leicester-based Charles Frears College of Nursing and Midwifery in 1995.

Since 2000, the university's expansionist policy has been reversed, with all outlying campuses being sold off. The Bedford campus merged with the University of Luton to form the University of Bedfordshire; the campuses in Lincolnshire were transferred to the University of Lincoln; and the Milton Keynes campus was closed in 2003, with its buildings taken over by the Open University. The institution divested itself of its last outlying site, Charles Frears (on London Road in Leicester), in 2011, when the nursing school moved to the city centre campus.

Present day[edit]

The university has approximately 27,000 full and part-time students, 3,240 staff and an annual turnover in the region of £168 million.)[1] Its campus comprises ten halls of residence offering around 3,000 university sourced rooms, and is approximately a ten-minute walk from Leicester city centre.

The proceeds from the campus sales have been ploughed back into the Leicester City Campus, which has consequently seen a large amount of development, including the construction of two new buildings and the extensive refurbishment of a third, the Edith Murphy building (formerly Bosworth House) to house the students and staff of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, previously based at Charles Frears.

The Performance Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE), funded by a £4.5 Million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, was opened in 2007 by the BBC's Creative Director Alan Yentob.[6] A new building for the Faculty of Business and Law – the Hugh Aston building – designed by CPMG Architects opened in September 2009. The new Business and Law centre has the Magazine Square at its centre and cost £35 million.[7]

The University's new £8 million sports facility, named the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, was opened on campus on 30 July 2012 by Vice-Chancellor, Dominic Shellard.

The former John Sandford Site was renovated to a conference and events centre called 'The Venue@DMU'. This was opened in September 2015.

There is a new Arts and Design building, opened in the centre of the Campus in September 2016, called the Vijay Patel Building, (also by CPMG Architects), which is split into the Arts Tower and the Design Wing. The pedestrianised roads through the campus have also been turned into grassed/paved walkways.

Campus[edit]

Map showing some of the principal buildings of DMU campus:[8]
1
Campus Centre Building (2003) designed by Ellis Williams Architects
2
Kimberlin Library
3
Queens Building (1993) houses the Faculty of Technology.
4
Hawthorn Building (1890), Health and Life Sciences. (Includes DMU Heritage Centre with medieval church arches, Grade II listed.)
5
Trinity House (1331), former almshouses founded by the Dukes of Lancaster. Vice-Chancellor's office. Grade II listed.
6
Chancellor's House (1772) & Philip Tasker Building, a much extended Georgian town house converted for school use in the 1930s. Grade II listed.
7
Chantry Building (14th century), built as a house for Chantry priests, later a vicarage. Grade II listed.
8
Great Hall of Leicester Castle (11th century, with 17th century frontage). Business School. Grade I listed.
9
Gateway House (1960)
10
Hugh Aston Building (2009), Business and Law faculty
11
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre (2012)
12
The Venue @ DMU (1909), built as a roller skating rink and cinema. Refitted in 2015.
13
Vijay Patel Building (2016), Arts, Design and Humanities.

The Leicester campus is close to Leicester Castle and occupies what was once a religious precinct of the castle, built by the earls and dukes of Lancaster, known as the Newarke.[9] It is bordered by the 15th-century Magazine Gateway or Newarke Gateway[10] and the campus contains listed buildings, including Trinity House, rebuilt in 1901 and containing part of the original 14th-century Hospital of The Annunciation building.[11] The Hawthorn Building contains the ruins of the 1353 Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady of the Newarke, where the body of King Richard III is said, according to early sources,[12] to have been displayed before his burial at Greyfriars. The ruins form the centrepiece of the De Montfort University Heritage Centre, opened in March 2015. As well as the ruins, the Centre also celebrates the history of the university and contemporary student work.

The campus has seen several recent developments as part of a ten-year £200 million initiative by the university, such as the £35 million Hugh Aston Building; constructed to move students from the Faculty of Business and Law closer to the centre of the university's infrastructure.[13]

In 2016, the Vijay Patel Building was opened. The Vijay Patel Building is home to art and design courses and is the centrepiece of the £136 million Campus Transformation Project which aims to "provide DMU with one of the finest campuses in the country". The building is named after Dr Vijay Patel, who, alongside his wife, made the single largest donation by individuals in the university's history.[14]

Organisation and governance[edit]

Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities[edit]

The Clephan building, home to the former Faculty of Humanities

Created from a merger of the previous Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities offers traditional humanities subjects including English and History, as well as more design based courses in areas such as Architecture and Fine Art.

Within its humanities division, the Faculty currently holds five National Teacher Fellows; the latest being Deborah Cartmell, Reader in English, who was made a Fellow in recognition of excellence in teaching and learning support. Cartmell developed the university's pioneering Master's degree in Adaptation Studies and is a founding member of the British Shakespeare Association and the Association of Adaptation Studies.[15]

Subjects of the humanities are taught within the Clephan Building, which was refurbished specifically for the Faculty's use. The Clephan Building plays host to the Cultural Exchanges event, which features guests and speakers from the arts, media, literature, politics and film. It began in 2000, and attracts upwards of 4,000 visitors annually. Recent visitors to the festival have included the screenwriter and novelist Andrew Davies, famous for his work in the field of adaptation; novelist Adele Parks, a highly acclaimed women's fiction author nominated for the Romantic Novelist of the Year award; and Janet Street-Porter, a British media personality, journalist, television presenter and producer.[16]

Recently, the Faculty has collaborated with two other European universities to offer a new Master's course, based in its International Centre for Sports History and Culture: the MA Management, Law and Humanities of Sport. Organised by Centre International d'Etude du Sport (CIES) and endorsed by FIFA, the course was created to promote management education within the sports world. It is ostensibly recognised as one of the top graduate programmes in sport, The Humanities of Sport module is organised by the International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort, whilst the Management of Sport module is taught by SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy and the final Sports Law module by Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Course patrons have included Joseph S. Blatter, Lord Coe, Sir Bobby Charlton and Sergey Bubka. As of 2010, the course has produced more than 200 graduates from over 70 different nations.[citation needed]

The Fletcher Building of the former Faculty of Art and Design

The Faculty boasts the only university courses in the world to specialise in lingerie, underwear, body-wear, swimwear and performance sportswear,[17] which first began after the Second World War. The Faculty also offers the only UK university courses in Footwear Design.[18]

Faculty of Business and Law[edit]

Magazine Square, with the Hugh Aston Building and the medieval Magazine Gateway

The Faculty of Business and Law incorporates the Leicester Business School and the Leicester De Montfort Law School. The Faculty has a long history of international partnerships; in 1997, it collaborated to help found a business school in India – the Daly College Business School.[19]

The Leicester Business School was regarded by The Sunday Times as one of the top 10 business schools in the UK,[20] whilst the 2007 National Student Survey ranked it seventh out of 110 institutions for student satisfaction.[21]

It comprises more than 4000 students and 150 academic staff, making it one of the larger providers of business and management education in the UK.

The Faculty of Business and Law is based in the Hugh Aston Building; a £35 million investiture opened in March 2010. The construction of the building released the 14th-century Magazine Gateway from four lanes of traffic, allowing a tree-lined square to be created; the Magazine Square.

The building's namesake, Hugh Aston, died in November 1558 and was a leading figure of his generation; serving at different times as Coroner, Mayor, and Member of Parliament for the borough of Leicester, as well as being one of the foremost early Tudor composers.[22]

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences[edit]

The Hawthorn Building, home to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Life Science is De Montfort's largest faculty, housing roughly 500 full-time and part-time staff, as well as approximately 8000 students. It is composed of four interconnected schools: Leicester School of Allied Health Sciences, the School of Applied Social Sciences, the Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Leicester School of Pharmacy.

The Faculty is based in the Hawthorn Building, which was previously an Arts College; boasting an art-deco turnstile and stage area which now functions as a lecture theatre. David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix were reported to have played at the venue in the 1960s.[citation needed] There are ancient archways visible on the lower ground floor; supposedly remnants from a monastery which occupied the site prior to the building's construction.[citation needed]

The four schools interrelate so as to allow collaboration across subject boundaries in teaching, consultancy and research.[citation needed] Between them, the Schools cover not just laboratory sciences but Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy; Community Studies; Community and Criminal Justice; Policing Practice; Criminal Investigation with Policing; Counselling and Psychotherapy; Applied Criminology; Applied Criminology with Psychology; Biomedical Science; Medical Science; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Forensic Science; Health and Wellbeing in Society; Midwifery; Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disability); Paramedic Science; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Pharmacy; Psychology; Psychology with Criminology; Social Work; and Speech and Language Therapy.

In addition, the Community and Criminal Justice Division in the School of Applied Social Sciences is one of only 3 HEI providers nationally [England and Wales] with regard to the provision of both a Foundation degree and Graduate Diploma [both are work based] in Community and Criminal Justice Degree run in association with the National Offender Management Service.

Faculty of Technology[edit]

The Queens Building houses the Faculty of Technology.

Originally Faculty of Computing Sciences and Engineering, renamed on 1 October 2008. Descended via the former Leicester Polytechnic from the old Leicester College of Technology.

The main faculty building is the Queens Building, its unique design means that the building has no need for heating as it controls the temperature through a series of vents.[citation needed].

The Institute of Creative Technologies[edit]

The Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT), which opened at De Montfort University in 2006, undertakes interdisciplinary research in emerging areas at the intersection of Science, the Digital Arts and the Humanities. Post-graduate students are engaged in research in a wide variety of areas reflecting the inter/transdisciplinary nature of the IOCT.

Governance[edit]

The university is governed primarily through its Board of Governors, which is chaired by Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group.

Reputation and rankings[edit]

Rankings
Global rankings
THE[23]
(2019)
601–800
Complete[24]
(2019)
70
The Guardian[25]
(2019)
71
Times / Sunday Times[26]
(2019)
67=
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[27] Gold

The UK Department of Education awarded the institution a 'Gold' rating in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, describing teaching as being "consistently outstanding" and "of the highest quality found in the UK Higher Education sector".[28] The 2014 Research Excellence Framework described roughly 60% of the University's research activities as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent".[29]

The university has one of the largest numbers of Teacher Fellows of any UK university and was awarded Centre of Excellence status for its performance practice teaching and student support.[30] This award has enabled further investment in research as well as the construction of a new building with performance studios and rehearsal areas.

Further, the University was ranked 94th in the UK for the Guardian rankings of 2018[31], 70th by The Complete University Guide for 2019, and 67th by The Times/Sunday Times higher education ranking[32].

Affiliations and partnerships[edit]

The university has special arrangements with more than 80 universities and colleges in over 25 countries, including Nanjing University, ranked 120th in the world by the Times Higher Education and situated in Jiangsu, eastern China. The two universities have launched various initiatives, including a scholarship programme for De Montfort students and doctoral study coupled with English language tuition for students from Nanjing. De Montfort's Institute of Creative Technologies will also advise Nanjing University on a digital recreation of medieval China, following the success of the institute in developing a virtual rendition of Leicester during its Roman occupation.[33]

The numerous cultural partnerships that the university holds currently include a link with Leicester City Football Club, utilising the university's expertise in sports history to help make the club's heritage more widely available, as well a partnership with the British Library, which will see the two institutions working together in order to boost research and cultural activities.[34] The university has also collaborated with Leicester in the creation of the Digital Media Centre (DMC) in Leicester city centre, which received £1 million in funding from the university. Through the university's involvement, the DMC will benefit from the latest research in media and related technologies. Students on appropriate courses will have the opportunity to use the production and educational facilities at the Centre.[citation needed]

The university was a member of the University Alliance group, but left in October 2013.[35]

Student facilities[edit]

Campus Centre[edit]

The Campus Centre Building.
John Sanfdord Sport Centre, former home of the Leicester Riders.

The Campus Centre offers numerous facilities for students at De Montfort University. The building was completed in September 2003, and sits at the heart of De Montfort University's Leicester City site, fulfilling a number of functions and providing a wide range of services.

The building is a three-floor steel frame construction with a glass curtain wall frontage designed by Ellis Williams Architects, the company responsible for the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. It was constructed by Balfour Beatty on the site of the old Stibbe building, at a cost of £8.5 million and is central to the university's 'Masterplan', which seeks to regenerate the Leicester campus environment.[36]

It houses the De Montfort University Students' Union, comprising various societies such as Demon FM[37] a student radio station that runs 24 hours a day on a community licence; Demon TV;[38] and The Demon,[39] a student-run newspaper published fortnightly through term time.

It also has a Student Night Club called Injunction with two rooms on the second floor.

The Union also operates a lettings agency in a joint venture with the University of Leicester Students Union. The service which operates from both campuses is known as SULETS. There is a subway sandwich shop situated in the rear. There is also a Spar supermarket.[40]

Library and Learning Services[edit]

DMU Library Services gained a satisfaction rating of 4.2 in the 2010 National Student Survey.[41] The four Library sites on campus consist of the main Kimberlin Library and three ancillaries. Many Library functions are also available off campus at any time, including electronic resources such as academic databases, and online account management facilities such as book renewal.

The Kimberlin Library[edit]

The Kimberlin Library is a four-storey building named after Mr A.H.W. Kimberlin who, as chairman of the board of Governors, and in other roles, made a major contribution to the development of the colleges and polytechnic that later became De Montfort University. Opened in 1977, extended in 1997 and extensively refurbished in 2007. The ground floor Learning Zone was opened as part of the 2007 refurbishment and provides space for group and individual work and has workstations with power supplies for laptops.

There are also syndicate rooms available for use by students, comprising interactive whiteboards as well as DVD and video facilities. These provide students with opportunities to collaborate and rehearse presentations. Kimberlin Library has an overall seating capacity of around 1250, of which around 475 have PC or MAC provision. The upper floors of the library cater for more traditional Quiet and Silent study needs.[42]

Further investment in 2011 saw the opening of the library Archives and Special Collections rooms and a dedicated Research Postgraduate Study Room. There are also facilities, including dedicated study rooms, for students with disabilities and special needs.[43]

The Eric Wood Learning Zone[edit]

The ground floor of the adjacent Eric Wood Building was extended and developed into a second Learning Zone, providing 180 more study places. This was opened on 12 January 2009.

The Law Library[edit]

Situated in the Hugh Aston Building which opened in September 2009, Leicester Law School is one of only a few in the country to have a dedicated Law Library on site within the teaching building. One room within this library houses the separate Legal Practice Course library, to which only students on that course have access.

Notable academics[edit]

See also Academics of De Montfort University.

Notable alumni[edit]

Academics[edit]

Business[edit]

Fashion[edit]

Health and medicine[edit]

  • Debbie Sell, Speech and language pathology therapist
  • Allen Lloyd, Pharmacist and founder of LloydsPharmacy

Artists, entertainers and journalists[edit]

Law and order[edit]

Politics and government[edit]

Sport[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°37′47″N 1°08′20″W / 52.62973°N 1.13897°W / 52.62973; -1.13897