Square Mile volunteers get to know their local community

BY TIM INCE A hot lunch and a range of thought provoking discussions were on offer today at the Leicester Centre for Integrated Living’s latest Social Media Café. LCiL, on Andrews Street, teamed up with DMU Square Mile volunteers for the event to provide visitors with talks from Seven Trent Water and the police, as […]

Canal Clean-up success & it’s just the beginning!

BY TIM INCE A canal clean-up took place this week as De Montfort volunteers got involved in an ongoing project to tidy Leicester’s waterways. The programme, run by the Canal and River Trust along with DMU Square Mile, aims to make some of Leicester’s places more attractive for people and wildlife alike. Tom Freeland, 41, […]

Journalism tutors deliver WW1 lecture as part of DMUlocal launch

Two Journalism lecturers who are conducting a four-year WW1 research project have played a key role in the launch of DMUlocal. Programme leader John Dilley and senior lecturer David Penman delivered a lecture at The Venue – with the help of first year Single Honours journalism student Simon Sansome. The event on November 11 – […]

Curve Theatre hosts backstage tour for students

Third year Arts and Entertainment Journalism students spent the morning at Curve Theatre in Leicester as part of their studies into cultural forms such as drama, music and film. Staff at Curve hosted a tour of the main space as well as the studio theatre and took part in a Q&A with DMU students who […]

Free De Montfort IT sessions support Leicester community

BY TIM INCE IT4Free began again this month with Square Mile volunteers providing basic IT training to communities around Leicester. The sessions, which take place at Woodgate Resources Centre and Fosse Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesdays (1.45-3.45pm) and Tuesdays (9am-noon) respectively, aim teach a variety of core computer skills. Thomas Bannister, 20, a supervisor of the […]