DMU experiences ‘record-breaker’ open day

By Jack Gabriel 

This Saturday (Feb 18th) saw De Montfort University host a record-breaking open day in its latest access all areas opportunity for prospective students.

The university, which has been recognised as one of the fastest growing in the UK, experienced its busiest-ever open day, with Vice-Chancellor Dominic Shellard tweeting to confirm ‘the large crowds were a record-breaker.’

Edward Jones, an A-level student who intends to study at De Montfort University next year, said: “It was a hectic day, but I found out so much about what the university offers.”

He added: “It was fantastic to see the new facilities and to meet some current students, as they gave great advice about managing your finances and how to get involved in all kinds of societies.”


Potential students arrived from across the country to see why the university is quickly becoming one of the most popular higher education hubs in England.

De Montfort has already seen applications to study at the university rise by a third, vastly opposing the national trend that has seen applications decline by 7.43%.

Those in attendance were given a thorough tour of the campus, including the newly redesigned campus centre, the libraries and various halls of residence.

Following the tours, current students gave talks about their experiences of university life, before tutors gave an insight into what different courses contained.

The next open day is scheduled for Saturday 18th March.

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