De Montfort University launches Good Neighbours scheme

by Emily Rooney

De Montfort University (DMU) has launched a Good Neighbours volunteer scheme, which aims to help students living in university halls during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Volunteers for the scheme will be helping other students with practical help such as shopping, especially if a student is self isolating, but also with making sure students are aware of DMU’s support resources, including mental health and finance help.  

The aim of the scheme is to create a network of support in student halls in case a block or entire residence did need to be placed under lockdown, although DMU hopes this will not happen.