Video: DMU students give their views on lecturers’ strikes

By Lola Bailey

University lecturers will be going on strike next Wednesday (feb 1st). DMU students shared mixed views about the strikes.

Islamic Society hosts women’s canvas painting event

by Amina Ali

The Islamic Society at DMU is starting its Women in Islam week with canvas painting on Wednesday (JAN 25).

DMU Lions head coach heads home

The DMU Lions are preparing for life without head coach Josh Seybert as he heads home for a full-time coaching role. Rian Fearnehough finds out more.

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DMU Muslim prayer rooms re-open after months of refurbishments

By Alice Wright

The Muslim prayer rooms in the Portland building at De Montfort University have re-opened after undergoing two months of refurbishments.

The new prayer room

The two prayer rooms have been fitted with an induction loop system to assist hearing and have been made more wheelchair-accessible, while also increasing the capacity to about 400 due to high demand.

Imam Mohammed Laher said: “We get approximately 1,000 students and staff, the prayer rooms were too small and there were a lot of students who wouldn’t come because they said whenever we come it’s always full, hence the expansion.

“If it wasn’t for the prayer room the students would be reading in lecture rooms, classrooms, corridors, libraries, so having a dedicated space makes it so much easier.”

The Imam provides religious and spiritual support for students and staff, but general wellbeing and guidance is also provided during the day on a one-to-one or group basis.

The Prayer rooms are open for both students and staff on Mondays to Fridays from 8am until 9pm during term time. The prayer room entrance can be found at the rear entrance of Portland building, through the car park.

Prayers take place four times a day and the times for December can be found here https://www.dmu.ac.uk/Documents/current-students/student-support/spiritual-support/prayer-rooms/2022-December.pdf

My experience as a Canadian journalism student on exchange studying in Leicester

Two months ago Raphael Caron packed his case and left his home in Canada to travel to study for a term in a foreign land. Here he describes his impressions of De Montfort University in Leicester, England.

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