DMU student union scraps card charges

BY SIMON SANSOME Students at DMU have won a reprieve from credit and debit card charges in the Union’s bar and shop. New European Union rules on card charges were introduced in December affecting all businesses in the UK who use card machines to take payments. The SU charged 40p for a one-off transaction in the Student Union […]

Top football reporter offers advice to aspiring journalists

BY SAM PINKHAM JOURNALISM students at DMU were treated to tips on how to break into the newspaper industry last week, when national sports reporter Nick Mashiter returned to the university he once studied at. The 31-year-old, who currently covers Premiership football clubs across the Midlands for the UK’s leading news agency the Press Association, gave […]

DMU first year student makes national press

DMU first year Journalism student Simon Sansome has found himself at the centre of attention in the national press – over a village Christmas tree. Simon, a former Borough Councillor for Birstall, was asked to set up a petition as protesting against the tree which has been compared to ‘Mickey Mouse’s hat in the film […]

De Montfort University remembers

by Louis Hatton & Matthew Earth   Staff and students of De Montfort University paid their respects to the wounded and fallen at their annual Armistice Service this morning. Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard led the service outside the Hawthorn Building, speaking about a recently-found Roll of Honour and three former students who served during World […]

Fire crews fight to save Leicester’s central station

BY ALASTAIR ULKE Fire fighters are asking students to help save the city’s busiest fire station. Leicester’s central station – which covers De Montfort University campus – is in danger of being closed by cost-cutting. Fire crews are now petitioning against the move and are asking for signatures from Leicester’s public. Duncan Rees, Fire Brigade […]