A Twenty-First Century Campus
Located in the heart of Leicester, DMU’s campus blends the historical and the new, reflecting the great tradition of our home city and its buildings, while creating a legacy of its own.
The centrepiece of our recently transformed campus is the award-winning Vijay Patel Building, which houses our art and design courses in a space as creative as the staff who teach there and the students who study there. We have also spent £4.2 million restoring Leicester Castle, located at the edge of our campus, giving new life to this historic gem and making it the base for our Leicester Castle Business School.
There is also our striking Hugh Aston building, for business and law, our magnificent 19th-century Hawthorn building for health and life sciences, the extraordinary Queen’s Building for technology, and many others.
The campus offers many fine places to eat and drink, to work in and have fun, all in a beautifully landscaped environment. A coffee shop in stylish surroundings, the Staff Common Room is open to DMU staff as a place to unwind or organise meetings.
Sitting on the bank of the River Soar, with stunning views along the water, the Riverside Café specialises in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, with meat dishes also available. With outdoor seating overlooking the river, it adds another exciting dimension to Leicester’s café community. Campus also hosts the Food Village, a light, spacious environment where you can order food from all over the world, served by friendly, helpful staff, and a number of other cafés and food outlets.