About Us


cropped-SQUARE_MILE_LOGO_black.jpgUniversities such as De Montfort University (DMU) have a major responsibility to contribute to society through their public engagement and to bring about positive change for the public good.

At the centre of DMU’s engagement strategy is the award-winning Square Mile programme. Since 2011, Square Mile has encouraged DMU staff and students to find innovative ways to use their skills and expertise to create positive change across the entire city of Leicester.



Get Involved

Through DMU Square Mile, the university offers a wide range of projects which focus on raising aspirations of local school children, improving the health of the community and transforming spaces across the city centre.

Working on our innovative projects provides students with a unique opportunity to put the knowledge they learn on their degree course into practice, and strengthen their CV while honing the skills employers look for.

Our team is always interested in developing new experiences for our students and we welcome contact from any organisation that would like to discuss working together.

Please contact the Square Mile Team for more information.