De Montfort University is one of Leicester’s two universities which was established in 1969, but gained its university status in 1992. It is a public research and teaching university that was formerly the Leicester School of Art. The institution had adapted to industry demands in good time, facilitating courses from a variety of business, technology and humanities disciplines. It is best known for its highly competitive Visual Arts degree that attracts talents from all over the country.
Located in the heart of Leicester, the De Montfort University is adjacent to the River Soar and the Leicester Castle gardens. Its students, therefore, enjoy excellent scenery and natural escape from the concrete of the city in between lectures. There are 27 000 students (full time and part time) who attend De Montfort University, where it hires roughly 3000 staff members. This makes the university one of the largest employers in Leicester.
De Montfort University is easily accessible by public transport or driving. It is at the end of the A47, turning onto Oxford Street. It is also very close to Leicester train station, roughly being a 15 minute walk west. Parking is only available for permit holders, check with university campus security on how to go about obtaining a permit.
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Did you know that in 1903 De Montfort University received a letter from Her Majesty’s inspector praising it for the success of its technical subjects?