A Midsummers Evening Dream watching the Merchant of Venice in the magical Stratford-upon-Avon

11203237_996103770402859_4939293059710944148_nBy Kinga Bochenska

When reading any of Shakespeare’s poetic sonnets or complex plays my mind has often wondered to a certain question:  Where did this genius come from?  Continue reading

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Run for Africa!

Staff and students are once again raising money for The Gambia, and the hub that has been developed over the past few years with help from De Montfort University and Global Hands.

The next fundraising event is on the 23rd May at Abbey Park from 11am – where all proceeds will go toward the next trip to The Gambia and the further development of the hub.

Please see the poster for more details on how to take part.

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Fundraising for Nepal

On Wednesday 13th May the university is going to host a day for Nepal, to raise funds to help those affected by the recent earthquake. A group of DMU students and staff are joining forces to host a range of activities.

On DMU campus there will be hours of sponsored silliness, with traditional Nepalese activites and a candlelit vigil. If you have any other ideas or want to get involved please get in touch, email squaremile@dmu.ac.uk.

We also want to encourage all staff to wear something red on Wednesday 13th May and donate £1.

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“would take any opportunity to go back again”

By Emily Brunt

Being in India was like being in a completely alien world to me. Never before have I seen a place so vibrant and full of chaos. Everywhere you look there’s something interesting happening, and everywhere you look there’s this weird juxtaposition of poverty and wealth, or modern structures next to historical or tradition filled buildings. The streets are filled with shack like houses with tarpaulin roofs next to intricate and stunning temples. Continue reading

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“The best week of my life”

DMU Global in Indore IndiaBy Bavia Dulabh – DMU Square Mile International Frontrunner

After a day long journey to India we finally arrived in Daly College Indore where a group of local students was waiting to welcome us all. The warm weather at that moment was just a small sign of the differences between the UK and India we would later discover. The first shock we faced was the busy and chaotic traffic in the roads. It seemed to be a lawless traffic where the conventional rules did not make any sense.  Yet, I was fascinated and entertained observing how skilful the Indian drivers were in such dangerous traffic conditions. This was just the first cultural shock we would encounter. Continue reading

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“unforgettable and a really valuable experience” #DMUglobal trip to India

DMU Global in Indore IndiaBy Grace Broughton – Final year Nursing student

The recent DMU Square Mile trip to India has been fantastic. I went to India with some fellow students and staff members to help in a washroom project undertaken in a cultural city called Indore in India. Continue reading

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Photography at the GREAT Festival of Creativity…

jakeBy Jake Bonham – Third year Photography and Video Student

I was lucky enough to win the opportunity to photograph the three day event that was the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai from 2nd to the 4th of March by submitting my photographic portfolio and answering questions on how the experience would benefit me. Continue reading

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The GREAT Festival 2015 – A message from the Vice Chancellor

dominic_chinaAs you will know, DMU has this week been flying the flag for UK universities as part of the British Government’s GREAT Festival of Creativity, led by HRH the Duke of Cambridge. I wanted to let you have an update on some of the content so far.

In Shanghai, yesterday, the Duke met students from our footwear design and contour fashion courses who were taking part in practical demonstrations. Continue reading

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Festival of Colours – March 6th!

By Krishna Nama

krishnaWe will be celebrating Holi to mark the coming of spring and it is traditionally marked with colour and fun. It will be held on Bede Park from 4pm – on Friday 6th March 2015. Holi is synonymous with Gulal, Abir and ‘Phagwah’ and is colourful festival celebrated by followers of the Vedic Religion. Holi reassures ultimate victory of good over evil. Holi helps in bringing the community together, also shows strength of unity. The festival celebrated by Hindus and non-religious people are also encouraged to be a part of such a colourful and joyous festival. Besides, on this day people do not differentiate between the rich and poor and everybody celebrates the festival together with a spirit of brotherhood. 

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This trip will be life changing!

1653267_827074647336074_2481487530980361111_nBy Bavia Dulabh – DMU Square Mile International Frontrunner

Hi my name is Bavia Dulabh and I am flying to India on Friday, as part of a project that will build toilets for children in Indore, India. Continue reading

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