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Not all of your learning at De Montfort will be the formal learning you get from your course of study or area of research. As a broad and inclusive learning community, the university also provides avenues for learning that are not based on any formal curriculum, but from interacting with your peers – your fellow students, researchers, and staff. See below for some of the opportunities on offer to learn from one another.

De Montfort University is itself part of an even broader community, so if you are interested in DMU’s wider community engagement activities, visit the DMU Community website


Postgraduate Group Online (POGO)

The Postgraduate Group Online (open to taught postgraduates, postgraduate research students and DMU staff involved with postgraduate teaching) meets monthly and aims to provide an interdisciplinary space to discuss academic practices including writing and reading

Writing Group for Research Students

The Writing Group for Research Students (open to postgraduate research students) meets monthly to discuss various aspects of writing at doctoral level

Writing Circle

The Writing Circle (open to postgraduate research students and DMU staff, professional and academic) meets fortnightly to share writing experiences and provide a dedicated space/time to write

The 500 Word Club

The 500 Word Club (open to all students) meets weekly to get writing done in a supportive space, with support available from Assistive Technology and CLaSS

The Drawing Centre

The aim of The Drawing Centre (DC) is the development of students’ visual learning and communication (look, see, record); using drawing to explore ideas in visually based programmes and a host location (physical/virtual) for developing artists to engage with their creativity