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Student Support

Resources to support you and your studies at DMU

Learning and Study Support

Academic and study skills support

Our Aim is your Success!

We support your academic skills, including:



Critical thinking

Good Academic Practice

Academic Writing



Come along to our online workshops, drop-ins, and one-to-one tutorials to get help with your assignments or visit ourlibrary website for self-study resources. If you are an international student, you can get further support from the Centre for English Language & Learning

librarian Subject Guides

Librarian Study Guides

Librarians have subject specialist knowledge and can help you with:

Identifying sources to help you find good quality information; searching effectively and referencing and reference management

For our Dubai campus students and partner institutions (home and abroad) we have a range of bespoke resources to support your studies:

Dubai campus library

International partner institutions

UK based partner institutions

Linkedin Learning

Login to LinkedIn Learning

Free for students and staff 24/7, 300k+ videos, obtain certificates.

Technology | Office365 | Adobe Creative Suite | Business | Creative Skills and more

Activate your LinkedIn Learning account and get started.

Health, Wellbeing and Disability

Personal Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Team offers counselling which can give you the opportunity to talk in confidence with someone who is impartial and separate from work, social and family life.

Disability support and guidance

De Montfort University is committed to providing leading support to enable our students to achieve their full potential. Support and guidance is available to students with a wide range of impairments.


Have a look at this short video about disclosing a disability and our support meetings.

Your personal tutor

Your Personal Tutor

You should have been given the name of your Personal Tutor when you first enrolled at DMU. If for some reason this didn’t happen or you have forgotten their name, please contact your Faculty Student Advice Centre (SAC):





Your Personal Tutor is your personal guide through your studies at DMU and can help and support you by:

  • listening to your queries or concerns and offering advice and guidance.
  • signposting you to specialist support within the university.
  • discussing your academic progress with you.
  • supporting you with your personal development planning (e.g. employability; opportunities for extra-curricular activity and experiences such as volunteering).

You will get the most from your Personal Tutor by:

  • responding promptly to communications (e.g. e-mail) from them.
  • accepting invitations to meet with them to discuss academic progress and personal development planning.
  • keeping them informed of any circumstances which might be affecting your studies and progress.
  • If you have any queries at all about personal tutoring, please contact the University Senior Tutor at

DMU Sport

DMUsport delivers a wide range of opportunities to help students stay physically active and look after their mental health whilst studying at DMU.

We want everyone to feel they can get involved. You do not have to be a "sporty" person, in fact thousands of students get involved every year, trying new activities, meeting new people, taking a break from studies and learning new sports.

Whether you're a beginner, are looking for casual opportunities, would like a little competition or to join a club environment, or are interested in more serious sport including sport scholarships, you can find an appropriate sporting opportunity at DMU.

Employability and Security

Careers and employability

Through MyGateway you can book careers appointments, access career events, search and apply for jobs and placements, as well as access a suite of digital resources such as the DMUworks Skills Hub (careers tools and e-learning), Shortlist.Me (video interview practice) and Graduates First (aptitude test practice).

*Note - You need to login to MyGateway using your MyGateway password - this may not be the same as your LearningZone password

More Useful Links

The Student Gateway, your one-stop shop for all your non-academic enquiries.

Our Student Finance and Welfare team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies. Located within Student Gateway, but also currently delivering support remotely, we provide information and guidance on a range of financial/ student funding issues. The advice given is confidential and impartial.

My DMU is the home for all of the useful apps that can give you access to your email, timetable, students union and so much more.

Books, resources, support and so much more, go to the DMU Kimberlin Library or visit in person.

To access your courses from previous years you can use the Blackboard Archive System

Books, resources, support and more for our students in Dubai. please visit the Dubai campus library