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International students: Welcome

International Students at DMU

We spoke to some of our international students about the challenges they have faced studying abroad and the resources they have used at DMU to overcome them:

DMU assists you throughout your course with free English language support


CELL Language support

Library and Learning Services at DMU

Library and Learning Services
Kimberlin Library
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH
Tel (+44) 0116 257 7042
Fax (+44) 0116 257 7145

Just Ask!: The library's electronic enquiry service


Enquiries: 0116 2577042

New Books

What's in this Guide?

This guide is where you can find library information and resources available for you during your studies.

Use the tabs above, or click the headings below to explore this guide. For more information about what is contained in each section click


  • Resources available at the library

  • How to use the library catalogue

  • A glossary of commonly used terms

  • Introductory video guides on Library and Learning Services and effective searching of books and eJournals

  • Information on the Dewey Decimal system used to categorise resources

  • Information for students studying at a partner institution (e.g. DMUISC)

  • Useful Shelfmarks

  • Help finding appropriate English Language support (and specific information for Business and law students)

  • Advice on Proofreading

  • Links to English Lessons and Tutorials, Online Dictionaries and help with Cambridge Exam preparation

  • Information on the English Language resources available at the Library

  • Links to "Prepare for Success", a website for International students to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study.

  • Links to resources from the Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) e.g. (academic writing, reading and research etc.) which are essential to help support you with your assessed work such as essays or dissertations.

  • A variety of self-assessment and developmental materials to help you improve your English writing skills

  • Links to the Maths Learning Centre for help with maths and statistics

  • Links to The Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT) for information on learning technologies you will encounter at DMU

  • Information on what's going on in Leicester

  • Contact details for the International Student Support Team at DMU

  • Links and information on travelling around Leicester or the rest of the UK

  • Links to guides on living and studying in the UK

  • Links to help you quickly and easily access news from your home country

  • Specific information for staff and students at Partner Institutions such as DMUISC, Leicester college and other Partner Institutions


If you still can't find what you need, Click here for more helpYou can also check our 'Frequently asked Questions' through 'JustAsk'.