Unite Foundation

From scared to safe and supported

Hi, I’m Aroosa.

Leaving family and friends and not knowing what to expect from university was scary for me. Change is always hard.

But I’ve never felt more at home than when living with Unite Students. There’s always something to do (and not just work) and always someone to talk to.  Being a Unite Foundation scholar at De Montfort University, I feel as if I’ve created a perfect world of my own from scratch – right here in Leicester. The community has been so inviting and supportive since I first stepped foot on campus.

The staff at the university and the students’ union have created a brilliant environment for all students. Their events, societies, 24-hour on-call security, and mental health support teams have helped me feel part of something safe and supportive.

“Everyone is welcome at De Montfort University no matter what your background, race, or gender is… in fact, uniqueness is appreciated here!”