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Deadline extended for record-breaking #DMUglobal trip to Berlin

The deadline for applications to go to Berlin on De Montfort University Leicester's (DMU) biggest-ever international trip has been extended for one week.

Hundreds of students have already signed up to take part in this record-breaking visit to one of Europe’s most exciting and diverse cities and places are filling fast, with some academic trips already filled.

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But to make sure as many students as possible can get on board for this unforgettable experience DMU has extended the application deadline until Monday 13 March at 9am.

Bursaries of £200 will be available to all successful applicants leaving just £180 to pay. This will help cover accommodation, flights and transfers which will be booked by #DMUglobal.

Students will be staying for four nights in the heart of Berlin following bespoke itineraries arranged and led by DMU staff. Trips will run from Sunday, 11 June to Thursday, 15 June; Monday 12 June to Friday 16 June; and Tuesday 13 June to Saturday, 17 June.

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Here are just four of the fantastic visits being organised by academics at DMU which aim to give an extra dimension to students’ learning:

Music Technology students will be visiting some of the world leading acoustics and audio tech at the Technical University Berlin, as well as touring the sound stages at the famous Babelsberg film studios, at which movies like The Bourne Ultimatum and The Hunger Games were produced.

Meanwhile, Policing Studies, Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation students can visit the Stasi museum, and explore the history of Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall. They will also visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp to try and understand what took place there.

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Law students can see how their counterparts at Humboldt University work at an established law clinic which gives free advice to refugees – mirroring DMU Law School’s own work helping in immigration cases through its free legal advice centre.

Senior law lecturer Omar Madhloom said: “It will give students an international focus and an appreciation of seeing how two different legal systems work to solve a common problem, as Germany uses civil law while we use common law.

“The idea is for the future is to look to establish an exchange programme for our students with Humboldt.”

Arts, Dance and Drama students will be exploring the alternative Berlin, studying street art and graffiti culture, taking part in dance and theatre workshops and watching a performance in one of Europe’s true cultural capitals.

These are just some of the exciting trips on offer. For further information, please see our trip page on #DMUglobal.

Posted on Monday 6th March 2017

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