New #DMUglobal trip to Hong Kong now open for applications

The latest #DMUglobal trip has been launched today with Second Year undergraduate students now able to travel to Hong Kong in March next year.

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This five-night trip for 350 students will run from Monday, March 19, 2018, to Sunday 25 to coincide with the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong.

The festival is a flagship event created by the UK government to help British business succeed on the global stage and will be a fabulous opportunity for DMU students.

With limited places available for this opportunity, a very high number of student applications is expected and there will be a competitive selection process. All students are encouraged to prepare their motivation questions in advance of applying. Application advice can be found here and details of #DMUglobal trip opportunities here.

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Students will enjoy a mix of activities related to their academic studies, with trips being offered by all four Faculties. Health and Life Sciences students will be able to learn about Chinese Medicine and Health Services in Hong Kong, while Business and Law students can learn about SMEs and Branding and Advertising, to name just a few trips.

Engineering students will gain an insight into transportation in Hong Kong, while Leicester Media School students will experience cinema in the city. Art, Design & Humanities will also be offering a range of activities for students from the School of Design, Humanities and Architecture.

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A new trip, ‘#DMUworks - Become Work-Ready for Doing Business in the Far East’ is also being launched, which is open to students from all Faculties and focusses on developing employability skills. This special trip will include a 1.5 day visit to Shenzen in China, and is organised in co-operation with DMU's partner CRCC Asia.

While in Hong Kong, students will also have the chance to absorb the region’s rich cultural heritage by taking a boat tour exploring the famous Hong Kong harbour, catching the tram up to Victoria Peak, or climbing the 268 steps to see the impressive 34 metre high Tian Tian Buddha on Lantau island.

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The Hong Kong trip is only open to Second Year undergraduate students from all faculties, with other mass trips scheduled throughout 2017/2018 targeted at other year groups.

The #DMUglobal team will arrange the flights and accommodation for staff and students who are selected. Direct flights will depart from London and Manchester, and students will be accommodated in one hotel within easy reach of Hong Kong island. UK and in-country transfers will be included as part of the package.

The #DMUglobal bursary of £600 will be deducted from the overall cost of the booking, and students will be required to pay the remainder of £495 via the DMU Online Store. They will also be required to pay for their own food and drink, entry fees to venues visited, and a visa (if applicable).

The deadline to apply is Monday 4 December at 9am.

Posted on Monday 20th November 2017

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