A GREAT #DMUglobal opportunity leads to change to term dates

Following the enormous success of our large-scale #DMUglobal trips to New York and Berlin earlier this year, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be taking another large delegation of students abroad next year, this time to Hong Kong.

Part of the recently announced GREAT Festival of Innovation, the trip will take place in the week commencing Monday 19 March 2018 and will include the usual mix of activities related to academic studies and broader cultural experiences. 


This is another fantastic #DMUglobal opportunity which means we can extend our award-winning initiative to a further 350 second year students. So that this can happen without affecting your teaching timetables, we’ll be amending the spring/summer term dates for the 2017/18 academic year.

What’s changing?

The three-week Easter vacation period will now start and end one week earlier than previously advertised. This change is already reflected in your teaching timetable. It will begin on Monday 19 March 2018 and finish on Friday 6 April 2018. The overall number of teaching weeks across the year therefore remains unchanged: you’ll just have one less week before Easter and one additional week after Easter.

Why are we making this change?

#DMUglobal offers you the chance to broaden your horizons, enrich your studies with overseas experiences and develop skills and insights that are highly valued by employers. The GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong is a flagship event created by the UK government to help business succeed on the global stage.

The festival is being extended so that DMU students can attend and be involved in the event. We’re extremely proud to be involved in this major event, and to provide an extraordinary chance for students to boost their studies and employability at a UK-led, global business event in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

How do I apply?

More details about the trip and how you can apply will be made available very soon but you can find out more about our #DMUGlobal programme by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns about how these changes impact you, please contact your faculty’s Student Advice Centre.

Posted on Friday 29th September 2017

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