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Hong Kong here we come! Students excited for next mass #DMUglobal trip

Excited students heading to Hong Kong next month have shared their plans to make the most of the latest mass #DMUglobal trip.

Around 350 second-year students are taking part in 16 academic trips across all four faculties, deepening their subject knowledge and experiencing new cultures in this incredible city.

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This week all the students were invited to a pre-departure briefing from the team at #DMUglobal to run through how to best prepare for the experience as well as being presented with cute gift boxes filled with treats and fortune cookies.

Film students are visiting the Hong Kong Film Archive, home to thousands of films which include some of the earliest Chinese films ever made while law students will get to engage with major international firms and barristers, as well as visit the region’s High Court.

Architecture students will get to meet the staff of one of the leading emerging practices in Hong Kong while health studies students will discover more about traditional Chinese medicine.

Alongside the academic experiences, there are plenty of cultural activities on offer including boat tours of Hong Kong’s harbour, a visit to the Temple Street Night Market and the giant Tian Tian Buddha on Lantau Island.  

A big part of the visit will be DMU’s role in the UK Government’s GREAT Festival of Innovation, a four-day showcase of products, ideas, designs and plans to improve our lives in the future.

DMU is the only higher education partner for the GREAT Festival, which is led by the Department for International Trade. It aims to deepen trade and business relationships between China and the UK, and present opportunities for making new connections.

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The event will show how new technology could change the way we work, learn and play in the future. DMU will be helping to bring each of those areas to life using virtual reality, interactive pop-up fashion salons and a special showcase of our pioneering #DMUglobal programme which has transformed educational experiences for thousands of students.

Business and Management student Rhianna Bailey said: “I’m really looking forward to going to Hong Kong to experience the culture and all the sightseeing.”

Summer Davidson, who studies Adult Nursing, is part of a visit which includes a day at the Po Lin Monastery, which provides a wide range of health care, medical and respite services for the elderly.

She said: “I’m most looking forward to going to see the temple, we have planned out our whole trip, we are so excited – I can’t wait!”

Shania Nadurata who studies Biomedical Science was busy going through her #DMUglobal departure pack which included advice and tips for the visit. She said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the different culture, and Victoria Peak, the sunset, I’m excited for everything!”

Posted on Thursday 15th February 2018

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