First students fly out to New York as part of DMU's second mass trip to the Big Apple

Start spreading the news! Our students were leaving campus today to head to New York where they will be joining our second mass #DMUglobal visit to the Big Apple.

More than 1,000 students and staff will be joined for the first time by university alumni on the trip. Students will be learning more about the subjects they love with trips tailored to their degree courses and soaking up the culture of one of the world’s most famous cities.

This morning (Thursday 4 January) saw students from courses including Fashion, Film Studies, Computer Science and Fine Art boarding coaches from the campus heading for Heathrow.

Film Studies students have a packed itinerary including a study visit to the Museum of the Moving Image, home to film screenings, events and exhibitions. They will see the role that New York’s iconic buildings and Central Park itself have played in film history.

“I’m looking forward to seeing EVERYTHING on our itinerary,” said student Rishi. Harry Abbott added: “I’m most looking forward to being there, taking in the atmosphere - and Central Park!”

Computer Science pals Mark Rankin and Denis Atik were loading their luggage onto the coach and chatting about their upcoming trip. Mark said: “I want to see the Empire State Building.” “I want to see everything, the different people, the different way of life, all the places - the whole culture,” said Denis.  

Courtney Askey, who also studies Fine Art, was planning to see “as much art as I can”. She added: “I’m most looking forward to being in the big city, all the art galleries, all the things I’ll be able to see and experience.”

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For the first time, current DMU students will be joined on a #DMUglobal trip by alumni, who will visit companies such as IBM and Barclays, make community visits to places across the city, take part in cultural walking tours and attend a networking event to establish professional contacts and share their experiences with current students.

The week will culminate with hundreds of students attending the United Nations headquarters to launch DMU’s involvement in the UN’s Together campaign, which aims to promote respect, safety and dignity for refugees and migrants.

DMU has written to universities around the world, inviting them to sign up to the campaign, which aims to share the benefits of DMU’s community work through projects like #DMUlocal, inspiring other institutions to carry out similar work in their hometowns.

Posted on: Thursday 04 January 2018

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