Explore UK

The Explore UK programme runs weekend trips during term-time to a range of towns, cities and cultural attractions throughout Great Britain. Previous trips have included Oxford, Scotland, Liverpool, Cambridge, York, Stonehenge, Manchester and Wales.

This is our trips programme for Autumn term 2022. Booking will be available through the DMU online store closer to the date of each trip. International students will be emailed directly when bookings open.

Please note that this schedule is provisional only, and we reserve the right to change the dates and details of trips.

Bath - Saturday 22nd October

Spend the day in this elegant city, founded by the Romans in the 1st century and famous for its honey-coloured Georgian architecture and ancient thermal baths. Explore the city yourself, or book onto one of the limited places on an optional guided walking tour.

Liverpool - Saturday 26th November

A historic port and the fourth largest city in the UK, Liverpool is famous as the birthplace of The Beatles and was a European Capital of Culture in 2008. Close to the waterfront you’ll find art galleries, museums, cathedrals and historic architecture. Liverpool is also the home of 2 premiership football clubs! We'll also be offering an optional city tour.

London - Tuesday 20th December

A Christmas trip to the capital. Take your pick from the huge range of London attractions, or perhaps spend the day shopping under the Christmas lights.

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my friends or partner on a trip?

Yes. Students can book more than one place through the online store.

I'm interested in a trip but it's already sold out. How can I get a place?

We try to open trips up to as many students as possible, but for practical reasons there will always be an upper limit to the number of people that we can take. Our trips often sell out in advance and so we suggest booking promptly onto any trips that you're interested in.

We sometimes operate a waiting list if trips are full. Contact us by email if you want to be added to a waiting list for a trip that has sold out. 

How can I book a place?

You can book a place on a trip through the DMU online store. Remember that you need to set up an account on the store before you book your trip. This should only take a few minutes. 

We cannot accept in-person payments or payment in cash  - sorry.

Can you reserve a place on a trip for me?

We cannot reserve places for students. If you want to join a trip you will need to book a place by making payment through the Online Store.

I'm a UK student at DMU. Can I join the trip too?

Yes. Home students are very welcome to join Explore UK trips.  

Can I bring my children on a trip?

It is usually possible to book children onto trips. If you are planning to do this, please contact us directly at iss@dmu.ac.uk in advance and we will advise you further.

What if I book a place on a trip but then can't attend?

Before you make your booking, please check to make sure that you will be able to join the trip on that date. If you've booked a place but then find you can't attend, you will need to inform us in writing as soon as possible. See our refund policy