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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.

We plan to restart the Explore UK programme in October 2021; information will be available here once details are available. 

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. 

I can't use the online store. What can I do?

Remember that you need to set up an account on the online store before you book your trip. This should only take a few minutes. If you still have problems using the online store please contact us, as we may be able to arrange for you to make payment at the Cashiers Office.

Please note that we are not able to accept payments in cash.

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