Application Deadline: 23/10/23 at 9:00 am
Opportunity type: Academic-led trips
Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities
Departure Date: 04/02/24
Return Date: 09/02/24
£450: the estimated cost for coach travel, in-country travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global funding). Students will also be required to pay for: visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
DMU Global Bursary: £150
Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided in a hostel/hotel
Travel: Coach travel booked by DMU (students travel as a group)
General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Lead: Shirish Joshi - email@example.com
How to pay
Payment details: Students will be required to pay £250 as a contribution towards the cost of travel, accommodation and transfers (if included) after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.
First year BA (Hons) Architecture students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. There is a maximum of 80 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.
The Netherlands and its culture for architecture and design presents unique opportunity for DMU students. First year Architecture students who are new to field will be able to see various experiments in contemporary architecture in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam, starting from 1920s to 2020s. Exposure to these different styles will be vital for the design project that follows in Block 3.
As part of this trip there will be the opportunity to visit a couple of different architecture offices in Rotterdam, to expose students to the office working environments and what that entails. Discussions with architects in their workplace could lead to future collaboration and networking opportunities.
Core activities will include visiting some of the prominent buildings in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Visiting one or two architecture offices in Rotterdam, visiting the TU Delft campus and buildings around the University. Students will get to see the works of architects Herman Hertzberger, Rem Koolhaas, Aldo Van Eyck, Piet Blom, Jo Coenen, Renzo Piano, Michel De Klerk, MVRDV and Zus Architects. The schedule for the proposed trip is as follows:
The estimated total cost for coach travel to the Netherlands and accommodation for this trip to is £550. Students will be expected to pay £300, as the £150 DMU Global bursary will be deducted from the total.
Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Amsterdam are:
The trip is organized between Block 2 and Block 3, which are focused on ASC (Architectural space and context), AHE (Architectural humanities and ecologies, ATE (Architectural technology and environments) and APE (Architectural practice and ethics). The visit will also inform potential case studies for Block 4 journals and essays.
Students will have free time to explore a range of museums and cultural attractions such as the Rijksmuseum (£18) and Van Gogh Museum (£20). A visit to the Anne Frank Museum (£16) is recommended, and visits to the New Institute Museum for Architecture Design for Digital Culture will also be included as part of the itinerary.