Italian Consumer Protection Summer School in Udine

Key Information

Information

Application Deadline: 07/02/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Business and Law

Ref: 10006497

Dates

Departure Date: 17/07/22

Return Date: 30/07/22

Costs

£250: the estimated cost for flights and transfers (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)

Funding

DMU Global Bursary: £150

Booking

Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided for free in the university halls of residence

Travel: Flights will be booked independently by students (£100-150)

Contact

General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk

Trip Lead: Martin Mortgan-Taylor - Mart@dmu.ac.uk

Eligibility

Second year Law students enrolled on LLBP2047 Private Consumer Law or LLBP2048 Public Consumer Law, and third year students on LLBP3007 Commercial Law (if they have previously studied consumer law) are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 6 places available. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.

About

Trip description

In cooperation with University of Udine, DMU has been sending students to this summer school since it started in 2008. Students will attend two weeks of learning, with students from other universities across Europe including Romania, Hungary, and Serbia.

There are daytime classes during the working week, delivered by staff from these partners, and offers a broad understanding on how policy is influenced by the legal traditions of these nations. The classes will outline and debate key issues in consumer protection.

In addition to the academic benefits, students will receive free accommodation in the University halls of residence, with lunch and evening meals also included at no additional cost. The accommodation is located just 5 minutes from the teaching buildings and food court, with the city centre being a further 15-minute walk from campus.

Please note the dates for this summer school are provisional, and will be confirmed to participants at a later date.


Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this Summer School we expect that students will have:

  • A greater understanding of the influence of national tradition on broader consumer protection policy.
  • A greater understanding of the core European consumer protection concepts.
  • A greater understanding of wider European culture, including that of the partners present, and of the host, Italy.

Cultural activities

During periods of free time, students will be free to explore the old city of Udine. There will also be the opportunity to take a 90-minute train journey to visit the historic city of Venice. Alternatively, students can choose to take a local bus to the nearest beach at Grado, or stopping off just before the beach at the ancient Roman town of Aquileia to view the remains.

Throughout the summer school there will be a mix of structured and informal social activities (including a pizza night) for DMU students to get to know their European counterparts and builds links and networks and many students in the past have done.

Please note that all cultural visits and activities are subject to COVID-19 regulations in Italy.

COVID-19 information

  • Travel to Italy is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website.
  • Students are required to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to travel due to the Italy entry requirements. Only full vaccinated travellers are permitted entry without quarantine.
  • Accurate and up-to-date information about the entry and testing requirements for Italy can be found on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office website. A negative PCR test is currently required for travel to Italy. In addition, travellers returning home need to take a lateral flow or PCR test within 2 days or arriving back in England. Further Information can be found on the UK Government website.
  • For fully vaccinated travellers, the estimated costs for the required COVID-19 tests are £80-100. Students are required to arrange and pay for these tests independently.
  • All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.