People Management Experience in Paris

Key Information


Application Deadline: 31/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Business and Law

Ref: 10007184


Departure Date: 27/03/23

Return Date: 30/03/23


£400: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global funding). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Hostel/hotel accommodation will be booked by DMU, with students in shared rooms

Travel: Travel will be booked by DMU


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Amarachi Amaugo -


Level 6 and 7 HRM and International Business and HRM students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 40 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.


Trip description

The purpose of this trip is to explore national differences in business and employment practices between Britain and France, and will give students the opportunity to explore management issues outside of the UK. It will help them to explore differences in the way issues around gender, diversity and disability are handled, compared to the UK. The opportunity also aligns with and explores issues related to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: 4, 5, 8, 10, 16 and 17.

The first day of the trip will focus on work and employment issues in France, and the second day allows students to explore differences in the way issues around gender, diversity and disability are handled, compared to the UK. The day includes opportunities for students to explore parts of the capital as well as learning about how business practices differ. The third day allows students to explore differences in employment relations including trade union role, compared to the UK. This trip is organised tentatively engaging with CIFFOP – Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas, with details to be confirmed later.

The estimated total cost for travel, accommodation and transfers for this trip to Paris is £400. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £150 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Paris are:

  • To provide depth of their understanding of HRM and how employment practices differ across countries.
  • To gain more understanding of the differentiation between HR management in the UK and France
  • To be able to recognise the difference in employment relation between the UK and France

Before the trip all students will be able to attend a preparatory virtual talk with the organisation in Paris, and university to learn more about them and build networks and links prior to the visit. Upon return, students will have the opportunity to share their reflections and learning with other students on the module.

Cultural activities

Paris is a city of culture where students can visit popular attractions, such as; the world famous Eiffel Tower and the residence of the former Kings of France, Le Palais de Versailles. There will be a visit to the Basilica of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre and the group will walk along the Champs-Élysées from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Students can also visit the Musée de l’Orangerie with paintings by Degas designed to promote wellbeing for the citizens of Paris.

COVID-19 information

Travel to France is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for France.

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.