Application Deadline: 05/02/24 at 9:00 am
Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Volunteering
Departure Date: 17/06/24
Return Date: 21/06/24
£450: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
DMU Global Bursary: £350
Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hostel booked by DMU
Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)
General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - email@example.com
Trip Lead: Mark Charlton - firstname.lastname@example.org
How to pay
Payment details: Students will be required to pay £100 as a contribution towards the cost of travel and accommodation after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.
Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £3 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.
All DMU students are eligible to participate on this opportunity but it would be particularly relevant for students with a demonstrable interest in politics, law, human rights and social justice. There are a maximum of 30 places available, with a minimum of 12 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.
Please note, if you have already participated on or been accepted for a DMU Global overseas trip between September 2023 and August 2024 you are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.
Students are recommended to apply for no more than 2 overseas opportunities. Further application submissions will not be considered.
Building on existing relationships between DMU, the UN SDG16 Hub and SDG partners in Berlin, this opportunity directly aligns with the SDG16 hub’s objective to engage students in the history, cultural context and politics around the overall UN SDG 2030 agenda,. Visiting Berlin will allow participants to connect with ideas for sustainable development in a city that has seen many challenges to peace.
Students will learn the importance of SDG 16 and the other UN SDGs, through meeting people who work on sustainable development projects in Berlin, engage in volunteer projects, meet high-level decision makers and learn from experiences of people living in the German capital city.
There will also be visits to learn about key historical landmarks and institutions, and a guided tour of the city put the significance of these places into context. Finally, a visit to the Marianfeld Refugee Centre Museum will provide the opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges that those fleeing conflict face.
Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills, and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Berlin are for students to:
There will be an ongoing volunteering opportunity in Leicester that connects to this trip via the SDG Hub which students can engage in if they wish.
Participants will have free time to explore Berlin and learn more its culture and important position in 20th century history. Students may wish to consider visiting the iconic Reichstag building and Brandenburg Gate. There are also a range of museums to be found at Museum Island that can be explored, such as the Pergamon Museum.