SDG 16 in action in Berlin

Key Information

Information

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

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Volunteering

Ref: 10006435

Dates

Departure Date: 05/06/22

Return Date: 11/06/22

Costs

£400: the estimated cost for flights, accommodation and transfers (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: visits, public transportation, food and drink, and visas (if applicable)

Funding

DMU Global Bursary: £150

Booking

Accommodation: Hostel/hotel accommodation will be booked by DMU

Travel: Flights will be booked by DMU

Contact

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

Trip Lead: Sunita Patel - sunita.patel@dmu.ac.uk

Eligibility

All DMU students are eligible to participate on this opportunity but it would be particularly relevant for first- and second-year undergraduates as the outputs from the research will be used as part of academic year 2023-2024. In addition, students with a demonstrable interest in politics, law, human rights and social justice are encouraged to apply.

 

There are a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 10 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.

About

Trip description

As part of this DMU Local trip to Berlin, participants will have the opportunity to visit and learn about key historical landmarks and institutions including the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity and membership organisation that participates in social, fundraising and welfare activities.  

In addition, students will engage with the Give something Back to Berlin movement which is a is a multi-award-winning association that connects migrants, refugees, and locals to engage in building an open and inclusive society.

There will be events organised for students to learn, discuss and share with peers from local communities. Also, participants will have an opportunity to meet veterans who acted as UN peacekeepers with the view to document and collate/capture memories which can feed into a wider DMU project on campus. Furthermore, there will be a collaborative event with the Anti-Kriegs Museum and the UN Library.

Students can also choose to participate in an optional volunteering activity with either the British Red Cross or the Real Junk Food Project.

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 DMU Local trip to Berlin we expect that students will:

  • Learn more about the history of Berlin and its relevance to SDG16
  • Have a cultural exchange experience with peers
  • Develop public speaking and communication skills

To maximise the student learning outcomes DMU Local will organise pre and post -trip sessions with the students to prepare for and reflect upon their experience. A specific SDG 16 introductory talk will be delivered to students by Mark Charlton, Associate Director of Public Engagement as part of the trip preparation.


Cultural activities

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 are worth exploring such as the Pergamon Museum.


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


COVID-19 information

  • Travel to Germany 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 German entry requirements. Only full vaccinated travellers are permitted entry without quarantine.
  • Accurate and up-to-date information about the entry and testing requirements for Germany can be found on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office website. No pre-travel COVID-19 test is currently required for travel to journey. Travellers are required to take a PCR or Lateral Flow test any time upon arrival in England and before the end of day 2 at the latest. Further Information can be found on the UK Government website.
  • For fully vaccinated travellers, the estimated costs for the required COVID-19 tests are £20-30. 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.