World Congress of Audiology in Paris, France

Key Information

Information

Application Deadline: 29/05/24 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

Ref: 10008778

Dates

Departure Date: 18/09/24

Return Date: 22/09/24

Costs

£500: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, conference attendance fee (£130), food and drink, visa (if applicable)

Funding

DMU Global Bursary: £200

Booking

Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hostel/hotel booked by DMU

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)

Contact

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

Trip Lead: Sara Coulson - sara.coulson@dmu.ac.uk

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £300 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.

Carbon Levy

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.

Eligibility

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) and FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology who will be in their second or third year of study in the 2024-25 academic year are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 30 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.

About

Trip description

The 36th World Congress of Audiology is in Paris, taking place between 19 and 22 September 2024. The French Society of Audiology, with the support of the French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, bring together the world’s leading experts in hearing loss, tinnitus and vestibular disorders. Topics range from Teleaudiology to the emergence of Artificial Intelligence, from the specificities of Hearing Aid delivery and Audiological services across the globe to the practice of Evidence-Based audiology, Hearing & Cognition, Hearing & Neurodevelopmental disorders, and Ototoxicity.

Students will be provided with opportunities to meet the researchers who inform our evidence-based practice and participate in workshops demonstrating the latest technology. They will be provided with the opportunity to meet students from other countries, to understand different models of training and hearing care delivery. This will focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities). The focus will be on improving access to hearing healthcare with the use of telehealth and AI.


Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of skills and knowledge that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to France students will develop an understanding of different models of hearing health care around the globe. Participants will deliver a presentation to their peers discussing the themes of Good Health and Wellbeing and Reducing Inequalities.

Before the trip the students will attend an online workshop delivered by the trip leads to discuss the SDGs and determine which talks and workshops at the conference will help them most to create their presentation. There will then be an open workshop the week of November 11 2024 where the students will present their experiences to all years on the programme.


Cultural activities

Students will meet up with other students at the conference to share experiences. As well, the group will spend Friday afternoon and early evening visiting the centre of Paris, including a walking tour and art gallery/museum visit (exact one to be confirmed when we have numbers of students). On Saturday there will be an evening meal for students at the conference.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).