Advancing Audiology in Denmark

Ref: 10003675

Eligibility

Second year Healthcare Science (Audiology) students enrolled on Aural Rehabilitation (HCSC2009) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria.

Description

Scandinavia is recognised around the globe for its innovation and development of hearing care devices and is at the forefront of rehabilitation tools and techniques. DMU partners, ‘The Ida Institute’ The Hearing Co-operation have their HQ just outside Copenhagen.

We are also invited to the Headquarters of GN ReSound in Ballerup, Copenhagen where we will tour of the facilities, experience their devices, have access to their training facilities and tour the research and development labs. We have also been invited to visit their hearing aid manufacturing site and witness the process of putting devices together from inception to end and ready for use.

Students can use this experience to enhance their knowledge of available technology for supporting those with hearing loss to take back into the clinical working environment. The trip will also help establish initial professional networks on a global scale, assist in thinking beyond the classroom and develop a truly global understanding of the wider world of Audiology that exist beyond clinical practice.

Cultural activities

Lonely Planet has named Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen as its top city to visit in 2019! Architecturally impressive with monuments and attractions such as Christiansborg Palace, Nyhavn Harbour, a centuries-old harbour surrounded by colourful buildings, and the Glyptotek Art Museum, there will be opportunities throughout the trip to explore the cities highlights.

For those interested in Danish history and culture, Nationalmuseet (Denmark’s National Museum) is a must visit, as is the Dutch Renaissance style Rosenborg Castle and Ruins under Christiansborg, the crypt-like ruins of Slotsholmen’s original fortress. In addition, you can enjoy the city on foot by joining one of the many free walking tours offered in Copenhagen.

The city offers a host of bars, restaurants and galleries with vibrant areas such as the Meatpacking District and Vesterbro, both at the forefront of Nordic cuisine as well as trendy hot spots for locals and tourists alike.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book shared accommodation for this opportunity and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Danish immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Denmark and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The Global Mobility Office can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 28 June 2020
  • Return date: Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £350-£400
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • DMU Global bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 17 February 2020 9am