Contour Fashion Hong Kong Work and Study Experience

Ref: 10002999

Eligibility

Second year Contour Fashion students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places is available is two. DMU staff will not be accompanying the participants.

DMU students are only eligible to receive 1 academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.

Description

This opportunity gives eligible students the exciting opportunity to undertake a four-week work experience at the lingerie manufacturer, Clover Group, followed by study on the Intimate Apparel programme at Hong Kong Poly University for three weeks. You will work and study alongside local people, gaining valuable insight into the business practices, life and culture of Hong Kong.  There is an emphasis on technical skills for this opportunity. This could be a way for you to gain new skills and knowledge which will both boost your CV and give you substantial experience in an international setting.

This opportunity is linked to Professional Practice component of CONF3104 in Level 6 in which students deliver a Power Point presentation on their experiences.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 4 April 2019

Cultural activities

While in Hong Kong, students will have time to absorb the region’s culture and engage in a variety of cultural experiences. Students are encouraged to take a boat tour to explore Hong Kong’s world-famous harbour and to get the best views of the city take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak.

Also, when the sun goes down, you will have the chance to visit the Temple Street Night Market, a popular street bazaar, named after a Tin Hau temple located in the centre of its main drag, and a place so steeped in local atmosphere that it has served as the backdrop to many a memorable movie.

Other popular cultural activities include visiting Hong Kong’s busiest temple, Wong Tai Sin and climbing the 268 steps to see the impressive 34 metre high Tian Tian Buddha on Lantau island.

Contact details

Travel and accommodation

Flights for this opportunity will be booked independently by the students. Accommodation will be arranged in Hong Kong Poly University Halls of Residence and the students will be responsible for booking and paying for this accommodation, however practical advice is available from ADH staff.

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Hong Kong immigration requirements.

It is likely that the students will require some kind of visa to take part in this study and internship in Hong Kong. Further information will be provided to the accepted students at pre-departure briefings, regarding the type of visa required and how to apply. If you have any specific questions about this please email dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk for advice.

If a visa is required, you are responsible for applying for one and ensuring that you do so with sufficient time to receive the visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Interview date: Thursday 4 April 2019
  • Departure date: End of July/beginning of August 2019
  • Return date: Late September 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation:  £1,400
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, cultural visits, food and drink, and visa and vaccinations (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED