DMU Square Mile – European Parliament trip to Brussels

Opportunity type:

Ref: 10002817


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Successful applicants are likely to have been involved in DMU Square Mile activities in the past, be able to demonstrate the desire to get involved with the initiative, or be a student ambassador. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


DMU students are invited to join MEP Rory Palmer and 30 year 12 students on a field trip to European Parliament, also visiting the Flanders Field Museum. Please see below for a more detailed itinerary.

This could be one of the final UK school study visits to the European Parliament before Brexit and a key theme will be to encourage the pupils to think about the UK’s future relationship with the EU, alongside wider questions of internationalism and global citizenship. Rory is inviting DMU students to be part of the trip to encourage discussion between the pupils and to be ambassadors for DMU and higher education.

Students who are accepted onto the trip will only be required to pay for lunches and any personal expenses incurred.

Day 1

11:00    Arrive in Dover and check in P & O Ferries
12:00    Ferry sails to Calais
14:30    Arrive in Calais and depart for Ypres
16:00    Visit to the In Flanders Field Museum
17:00    Check into the Menin Gate Hotel
18:00    Evening meal is included in a local restaurant
19:40    Time to be at the Menin Gate
20:00    Last Post Ceremony takes place

Day 2 (timings to be agreed) 

Depart for Brussels
Day in the European Parliament and Brussels institutions/ organisations
Check into the hostel late afternoon
Dinner (3 course dinner and drinks at Chez Leon Restaurant)

Day 3

08:00    Breakfast is served in the hostel
11:00    Depart Brussels
14:20    Time to be in Calais and check in for the ferry
15:20    Ferry sails to Dover
15:50    Arrive Dover and depart for home – Comfort stop en-route

Travel and accommodation

Accommodation and transfers for this opportunity will be booked by DMU Square Mile.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Belgian 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 Belgium and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa.

The #DMUglobal team 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 by #DMUglobal. 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: Tuesday 26 February 2019
  • Return date: Thursday 28 February 2019
  • Cost of travel and accommodation: £275
  • Students will also be required to pay for:  visa costs (if applicable) personal expenses and lunches lunches.
  • #DMUglobal and Square Mile bursary: £275
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED