Second and third year BSc Speech and Language therapy, BSc Human communication (speech and Language therapy), and first year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum number 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 for further details.
Students will visit speech and language and hearing rehabilitation settings to learn about the practice of speech and language therapy and audiology in Denmark. For example, students will spend time at a SLT practice based in an international school. Students will be able to visit the Ida institute for hearing rehabilitation. This will be of interest to both Audiology students and Speech and Language Therapy Students as it will offer an opportunity to see how rehabilitation is conducted in the context of communication impairment more widely, for example where speech development is affected by hearing impairment.
As European capital Copenhagen offers a wealth of cultural activities. Apart from being the national capital, Copenhagen also serves as the cultural hub of Denmark and wider Scandinavia and is now a metropolitan city of international appeal in the same league as Barcelona and Amsterdam. Students will be directed towards those which demonstrate aspects of Danish cultural life including the National Museum of Archaeology and Culture and the National Gallery, the historic centre and port which offer comparisons with Britain’s mercantile past and the design and architecture museums of which there are several to choose from.
Students can also take advantage of walking tours which focus on ‘Hygge‘, which epitomises the relaxed Danish approach to social life, and Christiania, Copenhagen’s ‘Free City’ to understand an alternative lifestyle. Copenhagen is compact and many cultural opportunities can be visited on foot. If they wish to travel a short distance they can visit the castle of Elsinor, the scene of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Travel and accommodation
- Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel
- Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.
- Trip-specific enquiries – Adam Brown – ABrown02@dmu.ac.uk
- General enquiries – #DMUglobal Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Dutch immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.
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.
- Departure date: Monday 10 June 2019
- Return date: Friday 14 June 2019
- Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250-300
- Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
- #DMUglobal bursary: £150
- Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am