World Congress of Audiology in Warsaw, Poland

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First and second year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) students enrolled on Professional Healthcare Science Practice 1 (HCSC1066) or Clinical Practice 1 (HCSC2601) respectively are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 25 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 for further details.


The World Congress of Audiology biannual conference involves audiologists and other hearing professionals from around the world taking part in workshops and lectures discussing the latest research and innovations.

Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of developments and practices in Audiology globally. The conference
is organised by the International Audiology Association, with contributors from every continent. Innovations such as telehealth, over the counter hearing aids, and developments in audio technology will complement the clinical education students receive at DMU.

Utilising staff connections with clinician and academics in Warsaw, there will be the opportunity for students to discuss the learning they have had at the conference with students studying the same programme in Warsaw.

Furthermore, through links with the teaching hospital cochlear implant clinic, students will have an opportunity to visit the clinic and meet Polish audiology students

Cultural activities

There will be an opportunity to have a guided tour of the city, including the Jewish quarter, the Old Town, the Uprising Museum and the Royal Castle. By agreement with the group, a day trip to Auschwitz could be arranged, although this will incur additional cost. There will also be free time to explore the city independently.

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.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Polish 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 Poland and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

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: Saturday 18 April 2020
  • Return date: Saturday 25 April 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £350-400
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, conference fee (£130), food, drink and visa costs (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 4 November 2019 9am