#DMUglobal in Berlin
More than 800 students and staff travelled with DMU to Berlin – one of the biggest European trips ever carried out by a UK university.
The students – from nearly 35 different courses – all had their own itineraries, making visits to businesses, organisations, museums and landmarks which will enrich the studies undertaken on their course.
Among dozens of priceless experiences, Engineering students got a behind-the-scenes tour of Berlin’s BMW motorcycle factory, Physics students marvelled at the famous Archenhold observatory, and Journalism students got behind the controls at the Deutsche Welle international broadcast studios.
Students also took in Berlin’s world-famous landmarks such as the Reichstag, the Holocaust Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate, sampling Berlin street life including the vibrant East Side murals and meeting and networking with Berliners.
They engaged in world-class academic activities all week. On Wednesday, June 14, DMU held a conference event at the British Embassy at the heart of the city, at which Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard was joined by Sir Sebastian Wood, British Ambassador to Germany, to give speeches on the importance of building and maintaining connections across Europe and the benefits of international education.
Professor Shellard chose Berlin for the second big #DMUglobal trip because the city represents tolerance, inclusion and diversity, principles at the heart of DMU’s international strategy.
This truly memorable experience follows another epic journey undertaken by more than 1,000 students and staff from DMU to New York in January. The trip was such a success that the decision was made to repeat the experience.
At DMU we are truly citizens of the world, with 2,700 international students, expert academics from around the world and global collaborations with partner institutions and organisations.
#DMUglobal High Flyers Award
Our #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).
The ground-breaking #DMUglobal programme aims to offer all our students an international experience during their time with us, transforming them into truly global graduates.
As well as Berlin, #DMUglobal has recently taken students on a range of life-changing academic and student-led trips, internships, volunteering and cultural experiences in China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Germany, for example.
Video highlights from Berlin
You can also watch further video highlights from the trip on our dedicated Berlin playlist on YouTube.
Follow our students' adventures
We followed the adventures of our students throughout their trip, on Hot Topics covered on our staff and student pages, and across social media. Search #DMUglobal and #LoveInternational on Twitter, visit our Facebook page or Snapchat account. We are also posted regular news stories from our team out in Germany and they are featured here:
Read the latest #DMUglobal in Berlin stories:
Friday 16 June
Student volunteers make a difference in Berlin
Students walk in Einstein's footsteps at historic German observatory
Architecture students discover why Berlin is an 'open air museum'
Thursday 15 June
Human rights and international law in the spotlight as part of fascinating Berlin trip
DMU students past and present brought together in Berlin
Fast fashion tips for students visiting Berlin-based retail giant
Wednesday 14 June
Students meet Berlin politicians and quiz the electorate
DMU hosts first international Be The Change event in Berlin
German Spy Museum offers students insight to literary controls
Shocking reminder of the "banality of evil" at former SS villa in Berlin
Engineering students feeling revved up after BMW visit in Berlin
Tuesday 13 June
Film students visit one of Berlin's 'most iconic' cinemas
Music tech students hear audio secrets from industry legend in Berlin
Unique insight into social work on the streets of Berlin
Monday 12 June
Priceless insights into BMW, tinnitus research and war history on first day of huge Berlin visit
Guten tag Berlin! More than 800 students and staff to fly to German capital
Berlin experience changed my life, says DMU's Piyush
History students says trip to Berlin will show how history can 'avoid making same mistakes'
Graduate urges fellow students to follow her #DMUglobal route to Berlin
We captured our students' adventures on film, posting galleries of their experiences on Facebook.
View the Facebook gallery from our #DMUglobal trip to Berlin
German media coverage
At Wednesday's Be The Change event at the British Embassy, media from around Berlin attended, interviewing the Vice-Chancellor, students and staff, capturing the debate and the huge group photo afterwards by the Brandenburg Gate.
Media association Agence France Presse captured the excitement of hundreds of students gathering at midday and reporters from Wired and Berlin radio station RBB were at the Embassy.
Listen to the RBB interview with Professor Shellard.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Shellard was also interviewed by German daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.