DSU offering unique set of events on #DMUglobal trip to Berlin

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De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) will encourage students from De Montfort University (DMU) to create positive change with a series of unique events in one of Europe’s most historic cities later this year.

Members of our Officer Team will join hundreds of students on the university’s mass #DMUglobal opportunity to Berlin in September, offering a number of events to tie in with the trip’s theme of ‘Youth as the Future of Europe’.

These will include the chance to visit some of the most iconic landmarks in the German capital – such as the Berlin Wall and the world-famous Holocaust Memorial – plus many more.

All students studying at DMU in 2018/19 are eligible to apply for a #DMUglobal bursary for this trip. You can get all the details here.

The trip will also see the international launch of the students’ union’s #NotOnMyCampus campaign, led by Jessica Okwuonu, Vice President (VP) Welfare and Community at DSU.

#NotOnMyCampus is designed to combat discrimination and anti-inclusive attitudes and will reinforce our stance that the DMU campus is one for everyone.

Jess will be leading DSU’s activities on the #DMUglobal trip for hundreds of DMU students alongside Mollie Footitt, Deputy President (DP) Education at DSU.

Jessica explained: “Berlin is full of so much history, and I’m really excited to help students learn and come back as new people.

“We’ll also be holding an Activists’ Academy and help our members learn what is happening in the world in order to bring it back to DMU.”

But Jess is most excited about launching #NotOnMyCampus in the German capital.

“We shouldn’t need a campaign to teach people how to be human,” she said. “And inclusivity isn’t just a tick box exercise.

“#NotOnMyCampus is all about showing people that, no matter what our differences [are], we don’t exclude people.

“It’s our job at DSU – with our change-makers – to lead the way on this.”

The four-night trip to Berlin takes place between Monday 10 and Friday 14 September.

Elsewhere, students will spend a day at a university in Berlin to meet with their local counterparts, youth groups and non-government organisations (NGOs) to discuss what actions they take to stamp out discrimination and how we can join together to create a greater impact.

There will be a variety of workshops and talks covering issues such as Brexit, discrimination, and the future of Europe as well as young people’s place within it.

You’ll also have the chance to be trained in recognising unconscious bias in order to become an active bystander and stop any instances of discrimination wherever you may see it.

All students studying at DMU in 2018/19 are eligible to apply for a #DMUglobal bursary for this trip. You can get all the details here.

Our Officer Team helped hundreds of students unearth the culture of Berlin on the last mass #DMUglobal trip there in 2017. Read more here.



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