Officer Team gearing up for unforgettable Berlin trip

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De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)’s Officer Team are gearing up to make student life unforgettable in one of Europe’s most historic cities.

More than 700 students will be heading to Berlin later this month as part of De Montfort University (DMU)’s biggest European #DMUglobal trip to date, and Dan Winney and Keira Rounsley will be on hand to help students make the most of their time in the famous city.

The pair have organised trips to the historic Berlin Wall, the world-famous Holocaust Memorial and the original Urban Beach as well some of the city’s best restaurants.

All students signed up to the trip should have received details of the available events by email, but you can see what’s on offer – and sign up for your FREE space on each event – here.

Dan Winney, President of DSU, said: “I hope all students have had a fantastic year and are managing to start relaxing after exam season.

“This proposed trip to Berlin will allow more of our students to enhance their international outlook and sample a different culture which will stand them in good stead as they finish their degrees.

“It is great that the university has shown such an interest in the student experience, and myself and Keira will be there to make sure you are having a great time.”


Students could get a chance to take in the world-famous Brandenburg Gate on Unter den Linden.

DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard announced the trip earlier this year in New York, where 1,087 students and staff from 17 courses spent a week taking part in academic activities and cultural experiences.

He said: “Following the huge enthusiasm for the New York #DMUglobal visit, I felt it was only fair to announce a new, extraordinary visit that all students would be invited to take advantage of.

“[I] will work closely with the students’ union president and our #DMUglobal colleagues to see if we can inspire DMU students to come with us to experience one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the world.

“There are so many academic possibilities in Berlin and a real opportunity for our staff and trip leads to devise more outstanding itineraries which bring new depth to their courses and add enormously to the student experience.”

On that same #DMUglobal trip to New York, the Officer Team organised trips on the Staten Island Ferry, ice skating outside the New York Public Library, a journey to the top of the Rockefeller Centre and a visit to the city’s famed linear park, the High Line. Read more here.


Berlin's Fernsehturm – or Television Tower – soars more than 368m above the streets of the city.

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