DMU students begin unforgettable Hong Kong experience

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Journalism students arrive at the Tsuen Wan Dorsett Hotel, Hong Kong early on Tuesday morning after a flight from Manchester

by Toby Jeffery

Hundreds of students have arrived in Hong Kong, for a week of academic and cultural visits as part of a unique project organised by De Montfort University (DMU).

Representing every university faculty, the 350 DMU students are set for a week of trips to newsrooms, financial centres, and expos to support their various courses.

The opportunity is being run by #DMUglobal, the university’s scheme to enrich the studies of students by providing them with an unforgettable cultural experience.

Film Production student Heather Dodson said: “Hong Kong is completely different to what I know, and I’m looking forward to trying loads of new things.

“As part of my course, we’re going to visit a film archive.”

When they are not occupied with study-based visits, participants are encouraged to explore their surroundings, in a region rich in natural beauty and skyscrapers in equal measure.

The Students’ Union at DMU have organised day trips to Disneyland, Victoria Peak and the Po Lin Monastery, while others will be hiking in Hong Kong’s numerous country parks.

Meanwhile, students have been invited to attend the GREAT Festival of Innovation, which is taking place in Hong Kong during this week, where the work of some students will be displayed to its international audience.