Fancy yourself as a bit of a traveller? Want to find yourself exploring parts of the UK you didn’t know existed? Are you desperate to meet people with a similar thirst for discovery?Explorers DMU may just be the society for you!

Formed late last year, after catching the travelling bug from taking part in DMU’s China Summer School experience,Explorers DMU seek to discover the wonders of Britain.

After the success of last year’s outings to Birmingham’s Christmas Market and Cadbury World, the society is planningmuch more exciting visits for this academic year.

So far, the society already promises an outing to the capital to see the famous wall of London; as well as many other thrilling activities, such as paintballing and restaurant visits.

Nikheal Patel, chair of the society, said: “We’ll go where members want to go.

“If people tell us they want to do other things, we’re open to that.”

As well as exploring the many cities of the UK, Explorers DMU also plans to discover the hidden treasures in and around Leicester- including restaurants, attractions and various other local gems.

Patel said: “We’d like to encourage more first years and international students too.

“The society will act as a way of showing them around Leicester [as their new city].”
It is hoped that trips will take place on a monthly basis, whilst socials and gatherings will occur every fortnight.

The society’s committee is made up of both home and international students; what brings them all together is their love for travelling.

Patel said: “This summer, none of us were in the country.”

The chair of the society insists that thorough support is offered to society members. With the diverse make-up of the committee, there will be someone for everyone to relate to.

So, fancy your hand at backpacking around our island? With membership being as low as £2 and trip costs being incredibly student friendly, Explorers DMU is the perfect way to provide leisure outside of the lecture halls.

Watch this space for details of the society’s first gathering of the year.

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