Through #DMUglobal, the university offers a wide range of opportunities for DMU students to study, work and volunteer overseas as part of their degree. The Freedom to Achieve project partnered with DMU Global for a number of trips, exploring identity and success of Black, Asian and Minority ethnic communities in New York City and Silicone Valley.
SILICON VALLEY, SAN FRANCISCO
November 2017 & July 2018
DMU students visited San Francisco’s Silicon Valley for a week in 2017 and 2018, meeting more than 30 business leaders from some of the world’s most successful tech companies. The trips focussed on the lack of diversity in the multi-billion-pound tech industry and the students received advice on how to secure a job or start their own business in the world of technology.
During a #DMUglobal Freedom to Achieve trip to New York, over 40 students explored BAME history and culture, which included visiting Ellis Island, touring the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and meeting with students in the US to discuss the differences in higher education between the UK and US and what they have learnt about black identity, history and heritage.
Further information about #DMUglobal and upcoming trips, as well as details on how to apply, can be found at these links. Opportunities include academic led trips, summer schools, student union trips, internships and placements, volunteering, and exchange programmes.