Discovering the power of your voice in Dubai

Key Information


Application Deadline: 29/05/24 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Employability trips, Extra-curricular opportunities

Ref: 10008717


Departure Date: 02/11/24

Return Date: 08/11/24


£950: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global funding). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £400


Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided at the DMU Dubai campus halls of residence

Travel: Booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Andy Morris -

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £550 as a contribution towards the cost of travel and accommodation after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.

Carbon Levy

Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £5 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.


All current students (that will be enrolled and studying at DMU Leicester for the 2024-25 academic year) can apply, but we are specifically seeking to promote to students going into their final year of study and master’s students who are preparing for industry in the near future, as developing the power in their voice will help when navigating life after DMU. There are a maximum of 30 places available, with a minimum of 10 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

Do you want to discover the power in your voice and the true value of your experience, and its value to others? Do you want to transform the way you see yourself and your hard-earned achievements in life? Do you want to embark on adventure overseas in Dubai and work with our careers staff and DMU alumni to develop your ability to speak accurately on yourself with pride and confidence? Do you want to graduate from DMU with real power in your voice?

Here is an opportunity to do just that. Your careers team, led by Andy Morris, manager of Inside Edge Mentoring at DMU, has designed a global trip that comprises a range of sessions and workshops, based at our Dubai campus where you can develop your ability to learn from mentors, who once studied at DMU and now live and work in Dubai. By understanding their career journey and learning about their self-belief and experience, this global trip will empower you to do the same and develop your ability to speak on your own experience, sharing your story as peer mentors, culminating in you developing the skills that you will need in order to stand out in interviews when you graduate.

Join us for a series of interactive sessions, experiential learning workshops, mentoring activity, and cultural visits to key locations in Dubai, and use this trip an opportunity to potentially change to your life.

N.B. Students will be provided with accommodation at the DMU Dubai campus. More information about the facilities can be found here.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to Dubai we expect that:

  • Participants will develop a sound understanding of the value and power of mentoring, via taught sessions and in group mentoring experiences with Dubai based DMU alumni
  • Participants will be taught how to use the mentoring tools and techniques they have been taught and observed in others to then use themselves in sharing their ownlife story
  • Participants will be placed in the position of then pitching themselves and their journey, skills, strengths etc in interview-based settings to ready themselves for industry
  • Participants will experience all of the above in the new environmental setting of Dubai, immersing themselves into the local life and business culture to further test themselves in preparation for industry

Before the trip to Dubai, staff will deliver a number of preparation sessions to ensure a minimum standard of understanding of mentoring, build a group team culture with the students, explore wants and needs, hope and fears and brief them to ensure they are fully ready for the experience.

Post-trip, we will revisit the trip with students and assess the short-term impact and seek to learn from their experience before considering another trip based on our learning.

Cultural activities

As part of the trip we will have a mentoring session with DMU alumni living in Dubai. This session will help develop cultural awareness from people who know the UAE. Students will again get to visit a range of locations ranging from the more ancient surroundings of the Al Fahidi neighbourhoods and desert safaris, through to the modern face of Dubai with its architecture, and service focused industries.

Dubai is awash with activities for students to sample, whilst also boasting a huge range of nationalities in residents and visitors, perfect for immersing our students in a truly global experience. Allied to this, being situated on campus and living and working around other students from Dubai and around the world, this will further enhance the cultural impact of their experience.

Whilst in Dubai, students will have some free time to explore its many sights and attractions. You will have the chance in your free time to visit Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (£40), the tallest building in the world. In addition, students will get a better chance to learn about the culture and history of Dubai through optional visits to the desert (£50) and the Old Dubai area located on the Dubai creek.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).