Dublin Silicon Docks

Key Information

Information

Application Deadline: 31/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

Ref: 10007137

Dates

Departure Date: 18/01/23

Return Date: 21/01/23

Costs

£300: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation. Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)

Funding

DMU Global Bursary: £150

Booking

Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hostel/hotel booked by DMU

Travel: Travel booked by DMU

Contact

General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk

Trip Lead: Salim Hasshu - salim.hasshu@dmu.ac.uk

Eligibility

Second and third year Games Production, Computer Games Programming and Artificial Intelligence are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 20 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.

About

Trip description

Dublin Silicon Docks has a number of large software and technologies companies and serves as the EU headquarters for many since the 90’s. Dublin is considered a Digital Hub, with companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft having presences in the city. Students will have the opportunity to visit Dublin City and the financial district, which is based in the Silicon Docks.

While in Dublin, the main activity will the the attendance of a mini-conference held at the Guinness Exhibition Centre, there will be talks from programme related industry members such as Activision. There will be the opportunity to learn and gain inspiration from experts in the games production and computer games programming sector. Participants are encouraged to consider how they can shape their own career paths in technologies industries. Content of the conference will include topics such the developments within an AAA games development studio, the gamification of James Joyce’s’ famous novel Ulysses, EmotiMask, and a host of talks from University of Limerick academics.

Students from the University of Limerick will also be in attendance, providing DMU students peer to peer networking and a platform for cultural exchange.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Develop personal and professional skills in terms of employability
  • Raise awareness of career paths within the technologies industries
  • Cultural exchange that will develop a range of personal competencies
  • Networking opportunities with peers from the University of Limerick

Before the trip to Dublin there will be portfolio and employability sessions during enhancement week allowing students to prepare their work and gauge a wider understanding.


Cultural Activities

Dublin is a cultural hub with many exciting experiences! Proposed visits include the National Library of Ireland – home to the highly-acclaimed exhibition of Yeats’ Life and Works is an interactive and multi-media experience; National Museum of Ireland – one of the city’s must-visit museums; and Trinity College – one of Irelands most visited places and home to the Book of Kells.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Ireland is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Ireland.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.