Entrepreneurship and Creativity in Barcelona

Key Information


Application Deadline: 06/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Employability trips, Extra-curricular opportunities

Ref: 10007527


Departure Date: 03/07/23

Return Date: 07/07/23


£400: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable))


DMU Global Bursary: £300 ( a special DMU Works Enterprise Bursary is on offer for this trip)


Accommodation: Shared hostel/hotel accommodation will be booked by DMU

Travel: Flights will be booked by DMU


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

Trip Lead: Simon Baines - sbaines@dmu.ac.uk


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity, however they are expected to have an interest in entrepreneurship; either with aspirations to start or grow a side-hustle or business idea, or to learn skills which they will later apply within a job (intrapreneurship).  There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Barcelona has a thriving culture of creativity and start-ups and students who participate on this trip will have the opportunity to learn and take inspiration from the entrepreneurship and innovation in this major European city.

There will be meetings with entrepreneurial alumni, who have either established their own businesses in the city or work in job roles which allow them to apply entrepreneurial skills. Students will learn about the entrepreneurial eco-system within Barcelona; to include creative workspaces, hubs and networking opportunities which make Barcelona a hot-bed for start-ups – such as StartUB!Lab.

As with all entrepreneurship trips, we will explore how entrepreneurship education is delivered in Barcelona, meeting students and staff in the field, so we can learn best practice and develop new ideas to bring back to and apply within DMU.

The group will also explore creative social media practises, with students learning and applying practical skills.

DMU Global Funding

Students that successfully apply for this opportunity will qualify for a special DMU Global bursary. The cost to students for this opportunity is just £100!

Learning Objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Barcelona are:

  • Entrepreneurial skills – learn about entrepreneurial skills and how to apply them either in your own project or within a job role
  • Creative thinking – learn about creativity, what creative thinking is and how you can apply it
  • Self-confidence and empowerment – students will be encouraged to learn about self-confidence and how to feel empowered through entrepreneurship

Ahead of the trip, students will participate in a pre-departure workshop which will equip student with the skills to maximise the impact of this trip.

Cultural Activities

During the trip, there will be free time for students to explore the city. Barcelona is renowned for its rich arts culture: live music, local celebrations, theatre and dance. The streets and buildings are a showcase of art movements, from Gothic to art nouveau and numerous landmarks, such as Sagrada Família and La Pedrera.

All students can join organised trips such as: Parc Guell, a theatre trip and various events and exhibitions. Students will have to time to independently adventure the artistic and historical narratives of the city. There are many cafes and restaurants to explore as well as a fantastic beach.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Spain 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 Spain.

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.