Common Purpose: Global Citizenship Online Course


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places available for students is 100. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


How will you take a stand on the global issues you are passionate about?

Global Citizenship is an experiential online course hosted by our partner organisation Common Purpose. You will develop skills and competencies needed to thrive in the 21st century, whilst learning more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, enabling you to play an active role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. You will complete a series of experiential activities, offline tasks and reflections, and hear from inspiring future and current senior leaders across the world.

The three-week course offers nine hours of learning that you can complete at your own pace alongside 100 DMU peers. It includes visual media, facilitated discussions, quizzes, exercises and thoughts from senior leaders and students from across the globe. Following completion of the course, students will participate in a reflective workshop from an industry expert to discuss your plans for the future and identify how you can support one another to make a difference in the world.

The Global Citizenship course will be delivered by our partner organisation Common Purpose. Once registered, you will receive all information directly from Common Purpose and will be required to complete all components by Monday 29 November.

Course structure

The Global Citizenship online course will follow the following format:

Welcome session: Thurs 28 October 2021 2-3pm

Attend the introductory session hosted by Common Purpose to find out more about the course content.

Week 1: Mon 8 – Sun 14 November

Explore the Sustainable Development Goals and complete the first assessment exploring the goal you are most passionate about.

Week 2: Mon 15 – Sun 21 November

Create a PowerPoint presentation explaining how you will collaborate with diverse networks, challenge others and maintain your values.

Week 3: Mon 22 – Mon 29 November

Create a storyboard that focuses on your SDG, the targets that you are setting yourself and the key timelines.

Reflective workshop: Wed 1 December 2-4pm

Attend a live workshop hosted by an industry expert who will share real-life stories and examples of facilitating positive change.

Post course: Share your experience

Share your experience and goals with friends, family and peers, join or start a society and be the change you want to see in the world!

As a result of the programme you will be:

  • Equipped to take rapid action on the Sustainability Development Goal that you chose
  • Able to step outwards and collaborate with diverse networks
  • Ready to challenge preconceptions and better inform people’s perspectives
  • Better equipped to operate across hierarchies
  • Better prepared to live and maintain your values and integrity

Global Citizenship Micro-Credential
Upon successful completion of the course, you can earn the ‘Global Citizenship’ micro-credential, demonstrating to the world that you’ve developed the skills to tackle complex global issues. This can be display on your LinkedIn page and in your digital backpack.


If you would like to join this Online Course, click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page. You will receive full details about the next steps to enrol from DMU Global and Common Purpose shortly after the deadline. Please, check your inbox as well as junk mail regularly.

Key Information

  • Application deadline: Monday 25 October 2021 9am
  • Welcome session: Thursday 28 October 2021
  • Course start: Monday 8 November 2021
  • Course finish: Monday 29 November 2021
  • Reflective workshop: Wednesday 1 December
  • Cost: Free