UCL Global Citizenship Programme
Publication date: May 22, 2013 10:55 AM
May 28, 2013 12:00 AM
End: Jun 07, 2013 12:00 AM
A two week programme offering the chance to put your studies in a global context, learn new skills and see the world differently.
Due to last-minute withdrawals, there are a number of spaces now available to first-year students for this year’s UCL Global Citizenship Programme, from Tuesday 28th May to Friday 7th June. This is an exciting new programme aimed at getting students to think globally, learn new skills and meet and work with people from different academic backgrounds. Students can choose from one of two themes.
The Danube: an exploration of the intercultural interactions along Europe’s second longest river. The Austrian Ambassador to the UK will open the course, and students will learn about the life-cycle of the sturgeon, EU policy, drowned bodies, and how to say ‘a one-way ticket on the ferry to Belgrade, please’ in Romanian or one of five other Danubian languages. Students will also prepare posters, podcasts and a wiki-style travelogue over the two weeks, before a final party with band playing Danubian music.
People and the Sea: Representing countries from across the world, students will prepare for and take part in a mock UN summit about the world’s oceans. Film screenings, iceberg scanning, and a yacht made from recycled ocean debris will all feature before students finalise their negotiating positions…… Students will also learn about film making, cross-cultural negotiation, and how to design effective poster displays and oral presentations, before joining their fellow global citizens from the Danube for the final party on the 7th June.
Both courses will culminate in a joint reception and exhibition of students’ work on Friday 7th June, where prizes will be awarded for individual and group contributions. Come and be part of this brand new innovative program that is paving the way for UCL’s future global citizens.
Students interested should sign up now at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-citizenship/programme/register