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Applied Studies
From the environment to healthcare, an academic course integrating applied placements.
Placements
Thirst for change? See the diverse range of placements we offer.
Network for Student Activism
Fostering critical thinking on issues that shape today's world.
The Centre
The University College London Centre for Applied Global Citizenship has two objectives:
  • to train students through mentored internships and integrated coursework how to apply their learning to problems facing today's world;
  • to utilise new communication technologies and the new ways of learning they make possible to advance student involvement in global issues.
The Centre seeks to achieve these goals through its Applied Studies Programme and through its sponsorship of the Network for Student Activism.
Network for Student Activism
The Network for Student Activism is sponsored by the UCL Centre for Applied Global Citizenship. The Network is a global internet forum that facilitates international interactions among students who wish to apply their learning to contemporary issues. The goal of the Network is to enhance social well-being through: encouraging critical thinking around issues that shape local and global worlds; engaging students internationally in meaningful social debate; and applying responsibly the outcomes of the Network’s interactive forums to contemporary social needs.
Applied Studies Programme
The UCL Centre for Applied Global Citizenship trains students to apply their learning to new and emerging contemporary issues that they, as global citizens, need to address. The central teaching focus of the Centre for Applied Global Citizenship is its Applied Studies teaching programmes which approach urgent issues of global concern through involvement in, research for, and critical examination of, charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governmental bodies, and international agencies. Specifically, the Centre organises credit-bearing placements with London-based health, environment, development, human rights and related organisations as an integral part of taught degree programmes. Placements are framed within a full academic programme of lectures, seminars and one-to-one supervision.
Centre Events

Making Things Better 2009-2010: Migration and Health "Pragmatic Approaches to the Problems of the Homeless"

British Museum, Thursday, 22 October, 2009
Stevenson/BP Lecture Theater. A Beacon Programme for public engagement.

Sponsored by the office of the UCL Vice-Provost, UCL Grand Challenges, Novartis, Wellcome Trust and UCL Migration Network.

Speaker: David El Kabir, MBE - Whytham Hall

Respondent: Theodore Zeldin - President, Oxford Muse Foundation

Discussants:
Mick Bateman - Crisis
Sushrut Jadhav - UCL and Camden and Islington Foundation Trust
Roland Littlewood - UCL
Philip Timms - South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust

Making Things Better 2009-2010: Migration and Religion "The Second Generation: Muslim, British, Asian"

British Museum, Thursday, 5 November, 2009
Stevenson/BP Lecture Theater. A Beacon Programme for public engagement.

Speaker: Ehsan Masood, author of the British Council's "British Muslims: Media Guide" in conversation with Wendy Kristianasen, Editorial Director of Le Monde diplomatique’s English edition

Making Things Better 2009-2010: Migration, Climate Change and Indigenous Rights - Saving the Canadian Arctic: An Inuit Agenda

British Museum, Thursday, 3 December, 2009
Stevenson/BP Lecture Theater. A Beacon Programme for public engagement.

Speaker: Lecture by Mary May Simon, President Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami about Inuit strategies to confront climate change.
Respondent: Dr Ernest Massiah, Head, Health Section, Commonwealth Secretariat.

Making Things Better 2009-2010: Migration and Human Trafficking "Migration: Sex Work and Wellbeing"

British Museum, Thursday, 28 January, 2010
Stevenson/BP Lecture Theater. A Beacon Programme for public engagement.

Speaker: Professor Sophie Day, Goldsmiths College
Discussants: Dr Nick Mai, London Metropolitan University and Professor Helen Ward, Imperial College

Conversations in Applied Studies and Global Citizenship

Speaker: Dr Atul Gawande
Department: UCL Anthropology, Centre for Applied Global Citizenship
Dr Atul Gawande in conversation with Dr Rodney Reynolds, Dr Jennifer Randall, Dr Susie Kilshaw and UCL Applied Studies students 14.00 on Thursday 28 January 2010.

Simple Ways to Manage Complexity: The Checklist in Modern Medicine

Speaker: Dr Atul Gawande
Department: UCL's Grand Challenges programme, in conjunction with
Professor David Napier of UCL Anthropology Lecture by Dr Atul Gawande, 16.30 on Wednesday 27 January 2010. Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre of the Wellcome Trust.

Making Things Better 2009-2010: Migration and Democracy "The Migration of Sovereignty: Dark fantasies of State in Northern Peru"

British Museum, Thursday, 2 February 2010
Stevenson/BP Lecture Theatre. A Beacon Programme for public engagement.
Speaker: Professor David Nugent, Emory University
Discussants: Dr Mukulika Banerjee, London School of Economics
Department: UCL Anthropology and the UCL Centre for Applied Global Citizenship
Professor Nugent discusses historical ethnography of an invisible political party that came to power in Peru in the mid twentieth century.

Partners / Funding

UCL | Novartis | Wellcome Trust | The British Museum | UCL Vice Provost (Research) | Novartis


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World Economic Forum/Photo by Liu Ying ; Pierre Holtz/OCHA; Jon. Distributed under Creative Commons licence.