UCL GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME
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A two week programme offering the chance to put your studies in a global context, learn new skills and see the world differently.
The UCL Global Citizenship Programme is a new feature of the undergraduate year; for two weeks after summer exams have finished, there will be a range of opportunities for those students who do not already have departmental activities scheduled.
In each year of the Programme, students will follow different journeys – academic courses in the first year, and practical, real-world projects in enterprise, volunteering and employability in the second and final years.
Each part of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme complements students’ formal education, and helps prepare them for the world beyond graduation.
The first year courses focus on the UCL Grand Challenges – enabling students to tackle the same key global questions as UCL’s world-leading researchers. The courses are specially designed to be multidisciplinary, accessible and enjoyable.
In 2013-14, these courses will be united by the theme of ‘Water’, inspired by the 2013 UN International Year of Water Cooperation. These courses are challenging, interactive and distinctive – and deliberately different from your degree programme. For instance, you may be studying the problems water creates – as a barrier between cultures, as a carrier for deadly diseases – and coming up with sustainable solutions as part of multidisciplinary project teams.
Each course has been created specifically for first-year undergraduates from across UCL. There's no specialist knowledge required, and no work to be completed beforehand, leaving you free to concentrate on your exams before the courses start.
Second and final year undergraduates
In each year you will choose one of three strands – Employability, Volunteering and Enterprise. These will be piloted for the first time in 2013-2014, and are being developed by the UCL Careers Service, Volunteering Services Unit and UCL Advances respectively.
Details on these strands will be available early in the 2013/14 academic year.
Frequently asked questions
How do I register?
Registration will open in January 2014 through Portico; we will let you know by email as soon as possible. Simply choose which course you want to take in the Summer, and we'll take care of the rest.
Do I have to pay?
No. The UCL Global Citizenship Programme is free to all UCL undergraduates as part of their degree.
What's the timetable like?
This varies according to the options you choose, but you should be available for 4-6 hours of teaching and project work each day over the two weeks. There may be evening sessions such as film showings or panel discussions - check the course pages for more details.
The Enterprise, Volunteering and Employability options for second and final year undergraduates will be quite different - see the relevant pages for more information.
Do I have to attend every session?
In order for your participation to be recorded on your HEAR, we need to be able to verify that you have attended at least 70% of the activities scheduled. Some sessions may be optional - these will be clearly marked - but we encourage you to attend all sessions to make the most of this opportunity.
Will it count towards my degree?
At present the UCL Global Citizenship Programme carries no credits towards your degree. Participation is recorded on your HEAR, for future employers to be able to see that you've taken part.
How can postgraduates get involved?
The UCL Global Citizenship Programme is currently for undergraduates only, but there are opportunities for postgraduate teaching assistants (PGTAs) to be involved by facilitating tutorials and group work on the first-year courses. These positions will be advertised within relevant departments and the UCL Graduate School.
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