First year undergraduate programme
First year students - overview
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.
Students on the first-year part of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme study in small groups of 12-15 participants, each led by a post-graduate teaching assistant (PGTA). While some content is delivered by lectures, the focus is on the project work these groups produce together.
Find out more about each of the options below, and follow the links to the course pages for more detail on timetables and project work.
This page will update with details of all courses as they become available - Global Health and Sustainable Cities courses are being developed during the Autumn term.
The Danube (Intercultural Interaction)
The Danube is one of Europe’s major rivers, passing through 10 countries as it flows from Germany to Romania. It is both a barrier and a bridge to cooperation, a cause and a cure for conflict: this course will explore both sides of the river’s role in bringing cultures together and keeping them apart, through history, politics, environmental science and literature. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake taster lessons in one of six Danubian languages.
"Viewing issues from the perspective of people from the Danube region offered a fascinating and often unexpected insight into the social and cultural intricacies of Danubian culture"
People and the Sea (Human Wellbeing)
Students will spend two weeks exploring the relationships between people and the seas – from fisheries governance to the effects of Antarctic ice melt, from demography to technology. Working in teams, you will be allocated a country to focus on. You will represent this country at the end of the course at a Rio+20 style summit to negotiate a new agreement on the use of the oceans, as well as creating a short film.
"Definitely worth signing up for"
Programme runs from 2nd-13th June 2014
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