UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


UCL Institute for Global Prosperity Virtual Open Day

27 February 2024, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Dame Henrietta Moore with students of the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

Join us for a virtual open day where you can find out from our alumni what it's like to be a student at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Dana Sousa-Limbu

Discover the student experience at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity through our virtual open day.

This event will take a virtual Zoom webinar format and will begin with a brief introduction to the Institute and how we are redesigning prosperity for the 21st century through our postgraduate courses and our Prosperity Co-Labs (PROCOLs) research projects in the UK, Lebanon and Kenya. We will then dive into the stories of our alumni from around the world, with a focus on their experiences of our courses (MSc Global Prosperity, MSc Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and MSc Prosperity, People and Planet) and their career trajectories following graduation.

At the end of our alumni presentations, we will have a Q&A (question and answer) session where you will have the opportunity to ask former students your questions about the social atmosphere across the university, extracurricular opportunities, and the ability to interact with an international mix of students at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity.

Meet the alumni

Silvia Velasco

Silvia Velasco is a social development and impact specialist. With a bachelor's degree in economics and an master's in Global Prosperity, she has implemented multiannual social programmes around education, health, and labour for Mexico and the United Kingdom. She has also conducted research interventions (including the IGP Project 'Euston Young Voices') and has acted as a social policy consultant, advising local governments on policies and initiatives to assure gender equality and social inclusion. To support her studies, Silvia received the Chevening Scholarship in 2019, and was also awarded the 2020 UCL Bartlett Academic Representative of the Year award, and the 2020 Institute for Global Prosperity Dissertation Prize for her research on fintech, migrants and remittances.