UCL EEE undergraduate students selected as UN Millenium Fellows
12 November 2023
Two undergraduate students from UCL’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering department are among the largest cohort of UN Millennium Fellows within Europe.
Veronika Liutarevich, 2nd-year student, and Gaelic Jara Reinhold, 4th year student, within UCL’s Electronic and Electrical Engineering department are among forty UCL students chosen as Millenium Fellows this year. This is the most Fellows of any UK university for the fourth year running and the highest across Europe.
The United Nations Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program, typically involving workshops, networking sessions, and hands-on experience in creating meaningful, sustainable change in local communities and beyond. Fellows work on collaborative projects aimed at advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and receive training, mentorship, and support to implement and scale their social action initiatives.
Both Gaelic and Veronika are working on projects designed to address issues affecting the local area in Bloomsbury and across London. Veronika is working on “Data Against Hunger”, a project that would entail collecting data from food banks and restaurants to redistribute the food that restaurants have in excess, reducing food waste and getting the food to those who need it.
She chats to us about her experience on the Fellowship so far and how she is making the most of her time at UCL:
Gaelic was selected as one of two UCL Millenium Fellowship Campus Directors which involves running the weekly sessions, leading activities, mentoring Fellows and facilitating collaborative discussions. He is also currently working on a startup that aligns with UN Sustainable Developement Goals (SDGs). Gaelic and graduate student, Ina Jovicic, founded eNOugh at UCL’s Hatchery, a startup aiming to address issues of safety for people walking alone at night by developing a smart, wearable badge.
He chats with us about the motivation behind his involvement in the SDGs, his experience within EEE and advice for current students: