Work in interdisciplinary teams to gain experience of building a social startup and taking on global challenges.
The global citizenship programme is an intensive two-week programme which prepares you to launch a new business, develop a business startup or become a consultant on innovation.
You'll learn how to:
- tackle some of the major social challenges like poverty, lack of education and obesity
- transform your ideas into a sustainable business - making money can mean doing good!
In this strand of the UCL global citizenship programme, you’ll get the tuition, guidance and support to turn your innovative idea into a viable and sustainable business.
This is a practical programme that challenges you to not only ‘think’ but also to ‘do’.
Who it's for
You can register for this programme if you’re:
- a UCL undergraduate student in your second, third or final year
- a UCL postgraduate (taught) student
What skills will I develop?
In this programme you’ll practise:
- team work
- idea generation
- market analysis
- finance and budgeting
- pitching and presenting
- commercial awareness
What to expect
Workshops and guest speakers
You’ll attend workshops on everything from the role of social enterprises and business to creative problem solving, all facilitated by a creative marketing consultancy.
Hear directly from social entrepreneurs on what inspires them – and what risks and opportunities face would-be entrepreneurs today.
Build your enterprise
You’ll work together to find a new solution to a global challenge.
You’ll be responsible for developing your enterprise, analysing your market, appealing to your target customer, and demonstrating that your idea can be replicated at a global scale.
Meet your mentor
Meet with an experienced advisor to guide your idea development - and challenge you to build a sustainable business model.
Pitch to win
You’ll then pitch your idea to a panel and fellow students.
The winning enterprise will win a prize for their idea and presentation.
This is a full-time programme. You’ll need to attend 80% of the course for it to count towards your higher education achievement report (HEAR).
This programme will next run in 2019.
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