UCL Global Citizenship Programme


UCL Global Citizenship Programme

The UCL Global Citizenship Programme brings together students from across UCL to explore the biggest global challenges.


In order to review UCL's co-curricular offer,  it has been decided to pause the GCP programme for 2020-21. This will help us to review, plan and develop an exciting programme for students 2021-22. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the programme. 

About the programme

The UCL Global Citizenship Programme offers students a choice of strands. These link to UCL's Grand Challenges themes of global health and justice and equality and foster the development of skills for global citizenship, such as campaigning and social entrepreneurship.

Students have the opportunity to develop understanding on a range of global issues and develop skills for global citizenship through: 

  • hearing from experts on global issues
  • interdisciplinary learning experiences
  • group projects
  • engaging with external organisations
  • producing outputs (such as films, posters, or business ideas)

The programme includes opportunities to volunteer with UCL's Volunteering Service Unit and to meet employers and organisations offering careers with global impact. 


Complete the form to register for all strands. 

How many hours of activities am I committing to?   

To receive a GCP certificate and a link to Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR), students need to complete a minimum of 21 hours on the strand of their choice. We hope, however, that you will want to do as many activities as you can to get the most out of the strand you choose.

Strands offer up to 50 hours of activities over the Spring and Summer terms. 

These consist of:

  • Term two talks, seminars and workshop (4 to 16 hours)
  • Weekend Challenge or 1 day workshop (6 to 12 hours)
  • 1 week Summer School (25 to 30 hours)

The total number of hours varies depending on the design of the strand. For more specific information, please contact the strand leader.

You can also do additional hours by taking up a Global Citizenship Volunteering placement and attending events for Careers with Global Impact.

It's free! 

The programme is free to join and open to all UCL undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.

Broaden your academic experience

You’ll work collaboratively, in inter-disciplinary groups, to understand the challenges posed by real-world problems, contribute to finding solutions and develop the qualities of a global citizen.

Learn new skills

You’ll strengthen your future employability by developing hands-on skills, like negotiating, presentation, photography and problem-solving.

Experience something new

Depending on which strand you choose, you could take part in a World Health Organisation simulation, make a film, contribute to a social justice campaign, or meet global employers.

Additional activities

You can also do additional hours by taking up a Global Citizenship Volunteering placement and attending events for Careers with Global Impact. Find out more. 


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If you have questions about registration or your eligibility to take part in the Programme, please email globalcitizenshipprogramme@ucl.ac.uk