UCL Global Citizenship Programme
The Programme takes throughout the year and is open to all UCL undergraduates and taught postgraduates, and takes place on the Bloomsbury campus.
Upcoming Events for 2020
Monday 20 January
Social Startup: Social Start-up: What is social startup and why does it matter? 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday 22 January 2020
Active Citizenship: Decolonising the Curriculum, 5 pm to 7 pm
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.
How many hours of activities am I committing to?
To receive a 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.
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.
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.