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

*UPDATE*

Due to the unfortunate need to mitigate against the COVID-19 outbreak, the remainder of this year's Global Citizenship Programme events have been cancelled.

In order to review UCL's co-curricular offer,  it has been decided to pause the GCP programme for 20/21. This will help us to review, plan and develop an exciting programme for students 21/22. 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. 

Registration

Complete the form to register for all strands. 

Upcoming Events for 2020

Date

Event

Strand

How to register

Tuesday 3 March, 

6pm-8pm

'Framing the Climate Crisis’

Dr Rob Amos and Daniel Harris

Power to the Planet! 

Registration now closed.

Pending new date (currently postponed)

'Conservation within Sustainability'

Dr Bijan Rouhani, Senior Research Associate within Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa

Careers with Global Impact Series

Registration now closed.

Monday 9 March,

4:30pm-7:30pm.

'Build a meaningful brand'

Social Start-up strand

Registration now closed.

Wednesday 18 March, 

4:30pm-6:30pm

'Working in Global Health'

Careers with Global Impact Series

Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled.

Wednesday 18 March,

6pm-8pm.

'Climate Change – Responsibilities, Actions and Consequences'

Power to the Planet! strand 

Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled.

Wednesday 18 March,

10am-5pm.

Active Citizenship strand, one day workshop

Active Citizenship strand

Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled.

Thursday 19 March, 

12pm -8:30pm.  

Outbreak! Global Health strand workshop

Outbreak! Global Health strand

Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled.

Saturday and Sunday 21-22 March.

March Weekend Challenge Events.

 

Power to the Planet!

Outbreak! Global Health strand

Social Start-up strand

Unfortunately, these sessions have been cancelled.​​​​​​​

Monday 8 - Friday 12 June.

June Global Citizenship Summer School.

Power to the Planet! strand

Active Citizenship strand

Social Start-up strand

Outbreak! Global Health strand

Unfortunately, these sessions have been cancelled.​​​​​​​

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