UCL Global Citizenship Programme


Information for staff

Staff participation brings diverse expertise to the UCL Global Citizenship Programme.

Develop a strand

The Grand Challenges strands give students the chance to engage with some of our most pressing global problems, all within the framework of the UCL Grand Challenges.

We’re looking for ideas for a two-week course (strand) that will:

  • Cater for up to 100 students to be split into groups of 12-15, which will run in the last two weeks of the summer term. The first run will be in 2020.
  • Run for three years in the first instance, with the option to refresh and extend for a further three years.
  • Be suitable for first- and second-year undergraduates. We would also be interested in proposals that extend eligibility to include both undergraduates and taught postgraduates.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop research-based, multidisciplinary teaching and engage with UCL’s wider commitment to global citizenship.

Other benefits of participating include:

  • An opportunity to try out new concepts, subjects or teaching methods with undergraduates. For example, the Bartlett's Development Planning Unit (DPU) launched its first undergraduate module, developed out of a strand of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme.
  • A chance to promote, i.e. provide a taster for, your postgraduate teaching courses to undergraduates and encourage them to apply.
  • Valuable opportunities for teaching experience for your PhD students such as for those from UCL Anthropology.

Support and funding will be available in the form of:

  • Buy-out of one academic lead for time to develop, prepare and revise the strand, equivalent to one course unit of teaching.
  • Cost of a Project Manager, who will be responsible for the logistical aspects of the strand, including liaising with the central team on room allocations, brochure content and assigning students to groups.
  • Central PGTA rate will be paid to ensure consistency across the Programme.

If you’re interested in developing and leading your own Grand Challenges strand, please contact Dr Clare Bentall.