UCL Global Citizenship Programme


What's the right strand for me?

The UCL Global Citizenship Programme offers two types of strand, depending on where you are in your academic journey.

Grand Challenges 
UCL Grand Challenges

  • Open to first- and second-year undergraduates, with limited places on a few strands for third- and fourth-year undergraduates and taught postgraduates.
  • Focused on the UCL Grand Challenges: Global Health, Cultural Understanding, Sustainable Cities, Human Wellbeing, Justice and Equality and Transformative Technology.
  • Conduct your own research, explore London and develop new skills.


  • Open to undergraduates in their second year and above, plus all taught postgraduate students.
  • Focused on preparing for your next step after university and putting your skills into practice.

Our Programme is free to take part, although places on every strand are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Rise Up

Rise up! Negotiating Urban Change

Take part in the interactive simulation to understand the challenges and opportunities for urban change in Colombia.


Outbreak! Infectious Diseases

Understand how rapidly a local disease can become a global threat. Explore how individuals and organisations can combat it together.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Use crowd-sourcing of data collected by members of the public to address research questions of global significance.

Justice and Equality

Global Environmental Justice

Examine climate change from the perspective of justice. Ask how we can make its effects less unevenly distributed.


(Un)Urban: Designing for the Green City

Work with organisations in East London to design a greener, healthier city.

Challenging Europe

Explore the challenges, cultures and diverse languages of Europe.

Active Citizenship

Active Citizenship

Develop and apply campaigning skills to help solve our biggest challenges.



Identify where you want to go and develop the skills to get there.

Social Start-up

Social Start-up

Work in interdisciplinary teams to gain experience of building a social start-up, taking on global challenges.