Pathway courses

Second and final year programme

Pathway courses - overview

The focus of this part of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme is on putting your skills into practice in practical, real-world projects, preparing you for life beyond university. It is open to undergraduates in their second year or above, and to Masters students.

Students have a choice each year to take one of three options - Enterprise, Employability and the Voluntary Sector. Each of these develops skills in different areas, and helps prepare students for life beyond UCL.

The three options have been developed by UCL Advances, the UCL Volunteering Services Unit and UCL Careers Service. Each offers many other opportunities to students at all levels of study beyond their UCL Global Citizenship Programme contributions.

Please note that students may only take each strand once - there is no option to repeat a strand in subsequent years. This will help us manage demand for places, as well as ensuring students take advantage of a wide range of opportunities while at UCL.

These options are also open to PGT students.



UCL Advances has designed a two-week programme that challenges 2nd, 3rd and Final year undergraduates at UCL to come up with your own innovative answer to one of today global social problems – obesity, access to clean water, global warming, aging population or youth unemployment.

You will work in teams over the course of the two-weeks to create your own socially responsible enterprise that takes a novel approach to tackling on of these social issues. Along the way, you attend workshops of what a social enterprise is, why they are an important part of business and community today, the impact they can have and how they are run. You will also get guidance from inspiring social entrepreneurs and mentoring to help you develop your ideas further.

Find out more about the Enterprise strand

Voluntary Sector

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This second and final year strand is a two week academy for future voluntary sector leaders and others who embrace the challenge of solving complex local and global problems using skills and ingenuity. Students will learn about the voluntary sector before taking on projects in partnership with some of London's charities and community organisations to solve real problems.

The VSU coordinates this strand of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme.

Find out more about the Voluntary Sector as part of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme


UCL Careers

Are you:

  • Looking to build your CV with some work experience this summer?
  • Graduating this year without a job to go to?
  • Fed up of applying for opportunities only to be rejected along the way?
  • Daunted by the idea of life after UCL, what to do next and how to take the first step?

Then the UCL Careers employability summer school is for you.

Having a UCL degree is not enough any more, employers look for a range of diverse extra curricular experiences and global citizens who can tackle real-world problems.

Why not:

  • meet employers
  • take part in interactive workshops
  • get access to a jobs market
  • learn how to market yourself

Plus much more to help you get ahead of the rest.

This strand is coordinated by the UCL Careers Service

Find out more about Employability


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