Young Global Citizens at London's Global University
2 August 2011
This week, 70 teenagers from inner London state schools will take part in the UCL Horizons Global Citizenship Summer School.
They will debate challenging issues related to human rights, fair trade and global health - and receive daily homework tasks. Many of the young people have previously attended the UCL Horizons Year 10 Saturday School, a long-term academic enrichment programme at the UCL campus.
Many UCL staff and students are involved in the Summer School. An experienced team of UCL Horizons undergraduate ambassadors will support and mentor the teens throughout the week, acting as role models for higher education. UCL academics and PhD students will give daily lectures, and the teenagers will participate in debating workshops taught by young UCL graduates with experience of competing on the university debating circuit.
We hope to see our Horizons participants applying to UCL in the not too distant future.
UCL Outreach want to raise our profile across the UCL community. We regularly recruit undergraduate and postgraduate students to work on our programmes; we are also keen to hear from academic staff who can deliver engaging, interactive and age-appropriate sessions for secondary school students.
If you want to know more about the Summer School, UCL Horizons or UCL Outreach programmes generally, please email Alison Home or call her on 020 7679 7762.
Image: Global Citizenship Summer School students