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HPSC2017 Global Citizenship in Action

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This page provides information about HPSC2017. The tutor is Chiara Ambrosio.

Course description

This is an action-based group-work course in which students develop and implement a project via which they, and a wider community, enhance citizenship and leave a legacy of new understanding, better practice or improved social relations.  The student groups choose a contemporary issue of global significance (such as fair trade, climate change, public health, participatory democracy) and undertake a programme of learning and activity which enrols a wider community in a way that enhances both their own citizenship and UCL's citizenship in a wider community.  For example, the students might develop and implement a project to enrol UCL's members in reducing UCL's carbon footprint; or run a 'town meeting' on universities and citizenship involving UCL, politicians and our neighbours in Camden.

A or B?

HPSC2017 is a one-term module, and we offer it in both Term 1 and Term 2.

  • HPSC2017A is for Term 1
  • HPSC2017B is for Term 2

The module is the same in both Terms: same assessment, same expectations.


Description Weighting%
Individual essay (1000 words) 10
Group proposal for action/project delivery (3000 words) 30
Amended group proposal for action/project delivery 10
Group event, final report and evaluation (action/event and 3000 words) 40
Individual reflection (2,000 words) 10

Project archives

  • 2010-11 Bee Fayre (link)
  • 2009-10 PassItOn Book Cycle (link)

Page last modified on 20 sep 13 16:21 by Jo E Pearson

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