On Friday 19th February UCL’s 2016 Global Citizenship Programme launched, and undergraduates and postgraduate taught students across UCL will be able to register to take part in one of the different programmes taking place from 31st May-10 June.
What is Global Citizenship?
Global Citizenship is UCL’s initiative to build students who can:
- look beyond their individual and local interests and see the complexity of an interconnected world
- understand the nature of the challenges that face that world
- are aware of their social, ethical and political responsibilities
- are ready to display leadership and work together to change the world for the better
- are able to solve problems through innovation and entrepreneurship
- prosper in a global jobs market that values the skills UCL provides
It’s made up of 10 different strands to choose from: 6 Grand Challenges targeted at first and second years only, and 4 more Pathways open to second years, penultimates, finalists and postgraduate taught students. The Global Citizenship Employability Programme (GCEP), run by UCL Careers, is one of these latter strands – so if you are thinking about what your future may hold beyond UCL, read on!
What will you gain on the GCE programme?
UCL Careers Global Citizenship Employability Programme is an exciting and very hands-on 2 weeks. This programme is ideal for students who are interested in having a fulfilling and rewarding career, and who want to prosper in a global jobs market. In many ways the GCE programme is an ‘employability crash course’.
Over the course of the fortnight you’ll tackle all parts of the job search: from initial self-reflection right through to every aspect of a selection process. This is a unique chance to get a real range and depth of experiences on how to proactively approach employers and effectively search and apply for your chosen roles within any industry, to make the most of UCL’s global university status.
You’ll learn about Global Citizenship from an employer’s perspective, understand how your values might coincide with those of businesses and organisations and be introduced to ways of bringing the values of Global Citizenship to life in careers ranging from global charities and NGOs to large multi-national commercial enterprises.
What else does it involve?
The two week programme involves a mix of workshops, talks, panel sessions, networking events, and personalised one-to-one coaching with employers, Careers Consultants and UCL Alumni as well as priority access to the end of year jobs fair.
Programme highlights include:
- Taking part in interactive workshops
- Learning how to market yourself effectively
- Practising assessment techniques commonly used by employers
- Discussing Global Citizenship with a wide range of employers
- Gaining feedback from employers
What did people say last year?
Don’t just take our word for it – check out our video and hear from attendees at last year’s programme. Most of all, be sure to register and come to UCL Careers to pay your £20 deposit to secure your place!