U21 Global Citizens 2022 - Applications close 23 Sept 2022

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Published: 21 Sep 2022


Universitas 21 Global Citizens is an online leadership development course, delivered by Common Purpose, a global not-for-profit organisation that specialises in Cross-Boundary Leadership, with 75 student spaces available per member institution.

U21 is a truly global network of 28 universities that span 18 countries and 19 time zones, and throughout the course participants engage with and learn from students across the globe.  

By developing ideas together, across borders and time zones, students develop the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century whilst tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, outlined in the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). With the support of Common Purpose’s trained facilitators, participants are guided to reflect on the improvement in their cultural competency and awareness throughout the course and how they, as individuals and as groups, can turn their learning into valuable global action.

What can I expect from U21 Global Citizens?

  • Being part of an online cohort of up to 2000 student innovators across the world. 
  • A minimum of 9 hours of learning across 3 weeks of online engagement, discussions and development.
  • The opportunity to undertake independent study at a time that suits you via the U21 Global Citizens online platform. 
  • Additional, optional online workshops run in real-time with students across the world to consolidate learning and create connections. Students will have the opportunity to choose to attend sessions at a time that suits them. Times for option live session for October 2022 are as follows (please ensure you convert each time to your local time zone - depending on your timezones dates might fall the day before or after what is listed below):

Week 1: Tuesday 4 October: 13:00-14:30 British Summer Time OR Wednesday 5 October: 02.00 – 03.30 British Summer Time OR Wednesday 5 October: 18:00 – 19.30 British Summer Time

Week 2: Tuesday 11 October: 18:00 – 19.30 British Summer Time OR Wednesday 12 October : 02.00 – 03.30 British Summer Time OR Wednesday 12 October :  13:00 – 14.30 British Summer Time

Post Course Reflection sessions 

Wednesday 26 October: 15:00 – 16.30 British Summer Time OR Thursday 27 October: 05.00 – 06.30 British Summer Time 

  • Time to work in smaller groups on the topics that interest you.
  • Access to insights from global leaders who will share their knowledge and experience.

Eligibility to apply

  • Any registered student (post or undergraduate) at a U21 member university.
  • All applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of the course start date. 

How to apply

Register now at: https://universitas21.com/globalcitizens

Deadline for applications is 23 September 2022. Places are limited so apply early to avoid missing out!

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