Boost your global knowledge and employability with the Global Perspectives Programme


Employers increasingly want graduates who not only possess subject specific knowledge but who are also globally aware. As a student in the School of Life and Medical Sciences you have the opportunity to participate in a two day intensive short course designed to further develop the global knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in business and the professions. Taking part ‘Global Perspectives Programme’ offers you a fantastic opportunity to do just that.

When and What?

The two day short course will run on the 5th and 6th June 2017. Over these two days a series of lectures and workshop will be delivered that seek to develop your knowledge and understanding of key global issues such as globalisation, population, migration, indigenous peoples, water resources, and climate change.

Places, Cost, Attendance

Places on the programme are free, with lunch and refreshments also being provided free of charge throughout the short course. However, upon your acceptance onto the programme you will be asked to pay a small deposit to secure your place. Upon successful completion of the programme, this deposit will be refunded to you, with this refund dependent upon you attending 80% of scheduled sessions.

Successful completion of the programme will be confirmed by you being issued with a certificate of attendance.


The programme is open to all undergraduate students, irrespective of level, area of study, and whether or not you are classified as a Home/EU, or Overseas student. However, students who have studied the module ‘Living in a Changing and Contested World’ are not eligible to take part due to the similarity of module content.  

Deadlines and Notification

The deadline to register your interest is January 4th 2017 23:59 PM (BST). Places are limited, so don’t miss out! Successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance onto the programme by February 1st 2017, with the deposit needing to be paid by February 28th 2017 at 23:59 PM (BST).

To register your interest in taking part in the programme, please click here!

If you require further information on the programme, please contact Dr James Jenkins, Associate Dean International, School of Life and Medical Sciences


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