Theme: The World’s Big Problems and How to Influence the Solutions
Arguably more than any year previously, the past year has seen global figures speak out about the greatest challenges the world faces. Politicians, business leaders and academics have had to become increasingly skilled in influencing change on a global platform.
As a student of a Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) - member university, you may be aware of the groundbreaking research that your institution is doing to support the UN’s agenda on sustainable development. In celebration of the excellence around the network, this course will give you an opportunity to collaborate with students of fellow WUN partner universities, to learn about the challenges that academics across the world unite to tackle.
This course will help you to appreciate the complexities of global challenges and learn how world-leading academics from a range of disciplines - spanning the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities - are working together to find solutions.
As an aspiring leader, this course will help you to develop the skills you need to help influence institutions to act in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, whether your career aspirations lie in academia, policymaking and multilateral organisations, or the private sector.
Each day will have a keynote talk followed by a seminar-style discussion of the key issues raised. The afternoons will comprise workshop-style skills sessions focusing on leadership and influencing. The theory and practice will be followed by practical application of these skills in industry, policy and academic arenas.