The Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme have recently begun working with local primary and secondary schools, both pupils and teachers, on knowledge exchanges, cultural workshops and other joint projects. Ustinovians share their time, expertise and cultures, and also get the opportunity to explore local culture in Durham through spending time and building relationships with students and teachers.
We also support the training of teachers, which helps the schools but also provides an excellent opportunity for our students to share their research to a wider audience. For example, an event directed at secondary school teachers will see a group of 5-6 postgraduate students (a mix of masters and PhDs) from different disciplines give 10-minute spiels on the cutting edge work they are doing in their fields, plus how it might be worth teaching in schools or of use in lessons.
Other projects include language cafés and classes led by international students, critical workshops for pupils relating to the upcoming Commonwealth commemorations.
By Pen-Yuan Hsing and Emine Gurbuz According to Stuart Corbridge, the Vice-Chancellor of Durham University, he has “been constantly impressed by the outstanding quality of research produced at the University”. However, this research is often locked up in an “ivory tower” and isolated from the local community. Over the past few years, PhD student and
On Friday 1st of December (the start of the real Christmas countdown) local school children and their parents were invited to join the GCP to create Christmas crafts with LOTS of glitter. They came along to make Christmas cards and decorations provided with a bit of inspiration from festive tunes and pinterest crafts. The
26 September 2017 Francesca Luchi, ERASMUS student, MSc Management On 26th September I and a fellow Ustinovian, Rumy from Indonesia, student travelled to Sunderland to celebrate European Languages Day with primary school children at Hill View Infant Academy. It was an amazing experience. I am Italian, and was able to teach the kids several Italian
By Emine Gurbuz and Pen-Yuan Hsing On 11th of July, the Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) hosted students from Corporation Road Primary School in Darlington. As the first step of a larger engagement initiative with local schools, we aimed to introduce the students to the university and college life by having several activities in the