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.