Global Virtual Opportunities
Despite the on-going uncertainty around the world, now is a great time to take advantage of some fantastic virtual global experiences that are completely free and can be done from the comfort and safety of your home. The below options offer a wide range of interesting topics, the chance to connect with others around the world, and gain new skills and knowledge. We aim to add more opportunities as they become available, so keep checking back!
We'd love to hear from you! It would be incredibly helpful if you can share your thoughts on virtual global experiences, and what other opportunities you would like to see City offer. This survey should take only a few minutes of your time: Virtual Global Experiences Survey
The SDG Academy is the online education platform of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. Here, you can find a wealth of free educational resources from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development. Take part in the courses at your own pace, in your own time, for free! Check out all that is available to you here.
Change the world through online volunteering
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins. Click here to find out what options are available to you!
Common Purpose asked 1000 young people across the UK what kind of leaders they want to become. They condensed the insights they gained, and the result is UK101 Leadership Programme.
UK101 Leaders combine and strike a balance between four elements: being Radical, Strategic, Embracing, and Resilient.
UK101 is a free, online leadership development programme that explores the concept of UK101 Leadership. As a participant, you will learn alongside a diverse group of peers to develop your own UK101 leadership skills through interactive exercises, engaging articles, and discussion forums. You will also hear stories of UK101 leadership from a wide range of senior and emerging leaders, such as a migrant rights activist, a social entrepreneur, a scientist, an Extinction Rebellion organizer, a former NHS doctor, a mother and daughter duo, and the head of a university business school. The programme takes between 4-6 hours which you can complete at your own pace during the 7-week cohort.
*Click on the link above to sign up and for more information! The next programme starts on 18th January- apply now!*
Online learning offers a new way to explore subjects you’re passionate about. Have a browse on the Future Learn website for topics and courses that may be of interest. Keep in mind some courses require a fee, but many others - including the below options - are completely free. The below courses run between 2-4 weeks, depending on the topic, with dates ranging from End of May - July/August.
- Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change through Policymaking
- Cultural Diversity and the City
- Unleash your Potential: Global Citizenship
- Improve your Intercultural Competence
- Cultural Diplomacy
- Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Crossing Borders
- Introduction to Intercultural Studies: The Branding of Culture