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Online Global Leaders - Thriving Online with Petrus Communications

Global Leaders Programme - Petrus Communications Thriving Online

Are you ready to re-design how we learn, work and live together in the future? 

Then The Global Learning Expedition is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss this summer!  


The Global Learning Expedition – Thriving Online is a highly interactive experiential learning programme providing students from all backgrounds and profiles the opportunity to gain intercultural and essential workplace skills onlinediscover a range of industries and career paths, and make a difference with your ideas with engaged students from all over the world 

How does it work? 

Over the course of one week you will work in a multidisciplinary, international team to address the challenges we face right now as our world is disrupted by COVID-19. How can we go beyond mere survival, and truly thrive online in education, in the digital workplace and in our communities, all the while ensuring that our unique planet is thriving too! 

You’ll join a diverse and truly global cohort of up to 120 selected students for a week of inspirational talks, skills workshops, career insights, networking sessions and creative teamwork supported by world-class coaches. You will gather the insights and skills needed to design, develop and present your innovative ideas as a teamAt a thrilling global finale the best solutions to enable ‘Thriving Online’ will be pitched to an expert Jury and global audience of academia, NGOs and industry leaders at a global conference later in the year. 

“I absolutely loved it, over the two years that I’m at this university, this is my highlight, I absolutely loved the project and would recommend it to anyone!” 

2nd year student, University of Exeter – The Global Learning Expedition participant (February 2021) 

When does it happen? 

The next expedition runs online from the 30th of August to the 3rd of September with onboarding sessions the week beforeThe time online each day varies between 3 and 6 hours, with time for individual and group work, as well as social activity and fun. You must be able to participate in full over the duration of the programme.  

What are the eligibility criteria? 

You must fit all of these in order for your application to be considered 

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter or have a graduation date of 2021 

  • Be able to undertake all time commitments for the programme dates  


This opportunity is fully funded for successful applicants from the University of Exeter. 

Why apply? 

Thriving Online gives you the chance to collaborate with peers around the globe to shape the future and make a difference with your ideas! It brings valuable career and development opportunities including: 

  • Insight into a range of career paths 

  • Mastering online collaboration* using innovative tools and software 

  • Building the confidence to hit the ground running on your career-search 

  • The skills and contacts to develop an international professional network 

  • Certificate of completion and a digital roadbook to showcase the experience 

  • Access to future opportunities as part of the Global Learning Expedition alumni network 

  • Developing essential workplace skills such as intercultural teamwork and communications 

*3rd most required skill among global employers right now! 

Discover what the latest Global Learning Expeditions looked like for students just like you here.  


Exeter student Bethan Richards had this to say about her experience with Petrus in the Summer of 2020: 

Participating in the Global Leaders Programme was such a great experience. Even though it was held online rather than Bucharest and during a pandemic, I am super proud to have stepped out of my comfort zone and to have created a meaningful and tangible solution for Romanian NGO, Global Women in Tech with my team. I learnt so much from the experience from hearing about communities and the education system in Romania to learning about emotional intelligence and diversity from the University of Exeter Careers Team. I have gained so much confidence in myself and my abilities to tackle challenges from the Global Leaders Programme, I have made great friends and connections and overall, this has really helped me be fearless in going for opportunities. 2021, looks like an exciting year for me and I'm super excited to be a Spring Intern at J.P. Morgan and go on my year abroad to France and utilise the skills and lessons learn from Global Leaders.” 


How do I apply?  

The application deadline for University of Exeter students is Midnight on Sunday the 15th of August and the form can be found here.