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WACE Global Challenge

Global Leaders Programme - WACE Global Challenges

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WACE is an International professional organization dedicated to developing, expanding, branding and advocating for cooperative & work-integrated education programs within industry and educational institutions.

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What happens?

WACE Global Challenge is a sustainability strategy program that aims to solve social issues, profitably. In this 3-week virtual program, students will team up in groups of multidisciplinary cross-cultural teams and work collaboratively to solve a real industry challenge for an Industry Client - which could be a Start-Up, NGO (Non-Government Organisation) or Corporate Client.

Students will engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and work towards identifying a problem and then work in their teams to find and implement a solution for the identified problem. 

“It is a great opportunity to practice the skills that you already have and develop new traits. I really liked that this program is like a sneak-peek into real professional work! It was interesting to work together with people from different countries and cultures, to meet with a client. Definitely would recommend it to my peers.”  - Nina, University of Central Asia, Tajikistan

When does it happen?

This programme will take place from the 15 November to 10 December 2021 or 31 January to 25 February 2022

There is an expected minimum 25hr programme commitment across the three weeks. You will work to submit 2 project deliverables in teams of 6 students from different disciplines, year levels, countries, backgrounds and skillsets. 

The program will take place over 4 weeks with an expectation that students attend approx. 3 hours of sessions including induction, cultural intelligence and meeting the client in the first week.

Over the next three weeks approximately 25 hours of project work and then in the final few days an hour and half presentation and reflection session. Approximately 30 hours over 4 weeks.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • You are an undergraduate student at the University of Exeter
  • Your year of Graduation is no earlier than 2022
  • Students must be available to take part in the whole length of the programme and will be expected to attend all sessions and participate actively in independent work to meet the project goals and learning outcome

Cost

There is no programme fee for successful applicants to this programme. 

Why apply? 

“Graduates face increasing competition when entering the labour market” (UUK, 2017)

 Online mobility is a great way to continue building your employability skillset and intercultural skills despite the current barriers to travel posed by COVID-19. 

How do I apply?

Express your interest here. There is a student information session on Thursday the 7th of October at 1pm. Complete the expression of interest form to receive the link to the Zoom session. 

Any queries please direct to Leanne at outbound@exeter.ac.uk