The Global Citizenship Programme & Scholarships (GCP) were set up to build a strong academic community and scholarly programme at Ustinov College; to foster critical literacy, intercultural communication and interdisciplinarity; and to provide a space for ongoing exploration of global citizenship in theory and practice.
The Programme offers leadership roles and accommodation awards for full-time postgraduate students, who are able to advance their research through community engagement and acquire a set of transferable skills both for academic and non-academic fields.
The GCP offers a number of opportunities. The team comprises five scholars who will work together as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create and deliver seminars and activities under our five core projects :
Successful applicants will organise a range of academic, social, cultural events and projects, including seminars and discussion groups, research forums, development sessions and academic conferences. There are a further two positions for scholars who will focus on organising and delivering volunteering activities in College. The minimum expectation would be two volunteering events to be delivered each term. As a core group of seven, the team will also deliver the Ustinov Annual Conference (held in June) and will offer support with the Ustinov Art Exhibition (typically held in the summer each year).
Each GCP scholar will receive a £3000 scholarship for their contribution to the GCP across the full academic year.
One £4000 scholarship is available for the position of Editor of The Ustinovian and Pantomath. The Ustinovian is the College Magazine and is published three times every year. Pantomath is the College's scholarly journal and is published once a year, in the summer.
One £1000 scholarship is available for a GCP photographer who will be expected to attend GCP events and ensure good quality photography is available for College promotional purposes as well as contribution to The Ustinovian.
Scholars are not required to live in College accommodation but it is encouraged. If scholars live in College accommodation, their scholarship will be paid against their College accommodation fee unless otherwise requested.
The Ustinov College Scholarships are open to all current and prospective full-time members of Ustinov College, from any subject or discipline.
This year I was awarded a scholarship within the Global Citizenship Programme, and my role was organising the Ustinov Annual Conference. As a GCP Scholar, I gained tremendous experience in organisation, communication and management
The GCP gave me the opportunity to get to know kind people and force me to
get out of my shell in regards of reaching out to researchers and talking in public. I had a great time working with my teammate to bring different events into fruition, from tours to seminars. It also allowed me to get to know about the North East area in a more profound way than I would have not being part of the Nort East Local History Team