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25 - 28 SEPTEMBER 2020 Thriving Online A Global Learning Expedition ... to re-design how we learn,
work and live together in the future, brought to you by
Petrus, GEDC and McMaster University.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Organised by Petrus in partnership with:

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

Calling engaged students, recent graduates and future leaders worldwide from every year group and discipline to join Thriving Online. This Global Learning Expedition for innovation and skills development takes place online from Friday 25th to Monday 28th September 2020.

Over four days 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 working life and in our communities, all the while ensuring that our unique planet is thriving too!

The team behind Canada’s McMaster University Faculty of Engineering and Office of Community Engagement ‘MacChangers Program’ have teamed up with multi-award-winning design agency Petrus and the prestigious Global Engineering Deans Council to deliver a unique opportunity for students worldwide to re-design our future, together.

A diverse and truly global cohort of up to 120 selected students will work together in teams to design, develop and present their innovative ideas, leading to a thrilling global finale where the best solutions to enable ‘Thriving Online’ will be pitched to a VIP Jury and invited audience of Engineering Deans, NGO and Industry Leaders from around the world for an exciting prize.

In addition, with inspirational talks, skills workshops, career insights, networking sessions and creative teamwork supported by world-class coaches, all Global Learning Expedition participants will gain essential workplace skills and discover a range of industries and career paths, to hit the ground running on your career-search.

Apply by 11th September 2020!

Applications are now closed!

To apply for Thriving Online follow these simple steps. The whole process should take about 30 minutes from start to finish.

  1. Create an account which will allow you to save your application as you are working on it.
  2. Complete the application form which has 4 short sections with questions about your profile, your educational background, your activities and experience, and your motivation to participate in this event.
  3. Block your agenda from Friday 25th to Monday 28th September inclusive to ensure that if you are selected you are available.

Selected students will be informed by 16th September. We will then provide a full brief, payment details (if relevant) and access to the event platform containing the detailed agenda and preparation documents you need. Ready to go?

The networking and pitch sessions were really helpful and reshaped the way I view these two tasks. I feel more confident going into these environments now and know I will able to make the most of future opportunities.

Participant ‘Global Leaders’ Learning Expedition
Univ. of Exeter (20-24 July 2020)

Timeline

Program Features

inspirational Inspirational talks
inspirational Skills workshops
inspirational Networking sessions
inspirational Careers insights session
inspirational Innovative collaboration tools and software
inspirational Creative teamwork on a global challenge supported by world-class coaches

Benefits

For Students

Shape the future and make a difference with your ideas!

  • International network
  • Career insights
  • Enhance your resume
  • Master online collaboration
  • Key professional skills
  • Certificate

NEW! Participation enables access to further Global Learning Expedition opportunities including virtual internships and global student challenges.

For Universities
  • A guide to best practice and resources to develop your own experiential learning programs of this kind.
  • A valuable learning experience for your students to develop employability skills and kick start their career.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your student well-being and career success.

Very Interactive, good mix between skills practice and working on projects. Great insights from a mixture of inspirational individuals and companies.

Participant ‘Global Leaders’ Learning Expedition
Univ. of Exeter (20-24 July 2020)

For Companies
  • Engage with a global cohort of talented students who have developed essential workplace skills.
  • A valuable opportunity to gain insight into the workplace expectations and needs of the next generation.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the online well-being of the next generation.

Problem solving in a way that I have not really done before, learning more about problems that effect.

Participant ‘Global Leaders’ Learning Expedition
Univ. of Exeter (20-24 July 2020)

How to get involved

I am a student

Event fee: The cost per student is €250 / 295USD.

Participants can be self-funded, supported by their university or selected via a diverse global process for one of the sponsored places available.

Email info@global-learning-expedition.com to find out if your university is already supporting the program.

Thanks to our partnerships with leading education organisations, universities and companies we are able to propose a significantly lower programme fee than is usually the case for the Global Learning Expedition.

I am a university representative

As a university you can fund up to 10 places for your students, at €250 (c.295USD) per place. To take advantage of this offer, please contact Laura Alistar at info@global-learning-expedition.com and let us know how many places you would like to fund, and if you would like to choose the students or would like Petrus to make the selection via the online application form.

If your institution cannot fund places but you would like to propose this opportunity to your students, you can use the flyer here to do so, and let us know if you need more information.

I am a company representative

For the program to be as diverse and inclusive as possible we are looking for companies to provide sponsorship for excellent students whose university cannot fund their place and who cannot pay for themselves.

Please consider funding places for exceptional students, at €250 (c.295USD) per place.

To take advantage of this offer, please contact Laura Alistar at info@global-learning-expedition.com and let us know how many places you would like to fund, and if there are any criteria you would like to associate with your funding (e.g. students from a particular discipline, country or institution).

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@global-learning-expedition.com

If you would like to become a partner of the Global Learning Expedition, please contact us via info@global-learning-expedition.com

If you would like to promote the Global Learning Expedition to your students, don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@global-learning-expedition.com

If you would like to support students to participate in the Global Learning Expedition, don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@global-learning-expedition.com

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