U21 Global Citizenship

U21 Global Citizenship

Published: 5 March 2021

Highlights: Universitas 21 (U21) is offering a new, online, international opportunity for students this April. Universitas 21 Global Citizenship is an online leadership development program, delivered by Common Purpose, a global not-for-profit organisation that specializes in Cross-Boundary Leadership. Participants will develop ideas together, across borders and time zones, honing skills needed to thrive in the 21st century whilst tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, outlined in the United Nation Sustainability Goals (UNSDG).  Hear from previous participants in our Global Citizens blog, vlog and on Linkedin.

The course is open to 2,000 students across the U21 global network of 27 universities, spanning 18 countries and 19 time zones. Throughout the program participants will engage with and learn from students across the globe. 

The three-week program launches on Monday 29 March. Each week requires a minimum of 3 hours of online learning that you can complete in your own time. In addition during weeks 1 and 2 there are real-time, online reflection workshops, where you will draw on the learning from that week and engage in discussions with other students from across the globe. 

Successful completion of the program and all activities will earn you the Global Citizenship micro-credential which you can display on your LinkedIn profile, demonstrating that you have developed the skills to tackle complex global issues and stand up as a leader. 

As a result of the program you will be:  

  • Equipped to take rapid action on the Sustainable Development Goal that you choose 
  • Able to step outwards and collaborate with diverse networks 
  • Ready to challenge preconceptions and better inform other people’s perspectives 
  • Better equipped to operate across hierarchies  
  • Better prepared to live and maintain your values and integrity 
  • Better connected to U21 students around the world


  • Any registered student (post or undergraduate) at a U21 member university.
  • All applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of the course start date. 

Please note students who have previous completed U21 Global Citizenship (Oct 2020) will not be eligible to take part again.


Please note that there is a limited number of spaces per member university and U21 will operate a waiting list once all allocated spaces are filled.

UNSW students should register their interest at http://unsw.aglobal.education/st-application as soon as possible before 9:00am Monday 15th March 2021.

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