Global Graduates programme – one week to apply

iStock_000011532992Small International signsThere’s a week left until the closing date for applications to our Global Graduates programme. Applications need to be in by 5pm Friday 17 May 2013.

The Global Graduates programme is a programme only for students at The University of Manchester. The programme consist of a week-long visit to one of four locations overseas, where participants will meet alumni and employer representatives at a variety of organisations to find out what it is like to work in that location, about their businesses and the types of roles available within these organisations. It’s a great chance to learn about somewhere else, different working practices, as well as enabling you to think about your own employability. Hopefully the visits will help you to think about the skills you already possess and areas that you may want to develop or improve as a result of speaking to people in different roles and industries – they might even help you think about some options after graduation that you might not have considered!

As part of these visits, participants will be ambassadors for The University of Manchester and will be expected to share information about the university, such as key developments or exciting news, with the representatives they meet.

There are four locations: Dubai, Hong Kong, New York City and Singapore. We’re offering four funded places to each location but you can apply to only one location.  All of the visits will take place during the week of 19-23 August 2013 (so you’ll need to be available from approximately 16-25 August to allow for travelling to and from your chosen location).

In exchange for the chance to visit one of these locations, participants are expected to complete the following:

  • A team report on their findings (2,000 words)
  • An individual report on how the experience has improved their employability (1,000 words)
  • A team presentation on return to university (start of 2013-14 academic year) about their visits

The programme is open to any current undergraduate student at The University of Manchester who is not in their final year of study.  We’ll be sending a maximum of 16 students (four per location) on the Global Graduates programme this summer.  Up to 12 of the places will be available to students who are in receipt of one or more of the following bursaries as a result of their household income being £25,000 or less:

  • Full, non-repayable financial grant from the UK government (ie full grant from Student Finance England)
  • The Manchester Bursary
  • The National Scholarship
  • Opportunity Manchester Scholarship.

If you are unsure if you are in receipt of one or more of these awards, you can find more details on the University of Manchester Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Application forms and full details for the Global Graduates programme can be found on our website. Don’t forget the closing date is 5pm Friday 17 May 2013.

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