SHOUTOUT4SDGs Project – Budapest 6-10 July 2020

European Cooperation for Social Responsibility - SHOUTOUT4SDGs

SHOUTOUT4SDGs: Making the UN Sustainable Development Goals explicit within Higher Education and the world of work.

We are looking for students studying any subject at any UK University to help us develop, co-create and test sustainable development learning content before, during and after a visit to Budapest, Hungary from 6 to 10 July inclusive.  You’ll join a vibrant and dynamic team from  Italy, Portugal, Hungary and the UK  to explore how we can explicitly link the UN SDGs to University (and our own) learning modules.

Participation in these mobilities is free.  We are seeking 6 students from each country. The costs of travel, accommodation and food are all covered by Erasmus+.  All you have to do is make your own way to the UK point of departure.  You’ll need to complete a short application form which can be accessed by leaving your email address below.

To join the project you must be an undergraduate, postgraduate or 2019 graduate.  All skills and backgrounds are welcome – you might be an English student, a geographer, an economist or a sociologist or a history student (this list could go on…) – everyone has something to contribute and we’d welcome your views and input!

We would particularly welcome applications from students of economics, politics and policy.  In the past we have welcomed students from physics, engineers, biology and sustainable development.

The Project

We’re asking students studying in the UK to help us develop some on-line learning materials and social media content that tell real stories around making links between University learning modules/or learning activities /or projects and the UN SDGs.

This Erasmus+ SHOUTOUT4SDGs project aims to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals explicit within Higher Education and the world of work. The main project website is here and we’ll be adding new learning material to this we go through 2020.

This visit to Budapest will comprise a series of workshops and discussions centred around the example of the barn owl and how it’s story ultimately links to an understanding of macro-economics.  In small international teams you’ll be actively contributing to thinking, exploring ideas and offering solutions that lead to the promotion of the UN SDGs in Higher Education and the world of work.  Flip chart paper and pens, lots of great chatter and cakes with coffee will (we hope) help you to contribute to our project.  Expect to work hard in this creative space.

The project is a partnership between Ambios Ltd (UK) the Barn Owl Foundation (Hungary) and AmbiosPT (Portugal), as well as the University of Padova (Italy) and the University of Evora (Portugal).  The Universities of Southampton (UK) and ELTE (Budapest, Hungary) are also associated with the project.  Through students we now have links with the Universities of Exeter and Strathclyde.

Highlights

Join our project and:

  • Explore sustainability through real world practical examples
  • Experience working directly on implementing the UN SDGs
  • Volunteer in an educational context – suggesting and creating on-line learning materials for others
  • Boost your team-working and communication skills
  • Network with students, professionals, industry, educators and politicians within a wider European context
  • Participate in a cultural exchange with Hungary, Italy, Portugal, UK
  • Gain superb C.V. experience

Some feedback:

“I wanted to thank you once again for facilitating such a wonderful week in Coruche, Portugal where I got the opportunity to learn many new things and network with interesting people throughout. This experience has been invaluable to me and my career aspirations, and for that I am thankful. The project was very well put together and encouraged lots of critical thinking about sustainability, combined with the story of cork oak montado ecosystems, and the practical solutions session inspired me to take action.”

Accommodation

We’ll be traveling to Gödöllő, Szent István University which is just outside Budapest. You can see the exact location here.The Szent István University is an agricultural science and veterinary university in Hungary, with its headquarters and main campus in the Central Hungarian town of Gödöllő.

Accommodation will be in shared student rooms and some of the activities will be outside in the adjacent woodland area. You should be prepared to spend time outside in sub-zero temperatures walking in the woods (and to come inside to warm up!).

If you have any questions please email info@ambios.net. If you are happy with the information above please register below and we’ll send you the application form as soon as it is available or an automatic email response will point you to the application form.

How do I take part?

Once you have registered we’ll be back in touch with a link to the application form which will be available from on Monday 27th January. The closing date for applications will be 12noon Monday 30th March.

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