Global Citizenship Workshop

Start Date
13 March 2014
End Date
14 March 2014
University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
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The first Global Citizenship workshop will be held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus from 13-14 March 2014. (This is immediately prior to APAIE conference in Seoul, Korea from 17 - 20 March).

This workshop will explore our current understanding and approach towards promoting Global Citizenship within the student body.It will then specifically address the question of how a global university network can develop activities that support partner organisations in enhancing student engagement with an understanding of Global Citizenship.

Most universities make reference to Global Citizenship in either their mission statements, strategic plans or within the attribute set they wish to encourage their student body to develop.  The reality is, however, that Global Citizenship means many things to many people.  For a student, for example, it is often heavily contextualised by the local and national environment.  Global university networks create the opportunity for interactions that will challenge contextualised student understanding of social and cultural issues and, in so doing, potentially create stronger community amongst the global student body.  Student mobility has often been seen as the primary mechanism to create these interactions but this notion is being increasingly challenged as modern communications, student behaviours and other aspects of the globalisation of Higher Education, such as International/offshore campuses, partnerships and franchises, offer real opportunities to enrich Global Citizenship in local/home contexts.  

Programme Outline

The workshop will be held for two full days from Thursday 13 - Friday 14 March, 2014.

In addition, on Saturday 15 March, 2014, the University of Nottingham’s ‘Knowledge Without Borders Network’ will host a half-day event on the theme:The Offshore/International Campus: Trends, Experiences, and Objectives, an exploration of strategy and practice in relation to offshore TNE activities led by senior representatives from Nottingham Malaysia and Nottingham Ningbo. This event is free, and open to all delegates.

A draft itinerary for these three days can be downloaded below. A full programme will be sent to all registered delegates in due course.

Event Speakers 

Biographies of the speakers appearing at the Global Citizenship Workshop can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


Transport, Catering and Accommodation

The cost of transport and all meals at the workshop on Thursday and Friday will be covered.

Academic and professional services delegates’ accommodation, at the Royal Chulan Hotel, will cost US$360 for three nights. Accommodation bookings will be managed by the UNMC Events team once delegates have registered through the U21 website. The payment of the US$360 is payable by delegates on departure from the hotel.

Students will be accommodated at the Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The cost of accommodation will be covered for nominated U21 student delegates (one student per member).

UNMC students will stay on the UNMC campus. Any additional student delegates will also be housed on the UNMC campus.

Travel between the airport and hotel is at delegates’ expense. Taxis are approximately US$20. 

How To Register

Please note that registration for this event is now closed.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Sue Dengate (

Further Networking Opportunities

Delegates interested in arranging further networking with both Nottingham Malaysia colleagues and other Malaysian HEI are encouraged to contact the Knowledge Without Borders team directly to explore opportunities,

Sue Dengate