Practical experiences aligned to your learning outcomes – that make a difference to the world
Applying academic study and research in practice, brings it to life and cements understanding. Practical experience is of great value to the student. But what if it brought great value to others too?
WE2 builds projects and field trips for universities, based around delivering new expertise and insight to charities in the developing world. These projects give students the opportunity to test and apply their academic learning and research into practical and novel situations. In return, the charity receives the insight and expertise that allows it to expand its impact and reach into new areas.
These projects bring practical and life experience to the students, in exchange, for the insight and expertise that the charities need develop and thrive. They are extremely rewarding to both.
The model can be applied to every faculty, discipline and level – Business, IT, Art & Design, Science & Technology, Social Sciences, etc. In a variety of forms including - course electives, consultancy projects, dissertations, internships and volunteering – either remotely and/or briefly in Uganda
WE2 can bring the benefit of the practical application of study and research, to make a difference in the developing world.
Past, present and some ideas for future projects here -
(From an MBA elective)
Young people in Uganda leave secondary school with good academic results. However, in a primarily rural community they do not have the vocational skills to become economically self-sufficient.
The charity would like to establish a vocational training centre to give students the life, technical and business skills to build their own businesses and so become self-sufficient. This facility needs to be commercially self-sustaining as income from donations is not predictable over the long term.
A feasibility study and budgetary model, making recommendations to the charity on the best approach.
At the start of the semester students are briefed on the project
A two week field trip to the charity in Uganda
Second group assignment - UK
The package includes
Personal expenditure – visas and vaccinations. Optional safari and activities
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