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Going Global

Note: Applications for Semester B 2013/14 now closed

Deadline for applications: 4pm on Friday 28th February - to be submitted to your school international champion

Check our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for further information on Going Global.

The University of East London (UEL)  has an exciting scheme - Going Global, which is to help students to participate in short study related visits overseas. Going Global is a self organsied or school assisted short visit overseas, the aim of which is to enhance and support your studies and add a global dimension to your UEL experience.

Some students find it difficult to take up opportunities to travel overseas for a semester or for a year on an Exchange or Study Abroad placement. Going Global is an excellent way to integrate overseas mobility into your programme of studies.

The scheme is open to UK students (home-fee status). There is a competitive bidding process and successful applicants will be awarded part–funding for their proposed study visits. You may be able to supplement the award with available funds from your Progress Bursary, if eligible.

Are you interested?

Going Global enables you to apply for part-funding to undertake short overseas travel periods as part of your course, similar to a field-trip or a short work placement. A short overseas study visit may be an ideal way for you to integrate an international dimension into your degree. Experience of studying/working in an international setting is an increasingly desired attribute that employers look for in applicants, and your CV can be enhanced when it includes an overseas academic element.

Going Global is intended to support study related trips generally from a few days to a few weeks, which link to your studies at UEL.  For example, if on a particular module, your learning would benefit from a visit to a overseas institution, conference, venue, event, city or country, and you can demonstrate clear learning outcomes, then Going Global may be able to help fund you. 

There are two types of applications

Individual bids: 

Applications are accepted from individual students who:

  • demonstrate that they have researched their proposal thoroughly
  • show the relevance of the project and how it meets the learning outcomes of their studies
  • include full costs for their trip and how this will be funded
  • can provide a preliminary schedule of activities
  • complete a thorough and detailed risk assessment
  • are supported by their School
  • submit a fully completed application by the given deadline.  

Your Academic Sponsor or the School International Champion can advise on the proposed project.

Note: Application forms and Helpexts will be available to download soon.

Group bids: 

A small number of students can get together to submit a group application (typically groups of between 4 and 6 students). A group leader will need to be appointed by the group. The group leader must ensure that the application:

  • demonstrates that they have researched their proposal thoroughly
  • shows the relevance of the project and how it meets the learning outcomes of their studies
  • includes full costs for their trip and how this will be funded
  • provides a preliminary schedule of activities
  • includes a thorough and detailed risk assessment
  • is supported by the School
  • is fully completed and submitted by the given deadline. 

Your Academic Sponsor or the School International Champion can advise on the proposed project. 

Note: Application forms and Helpexts will be available to download soon.

Important information about UEL policies

Going Global projects will generally be considered as field trips or as work placements, if the trip involves working in some way. As with any field trip or work placement authorising staff, and students who intend to travel must be fully aware of, and act in accordance with, UEL policies:
www.uel.ac.uk/qa/manual/placement.htm and www.uel.ac.uk/hs/fieldworkpolicy.htm .

Authorising staff in Schools are expected to perform all due diligence regarding these policies, including checking and approving risk assessments, insurance policies and informing students of their rights and responsibilities. 

Further guidance:  check our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for further information on the Going Global bursaries.

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