THRIVING ONLINE

30 August - 3 September 2021

The latest programme of The Global Learning Expedition challenges students worldwide to re-design how we learn, work and live together in the future!

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30 August - 3 September 2021

THRIVING ONLINE

The latest programme of The Global Learning Expedition challenges students worldwide to re-design how we learn, work and live together in the future!

Sign me up for Thriving Online – deadline 12.08!

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Are you ready to re-design how we learn, work and live in the future?

Calling engaged students and future leaders worldwide from every year group and discipline to join Thriving Online. This Global Learning Expedition for innovation and skills development will run online between 30 August – 3 September 2021.

Over the course of a week you will work in a multidisciplinary, international team to address the challenges we face right now as our world is disrupted by COVID-19. How can we go beyond mere survival, and truly thrive online? Dedicated teams of students will explore the impact of living online in one of three tracks focusing on education, the digital workplace and our communities, all the while ensuring that our unique planet is thriving too!

With inspirational talks, skills workshops, career insights, networking sessions and creative teamwork supported by world-class coaches, all Global Learning Expedition participants will gain essential workplace skills and discover a range of industries and career paths, to hit the ground running on your career-search.

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A diverse and truly global cohort of up to 120 selected students will work together in teams to design, develop and present their innovative ideas, leading to a thrilling global finale where the best solutions to enable ‘Thriving Online’ will be pitched to an expert Jury and global audience of academia, NGOs and industry leaders.

This unique opportunity for students worldwide is delivered by multi-award-winning global design agency Petrus, the team behind a range of impactful educational, interactive and experiential learning programmes and challenges. This includes Airbus Fly Your Ideas, Airnovation Summer Academy, Total Energy Summer School and the Dassault Systèmes Sustainability Challenge.

Discover what the latest Global Learning Expedition, designed and delivered for the University of Exeter, UK, in February 2021, looked like!
“It was a fantastic way for students to gain some global experience without having to travel abroad, which is challenging in the best of times and impossible now.”

Jenna Carpenter, Dean of Engineering
Campbell University, USA
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Benefits

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For Students

Shape the future and make a difference with your ideas!

  • International network
  • Career insights
  • Enhance your resume
  • Master online collaboration
  • Key professional skills
  • Certificate
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For Universities
  • A guide to best practice and resources to develop your own experiential learning programmes of this kind.
  • A valuable learning experience for your students to develop employability skills and kick start their career.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your student well-being and career success.
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For Companies
  • Engage with a global cohort of talented students who have developed essential workplace skills.
  • A valuable opportunity to gain insight into the workplace expectations and needs of the next generation.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the online well-being of the next generation.
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NEW! Participation enables access to The Global Learning Expedition alumni community and further opportunities including virtual internships and global student challenges.

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NEW! Participation enables access to The Global Learning Expedition alumni community and further opportunities including virtual internships and global student challenges.

Hear from Karis, a 3rd year student who participated in a Global Learning Expedition we designed and delivered for the University of Exeter in February 2021.
"Thank you for the opportunity to attend – the personal growth and professional development derived is unlike anything I’ve experienced before!"

5th year, dual masters student in Aerospace Engineering and Law,
RMIT University/Deakin University, Australia
"The sessions were just spectacular, I have learned so much with this programme."

3rd year student, Thriving Online 2020 participant
Universidad de los Andes, Columbia

Apply now for Thriving Online 2021!

  • If you don’t have one already, create your account for The Global Learning Expedition and complete your profile. Otherwise – just log in! Complete and submit the Thriving Online application form of 3 short     sections on you, your education background and your motivation to join this event Block your calendar from Monday 30th August to Friday 3rd September to make sure you are ready to join us if your application is successful. FYI there will be a short onboarding session on Thursday 26th August and a networking session on Sunday 29th August.
  • Complete and submit the Thriving Online application form of 3 short sections on you, your education background and your motivation to join this event
  • Block your calendar from Monday 30th August to Friday 3rd September to make sure you are ready to join us if your application is successful. FYI there will be a short onboarding session on Thursday 26th     August and a networking session on Sunday 29th August.
  • Where possible we will rerun sessions to accommodate all time zones. This is an immersive and intensive programme that does not require you to be online all the time. There are between 3 to 6 hours of     interactive content online each day for both the full cohort or in small groups, as well as time for teamwork and social activities.

Selected students will be informed between 13th – 22nd August about their application being successful. We will then provide a full brief, payment details (if relevant) and access to the event platform containing the detailed agenda and preparation documents you need. Ready to go? 
Ready to join? Hit the button below!

I want to Thrive Online!
"The Thriving Online experience is one that I will take with me into life and profession. Providing an opportunity to both face and grow from adversity in a team challenge and create some serious #entrepreurship style magic!!!

Cross cultural communication skills & Cross cultural teams are an absolute MUST in today’s pandemic world. These are skills for life."


4th year student, Thriving Online 2020 participant
Deakin University, Australia

2021 Thriving Online – Timeline

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Programme Features

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Skills
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International social activities & fun
Innovative collaboration tools
Creative teamwork on a global challenge
Support from world-class coaches

Feedback

97%

of participants say the experience
met their objectives

99%

of participants were satisfied or very satisfied
with the challenge

100%

of participants would recommend
the experience to others

How to get involved?

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I am a student
  • Event fee: The cost per student is €650 / 780USD.
  • Participants can be self-funded, supported by their university or selected via a diverse global process for one of the limited sponsored places available.
  • Email info@the-global-learning-expedition.com to find out if your university is already supporting the programme.
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I am a university representative
  • As a university you can support your students by funding their places in the programme at €650 (c.780 USD). To find out more please contact Laura Alistar at laura@petruscommunications.com. Universities can select the students to join the programme, or students can apply via the online application form.
  • Participating universities can nominate faculty to join the programme or the coaching team if wished.
  • If your institution cannot fund places but you would still like to propose this opportunity to your students, you can use the flyer here to do so, and let us know if you need more information.
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  • For the programme to be as diverse and inclusive as possible we are looking for companies to provide sponsorship for excellent students whose university cannot fund their place and who cannot pay for themselves.
  • Corporate partners can sponsor carefully selected students, or send interns or trainees at a cost of €650 (c.780 USD) per place.
  • Company staff can join as speakers, experts, jury or coaches to interact with the students.
  • To discuss this further, please contact Laura Alistar at laura@petruscommunications.com. Corporate partners can select the students they wish to support to join the programme, send existing interns or trainees, or support students who are successful in their application via the global process.
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