June 2017

Students soar to network events

Nine University of Auckland students are jetting off in June and July to represent the University at three different student-focused network events.

On 26–30 June, the University of Edinburgh will host 73 students for the annual U21 Undergraduate Research Conference. This year’s theme ‘Future Societies, Global Citizens’ will challenge students to consider the global issues facing future societies and discuss how today’s internationally-minded students can become global citizens.

Three University of Auckland students have been selected to represent the University in Edinburgh, where they will share their current research with other participants via poster and presentation formats.

Another three students were selected to participate in the APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program hosted by the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia from 1-12 July. Themed ‘Global Challenges for New Generation in Asia-Pacific Region’, this year’s program centres on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and similarly, provides students with an opportunity to reflect on how they can better fulfil their roles as global citizens.

A further three students from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences will be travelling to the University of Johannesburg to attend the U21 Health Sciences Summer School in July.  This year, the two-week summer school will focus on ‘Global Health and the Social Determinants of Health’ and aims to educate the participants about the Social Determinants of Health and how these link to health planning, service delivery and outcomes.