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Honours students of the ‘Tackling Global Challenges’ track present their impact projects

On 8 December, Friday afternoon, the second year students of the Honours College track ‘Tackling Global Challenges’ presented their final assignment for the Competences Lab course. The goal was to set up an impact project and organize an event about it. The diverse groups listened and shared their ideas with each other.

On 8 December, Friday afternoon, the second year students of the Honours College track ‘Tackling Global Challenges’ presented their final assignment for the Competences Lab course. The goal was to set up an impact project and organize an event about it. The diverse groups listened and shared their ideas with each other.

The Honours track ‘Tackling Global Challenges’ of the Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs has the goal of educating students on how current (wicked) problems play out among government, science and society and give them the skills to tackle some of these issues theoretically, based on academic literature, and practically, at a local level. The learning experience is thereby based on interactive activities, such as visits to the Dutch lower house, the European Parliament  and other (public) organizations in Brussels as well as simulation games and an assignment for the municipality of The Hague.

In the second year of the track, the students have to participate in the Competences Lab, where they learn techniques and methods and were they gain personal impact. That is, if they are open to the specific way of learning in this course (method of the School of Life). The final assignment of this lab was to set up an impact project and organize an event that has an impact on society in one way or another. So naturally, that is what the 44 students did, divided in 13 diverse groups with many international students from different faculties.

Examples of projects that were presented were ‘rapping with elders’, ‘forum for healthy lifestyle’, ‘positive stickers’, and projects about sustainability and youth employment.

If you are also interested in doing the ‘Tackling Global Challenges’ track, keep an eye on the events page of the website because information sessions are coming up.