University of York Undergraduate Open Days: June 2019
Last week the IGDC attended the University of York’s June undergraduate open days to promote our new BA in Global Development.
We had great interest from a number of prospective students looking to know more about our brand-new interdisciplinary teaching programme, talking to Student Ambassadors, lecturers and members of the IGDC.
Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, one of the upcoming lecturers on the BA, gave a lecture on ‘Studying Global Development at York’, providing a general overview of the programme.
IGDC Director, Jean Grugel, also gave a mini-lecture in the afternoon on ‘Global Development, Should Children Work? Children’s Rights and Children’s Work’ which received much participation and engagement from the audience. Many questions were asked by prospective students and their parents, such as ‘Should there be legislation introduced in developing countries to support children who both want to work and have an education past the age of 12 years?’.
Overall, we were very pleased with the turn-out of prospective students and engagement with the new programme. If you missed the June open days and want to know more, then please book onto the University of York’s next set of open days happening on 14th & 15th September.