One of the prerequisties when reforming higher education in Ukraine is ensuring the ability to develop leadership skills for students, which in turn, improves the efficiency of the educational process at universities.
In Great Britain, students play an important role in organising the education process. Their involvement and input in the improvement of education, student rights and protection is extremely valuable. After having reviewed the best initiatives of the UK Education System, the British Council in Ukraine, endorses putting in place student self-governance and the development of student leaders in Ukraine.
The British Council in Ukraine announces a call for students to participate in the two-module leadership competencies development programme. The Student Action programme will help participants strengthen their own leadership skills in implementing social initiatives and master the tools to influence the quality of higher education at their university.
The programme was developed by Mychailo Wynnyckyj (Head of the Secretariat of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, professor of National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and Lviv Business School of Ukrainian Catholic University, advisor to the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine).
Other trainers will be involved in the programme:
- Tymur Demchuk, Head of Corporate Programmes of KMBS, Political Science Teacher at the creative academy "Maibutni", co-founder of KMA Gift Shop and KMArt Yard/Space, member of the Presidium of the NaUKMA Alumni.
- Volodymyr Pavelko, Deputy Dean of KMBS on International Development, Leadership and Change Management courses lecturer.
- Ivan Gomza, Director of the Center for Quality Assurance at NaUKMA, fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2013 and the Fulbright Program in 2016-2017.
- Fedir Krykun, Strategic Communications Consultant, PR Consultant.
- Iryna Demchuk, fundraiser/International Support Manager and member of the project design offices in state reforms, has experience in areas in eHealth, centralized procurement, medical procurement of Ukraine.
- Tetyana Kharchenko, fundraiser at UA:Suspilne, Vostok-SOS and emergency medicine reform.
- Representatives of the student union at Northumbria University (UK).
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN ABOUT:
- students’ role in ensuring the quality of higher education;
- tools to influence the quality of higher education;
- peculiarities of dialogue and cooperation between students and university administration;
- role of student unions and student organizations;
- successful cases in implementing social initiatives in Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
The training programme consists of two modules:
- 21 and 22 June in Kyiv;
- 5 and 6 July in Lviv.
Participation in two modules is obligatory.
On-line applications are accepted by 12 May, 2019 (until 23:59) following the link. Persons over 18 are invited to participate. You can register individually or as a team of three representatives of the higher education institution.
The results of the selection will be sent via email addresses specified in the applications on 28 May, 2019.British Council provides accommodation (in twin rooms) and meals for participants during the programme and will reimburse the transportation costs for participants from other cities. If you have any questions, please contact us at UA_IHE@britishcouncil.org.ua, indicating "Student Action" in the subject line.