Two postgraduate students have been selected to represent the University at Universitas 21 (U21) conferences this year. They were chosen to represent the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences out of a very competitive pool of candidates.
Suleiman Saidu Suleiman, who is studying MSc Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment, will be representing the University at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, taking place in Chicago from 27-29 May. The Chicago Forum on Global Cities will convene international leaders in business, government, academia and the arts to engage in a multi-faceted dialogue on the critical trends facing global cities in the 21st century: who they are, what they do, the challenges they face, and how they can shape the future. The Chicago Forum will give participants the motivation to advance the ideas they discussed in their home cities, and they will have a new network of relationships to leverage in addressing challenges at home.
Dominic Bassah, who is studying MSc Public and Environmental Health Science, will be attending the third U21 Student Summit taking place at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from 5-7 May. The conference this year will focus on ‘How students of globally connected universities contribute positively and sustainably to the development of their surrounding communities’, which will be presented to U21 Presidents and senior staff at the Presidential Symposium. The Summit will offer a stimulating and varied programme of speakers and workshops, and promote shared learning and participation from across the network’s universities, cultures and geographical locations.