How to take part

Find out more about the activities that count towards gaining a GlasGOw Global award and what award you can obtain based on your level of engagement:

Bronze award: 75-149 points

A student who has achieved this award will have demonstrated a commitment to internationalisation and cultural awareness through undertaking academic, social and cultural activities. They will have developed some knowledge of differing international educational, social or working cultures and a good level of international awareness.

Silver award: 150-199 points

A student who has achieved this award will have demonstrated a strong commitment to internationalisation and cultural awareness through undertaking a range of academic, social and cultural activities. They will have built up a sound knowledge of differing international educational, social or working cultures and a level of cultural awareness sufficient for them to be recognised as having a strong level of international awareness.

Gold award: 200 points or more

A student who has achieved this award has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to internationalisation through voluntarily undertaking a wide range of academic, social and cultural activities. They will have built up cultural awareness and sensitivity, and sufficient knowledge of differing international educational, social or working cultures, that they can be described as a global citizen.

Interested?  

Fill out the GlasGOw Global Award form and return it to us at: socsci-goglobal@glasgow.ac.uk

Feel free to email any questions to the GlasGOw Global team at the address above.

Engage

Sub-category Event type Duration Location Points
Academic Taster visit Up to 5 days Overseas 15
Academic Field trip Up to 5 days Overseas 15
Academic Conference attendance  Up to 5 days Overseas  10 
Voluntary  Secondary school ‘outreach’ activities promoting understanding of ‘global citizenship’ Per visit Scotland   5
Social   International Student Mentor Academic year  Glasgow   10
Social International Student Mentor Leader Academic year Glasgow 30
Social Member of approved International Society Academic year Glasgow 10
Academic Attend a talk/presentation/seminar by visiting International Speaker Per event Glasgow 2
Academic Joint courses with overseas partner (no mobility) One semester Glasgow 10
Academic Joint courses with overseas partner (with 2-4 days abroad) One semester (with 2-4 days abroad) Overseas 15

Explore

Sub-category Event type Duration Location Points
Academic Common Purpose programme 5 days Overseas 20
Academic Research placement recognised as part of an academic course 5 days to 8 weeks Overseas 30
Practical Internships (non compulsory) 5 days to 8 weeks Overseas 30
Practical Field trip 5 days to 8 weeks Overseas 30
Academic Summer School (GU or self-organised) 5 days to 8 weeks Overseas 30
Voluntary Voluntary work 5 days to 8 weeks Scotland 15
Voluntary Voluntary work 5 days to 8 weeks Overseas 30
Academic Language skills development (online, language cafes, classes) 5 days to 8 weeks Scotland 20
Academic MOOCs/ online courses 5 days to 8 weeks Anywhere 20
Social Officer of SRC approved International Society Academic year Glasgow 25
Practical Internship/ working placement (compulsory part of degree programme) 5 days to 8 weeks Overseas 30

Exchange

Sub-category Event type Duration Location Points
Academic/cultural Study abroad (International Exchanges and Erasmus Programmes) One semester Overseas 40
Academic/cultural  Study abroad (International Exchanges and Erasmus Programmes) Academic year Overseas  80
Practical  Internship/working placement (compulsory part of degree programme) One semester  Overseas  50 
Practical/cultural  Language Year Abroad (Former MA [Arts]) - language students only Academic year  Overseas  80 
Practical/cultural  Gap year working abroad Academic year  Overseas  50 
Social   Study abroad student ambassador Academic year  Overseas  30