Pagoda Projects are delighted to announce that we’re offering yet another FREE option for the UK University community by providing access to our Cultural Fluency Skills Course for 100,000s of students!
Pagoda Projects will provide 10 successful UK universities access for every student at their university for the remainder of the 2020/21 academic year.
Pagoda will select the top 10 universities on a competitive basis and you can submit your short application before the 1st February 2021 deadline below.
As we head into the promise of 2021 and a vaccine being rolled out to the UK population, the latest lockdown restrictions will likely continue to negatively impact student experience and graduate outcomes.
We at Pagoda want to ensure students are still able to build on their cultural understanding while facing isolation and uncertainty over the next few months.
The total scholarship value depends on your institution’s student numbers. However, we are able to offer FREE access to any and all students – regardless of their course from the successful universities.
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
STUDENTS AT EACH SUCCESSFUL UNIVERSITY
COURSE VALUE (PER STUDENT) – FUNDED BY PAGODA
Pagoda aim to select the successful universities in early February 2021.
The Pagoda team will available throughout the term to answer any student questions relating to accessing the course and to provide simple onboarding instructions for each selected university to share with their students.
The students who register will have the remainder of the academic term to complete the course in their own time around their studies and existing commitments.
No payment will be required at any stage from either the university or the students, ensuring the course and opportunity is accessible for all!
What are the Pagoda skills courses?
Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of student and recent graduate’s current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic business world.
The skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability, Digital Competency and Workplace Basics for Graduates. We believe this framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace, preparing them with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international work-group or team, tackle the job market with awareness, preparation and confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ once they enter the workplace.
As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following the completion of each course.
This opportunity allows access to our Cultural Fluency course ONLY. If you’re interested in offering further courses to your students, please get in touch here.
Why are they important?
Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.
This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this would allow them to achieve both the first and second most important values when attaining employment. For non-placement learners, these courses may be integrated into course projects or their own self-development actions, allowing the learner to practice their new skills in real-time.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and society. There will be a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing the individual’s cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.
By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:
- Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
- Have self-assessed their knowledge of intercultural communication and how they can improve management of these
- Understand how to adapt this knowledge into the real working world through business-scenario case studies
ELIGIBILITY: ALL UK UNIVERSITIES
Whether you are already working with Pagoda Projects or have had students complete our government funded programmes in the past, every university in the UK is eligible to apply and we will welcome all interest!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st FEBRUARY 2021
Please submit your application below by 12pm 1st February and Pagoda Projects will look to review all applications and notify the 10 universities that have been successful by 8th February.
CURRENT STUDENT & WANT TO TAKE PART?
Great! Please share this page and the details of the programme with a member of staff at your university and ask them to apply. Hopefully they’re successful with their application and you will be able to have free access to our skills course!
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BELOW BY: 12pm 1st FEBRUARY 2021