Could a new ‘social change’ degree help young people to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social issues?
A London university has launched the UK’s first ‘social change’ degree, to create a diverse new generation of young professionals in the third sector. Students of the course, which is on offer at Queen Mary University of London and began in September, have been paired with major charities for a four-year study-apprenticeship programme.
“This degree will help us find out how to do something about the problems we see,” said Shania Thomas, one of the students. More than 500 people reportedly applied for the course’s 13 places.
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