Engage for Change
Learn to make change happen, through effective, transformative engagement with others.
Our Easter Term programme has ended.
Central Cambridge
Applications have now closed for this programme. Many thanks for your interest.
Calling all PhDs, Post-docs, Masters and Undergraduates of the University of Cambridge!
How do we turn talk into action?
Engage for Change is a programme for people who want to learn to make change happen, through having effective conversations with those around them. You will design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related interventions, using the University as a testing-ground for the skills that you'll develop through the programme.
The programme began on 26th April, and will run for 6 weeks.
Want to:
  • Gain transferable skills to improve your effectiveness and impact?
  • Lead and facilitate positive change?
  • Improve your ability to understand and tackle environmental challenges?
  • Engage the disengaged, working in your department and across the University?
  • Put your skills into action, through iterative design, implementation and reflection?
Our programme covers all these things and more, with a focus on listening and communicating for positive impact, Action-Experiment Cycles, strategic change-making, advocacy and influencing, and effective real-world monitoring and evaluation. These are all skills that you can use for social change-making, but which are also directly applicable to a range of future careers.
Who can apply?
We're looking for self-motivated individuals with initiative and interest in the environment, who want to explore and implement innovative solutions to sustainability challenges. Your existing skills will be complemented by a programme of in-depth training. Engage for Change lasts for 6 weeks, with opportunities to deepen your learning by mentoring our autumn cohort.
The programme is open to all current post-docs and students of the University of Cambridge. If selected for the programme, you will receive training and support to help you develop the skills needed to meet the challenge.
Who's running it?
Cambridge Hub, the centre of student social action in Cambridge, and the Environment and Energy team, who drive the sustainable environmental transformation of the University, are teaming up to deliver this six-week programme, running for the first time from 26th April. Contact Lily Macfadyen Tomson on manager@cambridgehub.org with any questions. There are very limited places, so register your interest for this free training programme now!
How much time commitment is expected?
We expect you will need about 5 hours a week, including training sessions, depending on the stage you are at with your project, so around 30 hours during the 6 weeks.
Cambridge Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please write to manager@cambridgehub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
Engage for Change is proudly sponsored and delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge Environment and Energy Section.
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