Students in Malaysia

Leadership and Sustainable Innovation at Sunway University

29 August - 13 September 2020: Develop your leadership skills and sense of entrepreneurship as you work to fix real issues with local businesses and Non-Governmental Organisations.

Summer Programmes Update

With the spread of COVID-19 globally and the risk that poses to travelling students and faculty, Lancaster has made the difficult decision to cancel the Global Experiences Summer vacation programmes. Current staff and students can check our internal Covid-19 information pages for updates.

Information for current staff and students

Tab Content: Trip Overview

Week 1

You’ll explore theoretical practices and responsibilities of leadership through lectures and workshops. Field trips will help you make sense of the theories and learning from the classroom and you will begin to work in a team on a live project to explore the scope for sustainability innovation within an organisation.

Week 2

There will be lectures, workshops, field trips and project sponsor visits covering sustainability innovation and integrated sustainable development goals. You’ll also present your recommendations to your clients on the final day in a project showcase event.

"During this study abroad module students will be exploring the opportunity the role leadership can play in helping to address some of the significant challenges we face as a global society. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be used as lenses to explore what these challenges are and how a broader stakeholder view utilising an approach called the Good Dividends can re-orientate businesses to a more holistic approach. To bring theories to life, students will be working with a local organisation on a live business challenge that the organisation is facing linked to the theme of the module ‘Leadership and sustainability innovation’." - Emma Watton, Senior Teaching Fellow, Centre for Leadership Studies & Practice, Lancaster University Management School

Tab Content: Cost and Funding

Trip Fee Payable to Global Experiences: To be confirmed

This programme fee covers accommodation, all scheduled activities and most meals. 

What isn't included in the fee?

  • International Flight Costs: The Global Experiences team will arrange for a group international flight, which participants may opt on to. The cost for this year's flight is estimated to be £750-£850. You can opt into this flight during the trip application.
  • Injections and medication: This will vary depending on which country option you choose. Participants should visit a travel clinic or nurse for advice before travelling. There is also advice available on the NHS Fit for Travel Website.
  • Spending money for shopping and free time activities.
  • Visa Costs: Most UK passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Malaysia. If you are not a UK passport holder you can find more information about the visa requirements to enter Malaysia by checking the Immigration Department of Malaysia's website.
  • Travel to and from the UK departure airport

Can I apply for funding?

In 2018-19, 65% students who travelled on on a Global Experiences trip received some form of financial assistance. Students who are in receipt of a means-tested bursary from the University will likely be eligible to receive funding covering 60-75% of the programme fee. This funding can be applied for during the trip application process.

More information about funding is available here.

Tab Content: Support for Travellers

All trip participants will be expected to attend a compulsory pre-departure training session on 27 May. 

Participants will also be expected to attend a Cross-Cultural Training workshop. There will be various sessions happening in the Lent and Summer Terms, including ones on 20 or 21 May which will be tailored especially for people participating in a Global Experiences vacation programme.

Tab Content: Key Facts

Key Facts About the Trip

Trip Dates: 29 August - 13 September

UK Departure Airport: To be confirmed, but likely Manchester

Estimated Number of Participants: 10-15 Lancaster University students. 

Deadline to apply: 30 May 2020

Tab Content: About Sunway Unviersity

Sunway University and Lancaster University established an academic partnership in 2006. Under this institutional arrangement, students are able to study on a range of undergraduate degree schemes and graduate from both Sunway University and Lancaster University. Students can study abroad for a full year, or take part in short term programmes.

For more information about the partnership between Lancaster University and Sunway University visit the Sunway - Lancaster Partnership webpage.

Lancaster University Global Experiences

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