Shadow-work: integrity for activists

Shadow-work: integrity for activists

I spent many years in my 20s as an environmental activist. That included closing down roads in London to throw a big street party, setting up camp in the woods to prevent a road being built through them and being politically active in the Green Party. They were years full of excitement, camaraderie and fun. […]

Partnering with Purpose

Partnering with Purpose

I had just finished our keynote speech at the AIESEC International Congress in Egypt and an AIESECer came up to me, shook my hand and said “This really is going to change the world.” I was just recovering from a standing ovation and this comment forced me to accept that maybe it was actually true! […]

Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local

One of the things I love most about Ubiquity is our map point logo. It summarizes for me a core aspect of Ubiquity’s design. On the one hand we have a global community of engaged learners, taking courses, interacting with each other, and earning points, badges and credentials on our online platform. On the other […]

3 Reasons Why Universities Should be Developing Competencies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

3 Reasons Why Universities Should be Developing Competencies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015 the United Nations agreed on 17 goals with detailed sub-targets that, if achieved, would truly put humanity on course towards a peaceful and sustainable civilization. To support this initiative, UNESCO created the SDG competence frameworks, which list a set of 8 cross-cutting competencies needed to deal with any of the Global Goals, as […]

Ubiquity in Action

Ubiquity in Action

  As a budding entrepreneur, I was very excited to learn about Ubiquity’s Global Creativity Award, for many reasons. The idea that a University would encourage and empower students to begin their entrepreneurial life even as they are still completing their studies is a refreshing thought. I know from experience that the hardest thing about […]

3 Ways Graduates Can Prepare For the Global Job Market

3 Ways Graduates Can Prepare For the Global Job Market

Technological advancements and an improving economy suggest a bright future for graduates seeking employment, but there is still great debate over the necessity of a degree for prospective employees. The global job market is shifting and still relies heavily on the structure of academia, but there are steps that you can take outside of structured […]