Events

Details of events organised by Think Global or by key members of our network are provided here. To read more, click on the event details below.

Visit our Global Dimension website for a full list of global days and events.

Round table discussion: Can global learning help prevent extremism?

Think Global’s held a roundtable discussion on the 13 July at City Hallon the question: “Can global learning help prevent extremism?”. 

It can be argued that to prevent extremism we need to address the underlying issues faced by young people today – this roundtable intends to go beyond the tip of the iceberg. We will launch a research report from our Start the Change project, titled “Shifting the agenda on education and extremism” and a short film on the impact of global learning in the classroom. 

You can view a summary of the discussion here.

Global Educator of the Year Award ceremony and 35th birthday celebration

GEYA 2018

On the 13 July we hosted the Global Educator of the Year Award ceremony at City Hall and celebrated 35 years of Think Global! The event recognised and celebrated the incredible work of educators across the UK who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encouraging students to take action. 

Find out more about our Global Educator of the Year 2018 event.

Webinar: Get free legal support for your organisation

“We have hugely appreciated the pro bono legal support we have accessed via TrustLaw – it has definitely increased our effectiveness and legal compliance. Lawyers have helped us develop a safeguarding policy, improve the protection of our data, and increase our knowledge of copyright requirements – all for free! I would highly recommend TrustLaw to our members and indeed any small NGO.” Jess McQuail, Think Global CEO

We held a joint webinar with TrustLaw on 18 April on how organisations can access free legal support. TrustLaw was created by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to spread the practice of pro bono to drive social change. 

To find out more, view the slides from the webinar here

PISA 2018 Global Competence Framework webinar

Global CompetenceWe were delighted to be joined by experts from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for a free webinar on the 6 February to introduce the PISA 2018 Global Competence Framework.

The Department for Education (DFE) have stated that schools in England will not be taking the new PISA global competences tests, launched by OECD. However we felt that it was important to understand the new tests and the potential they offer.

In case you weren’t able to join, you can view the webinar on YouTube.

Make It Your Business - SDGs in Wimborne, Dorset

SDGsOn Monday 29th January 2018, Think Global teamed up with our partners DEED to host a free networking lunch event at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne, Dorset. This was a unique opportunity for local community groups, businesses, shops, organisations and individuals to come together to find out more about the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what they mean for you, your organisation and those you work with. 

We held activities, presentations and a focus on sharing local, national and global initiatives. We also shared resources from two Think Global projects: SUSY (promoting the social and solidarity economy, SSE) and Supply Cha!nge (‘Make supermarkets fair’).

The main focus was to network and form new local partnerships. 

Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved or discuss planning an event with us in your area.