We see students as key stakeholders of the future, and as valuable co-creators of academic environments within universities.  This strand aims to explore and develop initiatives, methods and structures in which students experience being actively involved in shaping their own education – and future – and through these empowering experiences, acquire the tools and mind-sets to be able to act as global citizens.  We recognise the importance of a balance between staff- and student-led processes, and see students and staff working in partnership as key to the development of the Matariki Global Citizenship Programme.

Both faculty and students from MNU partner universities participated in the Global Citizenship Programme’s first workshop in April 2016, in which they explored critical notions of global citizenship, shared work and experiences, and collaboratively proposed structures and content for the emerging Global Citizenship Programme.  This student-faculty model was a success, and will continue to be an important part of the programme’s activities.

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Empowering learners in the Neoliberal university

By José Luis Mateos.  When browsing through the new –and rather sharp!– Matariki Global Citizenship (GC) website, one bumps into a myriad of interesting and encouraging mission and vision statements, especially from the perspective of a

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A Student Perspective: Student Empowerment

By Marea Colombo Student Empowerment Perhaps unsurprisingly, students are dedicated to creating opportunities for student empowerment. I think before continuing, it is important to recognize that although student empowerment does positively affect students, there are extensive

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Jessica – McCusker Centre for Citizenship Intern

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Program Brings Indigenous Students Together

Friday August 19, 2016 By Andrew Carroll, Gazette Editor For Shyra Barberstock, a master’s student at Queen’s University, the recently held Matariki Network Indigenous Student Mobility Program offered her some amazing opportunities. First it was a

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