Tue 24 Nov 20
The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance, which Essex belongs to, is opening applications onto its diploma supplement track on 30 November 2020 at 8am.
This gives students from the ten YUFE member universities the opportunity to apply to study and gain a minimum of 12 credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, ECTS, equivalent to 24 credits in the UK) via blended learning.
As a successful YUFE applicant, you will be able to create your own curriculum, choosing from academic courses offered at any of the YUFE universities, alongside also earning your YUFE ‘stars’.
YUFE ‘stars’ are gained by learning a language, taking up volunteer work, and following professional training. This initial cohort will form part of the first group of students who are piloting the alliance’s exciting new educational initiatives.
The application period for the YUFE diploma supplement track is open for one week only, with a closing date of 6 December 2020 at 10.59pm GMT/11.59pm CET.
Please note, as this is a pilot programme, only 40 students from each YUFE university will be able to apply for a maximum of 10 places per YUFE University. See YUFE’s FAQ for more information on the YUFE diploma supplement track.
The application process takes place through the YUFE virtual campus, which has been recently launched to support online study across the ten member universities as a unique, virtual environment. The YUFE student portal is the first element of the virtual campus to go live, and will enable students to enrol onto online courses, alongside providing access to language learning and professional development opportunities.
Dr Daniela Trani, Director of the YUFE Alliance, said: “Our newly-launched virtual platform further enhances YUFE’s role in promoting accessible international education and cooperation, as well as being the focal point where academics, students, innovators and citizens will come together to solve European challenges.”
The portal was developed with associate partner Kiron, and aims to provide a unique learning and cultural experience to students, staff and members of the public, that the ten universities and four non-academic YUFE partners have to offer.
These recent developments from the YUFE alliance follow the launch in October 2020 of 20 online YUFE Academy lectures, which explore more about European identity and Europe's responsibilities in a globalized world. TheYoung Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE)Alliance brings together ten dynamic, young, student-centred research-based universities and four non-academic partners from the non-governmental and private sector, to join forces to create an impactful, dynamic European University of the future.