Global Opportunities

Benefits of a Global Opportunity

The benefits of undertaking a global opportunity

Find out how to build your employability skills and enhance your CV

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There are lots of positive reasons to undertake a global experience as part of your degree including;

  • Gaining an international perspective and learning to operate in a global environment
  • Making friends and connections across the world
  • Improving your understanding of other cultures
  • Discovering a new country and way of life
  • New or improved language skills
  • Gaining a new perspective on your academic subject, or trying something completely new
  • Getting out of your comfort zone

It’s also a great opportunity to build your employability skills and enhance your CV.  

Earn your Global Badge

To demonstrate your global and cultural awareness, you can take part in our Global Badge awards scheme. The Badge contains metadata that demonstrate a range of learning achievements. It’s a great way to highlight the skills, achievements, and competencies you have gained whilst abroad to prospective employers.

What are the benefits?

  • Validated & credible achievement - the badge can be added to your email signatures, LinkedIn, and social media accounts.
  • Highlights your enhanced skills to employers
  • Demonstrates your global knowledge is up to date and relevant
  • Can be managed in your own time

How do I get the badge?

  1. Sign up to, and complete the Canvas module (2-3 hours)
  2. Submit a 500-750 word reflective essay

Any questions please contact with the subject 'Global Badge'.

Global Awareness Open Badge

NCL+ Award

You can use your time abroad to complete the NCL+ AwardIt’s a great way to stand out to employers by showcasing the skills you have gained. For example, highlighting your teamworking or planning and organising skills.  Visit the NCL+ Award webpage for more information on how to get involved.  

Student Experiences

Get advice and guidance on taking the next step by connecting with our current students and find out what it’s really like to live, work and study abroad.