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International Study Period Promoting Excellence in Employability and Transversal Skills (PEETS) 

PEETS is a six month learning experience that includes a 10 day intensive course for students interested in environmental issues with either technical (engineering), business or marketing backgrounds. The programme is aimed at students in their 3rd Year of undergraduate study.

Students would join the programme in February 2017 and commence with some preparatory research work. This brings together students and teachers from different fields to share experiences and viewpoints, to learn intercultural teamwork in practice and to develop employability skills.   In the multicultural and interdisciplinary teams, students will be asked to undertake research, plan, design and build a mini-windfarm facility.  

About the Partners

Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) delivers academic excellence to 20,000 students with a defining mission as the University for the Common Good. We have campuses in Glasgow, London and New York and deliver programmes in Oman, Bangladesh, Mauritius and South Africa. 

Our University’s heritage dates back to 1875 through its founding institutions and our coat of arms incorporates the motto For the Common Weal. Established as a University in 1993, our commitment to the common good underpins everything we do.

Our Chancellor is Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Founder of the Grameen Bank, he has pioneered the use of microfinance and social business to combat poverty worldwide. More than 100 countries have honoured Professor Yunus for his contribution towards the creation of a fairer and better world.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to providing high-quality learning and teaching to our students. Following the recent Quality Assurance Agency’s Enhancement-Led Institutional Review (ELIR), GCU achieved the highest judgement. We are proud to be the top performing modern university in Scotland for UK full-time students completing their first degree, with employment/further study levels of 96% six months after graduation. 

The Haag University of Applied Sciences (THUAS)

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences consists of faculties, research groups and service departments. More than 25,000 students from more than 140 different countries are enrolled in a Bachelor, Master or post-graduate programme at one of the four sites and more than 1900 people work at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, 65% of whom are in an education-related position and 35% in a support position.

THUAS have campuses in and around The Hague: The Hague itself, Zoetermeer and Delft.

Find out more:  https://www.thehagueuniversity.com/about-thuas/about-us/our-story



Programme timeline

There are key milestone activities that will take place before and after the Intensive Study Period (8th to the 17th of June 2017):

  • February 2017 - Self-assessment of employability and international competencies via specially developed APP
  • March 2017 – report on wind energy in home country
  • April 2017 – video presentation to group members from other countries
  • June 2017  - participation in 10 day intensive study period in Scotland
  • industry engagement and visits (eg Whitelee windfarm)
  • team research activities
    • fun intercultural social activities – including ceilidh
    • design, plan and construct mini windfarm at constructionarium Scotland industry assessment centre
    • July 2017  - repeat self- assessment of employability and international competencies via specially developed app to measure ‘distance travelled