US scholarship opportunities for Common Good programmes in the UK

21 October 2016

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is offering unique scholarship opportunities for US students to make a real-world difference by studying programmes in sustainability, fair fashion and social business in the UK in 2017.

To celebrate the work of GCU New York’s Fair Fashion Center, which leads research and engagement with global brands to embed sustainability in the $2.5 trillion fashion industry, US students can apply for the Common Good scholarship for help with tuition fees to study at GCU in Glasgow or London.

GCU, the University for the Common Good, is home to 20,000 students and offers programmes including Climate Justice, Social Business and Microfinance, International Fashion Marketing and Luxury Brand Marketing. It has a diverse and international community with students from over 100 different countries.  

By Common Good we mean building sustainable partnerships and networks that bring about social benefit around the world to improve people’s quality of life. This commitment to the Common Good runs throughout all areas of the curriculum. Our students also benefit from business and practical experience during their time studying, drawing on the University’s global connections and relevance to the workplace.

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.

Global engagement by GCU creates a distinctive environment for our students and staff to share cultural experiences and broaden their horizons. Our London campus is a hub of fashion and finance, on the doorstep of the City of London. GCU London attracts postgraduate students from across the world with its distinct portfolio of programmes, including those delivered by the British School of Fashion.

GCU’s Fair Fashion Center in New York works with the fashion industry to create a respectful and regenerative ecosystem that supports people, planet and profits. Combining economic value creation with environmental stewardship, social inclusion, and sound ethics, the Fair Fashion Center’s efforts are built upon the recognition that systemic change in the fashion industry requires market-based approaches that align to the industry’s disciplines. The focus of GCU’s Fair Fashion Center is aligned with the university’s British School of Fashion in London, giving students at GCU a unique opportunity to learn and connect with leadership and the key issues in the global fashion sector.

Dr Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans, Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Vice-Principal, said: “By studying with GCU, our students and graduates become proficient in their chosen disciplines and capable of fulfilling leadership roles in a global context. They are empowered to be entrepreneurial, confident, ground-breaking and socially driven, and endeavour to have a positive impact in the world. It also benefits GCU to attract intelligent, driven and socially-conscious students to study in the UK. Through this interaction and exchange of ideas we as an institution can also learn.”

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