The successful students have joined a cohort of undergraduates from across the world as part of the Millennium Fellowship Programme 2018, challenging young leaders to address the global issues affecting their local communities.
Applicants for the programme, run by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Millennium Campus Network (MCN), were asked to submit a potential ‘Millennium Fellowship Project’ which showed meaningful impact to society and which supported at least one Sustainable Development Goal and one UN Academic Impact principle. Fellows were selected based on the leadership skills demonstrated in the submitted sustainable development-related projects. Of the 30 universities featured in the final selection, King’s was the only European university to be involved.
King’s students from the Department of International Development and the Dental Institute at the university, Abigail Adcock and Ayla Mahmud, have been assigned as Campus Directors to lead the group through the curriculum which aims to help the students reflect on core values and skills, and take informed action for UN goals.
Amongst those selected was King’s Smile Society, where dental students engage with local primary schools to provide dental care advice and encourage children to look after their teeth.
Megna Shah, a selected Fellow and student in King’s Dental Institute, submitted the Smile Society project. She said: