Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Unleash Your Potential: Global Citizenship

University of Bristol

This online course explored the challenge in being a global citizen. Illustrated by ideas chosen by academics from across all disciplines, the course explored concepts such as what it means to be a citizen, the challenges of societies, the implications for health, technology and climate and the responsibilities of communities.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week


Professor Judith Squires

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, University of Bristol

University of Bristol


Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of what global citizenship might involve through the exploration of some of the key current, multidisciplinary, global issues and concerns.
  • Engage with the cultural and political challenges that come from global interactions.
  • Explore the fundamental issues of some of the key social, cultural and economic challenges facing the world today.
  • Investigate how to get involved in practical ways at local, national and international levels in ways that aim to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Debate three different areas of specific health, scientific and technological challenge.


Week 1 Introduction: An ethic of care for the world – Hannah Arendt.

  • Citizenship: what does it entail and can it be global?
  • Equality and Difference: how should we approach global challenges?
  • Peace and Conflict: the challenges of global responses and responsibilities.

Week 2 Introduction: There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up - Malala.

  • Forming Societies: questions of nations and nationalism.
  • Connected World: relationships and tensions between local, national and global interests.
  • Demographic Challenges: migration and the issues surrounding inequalities in wealth and resources.

Week 3 Introduction: It always seems impossible until it is done – Nelson Mandela.

  • Health and Well-Being: working to overcome global inequalities.
  • Technological Advances: to share or not to share?
  • Climate Change: the physical challenges of living on a changing planet.

Week 4 Introduction: A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm – Henrik Ibsen.

  • Freedom of Speech: is it a basic human right?
  • The Religious and the Secular: past, present and future.
  • Democracy and citizenship: the issues and challenges of our global age.

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Unleash Your Potential: Global Citizenship

University of Bristol