SOCIAL INNOVATION, GCU ASHOKA CHANGEMAKER CAMPUS TUESDAY 28TH MARCH 2015

LEITH UNIQUE

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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday was a very interesting day. I knew that I had to go to the above event, however every obstacle possible was put in my way. My partner was under the weather and I had no time to prepare properly, I was kept awake all night. I just knew that it was important for me to get to the event.

I was right!!!

The opening statement from the University was “GCU is the first university in Scotland to be designated a changemaker campus by Ashoka U and one of only 30 in the world. The status is awarded to leading institutions in social innovation education and the network includes internationally renowned universities such as Brown, Cornell and John Hopkins”. How inspiring is that?

There followed statements like:

  • Present systems or organisations need to develop and change. The present world systems are not sustainable.

  • There is a great need…

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