15 undergraduate students from across New Delhi experienced the research-driven and interactive teaching of the University of Bath while exploring current global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Global responsibilities from the market to the individual
The theme of the Winter School was Global responsibilities from the market to the individual. Academic staff from the Departments of Economics, Social & Policy Sciences and Psychology, together with the Department of Computer Science, delivered a series of lectures and workshops covering topics such as sustainability, health care markets and innovation, the impact of social media and machine learning.
Student Bhargavi Kouli commented on her experience: “I’ve enjoyed the multidisciplinary nature and the international exposure that I’ve gained through the professors, the UK education system is very different from India. The team projects have helped develop my team working skills and interact with people which is important when we go out into the real world.”
Team project competition
Throughout the Winter School, students completed team projects and challenges, which tested their lateral thinking, team-working and presentation skills. Joy Chongthu, Sharavya Singh and Josika Mahindru were announced as Team Project Winners and will receive a letters of recommendation from Professor David Galbreath, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Dr Peter Postl, Head of the Department of Economics, who attended the Winter School comments: “It was a great experience to teach outstanding students from Lady Shri Ram College, as well as other University of Delhi Colleges. The Winter School provided a unique opportunity to create a series of lectures across several academic disciplines around a shared theme. Interspersed with the lectures were interactive elements, from experiments to group activities and projects, which allowed students to work together and interact with academic colleagues in a relaxed setting that fostered debate and critical thinking.”
Students of the Winter School were also invited to attend our alumni reception in New Delhi for an opportunity to network with academics, alumni and partners from industry. Current University of Bath student and winner of our Young India Student of the Year 2018 competition, Namit Makhija also attended the event.
As the first time it's run, students who attended the Winter School will be eligible for a 10% tuition fee discount on master's courses if they apply and successfully receive an offer to study with us. They'll also be eligible to apply for a £3,000 scholarship in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.