The International Relations Office is proud to announce that the University has partnered with UNICEF Jordan Country Office to offer two paid Fellowship opportunities for PGT students studying International Development in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector and local communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan. Working in line with Jordan's Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025) towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The MoU with UNICEF was signed by Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral) in March 2021 to establish the Fellowship programme which offers eligible students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience as part of the team in the UNICEF Jordan Office for three months. Two Bath students successfully secured paid Fellowships for summer 2021 in Child Protection and Donor Relations. The practicum element of the MSc International Development course enables students to develop breadth and depth of understanding based on their particular interests and career aspiration and then use the experience to create a foundation for their thesis.

The active partnership with UNICEF will add to the University’s current interdisciplinary links in the MENA region as well as develop our international placement portfolio, enhance student experience and improve student’s career prospects.

Successfully securing the partnership on behalf of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Emily Richards, Business Engagement Manager, said:

We’re delighted to collaborate with UNICEF Jordan for the 2021 MSc International Development Practicum Fellowships. The Fellowships provide our Masters students with a fantastic opportunity to apply their knowledge with a prestigious, global organisation. The appeal of the practicum has contributed to the growth of the MSc International Development course over the past four years and we’re proud of the range of opportunities that we can offer our students.

Furthermore the link with UNICEF Jordan is one of many that the University of Bath has fostered in Jordan and the wider MENA region, collaborating on many levels with academic and educational institutions, researchers, alumni, NGOs and policy makers.