Speaker: Wendy Bignold with various Hope staff and students
In this talk, students and staff reflect on how their participation in Global Hope projects this summer have shaped their understanding of their place in the world. Living as part of a community in Uganda, India or Sri Lanka this summer, Global Hope participants have been able to experience different lifestyles in different places, but also different notions of community and family. Students and staff will speak about their personal experiences and how these have developed their own ideas of what it means to ‘belong’.
Global Hope is Liverpool Hope’s international education programme that gives students and staff the opportunity to engage in projects addressing social justice in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil.
Dr Wendy Bignold is the Associate Dean (International) with research interests in international education. She has worked extensively in Asia in a wide variety of educational settings, including a time as Vice Principal of a rural school in Pakistan, a consultant to the Government of Bangladesh, providing professional development and training in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong and leading study tours of education initiatives in India. She is a regular keynote speaker at conferences in the UK and overseas.