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Global Citizenship and the value of volunteering

A Symposium hosted by the Global Health Academy and EMMS International, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Tropical Health Education Trust.

Location: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Project Room 1.06

Date: Wednesday 27th March 2019

Time: 5.30-7pm


Prof Sir Eldryd Parry, KCMG OBE, British academic, physician and founder of the Tropical Health and Education Trust 

Professor Neil Turner, Dean of Undergraduate Learning and Teaching, University of Edinburgh 

James Wells, CEO of EMMS International.  

Wendy Ball, Global Health Academy 

 With a special performance by award-winning  A Cappella group Tone Up. 

The rewards of helping others: how volunteering in resource-poor settings provides insight and experience of tackling new types of challenges, how learning leadership and collaborative skills can lead to better outcomes, how understanding grows of the “other” and shapes social, ethical and political responsibilities. Reflections on why global citizenship matters with insights from former medical electives. 


To register fill out the form below.

For more information, contact Allison Boda at events@emms.org

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