What is the Suas Global Issues Course?

The Suas Global Issues Course is a part-time programme that focuses on development education. Development education recognises that our world is an unfair place - a place where just 8 of the world's richest people own the same wealth as half of the rest of the planet. Extreme inequalities such as these happen because of unjust and unethical practices.

For many people there is a strong desire to become more socially conscious in our day-to-day lives, but this can be difficult when our society is built upon such inequalities. To work towards changing this imbalance, our Global Issues Course seeks to raise awareness of some of the biggest issues facing our world and the steps you can take to make the world a fairer place. 

What to expect

Based on our values all our programmes are designed to inspire, educate and engage. We believe in the concept of understanding yourself, how you work with others and understanding the context within which you work. Therefore our Global Issues Course will connect you to the tough issues facing the developing world and challenge your beliefs and understanding through group discussion and debate.

The course will increase your understanding of issues related to globalisation and development. Participants cover topics on environmental sustainability trade, climate change, migration, debt and gender inequality. Sessions are not lectures but rather interactive evenings, facilitated by a range of experienced educators and staff within the Irish NGO sector.

Ultimately we want the Global Issues Course to enable you to understand the problems facing the global south (developing countries), and consider how your actions in the global north (developed countries) could contribute to a fairer planet.

Sign me up!

The courses run one evening a week, for 7 weeks during the autumn in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Maynooth University, NUI Galway and University College Cork.

We welcome students from all disciplines to apply and no prior knowledge of development issues are needed. The course costs just €25.00, thanks to the support of Irish Aid. However places are limited to 30 and we allocate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Questions? Email David [email protected]