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1st UK x JP Theme – ‘Poverty in developed countries’
As developed countries, Japan and the United Kingdom share similar issues that are different from issues in developing countries: stagnation in economic growth; disparity of wealth; etc. Comparative studies of poverty amongst developed countries are still yet to be made, and there is a definite space for contribution. In the 1st UK-Japan Student Conference, we will examine both the similarities and differences between the two countries with the hope of arriving at a shared solution.
What it will involve
Below are the 8 elements we consider to be the core experience of the conference.
We will divide participants into presentation groups of ~5 to research on a topic related to their country.
We will have specialists as guest speakers as a way of input that would spark thoughts and discussion.
We will discuss thoughts mentioned in the lectures, and share thoughts on its potential / improvements.
Meet people / social sectors trying to improve the situation. Hear their experiences first-hand.
We will uncover alternate approaches towards the conference’s theme, and develop presentation skills.
Share thoughts on the presentations, and deepen understanding of topics researched by other groups.
This is a unique opportunity where students living in Japan can share their own culture and experiences.
We summarise our discussion in a report in order to publish our activities and to better future conferences.
Details of the conference
|Theme||Poverty in developed countries|
|Date||9th – 17th September 2016 (you may choose to come in the morning of the 10th / leave in the evening on the 16th)|
|Application closing date||1st June 2016|
|Venue||Meeting room in University College London (yet to be confirmed)|
|Cost||Participation fee: around 80 GBP, excluding accommodation fee.|
|Traveling cost not included.|
|Target||Undergraduates in Japan and the United Kingdom|
|Number||Around 10 delegates from each country + organisers|