ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BRIANA MELVILLE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Western Sydney University | Sydney, Australia | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 9
" I believe that for perceptions to shift, they need to be tackled from all angles to disrupt the status quo. I am ecstatic and very humbled to be a Millennium Fellow, striving to prove that no matter the size, everyone can contribute to achieving our SDG’s by 2030. This community is an inspiring platform to share passions and collaborate internationally and I cannot wait to see where it progresses to. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: P.E.A.C.E. Unlimited
P.E.A.C.E. in Western Sydney is a strategy for Promoting, Educating, Awareness-raising, Campaigning, and Empowering individuals, groups and the community, around Sustainable Development and the capacity we all have to effect lasting, positive change. It is a framework for disrupting unsustainable practices and current ideologies within our University and the broader community. P.E.A.C.E aims to:
PROMOTE via 5 identified internal media platforms targeting students (45,000) and staff (3,000).
EDUCATE on current and future University and SDSN Youth initiatives including Responsible Cafes, Tea Bag Project, Plastic Lids installation and local High School Masterclass programs
Raise AWARENESS across the 5 main campuses personalizing the SDGs to local concerns
Create two CAMPAIGNS:
Challenging the University to re-evaluate current policies, practices and values.
Disrupt current unsustainable consumption and waste practices, i.e., single-use items
EMPOWER students and staff by implementing a new initiative, installing environmentally fact-based challenges related to a minimum of 3 SDGs across 5 main campuses
About the Millennium Fellow
I am a passionate change maker within the business sector, aiming to transform ethical and sustainable practises through consulting in Human Resources. As a researcher, I believe there can be a lot learnt from stepping out of your discipline and engaging with successes and challenges of other fields.