ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PHILIP CRAIG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Western Sydney University | Sydney, Australia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I get a sense of fulfillment from working towards improving the quality of life that people experience. My studies in social work have instilled me with strong prosocial values and a passion for fighting for equity, not just within my community but across the entire globe. I look forward to meeting like-minded individuals who also share a passion for creating positive changes in society. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Vertical
Alizada Talat were all extremely excited to represent their university campus and country on an international platform. Before the ‘Project Vertical’ team was formed at Western Sydney University, these four passionate students that wanted to see change in their academic environment as well as the world around them. While each student had their own individual vision and personal journey it was clear that each idea brought forward was connected through the topic of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG): Mental health and wellbeing. It was also evident that these students wanted their project to have a much larger and more meaningful social impact than initially expected in the planning stages. Therefore, it was decided that the project would serve as a pilot study to see how providing support to those affected by rapid urbanised or ‘vertical’ environments could be feasibly and logistically possible. This study would first be trialled on students that attend Western Sydney University’s vertical campuses at Liverpool and Parramatta City and would include a variety of programs aimed to increase mental health literacy, pro-environmental behaviours, and provide support for those with financial insecurity. Such programs would completely inclusive to any and all students, both domestic and international, and would be designed in a manner that could be transferrable to other emerging vertical campuses.
About the Millennium Fellow
Phil Craig is a final year student of Social Work at Western Sydney University. He has a passion for social justice and community work/development. Phil has served on a number of committees including the Student Campus Council, Student Representative Council & the Academic Senate.