ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ELLIE MAY COLLINS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 4
" Working collectively and creatively will be at the root of this fellowship. I'm therefore excited to work alongside people who share similar motivations to myself; those who aim to tackle gross inequalities and injusticies. Additionally, the skills I will gain from the Millennium Fellowship are likely to guide my future social impact within the international community. Supporting not only present but also future goals is crucial to the sustainability of the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Next Chapter
“Next chapter" is a group project run simultaneously in London and Sicily. We are six undergraduate students whose belief is that having to relocate to another country is not the end of the book but rather, the beginning of a new chapter.
Our aim is to facilitate the integration of young refugees in both the British and Italian communities, by following a double-sided approach. Since Italy acts as a first-arrival country for refugees, it is crucial to recognise the link between here and the UK - which acts as a second or even third-arrival country. In a globalised world, where phenomena such as immigration are global in impact, it’s important to tackle the SDGs from an inclusive perspective, recognising the interconnections between countries.
The Sustainable Development Goals that we are advocating are SDG 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education” and SDG 10: “Reduce inequality within and among countries”.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ellie Collins is an enthusiastic and driven individual who studies Geography at University College London. Born in England but with a taste for travelling, she has experienced diverse cultures which have increased her global awareness and encouraged her to connect with people worldwide. In 2019, Ellie worked on a Women's Empowerment Project in Fiji, focusing upon the education of nutritional health. Later, in 2021, she participated in a Sustainable Development Programme in partnership with the Tata Institue of Social Sciences in India; Ellie researched women's educational rights within one of Mumbai's slums. These experiences both reflect and continue to fuel her devotion to tackling social injustices. By advocating that education and empowerment are vital for achieving each of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, Ellie hopes to contribute to the international community in ways that are fair, useful and impactful. She believes that this fellowship will aid such an aspiration.