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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT HENRIETTE TABBERT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 5

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" I am extremely excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2021! Being passionate about the refugee cause, I believe that as young students we are in a unique position to shape the advocacy and activism for the refugee community to make a long-lasting positive impact on a global scale. The skills I gain from the Millennium Fellowship will help my work to become more tangible and focused on the SDGs. I am excited for this opportunity to give back to the community and to help the United Nations work towards achieving the SDGs! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Refugee-Student Buddy System

The Refugee-Student Buddy System is aninitiative in which young refugees and asylum seekers are paired up with university studentsto facilitate and strengthen integration andenable both parties to get to know each otherin a safe environment. Regularly, the buddy-pairs spend timetogether in an informal setting (e.g. dinners,museums, bike-tours, or simply hanging out). We hope to create a community by fostering an inter-cultural dialogue, stimulating discussions about London, the UK, and diverse experiences and upbringings. Simultaneously, it will subtly lead to a better integration, overcoming language barriers and social stigmata. Therefore, we establish a balance between academic and linguistic integration and social activities. Ultimately, this initiative aims at integrating the participating refugees into the university community and assisting them with an official university-application and their eligibility for scholarships. Thereby, they will be able to participate in student societies, have the education enabling them to assume leadership positions and be able to communicate their experiences to other university students directly. This initiative can, even in its beginning stages, significantly change the narrative regarding refugees at our university and facilitate future possibilities for refugees to assume leadership roles andfurther their cause on an organizational and political level.

About the Millennium Fellow

Henriette Tabbert is currently pursuing a BSc in Politics and International Relations at University College London. She is passionate about international development and the refugee cause. Her volunteering at various foodbanks and student projects for refugees has inspired her to develop the Refugee-Student Buddy System.