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 NICHOLAS NG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 4
" Impact and action rarely exist in isolation. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship not only draws those of us passionate enough to do something together, but also helps us to grow each other and ourselves in an environment that compels us to draw on each other's strengths. The skils I gain from this Fellowship can help me to better understand and get involved into the multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary role that urban spaces play in tackling the SDGs - I'm truly excited for this opportunity and can't wait to get started! "
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
Nick Ng is a curious, energetic student BA Geography (International) with Social Data Science at University College London. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he holds a strong passion for how inclusive, resilient urban areas can foster sustainable development, social equity and economic growth. Whether it be organizing an environmental hackathon for multinational NGOs, working across crowdfunding, sustainability consulting, or rural revitalization projects, he seeks to explore how he can make a meaningful difference to others. Looking ahead, Nick hopes to work in the urban sector to ensure urban spaces can effectively contribute to the UN SDGs.