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 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to become a millennium fellow to bring about a social change. I hope that our work in the dental institute will be the first step to implementing developed wellbeing support to students across all faculties at all universities.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
King’s College London Student Dental Council, a society which formally represents KCL dental students. King’s College London Student Dental Council aims to address any issues that students face and liaise with staff and tutors with the aim to improve student experience. Currently the council is particularly focusing on student wellbeing and metal health.
The team began to manage the issue by developing a stress pack, providing students with a comprehensive list of the support available to them for a variety of issues they may face including accommodation, funding and mental health support. Over the upcoming months, the team aims to introduce regular wellbeing events and encourage students to take a break and promote SDG3. In addition, they aim to set up a smoothly running peer assisted learning program in which senior students can provide juniors with academic and personal support.
Students are faced with mental health challenges in academic institutes all over the world. King’s College London Student Dental Council hopes that by December they have not only implemented these changes at their own campus, but have also highlighted this issue in other institutes and provided a framework to address the issue and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health.
Mental and physical wellbeing is essential for us to progress efficiently, globally to advance academic achievement and develop our institutes, thus fulfilling UNAI 2.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sonali Kadia is a 3rd year dental student at King’s College London. She is passionate about dentistry and bringing about a social change. Sonali sees more and more students suffering from anxiety during their time at university and she hopes to tackle this problem with her peers in the dental council in order to improve student wellbeing and develop a comfortable learning environment.