Who selects students and how?
Is there a limit to the number of students each Institution can put into each Global Challenge program?
What is the time commitment for students involved in the program
Over the next three weeks approximately 25 hours of project work and then in the final few days an hour and half presentation and reflection session. Approximately 30 hours over 4 weeks.
How are clients sourced? Do they get paid?
What types of industries do the clients come from?
Who is Practera?
What is on the Practera platform? How do students access the platform?
Global Challenge has multi-disciplinary teams, will this experience suit all disciplines?
Global Challenge replicates the multidisciplinary nature of current work environments and therefore provides students the chance to develop skills and an appreciation of the benefits of working with students from other disciplines.
What is expected from Tertiary Institutions in preparing their students to participate in a Global Challenge?
Can the Global Challenge experience be counted for academic credit?
How do the students manage time zone differences?
What happens if a student team isn’t performing as well as we would expect?
Despite all the support available, teams in the Global Challenge all operate differently based on a range of factors including individual differences, skills and contexts. It is good to remind students that you learn and develop skills from involvement in both a high performing team as well as one that isn’t performing quite as well. The reflection session will give students the opportunity to consider what went well, what could have gone better, what they have learnt from their experience and the skills they can apply in the future.
What happens if a student wants to withdraw during the program?
In addition Practera provides a range of support mechanisms during the Program such as weekly reminders to keep them on track, digital pulse checks, follow-ups and coaching calls where required. Students need to raise any concerns or issues quickly with their Practera contact so they can, if possible, be addressed.
If for particular circumstances a student is unable to continue and needs to withdraw from the program they should contact both their institution and the Practera contact. In these instances, the student will not receive the Global Challenge Certificate.