This summer, University for the Creative Arts student, Jacob Morgan, joined a Think Pacific project in the Fiji Islands focused on mental health.
In partnership with the Fiji Government, Ministry of Health and local partners, Jacob’s efforts contributed to Fiji’s National Development Plan and the UN’s Sustainability Goals.
We caught up with Jacob to reflect on his time in Fiji and how the experience has helped his career goals and aspirations.
“A different take on how I can progress my professional career.”
Global Mobility and the Turing Scheme
Launched in 2021, the Turing Scheme has replaced the Erasmus+ programme in providing funding for participants in UK universities, colleges, and schools, to go on international study and work placements.
The University for the Creative Arts successfully applied for Turing Scheme funding to help their students embark on a unique 4 week global, work-based programme in the Fiji Islands led by Think Pacific, in partnership with the Fijian Government and other local partners.
Throughout the project, participating students expanded their cultural fluency and global citizenship, as well as accessing Think Pacific’s influential partners at an international level.
Jacob Morgan’s Story
In the interview below, Jacob shares his favourite bits of Fiji and how the experience has helped with his career goals around using art to support mental health.
Want to learn more about our projects in Fiji?
Watch the video below or click here to explore our programmes.