Coventry University was named a runner up in the Guardian University Awards online and distance learning category for its collaborative program with Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico which bridged students from both institutions to help them be better global citizens.

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The course was integrated into the curriculum at both institutions and hosted at Coventry on the virtual learning environment open moodle. Participants also made extensive use of media such as YouTube, Skype and Facebook. Student feedback has been very positive. “We have learned a vast amount of knowledge from our Mexican counterparts, as well as establishing a friendship that we have full intention of maintaining,” said one. The course is being disseminated across the university and beyond as an example of best practice.

The Guardian University Awards “showcase best practice, achievement and innovation across a range of categories” in higher education in the UK. The 2015 awards ceremony took place this March in London. Read more here.

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