From the beginning, the UIC aimed to ensure that the education it offered to students would be clearly geared towards providing a service to society. The Curricular Solidarity Project arose due to the need to experience this commitment to service, promoting the transferable values and skills which are required in the professional field.
This project is carried out over various different study programmes, linked to a specific subject, and is coordinated along with the University Students for Solidarity Service. Students who wish to participate can do so by collaborating in social entities and writing a reflective diary where they must present the experiences and competences they have been involved in throughout the project. At the same time, each entity will also write a report on the work carried out by volunteers. Finally, the coordinator of each subject will evaluate the student based on the information received.
The aim of this project is to achieve and develop personal competences including empathy, a social conscience, problem-solving abilities, initiative, responsibility, and the ability to make ethically correct decisions etc. which are required but not specifically focused on.
The Curricular Solidarity Project has been implemented in subjects in the Department of Nursing, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Education and the ESARQ School of Architecture since 2009.