Before the IACC

Background study, discussion and preparation for the world’s premier anti-corruption event.

Engaging students ahead of the conference

We would ask, as a minimum requirement for participation, that participating university departments should engage their students in some form of discussion, based on the themes which have been selected. The University is given complete flexibility in terms of how to achieve this.

Programme coordinators will have contact with the IACC Team, who will be happy to provide study guides and bibliographies for each theme that the university department has decided to follow. We would recommend that coordinators design their pre-conference programmes to include some, or all, of the following methods. If you have any other ideas for how to engage students ahead of the conference, please feel free to let the IACC Team know, so that we can forward your suggestions to other participating universities.

Suggested methods for engaging students ahead of the IACC

  • Integrating corruption based issues into existing courses

Where existing courses are related to politics, law, economic development or climate change and resource management, it will be very straightforward to include a theme from the IACC agenda as a unit of the academic module. This is the ideal method of integration, as it will engage everybody from related courses and will help to bring your normal academic module programmes to life.

The IACC Team will distribute study guides and bibliographies to coordinators to assist them with this integration.

  • Holding special extra-curricular lectures and/or a student-led debating session

In the event that coordinators wish to engage students in themes that are not closely related to course content, or in which they wish to invite students from all over the university to participate, special lectures may be held as extra-curricular presentations.

An effective strategy might be to combine the above two options. A programme coordinator might hold a special extra-curricular lecture and invite students from all over the university, whilst making attendance mandatory for those enrolled on courses with which the theme has been formally integrated as a unit. Normal lectures for the corruption unit in these courses could be replaced by this special event.

  • Alerting students to key journalistic or academic articles that relate to the conference theme

The IACC Team will be in regular touch with coordinators, providing them with up to date sources of information and articles related to the themes selected. Coordinators may forward these sources to their students to improve their background knowledge and demonstrate the currency of these issues.