Celebrating One World Week, by Tom Pease (Student Support Advisor)

The Student Services Centre participated in last week’s One World Week by holding a Cake, Coffee and Culture event, running a ‘Good Neighbours’ competition and making over 30 tweets and posts on social media.


Developed by the One World Week Charity, the aim of the week is to raise awareness of the rich cultural diversity we are lucky to have within our student body, as well as encouraging students from all backgrounds to expand their views of the world we live in.


Our Cake, Coffee and Culture event was attended by over 70 students who enjoyed a culture and language exchange, a range of international board and card games, a global quiz and of course a delicious range of cakes and hot drinks. There was real sense of enjoyment as students and staff alike got to find language partners and generally discover more about the cultures that are represented around the campus, all across a friendly game of Jenga! STAG radio also attended the event and you can hear some of the interviews that students and staff gave here on their podcast (approx. 47 mins into the show)


Our ‘What Makes a Good Neighbour?’ competition is still running in the Student Services Centre and asks students to think about what being a good neighbour means to them. The best comments and suggestions added to the boards are in line to win a £10 gift voucher for Young’s Kitchen.


Throughout the week we’ve also been posting a variety of material on social media ranging from money and housing advice for international students to career and employability tips which included this great blog about some of the global opportunities our PTY students have been involved in recently


More information about the One World Week activities held by USSU can be found here.