All staff and students are invited to a programme of events celebrating our international University.
Building on the success of last year’s One World Week, this year’s expanded programme, commencing on Monday 22 October, includes over 25 events designed to celebrate our international University and promote intercultural exchange and understanding.
One World Week 2018 will welcome local and international dignitaries to the Claverton campus including the Mayor of Bath, the French Honorary Consul, and the Kyrgyz Ambassador, concluding on Wednesday 7 November with a Parliamentary update on Brexit developments by Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath.
The week of events, led by the Skills Centre with support from a wide range of University departments and the Students' Union, is the conclusion of the extended Welcome Weeks programme launched this academic year.
The varied programme provides staff and students with many different opportunities to discover the cultural richness of our University. Events include international film screenings, dancing and music, international research showcase, a quiz night, and presentations to learn about opportunities for staff and students to study, research and work abroad along with the importance of intercultural understanding and communication.
There will also be opportunities to try different foods from around the world at an international food festival on the Parade and as part of the Japanese music evening which includes supper kindly provided by Wagamama Restaurant in Bath.
Professor Peter Lambert, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) said:
“This is a wonderful way to end our welcome week induction programme by celebrating our international diversity and promoting greater intercultural understanding. I am very grateful to the staff and students across the University who have worked hard to put together such an inclusive and ambitious programme and look forward to an inspiring programme of events”
Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Doctoral) added:
“The University of Bath is proud to be a diverse and inclusive University. Having an international outlook and promoting international engagement is central to everything we do and it’s great to see the University community coming together to celebrate in this way.”