Second year BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations student Naomi Clarke and final year BSc (Hons) Economics student Ludi Wang attended the One Young World Summit in November 2015.

Becoming future leaders

The Summit brought together some of the brightest young people from around the world. It inspired them with keynote lectures from some of the world’s most powerful individuals. It also encouraged them to become future leaders. Speakers included Park Yeon-mi, Kofi Annan and Muhammad Yunus.

Ludi, who represented Finland at the opening ceremony, reflected: “The Summit made me feel more interconnected to others, both in our achievements and suffering. Above all, I can feel the importance of being active, raising awareness and taking action on issues which matter.”

Naomi commented: “Networking was a major part of the Summit. We had the opportunity to make links from across the world with those who had a unique perspective.

“This is the legacy of One Young World 2015. The friends we made will become our support network for the projects we hope to complete and careers we will pursue.”

Advocating peace and environmental stability

The two students have joined together with the Students’ Union Skills Training team to present an event on campus. They are also planning further initiatives on campus. These will focus on key themes of the Summit like Peace & Conflict and Environmental Sustainability.