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Apply for the One Young World Summit 2023

We are offering students the opportunity to attend the One Young World Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

One Young World 2022 Summit highlights

The 2022 OYW Summit took place in Manchester, UK.

What is One Young World?

One Young World is a great opportunity for anyone interested in finding innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces, helping shape global development.

The annual One Young World Summit is attended by the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations as well as world leaders. Speakers have included Kofi Annan, Arianna Huffington, Emma Watson, Meghan Markle, Justin Trudeau, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Sol Campbell and Sir Bob Geldof.

Why attend One Young World?

  • Network with committed activists, young leaders and global figureheads
  • Attend inspirational keynote lectures from some of the world’s most powerful individuals
  • Debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces
  • Represent the University of Bath

Previous years' students have attended summits in Manchester, Munich, Bogotá, London, Ottawa, Bangkok, Dublin, The Hague and Johannesburg. Read about their experiences on our previous delegates’ blogs.

Apply to become a delegate

Applications are open to students from the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and School of Management. The trip will be fully funded by the Faculty and School.

One Young World Belfast takes place 2 - 5 October 2023.

The Plenary Challenges to be discussed at the Belfast summit are:

  1. Peace and Reconciliation
  2. Climate Emergency
  3. Food Crisis
  4. Education
  5. Mental Health

University of Bath delegates will need to be a current student during 2023-24. Students on placement and undertaking PhDs, are eligible to apply. However if you are selected as a delegate you must ensure you have permission to attend from your employer, supervisor, or your Director of Studies.

The two delegates chosen to represent the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and the School of Management at OYW Belfast 2023 will also be required to Co-Chair the Student Organising Committee for the One Young World Bath caucus in March 2024.

In addition, we are recruiting for three team leaders for the OYWB 2024 student organising committee: Planning, Marketing and Relationship Directors. Along with the Co-Chairs, these leaders will begin preparations for the 2024 Bath caucus over the summer, supported by University staff.

Find out more about the OYW Bath student organising committee teams and Co-Chair roles.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 16 April 2023. In your application you will need to:

  • explain how you would benefit from attending
  • tell us if you’ve got a project or idea you’d like to develop on your return

You must also agree to the competition terms and conditions.

If you get shortlisted for the delegate places, you will be invited for interview to review your motivations and eligibility. This is expected to take place w/c 24 April. Online interviews can be arranged if you are on a placement or study year abroad.

Apply for a delegate space at the One Young World Summit 2023

Apply now Deadline: Sunday 16 April 2023


If you have a question regarding One Young World, please contact us.