One World Week – Cultural diversity on campus

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 28, 2016 04:35 PM |
Do you want to learn a new language, sing your heart out, or just learn about a new culture? Then get involved in One World Week.

Running from Monday 8 to Friday 12 February, One World Week aims to unite people from diverse backgrounds by embodying the spirit of our World's cultural diversity and our University’s international focus.

The day-by-day run down is below and you can find out more on the Students’ Union’s website.

Monday 8 February

Languages Café - 02 Main Room
A free session for staff and students giving you the chance to learn key phrases from four different languages! You'll also get a free one-size upgrade at Starbucks (so a Tall to Grande, Grande to Venti) – it’s open to both staff and students. Register here.

Wednesday 10 February

Knit for local children -10am–4pm Yellow Room
Learn to Knit or drop in to use your skills and make a piece of knitwear to donate to local children.

Voices: Give it a Go Session – 6.30–8pm Training Room
Join the Leicester University Voices (LUV) gospel choir and give singing a go. They are welcoming singers and musicians of all abilities to join their practice session. Remember to bring a bottle of water!

Thursday 11 February

Cultural Hotspots
Learn more about some of the different national cultural groups and religions in the Students’ Union with a hotspot tour and workshops.

Face painting and henna patterns 11am–4pm The Square
Get your face painted by Livi Lollipop – why not go for flags or something to represent your favourite country or cultural experience! Or get some beautiful henna patterns on your hands.

Public discussion: 'Diversity Gains' 6pm Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre

As part of One World Week, we welcome two successful local women to discuss the achievements of BME women

Friday 12 February

Get Involved with RAG and international Charities 11am to 4pm in the Queens Hall Foyer
Get involved in our international charity groups. If you’ve always wanted to volunteer or help charities that support people overseas, then come and have a chat. From Amnesty International to Childreach – there’s sure to be something for you.

And watch out for the Farmers Market. Coming to a Car Park near you!

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