One World Week, the world's largest student run international event, returns to Warwick from 25 January-2 February 2014. During the week the campus comes alive with a series of debates and discussions, parades and performances, a host of sporting tournaments and events and cultural exhibitions and workshops.
It has something to offer everyone with its five elements: Days, Nights, Forum, Conference, and Sports. Over 200 volunteers make this event possible, and the events are attended by more than 10,000 participants.
The Forum attracts high-profile speakers from all over the world, who take part in fascinating panel debates on global issues. Topics this year include privacy, human rights, sustainability and capitalism, feminism, and race.
The talks will take place daily from 27-31 January betwen 6 -8pm in ACCR in the Arts Centre, except for Thursday’s talk, which will be held in the MS02 lecture theatre.
The Days element hosts five unique and diverse events throughout the week. The aim of Days is to provide students and the wider community with interactive activities and projects to participate in, by giving participants an opportunity to experience the diversity of global cultures. Highlights for 2014 will include the Bazaar and Fete Market Days in the SU Atrium, to bring together the tastes and smells of the Silk Road.
The Sports element of One World Week encourages students to participate in a variety of different sports and activities. By being part of a diverse team, Sports offers students the opportunity to collaborate with and compete against teams and individuals from different cultural backgrounds, building international friendships and providing students with the chance to experience exciting sporting tournaments. This year there's a chance to win a PS3 console in the ever-popular FIFA tournament.
Nights celebrate the diversity of our student population, through music, dance and fashion. Highlights this year include the fashion show, world music concert, carnival, world party and Warwick's Got Talent!
One World Conference
The week concludes with the One World Conference, a platform for students from all over the world to come together and discuss topics related to making the optimum use of their time at university and what their future after university will be like. Sessions for 2014 will look at border control and freedom of movement, UN responsibility for providing basic education worldwide and corporations and the collapse of the economy.
The grand finale of One World Week 2014 will be marked by the World Party in the Copper Rooms, and promises a fabulous end to a week of fantastic events.
One World Week is in its 19th year, and is a non-profit initiative which aims to stimulate personal development, inspire a view based on acceptance and appreciation of global cultures, and encourage awareness of and positive action on issues which affect our world.