One World Week is a festival celebrating international culture and diversity that is hosted anually at the University of Warwick. Now in its eighteenth year, One World Week will run from Saturday 26 January to Saturday 2 February 2013. As well as being an entirely student-run event, OWW is a non-profit initiative that aims to stimulate personal development, inspire a view based on acceptance and appreciation of the world’s cultures, and encourage awareness of issues which affect our One World.
Being held across eight days, One World Week 2013 will be split into five sections:
Taking place from 28 Jan to 2 February One World Week Days are a chance for societies to showcase their activities and provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved in everything they have to offer. From hot-dog-eating competitions, to salsa workshops, to language booths, to a careers fair; one region will be represented each day with activities to suit everyone.
One World Week Sport will cover a range of different events including Rugby 9’s, Five a side, FIFA 13, Badminton and a range of other sports.
The Nights aspect of One World Week aims to celebrate the diversity of our student population through various Arts including music, dance and fashion. This year includes a fashion show, a world music concert and a carnival!
The One World Week Forum attracts speakers from across the world to take part in a series of panel discussions. Covering topics from the EU to social integration, and including speakers from a range of backgrounds, the forum also includes relevant networking sessions to give attendees the opportunity to network with each other and key speakers.
On Saturday 2 February, One World Week will culminate with the OWW Conference. The Conference gives students an opportunity to share their views and ideas around this year's theme of 'Bridging the Gap to the Future'. As well as being able to interact freely with each other, the conference offers attendees the opportunity yo interact with representatives from global companies and successful alumni.
To find out more about One World Week 2013, including schedules and information, see the OWW website.