I am immensely proud that, at a time of great uncertainty around the EU referendum result, we continue to celebrate our diversity at Warwick and strive to foster intercultural understanding amongst our community.
At Warwick, our students are involved in a number of campaigns, initiatives and projects whose impact reaches around the world, making each of our students a global student.
We want to encourage all of our students not just to encounter a wide range of cultures during their time with us, but to actively immerse themselves in a highly multicultural environment, learn about alternative world views and gain the global perspective which will help them excel in an increasingly globalised society.
It is for this reason that I welcome the move to open up the intercultural training programme to all students at Warwick.
This training programme provides the opportunity for all of our students to reflect on their diverse intercultural interactions and learn from them, then learn how to articulate their intercultural competency in order to stand out in the world of work and research.
Importantly, this intercultural training programme helps to set us apart from a range of universities around the UK, because through the training we are actively equipping our students with the tools to successfully navigate themselves in any new cultural context.
This is an encouraging step towards embedding this type of learning throughout the student experience, and a positive move towards achieving our strategy to develop every student’s international perspective, preparing them for an increasingly globalised society through intercultural learning and opportunities to study overseas.
Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor and President