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Help us to celebrate the annual International Students’ Day by joining a University-wide community badminton ‘Around the World’ rally. You are all warmly invited to come along to participate in an attempt to keep the rally going as long as possible – a great way to work up an appetite on your lunch break! Staff and students of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome!
Friday 17 November
12:00 – 14:00
All staff and students welcome
These monthly drop-in sessions give you the opportunity to talk to the police in an informal setting, whether you'd like to chat about reporting avenues, any concerns you may have, or just need some advice in a friendly, relaxed setting. They are a great opportunity to get help and support on personal safety, and refreshments are provided.
The sessions take place monthly during term time in the Library (first floor, by the lifts). The two next dates are:
Mon 20 Nov 11.30 - 14.30
Mon 4 Dec 13.00 - 15.00
Last week we celebrated the Mexican Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in the PG Hub, for the first time ever! It was an opportunity for some of our Postgraduate students from Mexico to share their culture and customs with the rest of the PG Community. We even set up our own Ofrenda (Offer) in the communal area and did some traditional face-painting.
Do you have a cultural event you want to share with your fellow postgraduates? Why not email us at email@example.com to see how we can support you. Don’t forget to check out the pictures below and check our website regularly for other postgrad events!
*** GO GLOBAL AMBASSADOR POSITIONS NOW OPEN! ***
Are you a Warwick student who's passionate about all things international and intercultural? If so, apply to volunteer as a Go Global Ambassador!
Details of the scheme and the application form are available from www.warwick.ac.uk/goglobalambassadors
The deadline for the next round of applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
Centred around remembrance Sunday, this 2-week long festival will see a range of different events all accross the city, and is a great way to find out a bit more about your surroundings off campus!
Don't forget the clocks are due to change this weekend! On Sunday morning (29 October), the clocks go back by one hour as British Summer Time comes to an end.
Week 4 will see the launch of Warwick Volunteers Week, running from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th. This is a brand new programme designed to showcase Warwick Volunteers and its activities, celebrate 15 years since its creation in 2002, as well as give students an early opportunity to get involved in the local community. Throughout the week a range of activities, both on and off campus, have been arranged; there will be drop-in information sessions with members of the student Exec, a number of one-off volunteering activities, a team-based WV Social with a competitive edge (and free pizza), and much more!
Visit warwick.ac.uk/warwickvolunteersweek to find more information about Warwick Volunteers Week, including a calendar feed that shows all the one-off volunteering opportunities – the complete schedule for the week can be accessed here. The programme will be continuously updated with new events, so be sure to check it often!
This event is free to attend (besides your own transport costs) and open for all to attend!
Warwick KCSoc is arranging the most fabulous Diwali Celebrations this year! We are glad to be collaborating with Hindu Soc and Indian Soc too.
We will make our way to the local ISKCON Coventry temple for a grand fireworks display, lamp offerings and free food starting from 7:00pm onwards! For those new to Diwali then definatley come along - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the amazing festival! And for those who do celebrate Diwali, you will feel right at home. Please confirm your attendance on facebook ASAP so we can arrange transport accordingly. Looking forward to celebrating the BEST Diwali with all of you!
For more info and to confirm attendance: https://www.facebook.com/events/1971141233140360/?active_tab=about
The One-Off Volunteering programme allows you to take part in volunteering activities with no regular commitment. Help your local community, meet new friends and have fun!
This term, you could help sort donations with Coventry Foodbank, plant spring bulbs with Friends of Canley Green Spaces, run fun Halloween games and activities for Canley residents and much more.
To see the full list of activities coming up this term and book your place, please visit: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/oneoffvolunteering
Do you want to improve your networking skills? Attend our 2 hour highly interactive workshop, designed to demonstrate the correct way to network with others. Using elements from non-verbal communication (NVC), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), behavioural psychology and ‘tricks of the trade’, attendees will be shown by an experienced networker how to best represent themselves and get the most of out of their networking experience, in the correct way!
Starting with the basics but progressing up to more complicated networking techniques, this workshop should give attendees the basic tools needed to excel in the networking arena.
Our next full workshop is on Wednesday 25 October, 5-7pm in the Wolfson Research Exchange, on the 3rd Floor of the Library. No need to book. This workshop is only open to postgraduate students.
World@Warwick are giving you the chance to get paired up with a lovely Warwick student who can not only be a mentor to you by telling you everything you need to know about Warwick, but can also be a friendly face on campus. We’ll pair you up with the perfect person, based on your chosen course and common interests, hobbies and societies.
If you're still looking for private rented housing this year, it's really important that you are careful before signing your contract. Be particularly cautious if a landlord appears to be asking for the full rent upfront - this is not a normal way of operating. Always seek help from the SU Advice Centre if you are unsure.
We hope that everyone who took part enjoyed this year's Welcome to Warwick Programme, and we'd like to say a big thank-you to all of the student volunteers who made it happen!
Go Global is a university-wide initiative to help you make the most of the international & intercultural opportunities available to you whilst you are a student here.
Warwick PhotoSoc want to see your best photos that depict our intercultural campus! Get your entries in soon though - the competition won't be open much longer.
Are you an international/EU student? Here's an interesting article from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) - while you're there, take a look at their website, where there's a whole host of other useful information for you as an international student in the UK.
Our exciting intercultural training programme is completely free for all students, and is there to equip you with the skills and competencies to understand and build effective relationships with those from other cultures or backgrounds.
We want to make the most of our global community here at Warwick so we often host student-led cultural events, such as the Lunar New Year, Eid al-Fitr and Thanksgiving. They're a great opportunity for you to meet people, experience another culture and learn something new!
The Library and their Community Engagement team are dedicated to providing you with support, facilities and development opportunities.We’ll connect you to your postgrad community through social, cultural and academic events to ensure you make the most of your time at Warwick. Find out more about our postgraduate study spaces, events and workshops, skills and resources and mentorship platform. If you would like to find out more about the postgraduate community at Warwick, you can chat to us at our weekly event PG Tips on Tuesdays 3-4pm in the PG Hub. We hope to see you there!
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Whether you're an overseas, EU or home student - if you're on the lookout for intercultural experiences during your time at Warwick - there's something here for you.