One World Essex

 

SU members are students from over 145 countries* - something we’re very proud of. 

This term we’re hosting a huge week-long party on squares to celebrate all the international cultures on our campus.

There’s lots to look forward to - get your taste buds tingling with the International Food Festival or take part in the International Gala where we showcase traditional performances from around the globe. This year, we’ll also have speaker sessions and a CV workshop to help with employability.

So come along and join in with the celebrations! Whether you’re from 14,000 miles away or a stone’s throw away, you’ll experience something you’ll remember forever.

*we just checked

 

 

PARADE OF FLAGS & CARNIVAL 

It’s time to celebrate our international community and stand proud of our heritage. Come and join us for a day of cheer and performances as students march on the squares with their national flags, highlighting our global Essex community!

Want to carry a flag? Sign up here: https://essexsu.typeform.com/to/ehOF6B

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

Food is our common ground, our universal experience. Square 3 will be filled with cultural societies selling their traditional food, creating a world of different tastes and smells – you’re in for a treat!
A percentage of profits from the sales will be donated to society’s chosen charities.

ONE WORLD ESSEX TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Just Play will be running a free mixed knockout Table Tennis tournament in the new Sports Arena. Celebrate your culture by representing your country of birth!
Players of all abilities are welcome and medals will be awarded to the winner, runner up and 3rd place. All equipment provided - secure your place now here!

CV WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This year, we’re arranging a CV workshop to help with international students with their employability!
Information on companies who sponsor Tier 2 visas will also be shared at this session. Time to get a head’s start on your career! It begins here.

WORKING IN THE UK

Looking for honest and helpful advice from a professional in taking your next steps following graduation?
Join us for an employability talk with an inspiring alumni and environmental campaigner Afsheen Rashid, MBE! The session will consist of a talk and Q&A session with refreshments – come and be inspired by our very own Essex alumni.

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CRAWL

Time to soak up some local culture! If you haven’t had a chance to visit cultural sites in Colchester town, come join us on a cultural crawl to visit Castle Park, Hollytrees Museum, the Minories Gallery and Firstsite Gallery. Best of all – it’s free! Email vpinternational@essex.ac.uk to book your spot.

INTERNATIONAL PARTY

International hits of all genres- what more could you ask? From Luis Fonsi’s Despacito to Bollywood vibes, Shakira’s Waka Waka to the best K-Pop hits, it’s time to get global. Dance the stress away at #InternationalParty!

INTERNATIONAL GALA & EXHIBITION

The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. What better way to experience this by coming together for an International Gala?
Cultural societies will be hosting booths at the Exhibition from 6PM, and we’ll all convene in the Hall for an evening of lively performances you’ll never forget. It’s a free event and child-friendly!