• UWC Day

    Live. Act. Create impact. 21 September 2013 is the first ever UWC Day - an annual celebration of UWC's values worldwide. Find out what's going on, and contribute your own event or action here.

Join us on the 21st September 2013 in celebrating the first ever UWC Day! Events and initiatives will be held around the world by our students, alumni, volunteers and staff, and we want you to be a part of it. Together we will raise awareness of UWC and our mission to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.

Your event could be anything from an alumni reunion, a community outreach project, a panel discussion or even a publicity stunt. On our interactive map above you can take a look at the events happening around the world and submit your own. Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Social media – Updating your facebook or twitter profile picture to a UWC Day logo is a quick and easy way to start a conversation with friends. Official UWC Day images and other resources for publicity and planning are available for download from our resources page    
  • Talk to the press – Write a letter to your local or national press using the guidance in our resources tab. Take the opportunity to inform them about UWC, why our mission is important and relevant, and what a UWC education means to you.
  • Speak to the UWC students of the future – Organise a talk at your local school or youth group to inform them about studying at a UWC college. With students from more than 80 different countries at each UWC School and college we are proud of our diversity, so why not embrace this by arranging a visit to a group or organisation that you did not attend, or that has not heard of us?
  • Hold an alumni event - This could be anything from an informal alumni meet up to a panel discussion on global issues. London-based alumni will be organising a ‘Pop-Up UWC event’ consisting of a series of talks by alumni working in a variety of fields. They will be presenting opportunities for alumni to volunteer either for UWC or other organisations and are even running a pitching competition for social initiatives.
  • Fundraise for your college or national committee – This is the perfect time to start fundraising and donating to your school, college or national committee. The sustainability of UWC relies on the donations of those that are closest to it, including our alumni. Raise sponsorship through entering a 10K run or an Iron Man challenge, or get together with a group of fellow alumni to fund a scholarship, like UWC-USA alumna Hannah
  • Organise a service project – Live out the UWC values of service and compassion in your community. Volunteer with a local charity or organisation, or arrange your own community project such as an environmental clean-up. You could partner with a local organisation for the day, like the UWC alumni in Palestine did last year as part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations. They collaborated with the Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF) to organise a fun day for Children from the Bethlehem and Hebron region who had recently undergone treatment for cancer.

  • We are proud to share the 21 September with World Peace Day, an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence. Why not celebrate both World Peace Day and UWC Day at the same time by taking part in one of their campaigns or by including some of their 24-Hour Global Broadcast for Peace in your event?

  • We also share the day with "Waste less, live more" so why not link your event to their campaign? For more information on the campaign and how to get involved visit their website

    When you have organised your event remember to add it to our interactive map above. If you have created your event and need to edit it, please contact Elvia at the International Office by emailing elvia.carvalho@uwcio.uwc.org

What people are up to

Organised by: National Committee of Germany
16 September 2013 to 21 September 2013

Organised by: Li Po Chun UWC
Location: Hong Kong

Organised by: National Committee of Ukraine
Location: Kiev
18 September 2013 to 18 September 2013

Organised by: National Committee of Switzerland
Location: Zurich
20 September 2013 to 20 September 2013

Organised by: UWC Red Cross Nordic
Location: Flekke
20 September 2013 to 21 September 2013

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