THIS week Universities across England celebrate One World Week to show appreciation for their multicultural community of both the students and staff, and the University of Salford have big plans for the week.

One World Week will be widely celebrated across UK universities as well as Salford, including Bradford, Sussex and Newcastle.

The University of Salford is putting a lot of effort into the week, with events running from March 13 until March 17 including the Great British Tea Party, Holi festival, an international movie night and language taster sessions.

Jonathan Stainsbury, events organiser for The University of Salford, said: “The aim is to just kind of celebrate everything the uni has and what the university does for international students.”

The university has partnered up with the students’ union and the sports centre to bring over 20 events that will run throughout the week.

Mr Stainsbury said: “It is very difficult sometimes for international students when they come here to find things to do and to meet new people.”

There will be a whole range of events throughout the week in the categories of food, language and sports so there is something for everyone.

One World Week has been run by the university for a couple of years but the university was not going to take part in the week this year until Mr Stainsbury decided to organise it for everyone.

Mr Stainsbury will mainly be running the week by himself, but will receive some help and support from other organisations and staff that have contributed towards the events.

Mr Stainsbury said: “We try to identify events that have been popular in the past and events that are going to be popular with a wide range of students.”

During the week the university will also be running a competition for students to win prizes such as £100 in highstreet or Bridgewater hall vouchers as well as using social media to give away prizes everyday throughout the week.

The university is also encouraging a wide variety of students to share their favourite foods from their country by taking a photograph of it and sharing the recipe to win a meal for two at a Manchester restaurant.

Music and health will also be a large part of the week with samba dancing, drumming and steel drum workshops taking place as well as a paint run.

The final event that will take place during One World Week will be a party in the Student Union’s Atmosphere bar in celebration of St Patrick’s Day.

Salford University's One World Week timetable
Salford University’s One World Week timetable

Find out more about all of the events by visiting the students’ union website here.

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