Celebrate our cultural diversity with World Week

World WeekWorld Week is here, a seven day celebration of Sheffield’s international diversity running across the University from 15-23 November 2014.

This year sees our broadest ever range of events, including thought-provoking talks, cultural exchange events, the Coats for Cachi charity fashion show, and Sheffield’s 5th International Languages Festival.

The International Students’ Committee, the Students’ Union, One World and Global Campus have all worked hard to put together our most exciting World Week programme yet.

You can view the full programme of World Week events by visiting the Students’ Union website, or check out our list of highlights below.

World Week Highlights:

World Week Parade - Saturday 15 November, 11am-3pm, Barkers Pool/ Tudor Square

Bringing students of all nationalities and cultures together for one big celebration and a massive parade towards Sheffield city centre. This event kicks off all the fun of World Week and shows the unity of all students at Sheffield. Meet us on the SU Concourse at 11am and celebrate our university’s international diversity!

More Information: visit the Students’ Union website.

International Languages Festival - 15-16 November, 12-6pm, Students’ Union

Come along and try your hand at learning new and exciting languages. Choose from over 30 different languages from across the globe, including a wide selection of European languages, African languages, Chinese dialects, English dialects and special languages and codes such as Sign Language or Braille. If you would like to be one of our language teachers over the weekend, you can sign up here.

More Information: visit the Facebook event page. Tickets £2 per day or £3 for the weekend.

International Students’ Day Talk: A World Without Borders - Monday 17 November, 7-9pm, Students’ Union Auditorium

What is a border? Do borders create inequality? To celebrate International Students’ Day we invite you to join our guest speakers from around the University to explore the definition of a border and determine what a world without borders would look like.

More Information: visit the Students’ Union website.

Sheffield’s Got Talent - Monday 17 November, 7.30-10pm, Interval Café

We are a talented bunch at this University! If you’ve been hiding your light under a bushel, it’s time to bring your A-game and show everyone what you’re made of. Show off your skill, whether it’s singing, mimicry, dance, poetry or even juggling pins! Guaranteed entertainment for both participants and spectators alike.

More Information: visit the Facebook event page.

Coats for Cachi Fashion Show - Wednesday 19 November, 7-9pm, Students’ Union, Studio

Coats for Cachi is a charity fundraiser aimed to support the people of the Peruvian village, Cachi Baja. Cachi Baja is at elevated levels with very little infrastructure and often fatal winters. During the winters, the drop in temperature claims the lives of many children who lack the basic necessities to survive. Therefore, we aim to raise funds to support their basic winter necessities. All clothes modelled are from local shops in Sheffield and there will be the opportunity to buy anything you see on the catwalk on the night.

More Information: visit the Facebook event page. Tickets £4 for the Students’ Union box office.

One World Café - Thursday 20 November, 4-6pm, Students’ Union, Fusion

Your weekly chance to meet new people from all around the world (with free tea and coffee!). The One World Café is a weekly chance for you to meet new people from all around the world (with free tea and coffee!). There are regular special activities to give a go such as language tasters and games from other countries. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time.

More Information: visit the Students’ Union website.

The Film Unit and The Exchange Present: Omar - Thursday 20 November, 7-10pm, Students’ Union Auditorium

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing. Released in 2013, the film was highly received by critics worldwide for its clever use of identifiable human relationships to explore the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The film will be introduced with a keynote speech by Middle Eastern historian and Palestinian, Dr Abdel Razzaq Takriti.

More Information: visit the Students’ Union website.

Octave 2014: Battle of the Bands - Friday 21st November, 6-9.30pm, Students’ Union, Foundry

The International Students' Committee is proud to present Octave 2014, its annual Battle of the Bands competition where societies will compete against each other in a live band competition! Promises foot tapping and head bobbing tunes all evening. Be sure to put on your rock gear!

More Information: visit the Facebook event page. Tickets £5, of five tickets for £20.