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One World Week - Experience the World within Warwick

One World Week (OWW) is the largest student-run event at the University of Warwick and is held in January every year. After its modest foundation in 1995, One World Week has grown into a nine day festival and our events are divided into the following five Elements: Days, Nights, Forum, Conference and Sports.

The aim of One World Week is to stimulate the personal development of all students and to inspire a view based on acceptance and appreciation of the World's mosaic of cultures. All of our events offer students and the wider community an insight into different cultures, encouraging awareness of and positive action on issues which affect our One World. We aim to unite people from diverse backgrounds whilst embodying the spirit of our World's cultural diversity. 

During One World Week, the university campus comes alive through a series of debates and discussions, parades and performances, a variety of sporting tournaments, as well as cultural exhibitions and workshops. The enthusiasm and commitment of over 200 student volunteers and more than 10,000 participants ensures that One World Week will continue to grow and improve in future years.

One World Week 2015 - Recruitment:

Nights:

One World Week Nights is now recruiting! This year the team will be hosting the OWW Fashion Show and the grand finale of the week; the World Party.  The Nights Team are responsible for coming up with a creative programme for the events themselves, liaising with societies and organising logistics so that each event runs smoothly and is as successful as possible!

One of the most hotly anticipated events of OWW; the Fashion Show gives students a great opportunity to show off their creative flair whilst developing their organisation/communication skills. Leadership skills and attention to detail are important but motivation and commitment is imperative. Team members must be enthusiastic as their role will involve styling, choosing music and working with the OWW models amongst other things.

 In addition to normal team member roles the Fashion Show is looking for a choreographer for the event to turn innovative ideas into reality through use of the OWW models. This person must have a real interest in the event along with creativity, enthusiasm, and composition. The Choreographer will take a large role in structuring the show with the main models as well as participating societies.

The World Party is a spectacular showcase of talent at Warwick alongside a great atmosphere of celebration and excitement! Applicants should have good logistical skills as this will be needed for liaising with the SU and co-ordinating performances on the night. Members of the World Party Team have a direct role in helping to come up with a theme for the event so should have a clear interest in Nights and the ability to act intuitively. 

Positions available are:

  • Fashion Show Team Leader
  • Fashion Show Choreographer
  • Fashion Show Team Members
  • World Party Team Leader
  • World Party Team Members

As part of your application, please answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be a part of OWW 2015 and Nights in particular? (200 words max.)
  2. What makes you a good candidate for the role of a Nights Team Member? (150 words max.)
  3. What relevant experience do you have and how might this help you in your chosen role? (150 words max.)

Please send your answers, together with your CV, to nights@oneworldweek.net. Please also specify your course, year of study and position that you are applying for. The application deadline is 28th October 2014, 9pm. 

Days: 

One World Week Days is recruiting! Following a revamp of the Days format, One World Week Days will be hosting 4 unique and diverse events. It promises to be an insightful opportunity with the chance to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Market day features interactive stalls from a myriad of cultural societies and aims to bring students on a round-the-world journey. Performance Day is a brand-new initiative that will showcase musical and dance groups on campus through performances, dance workshops and information sessions. Careers Day will focus on international career opportunities, with input from academic societies and employers. Inspired by Britain’s Got Talent, Warwick’s Got Talent will give students the opportunity to present their most unique talents.

Heads/Deputy Heads will be organising activities for the day and coordinating a team. Days Exec members will be proposing initiatives for the Day, liaising with societies, managing logistics and ensuring the smooth running of Days. Teamwork and organisational skills are important for all roles, but motivation and commitment are imperative.

Positions available are:

  • Deputy Days coordinator
  • Head/Deputy Head of Market Day
  • Head/Deputy Head of Performance Day
  • Head/Deputy Head of Careers Day
  • Head/Deputy Head of Warwick’s Got Talent
  • Days Executive Committee member

As part of your application, please answer the following 2 questions

  1. Why do you want to be a part of One World Week 2015, and why have you applied for this role specifically? (max 200 words)
  2. Why are you suitable for the role? (max 200 words)

Please send in your answers, together with your CV, to days@oneworldweek.net. Please also specify your course, year of study and position that you are applying for. The application deadline is 28th October 2014, 9pm. Places will be recruited on rolling basis, so do apply early!

Forums & Conferences:

One World Week Forum and Conferences is now recruiting! This year the team will be hosting a Conference where there'll be debates and discussions engaging a diverse audience on topics such as, the rise of Online Courses/E-Learning and Spirituality in the West and three Forums based broadly around the following topics: 'National Identities', 'The Future of Food' and 'Russia Tomorrow'. There'll be a Team leader for each of these events and Executive Committee members who will be brainstorming ideas, looking for and inviting world-class speakers, marketing the events and ensuring their smooth running on the day. Creativity, organisation and leadership skills are necessary to help deliver the high quality of programme expected from One World Week but this is an opportunity to take part in a truly unique experience working with people across the university and outside it on many varied activities.

As part of your application please answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you wish to take part in One World Week Forums and Conferences?
  2. What relevant skills and experience do you have to offer?

Please send in your answers, to conference@oneworldweek.net specifying also your course, year of study and the section you are most interested in being involved with (Forum (National Identities, Food, Russia) or Conference), if you do not have a preference that is fine also. The application deadline is 28th October 2014, 9pm. Places will be recruited on a rolling basis, so do apply early!

IT & Marketing: 

One World Week is also looking for IT Specialists and Marketing Coordinators to oversee these areas for the festival as a whole. If you think you have what it takes and are keen to make the 20th of One World Week one to remember please answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be a part of OWW 2015? (200 words max.)
  2. What relevant skills and experience do you have that might make you suitable for the role? (200 words max.)

Please send your answers, together with your CV, to coordinator@oneworldweek.net. Please also specify your course, year of study and position that you are applying for. The application deadline is 28th October 2014, 9pm.

 

For more information, please visit: www.oneworldweek.net

Please contact: enquiries@oneworldweek.net if you have any questions.

For more information about the success of our previous One World Week events, please click on the links below:
2011 - 2011.oneworldweek.net
2010 - 2010.oneworldweek.net
2008 - 2008.oneworldweek.net


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